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Electronics Lab

Official description

Electrical circuits, networks and devices are all-pervasive in the modern world.  This laboratory course is an introduction to the world of electronics.  Students will learn the joys and perils of electronics, by designing, constructing and debugging circuits and devices.  The course will cover topics ranging from filters and operational amplifiers to micro-controllers, and will introduce students to concepts such as impedance, transfer functions, feedback and noise.  The course will include lectures, assigned readings, and a final circuit project.

PHY224H1, PHY250H1, PHY405H1 may be taken in third or fourth year
Recommended preparation
                            ['The Art of Electronics, by P. Horowitz and W. Hill.  (The 3rd edition is on reserve in the library.  The 2nd edition is sufficient for the course.)']
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course title
year of study
4th year
time and location
12L: LEC0101 and LEC9101: 1.0 hours/week, Asynchronous 36P: M2-5/F2-5, On line Synchronous The weekly lecture will be provided asynchronously, and the Instructor and TAs will provide regular online help. Kits will be lent to students before the beginning of the course so that the weekly electronics labs can be done at home. Students may arrange with the course Instructor to pick up the kits in person, or they can provide a shipping address where the kits will be mailed. Students outside Canada must provide this shipping information 8 weeks in advance of the beginning of the course, to allow for possibly significant shipping and customs delays

Delivery Methods

In Person

A course is considered In Person if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities.*.

* Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online - Synchronous
A course is considered Online Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams.
A course is considered Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams.