**About this course: **This course introduces students to the basic components of electronics: diodes, transistors, and op amps. It covers the basic operation and some common applications.

Georgia Institute of Technology

**About this course: **This course introduces students to the basic components of electronics: diodes, transistors, and op amps. It covers the basic operation and some common applications.

**Taught by:**Dr. Bonnie H. Ferri, Professor**Taught by:**Dr. Robert Allen Robinson, Jr., Academic Professional

Language | English |

How To Pass | Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. |

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Syllabus

WEEK 1

Introduction and Review

Learning Objectives: 1. Review syllabus and procedures of this course. 2. Review concepts from linear circuit theory to aid in understanding material covered in this course.

6 videos, 5 readings

**Reading:**Start Here**Reading:**Syllabus**Reading:**Consent Form**Reading:**Resources**Reading:**Get More From Georgia Tech**Video:**1.1 Overview**Video:**1.2 Review of Circuit Elements**Video:**1.3 Review of Kirchhoff's Laws**Video:**1.4 Review of Impedance**Video:**1.5 Review of Transfer Functions**Video:**1.6 Review of Frequency Response Plots

WEEK 2

Op Amps Part 1

Learning Objectives: 1. Develop an understanding of the operational amplifier and its applications. 2. Develop an ability to analyze op amp circuits.

10 videos, 2 readings, 11 practice quizzes

**Video:**2.1 Introduction to Op Amps and Ideal Behavior**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-1-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-1-2**Video:**2.2 Buffer Circuits**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-2-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-2-2**Video:**2.3 Basic Op Amp Configurations**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-3-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-3-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-3-3**Video:**2.4 Differentiators and Integrators**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-4-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-4-2**Video:**2.5 Active Filters**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-5-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-5-2**Video:**Solved Problem: Inverting and Non-Inverting Comparison**Video:**Solved Problem: Two Op-Amp Differential Amplifier**Video:**Solved Problem: Balanced Output Amplifier**Video:**Solved Problem: Differential Amplifier Currents**Video:**Solved Problem: Op-Amp Example 1**Reading:**Week 2 Quiz Solutions**Reading:**Earn a Georgia Tech Badge/Certificate/CEUs

WEEK 3

Op Amps Part 2

Learning Objectives: 1. Examine additional operational amplifier applications. 2. Examine filter transfer functions.

9 videos, 1 reading, 9 practice quizzes

**Video:**3.1 First-Order Lowpass Filters**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-1-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-1-2**Video:**3.2 First-Order Highpass Filters**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-2-1**Video:**3.3 Cascaded First-Order Filters**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-3-1**Video:**3.4 Second-Order Transfer Functions**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-4-1**Video:**3.5 Second-Order Filter Circuits**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-5-1**Video:**3.6 Lowpass Filter Design Example**Video:**3.7 Active Filtering**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-7-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-7-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-7-3**Video:**3.8 Extra: Cascaded Filters Transfer Function**Video:**3.9 Extra: Derivation of Sallen-Key LPF Transfer Function**Reading:**Week 3 Quiz Solutions

WEEK 4

Diodes Part 1

Learning Objectives: 1. Develop an understanding of the PN junction diode and its behavior. 2. Develop an ability to analyze diode circuits.

7 videos, 1 reading, 12 practice quizzes

**Video:**4.1 Introduction to PN Junctions**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-1-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-1-2**Video:**4.2 Models of Diode Behavior**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-2-1**Video:**4.3 Ideal Diodes**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-3-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-3-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-3-3**Video:**4.4 Assumed States Method**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-4-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-4-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-4-3**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-4-4**Video:**4.5 Ideal Diode + Voltage Source Model**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-5-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-5-2**Video:**Solved Problem: Diodes 1**Video:**Solved Problem: Diodes 2**Reading:**Week 4 Quiz Solutions

WEEK 5

Diodes Part 2

Learning Objectives: 1. Examine additional applications of the diode. 2. Make use of voltage transfer characteristics to analyze diode circuit behavior.

7 videos, 1 reading, 14 practice quizzes

**Video:**5.1 Half-Wave Rectifiers**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-1-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-1-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-1-3**Video:**5.2 Full Wave Rectifiers**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-2-1**Video:**5.3 Voltage Transfer Characteristics**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-3-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-3-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-3-3**Video:**5.4 AC to DC Conversion**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-4-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-4-2**Video:**5.5 Limiters**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-5-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-5-2**Video:**5.6 Voltage Regulators**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-6-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-6-2**Video:**5.7 Envelope Detector**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-7-1**Reading:**Week 5 Quiz Solutions

WEEK 6

MOSFETs

Learning Objectives: 1. Develop an understanding of the MOSFET and its applications. 2. Develop an ability to analyze MOSFET circuits.

6 videos, 1 reading, 10 practice quizzes

**Video:**6.1 Introduction and MOSFET Physics**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-1-1**Video:**6.2 MOSFET Switches**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-2-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-2-2**Video:**6.3 CMOS Logic Gates**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-3-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-3-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-3-3**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-3-4**Video:**6.4 MOSFET Characteristics**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-4-1**Video:**6.5 Common Source Amplifier DC Analysis**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-5-1**Video:**6.6 Common Source Amplifier AC Analysis**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-6-1**Reading:**Week 6 Quiz Solutions

WEEK 7

Bipolar Junction Transistors

Learning Objectives: 1. Develop an understanding of the NPN BJT and its applications. 2. Develop an ability to analyze BJT circuits.

7 videos, 1 reading, 8 practice quizzes

**Video:**7.1 Bipolar Junction Transistor Introduction**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-1-1**Video:**7.2 BJT Terminal Characteristics**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-2-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-2-2**Video:**7.3 BJT Parameters**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-3-1**Video:**7.4 BJT Curve Tracer**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-4-1**Video:**7.5 BJT Switch**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-5-1**Video:**7.6 BJT Common Emitter Amplifier**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-6-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-6-2**Video:**7.7 BJT Common Emitter Amplifer AC Behavior**Reading:**Week 7 Quiz Solutions

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 of 370 ratings

A very nice course which involves the concepts of electronics in a compact way. This course is organized in an efficient manner by both the instructors to cover up the basics of a wide range of topics involved in Electronics engineering. I would be thankful to the instructors for their effort and commitment for building this course.

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