A First Lab in Circuits and Electronics by Yannis TsividisA First Lab in Circuits and Electronics by Yannis Tsividis

A First Lab in Circuits and Electronics

byYannis Tsividis

Paperback | May 23, 2001

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* Experiments are linked to real applications. Students are likely to be interested and excited to learn more and explore. Example of experiments linked to real applications can be seen in Experiment 2, steps 6, 7, 15, and 16; Experiment 5, steps 6 to 10 and Experiment 7, steps 12 to 20.
* Self-contained background to all electronics experiments. Students will be able to follow without having taken an electronics course. Includes a self-contained introduction based on circuits only. For the instructor this provides flexibility as to when to run the lab. It can run concurrently with the first circuits analysis course.
* Review background sections are provided. This convenient text feature provides an alternative point of view; helps provide a uniform background for students of different theoretical backgrounds.
* A "touch-and-feel" approach helps to provide intuition and to make things "click". Rather than thinking of the lab as a set of boring procedures, students get the idea that what they are learning is real.
* Encourages students to explore and to ask "what if" questions. Helps students become active learners.
* Introduces students to simple design at a very early stage. Helps students see the relevance of what they are learning, and to become active learners.
* Helps students become tinkerers and to experiment on their own. Students are encouraged to become creative, and their mind is opened to new possibilities. This also benefits their subsequent professional work and/or graduate study.
Title:A First Lab in Circuits and ElectronicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 10.04 × 7.91 × 0.38 inPublished:May 23, 2001Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0471386952

ISBN - 13:9780471386957

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Table of Contents

Experiment 1: Measuring DC Voltages and Currents

Experiment 2: Simple DC Circuits

Resistors and Resistive Sensors

Experiment 3: Generating, Observing, and Hearing Time-Varying Signals

Experiment 4: Basic Characteristics of Op Amps and Comparators

Experiment 5: Amplifier Design Using Op Amps

A Sound System

Experiment 6: RC Circuit Transients

More on Measurement Techniques

Experiment 7: Filters, Frequency Response and Tone Control

Experiment 8: LC Circuits, Resonance, and Transformers

Experiment 9: Diodes and their Applications

Experiment 10: Modulation and Radio Reception

Experiment 11: MOSFET Characteristics and Applications

Experiment 12: Principles of Amplifiers

Experiment 13: Bipolar Transistors and Amplifiers

Experiment 14: Digital Logic Circuits

Gates and Latches

Experiment 15: D flip-flops and shift registers

Experiment 16: JK flip-flops and ripple counters

Appendix A: Component value codes

Appendix B: Oscilloscope probe calibration

Appendix C: Decibels

Appendix D: Supply bypassing

Appendix E: Data input, clear and clock switches

Appendix F: Producing a clock signal by using a function generator

Appendix G: Equipment and parts list