Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Engineering 100

Electronic Circuits and Systems

Course Outline

Fall 2015

Course Time and Location:
212 Veihmeyer
M, W 11 - 11:50am

Paul Hurst
Office: 2031 Kemper
Office Hours: M 3-4pm W 9-10am
Please contact me in person
instead of by email. (Email for an emergency:

Teaching Assistants: TBA
NameLab SectionsOfficeOffice HoursEmail
Sushma ShrinivasanThur 2161 Kemper Thur 8:30am-9am and Tues 2-3pm
Nathan EllisTu Thur 2161 Kemper W 2-3pm Fri 1-2pm
Yanpeng Dong Tu 2161 Kemper Tues 3:30-4pm and Fri 9-10am

Required Text:
Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering, Leonard S. Bobrow, Second Edition, Oxford, 1996.

Syllabus: E100 Syllabus

Engineering 17

Objectives: After taking this course, the student should:

  1. Understand the concept of a filter,
  2. Be able to create Bode magnitude and phase plots,
  3. Be able to analyze and design simple circuits that use operational amplifiers,
  4. Understand simple digital logic circuits at the gate level and logic functions

Type Dates Weight
HomeworkSee below 0%
LabSee below25%
Midterm Exam #1Oct. 28 20%
Midterm Exam #2Nov. 18 20%
Final ExamDec 9: 6:00pm-8:00pm35%

READING and HOMEWORK: The table below shows reading and homework assignments. For HOMEWORK SOLUTIONS, please see the bottom of this web page. Solutions will be posted after the 'do' date.

Reading SectionsHomework Problems"Do" Date
Ch. 1-4 (except 2.4)1.47, 2.6, 2.11, 4.15, 4.18 Oct. 7
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.45.1, 5.5, 5.11, 5.13 Oct. 16
2.45.19, 2.27, 2.29, 2.35 Oct. 23
10.2 (pages 667-674), 10.3, 11.0-11.2
5.3 (note: half-power freq = break or cutoff freq), 10.45,
11.2, 11.3, 11.10, 11.15(a) and (b)
NOTE: in 11.2 - consider all the binary numbers to be positive
(so add a '0' sign bit on the far left of each binary number to give a positive 2's complement number)
NOTE: in 11.10 and 11.15 - consider all the numbers n and m to be positive
(so add a '0' sign bit on the far left of each binary number to give a positive 2's complement number)
Nov. 6
11.29, 11.26, 11.31, 11.45 Nov. 13
11.51**, 11.53, 11.57, 11.58
** Note: One function in 11.51 cannot be simplified.
Nov. 25
12.3 (SR & D FFs), 13.1 (skim), pp. 891-896 (Converters)12.26, 13.4, 13.28
In 13.4, the counter outputs are Q3,Q2,Q1
Dec. 4

LAB: The lab is held in 2161 and 2157 Kemper Hall. The experiments are posted on line (see below). The table below shows the lab schedule.

Sec. A01
Tu 4-7pm
Sec. A02
Th 9am-noon
Exp.* Prelab* Topic
10/610/1 lab1.pdf None Laboratory Equipment
10/1310/8 lab2.pdf See lab ## Passive First-Order Filter Circuits
10/2010/15 lab3.pdf prelab3.pdf Passive Second-Order Filter Circuits: BPF
11/310/29 lab4.pdf None ** Operational Amplifier
11/1011/5 lab5.pdf prelab5.pdf Op Amps in Filters
11/2411/19 lab6.pdf See the lab ++ Logic Circuits Introduction
12/112/3 lab7.pdf prelab7.pdf Logic Circuits II
* Each student should print the prelab and the lab experiment and do the prelab before arriving in lab.

## Due to the rapid pace of the class, it may be difficult to do the prelab calculations for lab 2 before you do that lab. Therefore, you can do those calculations after you do the lab measurements. But doing those calcluation before the lab would provide some insight into what to expect during data collection.

Some lab information: Lab Information

Information on buying a protoboard (one is needed for each lab group, after lab 1): Protoboard information

Optional reading: information on how oscilloscopes work can be found in this article: XYZs of Oscilloscopes

** The data sheet for the 741 op amp is available here: 741 Data Sheet
++ The data sheet for the 7400/74LS00 NAND gate is available here: NAND Gate Data Sheet

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Homework and Midterm Solutions: