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Bioe 1310 - Linear Systems and Electronics I - Spring 2013

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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 - 5:30-6:30 PM in B10 Benedum, see People Page for your TA's night
Homework - to be handed in on Tuesday in class.
Interpreting Exam Results see instructions.
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This Year's Schedule

Lecture Reading Homework Lab Review Tests
tu 1/6 Lecture 1 - Current, Voltage, Ohm's Law, Power, Kirchoff's Laws, Ideal volatage and current sources.     No Lab  

th 1/8 Lecture 2 - Series/Parallel, Ground, voltage divider, Safety, Potentiometers, Resistivity.

 

Reading: Scherz 2.1-2.19 (2.4, 2.8 optional; 2.14 with large grain of salt); Shaum Ch 1-3.    
tu 1/13 Lecture 3 - Real voltage and current sources, Variable sources, Current dividers, Thevenin and Norton equivalents.    

Lab 1- Using the Meter, Breadboard, and Soldering Iron. Resistor networks.

Start building your BLIP,
see directions page 10 of BLIP users manual

 

th 1/15Lecture 4 - Superposition, Measurements, Meshes, Wheatstone bridge, galvinometer.

Complete Slides Lectures 1-4

Reading: Shaum Ch 4-5.   Review I:
DC concepts
tu 1/20 Lecture 5 - AC circuits, capacitors and inductors, Reading: Scherz 2.20-2.21, 2.22-2.24, 2.26-2.27; Shaum Ch 8-11 (up to Phasors on p. 221) Homework 1
due in class
answers

Lab 2 - More Resistor Networks and Potentiometers.

Finish your BLIP.

If you are in monday lab come friday 1/23 instead. MLK day is (1/19).

 
th 1/22 Lecture 6 - Sinusoids, complex exponentials, Euler's Identity, phasors, building sinusoids from pairs of phasors.
    Review II -
Capacitors and inductors

tu 1/27 Lecture 7 - Complex impedance.

Reading: Scherz 2.30-2.30.1 (Input/Output Impedance), 2.33 - p.216 (2-port filters)
Lab 3 - Measuring Capacitor Discharge with the BLIP (Lab 3 spreadsheet)  
th 1/29 Lecture 8 - Fourier series, decibels, types of amplitude for sinusoids, phasor notation. Phasor Notation Manifesto
Reading: Scherz 2.35 (Fourier Series), Scherz 2.32 (Decibels), Homework 2
due in class
answers
tu 2/3 Lecture 9 - RC Filters, Bode Plots, transformers.     Lab 4 - Exploring AC Waveforms (RIGOL Scope Manual) Review III -
AC concepts
th 2/5 Lecture 10 - Non-linear components, diodes.
Reading: Scherz 4.1-4.2 (Diodes) Homework 3
due in class
 
tu 2/10 Lecture 11 - Triode, bipolar transistors, gain. Reading: 4.3.2 (biopolar transistors),   Lab 5 - RC Filters  
th 2/12 Lecture 12 - Switches, relays, buzzers, latches, thermistors, photosensors. Reading: Scherz 5-5.3.4 (LEDs), 5.4-5.7, 5.9 (photosensors). Homework 4
due in class
 
tu 2/17 Lecture 13 - Systems, comparators, thermoregulation, hysteresis.     Lab 6 - Diodes and Transistors  
th 2/19 EXAM 1
Through Lecture 9, Lab 5,
Reviews I, II, and III

Equations
  Homework 5
due in class
 
tu 2/24 Lecture 14 - Operational amplifiers. Reading: Scherz 7-7.17 (Op Amps)   Lab 7 - Comparators, Photoresistors, Thermistors, and Hysteresis Review IV -
Nonlinear and Sensors
th 2/26 Lecture 15 - More operational amplifiers. Intro to Boolean logic, gates.   Homework 6
due in class
 
tu 3/3 Lecture 16 - More Boolean logic, binary, hexadecimal, adders.     Lab 8 - Oscillators and Op Amps  
th 3/5 Lecture 17 - D flip-flops, state machines, encoders, decoders, computer architecture, Reading: Scherz 12.1, 12.2, (digital) 12.6.3, 12.6.4 (flip-flops), Ch. 14, especially 14.1 (safety). Homework 7
due in class
Review V -
Op Amps
th 3/8-3/15 Spring Recess        
tu 3/17 Review Reading: Schertz 12.13.1, 12.13.2 (microprocessors and microcontrollers - overview only).   Catch-up Lab  
th 3/19 EXAM 2
Non-linear compents through Op Amp, Lab 8 (still need basics)
Reviews IV and V

Equations
  Homework 8
due in class
 
tu 3/24 Lecture 18 - Memory, ROM, RAM, CPU., languages, FETs, MOSFETs, CMOS.     Lab 9 - Digital Circuits, Flip Flops, Counters, Base 2 and 16  
th 3/26 Force magnifier, Deep Submersible Alvin. telemetric egg
  Homework 9
due in class
 
tu 3/31 Lecture 19 - Digital dynamic range and noise, A/D, D/A. Reading: Schrertz 4.3.4 (MOSFETs)   Lab 10 - Carotid pulse meter using a one-shot  
th 4/2 Lecture 20 - Shielding, high-frequency, cables and antennae, phased arrays, preview of convolution and Fourier transform. Reading: Schertz 3.1.5 Homework 10
due in class
 
tu 4/7 Lecture 21 - radio transmitters and receivers, phase lock loop, Crystals, Q, stability, preview of Laplace transform.     Lab 11 - MOSFET, static electricity  
th 4/9 Lecture 22 - voltages in biology and chemistry, batteries, Nernst equation and action potentials. Reading Schertz 3.2 Homework 11
due in class
 
tu 4/14 Lecture 23- magnetic sensors, motors, lasers, and optical encoders.     Catch-up Lab Review VI -
Other
th 4/16 - Lecture 24 - Review
  Homework 12
due in class
 
Final Exam, to be determined
cumulative,
all Lectures and Labs
Reviews I-VI
Equations
answers