PHYS 3180: Intermediate Laboratory Spring 2015 Lecturer: Phone: Email: Web Page: Office Hours: Dr. S. Cheng Office: MH5008 530-4788 Fax: 530-2723 firstname.lastname@example.org http://astro1.physics.utoledo.edu/~scheng/phys3180/index.html 10:00 –12:00 TR, and by appointments Prerequisites: PHYS2140 Class Hours: 1:00-5:50 Tuesdays, Room MH2026 Grades given are the A, B, C, D, F including plus and minus. Grades are based on the combination of the following six scores: Laboratory designs and reports: 55% Final Project: 15% Midterm Exam: 15% Final Exam: 15% (Oral presentation of your project: 3-5 minutes per student. For assessment purpose) The last day for withdrawing from the course without receiving a grade F is March 20. Class attendance is mandatory to receive credits. Lab reports must be authored by individual students, though sometimes a common set of data may be shared by the same group. Course Description: In this course, students are introduced to basic electronics that form a starting point to measure physical quantities and to interface to computers for data acquisition, analysis, and control. The emphasis is on the hardware side, while students are encouraged to engage in software self learning to enhance the computer interface and control. Instead of systematically learning electronics theories, this course will rather base on modular introduction of commonly used electronics and theories associated with them to emphasize the practical usages. Because of this, there is no required textbook for this course. We will learn how to collect needed materials and information through internet and lay down a good foundation of self learning. A good reference book is “The Art of Electronics” by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill that gives you not only theories and applications, but also advices of to-do and not-to-do that can only come with many years of real experiences in electronics designs. Advice: Keep a good laboratory notes with neat schematics. Collect data sheets for references that might be useful in the future. Learning electronics cannot be achieved with one semester introductory course but a lifetime long hobby and devotion. Have a USB thumb drive around you to copy and share free software to facilitate the exchange of ideas and designs. If you would like to submit homework by email, everything has to be zipped before you send it. Topics Basic Tools and Instruments; Bread-boarding; Schematics DMM, Oscilloscope, Power supply, Function Generator, Soldering Iron; Computer I/O, Parallel Port, Serial Port, USB Port, Plug-in Cards; Data Acquisition and Control, C programming Language Bread-boarding Technique, Schematics and Data Sheets Error Analysis; Curve fitting Resistors, capacitors, and Inductors; DC circuits; RC, Transient Analysis; Impedance and Phase in AC Circuits. Simple High-Pass and Low-Pass filters using RC networks. Diodes; LED, Zener diode, Infrared emitter; Rectifiers; diode clamping effect, AND and OR circuits, Free-wheeling diode. Transistor; PNP and NPN transistors; Amplifier circuit; Current gain; Switching circuit; Rising and Falling time; Power switch; Power booster; Relay driver; logic level translator MOSFET; voltage-controlled switch; Turn-on/off high voltage power supply Operational Amplifier; Golden rules; Inverting Amp; Non-inverting Amp; Follower; Summing Amp; Differential Amp; Integrator; Differentiator; Comparator; Simple Power Supplies; Half-wave rectifier, Full-wave rectifier, Bridge rectifier, voltage doubler and multiplier, Zener diode regulator. Digital Circuits; Logic gates; Combinational logic; Sequential logic; Flip-Flop; Buffer; Driver; Counter; Multiplexer/Demultiplexer; Transceiver; Multivibrator; 555 timer and clock generator; Analog to Digital conversion and Digital to Analog conversion. Sensors interfaces; Photon Detectors; Temperature measurement; Positioning; Sound/vibration detection; Relay drive, Alarm driver; DC power on/off, AC power on/off Designing Project: Based on the knowledge learned, choose physical quantity/quantities to measure and/or control. Design electronic circuits to perform the task. Write reports on the measurement and control, error analysis, and results.