The final exam will be on Monday May 5th (2:00pm - 5:00pm). It will cover all course materials. I have reserved Small 235 and Small 233 to conduct it.

Grades are posted into the web grades book. Make sure that posted grades coincide with their paper one.

For the first time login use your W&M official email as "login" and hit the reset password button. You will get a password shortly via email.

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- Syllabus
- DC Circuits Basics
- Voltage divider

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"Basic Electronics" sections 1.1, 1.2.1-1.2.5, 1.3.1 - 1.3.3, 1.4, 1.5.1-1.5.2, 1.6.0, 1.8

- Kirchhoff's Laws
- Thevenin's and Norton's theorems

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"Basic Electronics" sections 1.3.4, 1.5.2-1.6, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8

- Capacitors
- Inductors
- Transformers

- Skip the design exercise 3-3

"Basic Electronics" sections 2.1-2.4, 2.6 until equation (2.42), and section 1.2.8 about transformers.

- Power dissipation
- Fourier transform
- Transfer function and Bode plots
- Filters
- Transmission lines

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"Basic Electronics" sections 2.5-2.9, 3.1-3.4, 3.6-3.9

- How to say Lissajous figure correctly

- Midterm exam notes
- Diodes
- Diodes applications
- Half-wave rectifier
- Full-wave rectifier
- Frequencies doubling and summing

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"Basic Electronics" sections 4.5-4.6.1, and optionally 4.1-4.4

- Op-amps introduction
- Very bad amplifier
- Non-inverting amplifier
- Op-amps golden rules
- Inverting amplifier
- Summing inverting amplifier
- Differential amplifier

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"Basic Electronics" sections 6.3 - 6.3.5

- Integrators
- Differentiator
- Compensated thermistor

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lab manual Skip the design exercise 10.1

- FDS100 photodiode datasheet
- FDS100 photodiode datasheet (additional information)
- TH10K Thermistor datasheet
- TH10K Thermistor material datasheet
- OP27 op-amp datasheet
- LT1498 op-amp datasheet

"Basic Electronics" sections 6.5.1, 6.5.2

Feel free to skip parts about PCB prototyping with Eagle.

There is no homework but you might start doing lab exercises at home, since it is all about circuit simulators. It does not matter if you do them in 5Spice or TINA-TI.

You may want to install the circuit simulation software to your own computer. Below the links for it.

**5Spice** analog circuit simulator: download link

- 5Spice electronics components library for Physics 252: Library.zip (unzip/extract into the 'Library' directory of '5Spice Analysis' --> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\5Spice Analysis).

**TINA-TI** analog circuit simulator: download link.

- I personally like it more, it is easier to work with and it has noise analysis, which is missing in 5Spice.

The 5Spice electronics components libraries were provided in part by Alan Stummer (Dept. of Physics, University of Toronto).

- Theory of feedback
- PID controllers

run it in Matlab as

S0 = .1; Sd = 1; tau = 10; Gp = -10; Gi = -2; Gd = 0; [t,S] = pid_dynamics(S0, Sd, tau, Gp, Gi, Gd);

Feedback for physicists: A tutorial essay on control by John Bechhoefer, Rev. Mod. Phys. 77, 783-836 (2005).

- Comparators
- Schmitt triggers (when positive feedback is a plus)
- Relaxation oscillators
- Voltage regulators

Some extra materials

- Bipolar junction Transistor (BJT)
- Simple rules for transistors circuits
- Constant current source
- Voltage controlled switch
- Emitter follower

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Datasheets for some selected gates of 74xx series