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Bioe 1310 - Linear Systems and Electronics I - Spring 2016

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Lectures - Tue/Thur 2:30-3:45 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 - 6:00-6:30 PM in B10 Benedum, see People Page for your TA's night
Homework - to be handed in at the beginning of class.
Interpreting Exam Results see instructions.
Pitt Academic Calander

This Year's Schedule

Lecture Reading Homework Lab Slides and Reviews

SECTION 1: DC

th 1/7 Lecture 1 - Current, Voltage, Ohm's Law, Power, Kirchoff's Laws, WorkSheet 1
       
tu 1/12 Lecture 2 - Ideal voltage and current sources, series/parallel, ground, voltage divider, safety.    

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

 

 
th 1/14 Lecture 3 - Potentiometers, resistivity, real voltage and current sources. Reading: Scherz 2.1-2.19 (2.4, 2.8 optional; 2.14 with large grain of salt); Shaum Ch 1-3.    
tu 1/19 Lecture 4 - Thevenin and Norton equivalents, superposition, meshes.    

Lab 2 - More Resistor Networks and Potentiometers.

Building your BLIP,
see directions page 10 of BLIP users manual

If you are in monday lab come friday 1/22 instead. MLK day is (1/18).

 
th 1/21 Lecture 5 - Wheatstone bridge, galvinometer.

SECTION 2: AC

AC circuits, capacitors and inductors.
Reading: Shaum Ch 4-5. Homework 1
due in class
Answers
Section 1: DC
Slides
Review
tu 1/26 Lecture 6 - Sinusoids, complex exponentials, Euler's Identity, phasors, building sinusoids from pairs of phasors. Reading: Scherz 2.20-2.21, 2.22-2.24, 2.26-2.27; Shaum Ch 8-11 (up to Phasors on p. 221)
Lab 3 - Measuring Capacitor Discharge with the BLIP (Lab 3 spreadsheet)  
th 1/28 Lecture 7 - Complex impedance.
  Homework 2
due in class
Answers
 

tu 2/2 Lecture 8 - RC Filters, decibels, Bode Plots, RMS values, AC power, transformers. Phasor notation, superposition of phasors.
WorkSheet 2
Phasor Notation Manifesto

Reading: Scherz 2.30-2.30.1 (Input/Output Impedance), 2.33 - p.216 (2-port filters)
Lab 4 - Exploring AC Waveforms Tektronix Scope Manual  
th 2/4 Lecture 9 - Superposition, Fourier series and transform, impulse response.
Reading: Scherz 2.35 (Fourier Series), Scherz 2.32 (Decibels), Homework 3
due in class

tu 2/9 Lecture 10 - Catch-up.

    Lab 5 - RC Filters Section 2: AC
Slides
Review

SECTION 3: Non-Linear and Sensors

th 2/11 Lecture 11 - Non-linear components, diodes.

Reading: Scherz 4.1-4.2 (Diodes) Homework 4
due in class
 

tu 2/16 Lecture 12 - Triode, bipolar transistors, gain, switches, relays, buzzers, latches.

Reading: 4.3.2 (biopolar transistors),   Catch-up Lab  
th 2/18 EXAM 1
through Lab 5,
Sections 1-2

Equations
Reading: Scherz 5-5.3.4 (LEDs), 5.4-5.7, 5.9 (photosensors).    

tu 2/23 Lecture 13 - thermistors, photosensors, systems.

SECTION 4: Op Amps

Comparators, thermoregulation, hysteresis.

    Lab 6 - Diodes and Transistors Section 3: NonLinear & Sensors
Slides
Review
th 2/25 Lecture 14 -    
tu 3/1 Lecture 15 Operational amplifiers. Reading: Scherz 8 (Op Amps)   Lab 7 - Comparators, Photoresistors, Thermistors, and Hysteresis Section 4: Op Amps
Slides
Review

th 3/3 Lecture 16 - More operational amplifiers.

     
3/6-3/13 Spring Recess        

SECTION 5: Digital

tu 3/15 Lecture 17 - Intro to Digital. Boolean logic, gates, binary, hexadecimal, adders, serial and parallel.
Reading: Scherz 12.1-12.3, (digital)   Lab 8 - Oscillators and Op Amps
th 3/17 EXAM 2
Cumulative, through Lab 8,
Sections 1-4

Equations
   
tu 3/22 Lecture 18 - Flip-flops Reading: Scherz 12.6.3, 12.6.4 (flip-flops).   Lab 9 - Digital Circuits, Flip Flops, Counters, Base 2 and 16  
th 3/24 Stetten's projects (not on exam, don't bother printing for class)
Deep Submersible Alvin
Telemetric Egg
Hand Held Force Magnifier
     
tu 3/29 Lecture 19 - Encoders, decoders, memory, CPU, computer architecture Reading: Schrertz 4.3.4 (MOSFETs)   Lab 10 - Carotid pulse meter using a one-shot.  
th 3/31 Lecture 20 - Languages, Digital dynamic range and noise, A/D, D/A, FETs, MOSFETs, CMOS.     Section 5: Digital
Slides
Review

SECTION 6: Other

tu 4/5 Lecture 21 - High Frequency, shielding, cables, characteristic impedance, impedance matching.
    Lab 11 - MOSFET, static electricity  

th 4/7 Lecture 22 - Radio, antennae, Huygens' Principle, phased arrays, preview of convolution and Fourier transform.

Reading: Schertz 3.1.5    
tu 4/12 Lecture 23 - radio transmitters and receivers, phase lock loop, Crystals, Q, stability, preview of Laplace transform.     TBA  
th 4/14 Lecture 24 - voltages in biology and chemistry, batteries, Nernst equation and action potentials, magnetic sensors, motors, lasers, and optical encoders. Reading Schertz 3.2   Section 6: Other
Slides
Review
Final Exam
When?
157 Benedum
Cumulative,
All Labs and Homework
Sections 1-6
Equations