Electronics & Circuit Theory

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Electronics & Circuit Theory

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: PHYS1002

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Course Description
    Electric circuits & electronics designed for the laboratory scientist. Complex impedance & Laplace Transform methods. Elementary design of analogue & digital devices. Applications to signal processing & measurement systems.
    Course Introduction
    The course covers basics of physics of information technology. The circuit theory section covers complex impedance, Laplace Transform methods, Fourier analysis, wave equation, etc. The electronics section covers elementary design of analogue and digital devices. Applications are to signal processing, measurement and experimental control systems. This course intergates a number of concepts introduced in other courses in physics and mathematics disciplins. You will see how abstract theoretical ideas work in practice.
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    • Apply complex numbers to circuit analysis.
    • Solve initial value problems in circuit theory and understand Laplace Tranform methods.
    • Design elementary analogue and digital devices.
    • Understand operation of resonant circuits, electrical filters, circuits based on operational amplifiers, simple transistor circuits, and transmission lines
    • Apply Fourier theory to analyse response of electronic circuits.
    • Write laboratory reports and analyse experimental errors
    • Build, test, and repair simple electronic circuits
    • Use PSPICE, a program for computer aided circuit design
    Class Contact
    2 Lecture hours, 3 Practical or Laboratory hours
    Assessment Summary
    • Laboratory Report (Rectifier Circuits): 7%
    • Laboratory Report (Operational Amplifiers): 7%
    • Laboratory Report (BJT common-emitter amplifier): 7%
    • Laboratory Report (Wide bandwidth amplifiers and transmission lines): 7%
    • Laboratory Report (Digital electronics): 7%
    • Lectures 1-2: 4%
    • Lecture 3: 2%
    • Lecture 4: 2%
    • Lecture 4: 2%
    • Lecture 5: 2%
    • Lecture 6: 2%
    • Lectures 7-9: 2%
    • Lectures 10-11: 2%
    • Lecutres 12-13: 2%
    • Lecutres 14-16: 2%
    Final Exam: 45%

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