Instructor: | Jones |

e-mail: | mjones@physics.purdue.edu |

Title: | Electronic Techniques for Research |

Offering: | Spring 2008, Class 3, cr. 3 |

Room : | Phys 333 |

Time : | 10:30-11:20 M,W,F |

Office: | Phys 378/337, Monday and Wednesday after class or by appointment. |

Prerequisites: | Phys 272/ Phys 272H |

Text: | Diefenderfer & Holton, "Principles of ELectronic Instrumentation" |

Description: | A summary of modern electronics currently used in research. The goal is to provide students with sufficient understanding to analyze and design analog and digital circuits of moderate complexity. Practical aspects of circuit analysis and design will be emphasized. Examples will be selected to illustrate applications of electronics used in the instrumentation of modern physics experiments. An overview of technologies available for a variety of instrumentation applications will be provided. |

Schedule: | is here |

Grading: | Assignments (30%), 3 exams (30%), lab (30%), project (10%)... final grades |

Lab: | Follow this link... |

Exams: |
First mid-term: (exam) - Solutions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11... distribution of grades. |

Second mid-term: (exam) - Solutions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9... distribution of grades. | |

Final exam: Thursday May 7, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room PHYS 333... distribution of grades.^{th} | |

Assignments: |
Assignment #1 due January 28th |

Solutions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8... Distribution of grades. | |

Assignment #2 due February 4th | |

Solutions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11... Distribution of grades. | |

Assignment #3 due February 11th | |

Solutions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9... Distribution of grades. | |

Assignment #4 due February 18th - Now with improved questions #2 and 3! | |

Solutions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5... Distribution of grades. | |

Assignment #5 due March 9th | |

Solutions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7... Distribution of grades. | |

Assignment #6 due March 23rd. Here is the SPICE model for the 2N3904 transistor. | |

Solutions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9... Distribution of grades. | |

Assignment #7 due April 1st. Here is the SPICE model for the 2N3904 transistor. | |

Solutions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10... Distribution of grades. | |

Assignment #8 due April 13th. | |

Solutions: 1, 2, 3... Distribution of grades. | |

Assignment #9 due April 24th. | |

Solutions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5... Distribution of grades. | |

Project: | Due May 1^{st} - Instructions are here. |

Lectures: | Lecture notes can be found here. |

Other resources: |
Phys 536 Spring 2008 web page. |

Phys 536 Spring 2007 web page. | |

Formula sheet #1 | |

Analyisis of the RLC curcuit | |

Instructions for using Berkeley SPICE. | |

Example of an RLC circuit analysis. | |

Example of an low-pass filter circuit analysis. | |

Example of a termperature dependence analysis. | |

Example of a frequency response analysis of a common emittor amplifier. |