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Bioe 1310 - Linear Systems and Electronics I - Spring 2017

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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

Pitt Academic Calander

This Year's Schedule

Lecture Reading Homework Lab Slides and Reviews

SECTION 1: DC

th 1/5 Lecture 1 - Current, Voltage, Ohm's Law, Power, Kirchoff's Laws.
       
tu 1/10 Lecture 2 - Ideal voltage and current sources, series/parallel, ground, voltage divider, safety, resistivity, potentiometers. Worksheet 1    

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

 

 
th 1/12 Lecture 3 - Wheatstone bridge, real voltage and current sources. Scherz 2.1-2.19 (2.4, 2.8 optional); Shaum Ch 1-3.    
tu 1/17 Lecture 4 - Thevenin and Norton equivalents, superposition, meshes, galvinometer. Shaum Ch 4-5.  

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 1/20 instead. MLK day is (1/16).

 

SECTION 2: AC

th 1/19 Lecture 5 - AC circuits, capacitors and inductors.

Scherz 2.20-2.25
Shaum Ch 8-9
Homework 1
due in class
answers
Section 1: DC
Review
Slides
tu 1/24 Lecture 6 - Sinusoids, complex exponentials, Euler's Identity, phasors, building sinusoids from pairs of phasors.
Worksheet 2
Scherz 2.26-2.27
Shaum Ch 10-11 (disregard Phasors on p. 221)

Lab 3 - Measuring Capacitor Discharge with the BLIP (Lab 3 spreadsheet)  
th 1/26 Lecture 7 - Complex impedance.
  Homework 2
due in class
answers
 

tu 1/31 Lecture 8 - Systems, RC Filters, decibels, Bode Plots, RMS values, AC power, transformers. Phasor notation, superposition of phasors.
Phasor Notation Manifesto

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 2/2 Lecture 9 - Loudspeakers, Lumped Parameter Model, more superposition, Fourier series and transform.
Reading: Scherz 2.35 (Fourier Series), Scherz 2.32 (Decibels), Homework 3
due in class
answers
tu 2/7 - Review.
Fourier Series Demo
Convolution Demo
Worksheet 3
    Lab 5 - RC Filters Section 2: AC
Review
Slides

SECTION 3: Non-Linear and Sensors

th 2/9 Lecture 10 - Non-linear components, diodes.

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

tu 2/14 Lecture 11 - Triode, bipolar transistors, gain, switches, relays, buzzers, latches.

4.3.2 (biopolar transistors),   Catch-up Lab  
th 2/16 EXAM 1
through Lab 5,
Sections 1-2

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

tu 2/21 Lecture 12 - thermistors, photosensors, systems.

SECTION 4: Op Amps

Operational amplifiers intro, comparators, thermoregulation, hysteresis..

    Lab 6 - Diodes and Transistors Section 3: NonLinear & Sensors
Review
Slides
th 2/23 Lecture 13 - Full Operational amplifiers.
Worksheet 4
Scherz 8 (Op Amps)  
tu 2/28 Lecture 14 - More operational amplifiers.     Lab 7 - Comparators, Photoresistors, Thermistors, and Hysteresis  

SECTION 5: Digital

th 3/2 Lecture 15 - Intro to Digital. Boolean logic, gates.
  Homework 5
due in class
answers
Section 4: Op Amps
Review
Slides
3/5-3/12 Spring Recess        
tu 3/14 Lecture 16 - Binary, hexadecimal, ASCII, adders, serial and parallel, flip-flops, shift registers, ripple counters. Scherz 12.1-12.3, (digital)   Lab 8 - Oscillators and Op Amps
th 3/16 Lecture 17 - State machines, synchronous counters, encoders, decoders, memory, CPU, operational codes.
Scherz 12.6.3, 12.6.4 (flip-flops).  
tu 3/21 Lecture 18 - Computer architecture, operational codes, programming languages and environments.     Lab 9 - Digital Circuits, Flip Flops, Counters, Base 2 and 16  
th 3/23 Lecture 19 - More computer hardware, FETs, MOSFETs, CMOS, FPGA, DSP, A/D, D/A, Digital dynamic range and noise.
  Homework 6
due in class
answers
 
tu 3/28 EXAM 2
Cumulative, through Lab 8,
Sections 1-4

Equations
    Catch-up Lab  
th 3/30 - Stetten's projects (not on exam, don't bother printing for class)
Deep Submersible Alvin
Telemetric Egg
Hand Held Force Magnifier
Schrertz 4.3.4 (MOSFETs)   Section 5: Digital
Review

SECTION 6: Other

tu 4/4 - High Frequency, shielding, waves, cables, characteristic impedance, impedance matching.
    Lab 10 - Carotid pulse meter using a one-shot.  

th 4/6 - Radio, antennae, Huygens' Principle, phased arrays, preview of convolution and Fourier transform, radio transmitters and receivers.

Schertz 3.1.5    
tu 4/11 - More convolution, demo, phase lock loop, Crystals, Q, stability, preview of Laplace transform.     Lab 11 - MOSFET, static electricity  
th 4/13 - voltages in biology and chemistry, batteries, Nernst equation and action potentials. Schertz 3.2   Section 6: Other
Review
tu 4/18 - magnetic sensors, inertial sensors, termocouples, motors, lasers, and optical encoders.     TBA  

th 4/20 - TBA

     
Final Exam
Thu April 27 12:00 PM -- 1:50 PM
157 Benedum
Cumulative,
All Labs and Homework
Sections 1-6
Equations