**About this course: **This course introduces students to the basic components of electronics: diodes, transistors, and op amps. It covers the basic operation and some common applications.

**About this course: **This course introduces students to the basic components of electronics: diodes, transistors, and op amps. It covers the basic operation and some common applications.

**Taught by:**Dr. Bonnie H. Ferri, Professor**Taught by:**Dr. Robert Allen Robinson, Jr., Academic Professional

Language | English |

How To Pass | Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. |

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Syllabus

WEEK 1

Introduction and Review

Learning Objectives: 1. Review syllabus and procedures of this course. 2. Review concepts from linear circuit theory to aid in understanding material covered in this course.

6 videos, 5 readings

**Reading:**Start Here**Reading:**Syllabus**Reading:**Consent Form**Reading:**Resources**Reading:**Get More From Georgia Tech**Video:**1.1 Overview**Video:**1.2 Review of Circuit Elements**Video:**1.3 Review of Kirchhoff's Laws**Video:**1.4 Review of Impedance**Video:**1.5 Review of Transfer Functions**Video:**1.6 Review of Frequency Response Plots

WEEK 2

Op Amps Part 1

Learning Objectives: 1. Develop an understanding of the operational amplifier and its applications. 2. Develop an ability to analyze op amp circuits.

10 videos, 2 readings, 11 practice quizzes

**Video:**2.1 Introduction to Op Amps and Ideal Behavior**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-1-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-1-2**Video:**2.2 Buffer Circuits**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-2-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-2-2**Video:**2.3 Basic Op Amp Configurations**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-3-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-3-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-3-3**Video:**2.4 Differentiators and Integrators**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-4-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-4-2**Video:**2.5 Active Filters**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-5-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-5-2**Video:**Solved Problem: Inverting and Non-Inverting Comparison**Video:**Solved Problem: Two Op-Amp Differential Amplifier**Video:**Solved Problem: Balanced Output Amplifier**Video:**Solved Problem: Differential Amplifier Currents**Video:**Solved Problem: Op-Amp Example 1**Reading:**Week 2 Quiz Solutions**Reading:**Earn a Georgia Tech Badge/Certificate/CEUs

WEEK 3

Op Amps Part 2

Learning Objectives: 1. Examine additional operational amplifier applications. 2. Examine filter transfer functions.

9 videos, 1 reading, 9 practice quizzes

**Video:**3.1 First-Order Lowpass Filters**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-1-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-1-2**Video:**3.2 First-Order Highpass Filters**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-2-1**Video:**3.3 Cascaded First-Order Filters**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-3-1**Video:**3.4 Second-Order Transfer Functions**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-4-1**Video:**3.5 Second-Order Filter Circuits**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-5-1**Video:**3.6 Lowpass Filter Design Example**Video:**3.7 Active Filtering**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-7-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-7-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-7-3**Video:**3.8 Extra: Cascaded Filters Transfer Function**Video:**3.9 Extra: Derivation of Sallen-Key LPF Transfer Function**Reading:**Week 3 Quiz Solutions

WEEK 4

Diodes Part 1

Learning Objectives: 1. Develop an understanding of the PN junction diode and its behavior. 2. Develop an ability to analyze diode circuits.

7 videos, 1 reading, 12 practice quizzes

**Video:**4.1 Introduction to PN Junctions**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-1-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-1-2**Video:**4.2 Models of Diode Behavior**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-2-1**Video:**4.3 Ideal Diodes**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-3-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-3-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-3-3**Video:**4.4 Assumed States Method**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-4-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-4-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-4-3**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-4-4**Video:**4.5 Ideal Diode + Voltage Source Model**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-5-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-5-2**Video:**Solved Problem: Diodes 1**Video:**Solved Problem: Diodes 2**Reading:**Week 4 Quiz Solutions

WEEK 5

Diodes Part 2

Learning Objectives: 1. Examine additional applications of the diode. 2. Make use of voltage transfer characteristics to analyze diode circuit behavior.

7 videos, 1 reading, 14 practice quizzes

**Video:**5.1 Half-Wave Rectifiers**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-1-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-1-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-1-3**Video:**5.2 Full Wave Rectifiers**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-2-1**Video:**5.3 Voltage Transfer Characteristics**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-3-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-3-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-3-3**Video:**5.4 AC to DC Conversion**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-4-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-4-2**Video:**5.5 Limiters**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-5-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-5-2**Video:**5.6 Voltage Regulators**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-6-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-6-2**Video:**5.7 Envelope Detector**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-7-1**Reading:**Week 5 Quiz Solutions

WEEK 6

MOSFETs

Learning Objectives: 1. Develop an understanding of the MOSFET and its applications. 2. Develop an ability to analyze MOSFET circuits.

6 videos, 1 reading, 10 practice quizzes

**Video:**6.1 Introduction and MOSFET Physics**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-1-1**Video:**6.2 MOSFET Switches**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-2-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-2-2**Video:**6.3 CMOS Logic Gates**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-3-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-3-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-3-3**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-3-4**Video:**6.4 MOSFET Characteristics**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-4-1**Video:**6.5 Common Source Amplifier DC Analysis**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-5-1**Video:**6.6 Common Source Amplifier AC Analysis**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-6-1**Reading:**Week 6 Quiz Solutions

WEEK 7

Bipolar Junction Transistors

Learning Objectives: 1. Develop an understanding of the NPN BJT and its applications. 2. Develop an ability to analyze BJT circuits.

7 videos, 1 reading, 8 practice quizzes

**Video:**7.1 Bipolar Junction Transistor Introduction**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-1-1**Video:**7.2 BJT Terminal Characteristics**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-2-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-2-2**Video:**7.3 BJT Parameters**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-3-1**Video:**7.4 BJT Curve Tracer**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-4-1**Video:**7.5 BJT Switch**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-5-1**Video:**7.6 BJT Common Emitter Amplifier**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-6-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-6-2**Video:**7.7 BJT Common Emitter Amplifer AC Behavior**Reading:**Week 7 Quiz Solutions

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Rated 4.6 out of 5 of 292 ratings

Very well explained...lucid yet challenging. I would suggest you introduce a bonus module of explaining the derivation the Small AC signal analysis of MOSFET switches and BJTs, as it was taken for granted and regurgitated directly in the quizzes. The quizzes are challenging, but just the right level of difficulty to test beginners. Great course!

good course

Great refresher, cover important theory fast and concisely.

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