Fall 2017

The course textbook is an online text carefully tailored towards the goals of the course. They are very concise, but include all information critical to success in the course. For those looking for more traditional-style textbooks to augment their learning, you should view the recommended chapters of the textbooks in the suggested reading.

We invite you to read the entire set of notes as they are really short! If you are having trouble finding something specific, we are working on adding this index/glossary.

If you are wondering about the definitions or usuage of a number of terms and symbols in this class, you should glance through the MasterNotationSheet.

Lecture Lecture Name Course Notes
1 Introduction to Electronics Introduction
2 A History of ECE Ethics and Engineering
3 Power and Energy Measurement
4 Circuit Models Resistance and Ohm's Law
5 Kirchhoff's Laws in Circuits Kirchhoff's Circuit Laws
6 Current and Voltage Dividers Circuit Analysis Shortcuts
7 More on Sources and Power Waveforms
8 RMS and Power Waveforms
9 I-V Characteristics I-V Characteristics
10 Thévenin and Norton Equivalents Thévenin and Norton Equivalents
11 Node Method for Circuit Analysis Node Method for Circuit Analysis
12 Exercises
13 Introduction to Diodes Diodes
14 Diode Circuits Diode Circuits for Signal Processing
15 Exercises
16 Bipolar Junction Transistors Bipolar Junction Transistors
17 BJT I-V Characteristics Common Emitter BJT Circuit
18 BJT Voltage Amplifier Common Emitter BJT Applications
19 Transistor Exercises
20 Field Effect Transistors MOSFETs
21 EE Topics: CMOS Logic Logic and CMOS
22 EE Topics: Signals and Noise Signals and Noise
23 EE Topics: Sampling Sampling and Quantization
24 EE Topics: Preserving Info in A/D
25 EE Topics: Quantifying Information Information and Compression
26 EE Topics: Compression
27 Exercises
28 EE Topics: Photodiodes and Solar Panels Solar Cells and Photodiodes
29 Final Exam Review