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Bioe 1310 - Linear Systems and Electronics I - Spring 2018

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Lectures - Tue/Thur 2:00-3:15 PM 157 Benedum
Labs - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, 6:30-9:00 PM in B10 Benedum (please attend your assigned day) See Room Policy.
TA Office hours - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, 6:00-6:30 PM in B10 Benedum, see People Page for your TA.

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Final Exam Schedule

This Year's Schedule

Lecture Reading Lab Slides and Reviews

SECTION 1: DC

tu 1/9 Lecture 1 - Current, Voltage, Ohm's Law, Power, Kirchoff's Laws, safety.
Scherz 2.1-2.19 (2.4, 2.8 optional); Shaum Ch 1-3.

No lab this week

 

 
th 1/11 Lecture 2 - Ideal voltage and current sources, series/parallel, ground, voltage divider, real voltage source, resistivity, potentiometers.    
tu 1/16 Lecture 3 - current divider, real current source, Wheatstone bridge, real current sources, Thevenin and Norton equivalents. Shaum Ch 4-5.

Lab 1 - Using the meter, breadboard, and soldering iron. Resistor networks. Constructing a test lead.

If you are in Monday lab come Friday 1/19 instead. (MLK day is Monday 1/15).

 
th 1/18 - Lecture 4 - more about power, superposition, meshes, galvinometer, regulated power supply.
Scherz 2.20-2.25
Shaum Ch 8-9
Section 1: DC
Review
Slides

SECTION 2: AC

tu 1/23 Lecture 5 - AC circuits, capacitors and inductors.
Scherz 2.26-2.27
Shaum Ch 10-11 (disregard Phasors on p. 221)

Lab 2 - More Resistor Networks and Potentiometers.

Building the Micro-BLIP
Soldering Movie

Micro BLIP User Manual
Download MicroBLIP program
View MicroBLIP program
 
th 1/25 Lecture 6 - Sinusoids, complex exponentials, Euler's Identity, phasors, building sinusoids from pairs of phasors.
Complex Algebra Reviews:
Hsu
Nearing
 

tu 1/30 Lecture 7- Complex impedance, Phasor notation.
Phasor Notation Manifesto

Scherz 2.30-2.30.1 (Input/Output Impedance), 2.33 - p.216 (2-port filters) Lab 3 - Measuring Capacitor Discharge with the BLIP
Excel spreadsheet for RC
 
th 2/1 Lecture 8 - Superposition of phasors. Fourier series and transform.
Fourier Series Demo
Reading: Scherz 2.35 (Fourier Series),
tu 2/6 Lecture 9 - Systems, RC Filters, decibels, Bode Plots, RMS values, AC power, transformers. Scherz 2.32 (Decibels), Lab 4 - Exploring AC Waveforms Tektronix Scope Manual Section 2: AC
Review
Slides

SECTION 3: Non-Linear and Sensors

th 2/8 Lecture 10 - Non-linear components, diodes.

Scherz 4.1-4.2 (Diodes)  
tu 2/13 Lecture 11 - Triode, bipolar transistors, gain, switches, relays, buzzers, latches. Scherz 4.3.2 (biopolar transistors), 5-5.3.4 (LEDs), 5.4-5.7, 5.9 (photosensors). Lab 5 - RC Filters  
th 2/15 Lecture 12 - thermistors, thermocouples, photosensors, microphones, speakers, recording devices, accelerometers, strain gauges.

 

  Section 3: NonLinear & Sensors
Review
tu 2/20 EXAM 1
through Lab 5,
Sections 1-2

Answers
Equations
  Catch-Up Lab  

SECTION 4: Op Amps

th 2/22 Lecture 13 - Operational amplifiers intro, comparators, thermoregulation, hysteresis.
Scherz 8 (Op Amps)  
tu 2/27 Lecture 14 - Full Operational amplifiers.   Lab 6 - Diodes and Transistors  

 

th 3/1 Lecture 15 - More operational amplifiers.
  Section 4: Op Amps
Review
3/4-3/11 Spring Recess      

SECTION 5: Digital

tu 3/13 Lecture 16 - Intro to Digital. Boolean logic, gates. Binary, hexadecimal, ASCII, adders, serial and parallel, flip-flops, shift registers, ripple counters.

Scherz 12.1-12.3, (digital) Lab 7 - Comparators, Photoresistors, Thermistors, and Hysteresis
th 3/15 Lecture 17 - State machines, synchronous counters, encoders, decoders, memory, CPU, operational codes.
Scherz 12.6.3, 12.6.4 (flip-flops).
tu 3/20 Lecture 18 - Computer architecture, operational codes, programming languages and environments.   Lab 8 - Oscillators and Op Amps  
th 3/22 CLASS NOT REQUIRED Stetten's projects (not on exam, don't bother printing for class)
Deep Submersible Alvin
Telemetric Egg
Hand Held Force Magnifier
   
tu 3/27 EXAM 2
Cumulative, through Lab 8,
Sections 1-4

Equations
  Lab 9 - Digital Circuits, Flip Flops, Counters, Base 2 and 16  
th 3/29 Lecture 19 - More computer hardware, FETs, MOSFETs, CMOS, FPGA, DSP, A/D, D/A, Digital dynamic range and noise. Schrertz 4.3.4 (MOSFETs) Section 5: Digital
Review

SECTION 6: Other

tu 4/3 Lecture 20 - High Frequency, shielding, waves, cables, characteristic impedance, impedance matching, radio, antennae, Huygens' Principle, phased arrays.
Schertz 3.1.5 Lab 10 - Carotid pulse meter using a one-shot.  

th 4/5 - TBA

   
tu 4/10 Lecture 21 - Preview of convolution demo, and Fourier transform.   Lab 11 - MOSFET, static electricity  
th 4/12 Lecture 22 - Radio transmitters and receivers., phase lock loop, recorded sound, crystals, Q, stability, preview of Laplace transform. Schertz 3.2 Section 6: Other
Review
tu 4/17 Lecture 23 - Example of unstable circuit (Lobster), voltages in biology and chemistry, batteries, termocouples, Nernst equation and action potentials, magnetic sensors,.   Catch-up Lab.
LAST DAY TO HAND IN LABS THURSDAY 4/19
 

th 4/19 Lecture 24 - inertial sensors, motors, microphones, MEMS, lasers, and optical encoders.

   
Final Exam
To Be Announced
157 Benedum
Cumulative,
All Labs and Homework
Sections 1-6
Equations