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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2022-23

PHYS 48 Electronics: Introduction to Linear and Digital Circuits

Principles of operation of semiconductor diodes, bipolar and field-effect transistors, and their application in rectifier, amplifier, waveshaping, and logic circuits. Basic active-circuit theory. Introduction to integrated circuits: the operational amplifier and comparator, to include practical considerations for designing circuits with off-the shelf components. Emphasis on breadth of coverage of low-frequency linear and digital networks, as well as on high order passive and active filter design. Laboratory exercises permit "hands-on" experience in the analysis and design of simple electronic circuits. The course is designed for two populations: a) those desiring a single course in basic electronics, and b) those that need the fundamentals necessary for further study of active circuits and systems.


Stauth (fall), Odame (winter)

Cross Listed Courses

ENGS 032


ENGS 22, or equivalent background in basic circuit theory.

Degree Requirement Attributes


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  • Fall
  • Winter