Syllabus

Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 1 session / week, 1 hour / session

Labs: 1 session / week, 2 hours / session

Prerequisites

Interest in the subject, no past experience presumed.

Course Work

  • 9 Weekly Labs
  • 4 Homework Assignments
  • Final Project

Textbook

None required.

Recommended Supplements

Amazon logo Horowitz, Paul, and Winfield Hill. The Art of Electronics. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989. ISBN: 9780521370950. (Very comprehensive. A reference you can use for many years.)

Amazon logo Mims, Forrest. Engineer's Notebook. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1992. ISBN: 9781878707031. (Cookbook circuits for many applications. Little or no explanations.)

Amazon logo Cutcher, Dave. Electronic Circuits for the Evil Genius. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004. ISBN: 9780071448819. (A different approach.)

Amazon logo Crecraft, D., and D. Gorham. Electronics. 2nd ed. Gloucestershire: Nelson Thornes, 2003. ISBN: 9780748760077. (Good introduction. Not as in-depth or comprehensive as Horowitz and Hill. A good middle-ground between Engineer's Notebook and Horowitz and Hill.)

Grading Policy

Approximately equal parts:

  • Homework
  • Class Participation
  • Project