Physics 316a 2008 Electronic Instrumentation and Computers

Walter F. Smith
(X1332, KINSC Link 110)
Office hours: M 10-11, Tu 10:30-11:30 & 1:45-2:45,
W 3:30-4:30, Th 1:30-3:30, F 10-11 or by appointment

Suzanne Amador Kane (X1198, KINSC Link 103)
Office hours: TBA

Meets: MF 1:15-4:00, KINSC H106
Recitation: TBA

 Syllabus (also available in PDF or Word Format)


 Assignments (choose a format):
Assignment 1 Web Page .. PDF .. Word Format
Assignment 2
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Assignment 6 Web Page .. PDF .. Word Format

Blackboard page for this course, including solutions for assignments and exams (password required)

Exam 1 topics (to be posted)
Practice questions for exam 1:
(to be posted)

Lecture Summaries (choose a format; PDF files are smaller, Word or PDF files have the nicest formatting):
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Input & output impedance, simple model for bipolar transistors, emitter follower, common emitter amplifier
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Calculating input and output impedance for circuits with active components, Ebers-Moll model for bipolar transistors
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Effective emitter resistance, push-pull buffers, Golden Rules for op amps
Classes 4 through 11 (9-15-08 through 10-20-08) taught
by Prof. Suzanne Amador Kane
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D-flop biting its tail, setup time, propagation delay, d-registers
Class 13: no lecture
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Digital-to-Analog and Analog-to-Digital conversion






Background image: A microprocessor (integrated circuit)