The calendar below provides information on the course’s lecture, lab, and quiz sessions.

LEC # | TOPICS | LABS | KEY DATES |
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1 | Introduction; Transducers | Lab 1: Introduction; Learning about the Lab Tools | |

2 | Signals and Systems; Time and Frequency Domain | Lab 2: Introduction to Signals | Homework 1 out |

3 | Fourier Transform and Fourier Series | Lab 3: Fourier Transform and Fourier Series | |

4 | Sampling and Aliasing; Numbering System | Lab 4: Protoboarding Techniques, Sampling, and Aliasing | Homework 2 out |

5 | KVL and KCL Analysis | Lab 5: Resistor Networks 1 | Homework 1 due |

6 | KVL and KCL Analysis (cont.); Nodal Mesh Analysis | Lab 6: Resistor Networks 2 | |

7 | Superposition Method; Thevenin Circuits; Circuits | Lab 7: Measuring the Temperature Coefficient of Resistors |
Homework 2 due
Homework 3 out |

8 | Norton Equivalent Circuits | Lab 8: Equivalent Circuits, Power Transfer | |

9 | Dependent Sources | Exam Review Session |
Homework 3 due
Homework 4 out Lab 1 due |

10 | Quiz 1 | ||

11 | Dependent Sources (cont.) | Lab 9: Dependent Sources, Op Amps, Current Sources | |

12 | Capacitors and Inductors | Lab 10: Capacitors and Inductors |
Homework 4 due
Homework 5 out |

13 | Impedance Method | ||

14 | Sinusoidal Steady State; Differential Equation Method | Lab 11: Sinusoidal Steady State Response of RL and RC Circuits | |

15 | Sinusoidal Steady State with Impedance Method | Lab 12: Sinusoidal Steady State Response: Impedance |
Homework 5 due
Homework 6 out |

16 | Frequency Response; Filters | Lab 13: Filters | |

17 | Frequency Response (cont.); Filters and Q Factor | Lab 14: Filters, Bandwidth, Q Factor | |

18 | Transient Response of Circuits; First Order and RL Circuits | Exam Review Session | Homework 6 due |

19 | Quiz 2 | ||

20 | Transient Response of First Order Circuits | Lab 15: Transients | |

21 | Transient Response of Second Order Circuits | Homework 7 out | |

22 | Circuits with Non-linear Elements; Diode | Lab 16: Diodes, Signal Conditioning | |

23 | Design and Analysis of Diode Circuits | Lab 17: Diodes, Signal Conditioning, Voltage Regulation | |

24 | BJT | Lab 18: Introduction to BJT |
Homework 7 due
Homework 8 out |

25 | BJT (cont.) | Lab 19: BJT Biasing and Amplification | |

26 | BJT (cont.) | Exam Review Session |
Homework 8 due
Homework 9 out |

27 | Quiz 3 | ||

28 | Op Amp | Lab 20: Introduction to the Op Amp | |

29 | Op Amp (cont.); Fundamental Amplifier Circuits; Input/Output Impedance | Lab 21: Building and Testing Op Amp Circuits |
Homework 9 due
Homework 10 out |

30 | Op Amp (cont.); Active Filters; Superdiode, Log, Antilog Filters | ||

31 | Control Fundamentals | Lab 22: Comparators and Schmitt Trigger | |

32 | Control | Lab 23: Schmitt Trigger Oscillator | Homework 10 due |

33 | Op Amp (cont.); Positive Feedback; Schmitt Trigger | Lab 24: IR Transmission and Detection | |

34-36 | Design and Build a Heart Rate Monitor | Design and Build a Heart Rate Monitor | |

37 | Digital Circuits | Lab 25: Digital Design | |

38 | Digital Circuits (cont.) |