Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Engineering 100

Electronic Circuits and Systems

Course Outline

Winter 2014
NOTE: FINAL - March 21 6-8pm in our class room. Bring calculator and three 8.5"x11" page of your notes (you can write both sides on each piece of paper).
Office Hours for Finals Week:

Mark W 10-11:30
Damla Th 6-7.30 pm (a late change announced by email)
Phillip Th 3-4:30pm
Andrew Fri noon-3pm
TA office hours in lab.
P. Hurst office hours (tentative): Th 12:30-2pm and Friday 3-4pm.

Extra Office Hours for Midterm 2:

Beginning of Lab Period: Th starting 5pm and Fri starting 2pm
TA Andrew Chang: M 9:30-11
TA Damla Dimlioglu : M 11-12:30pm
TA Phillip Tran: M 5:30-6:30pm (instead of Th 8-9pm)
(All TA hours in the lab)

P. Hurst, 3-4:30pm Monday in 2031 Kemper

Course Time and Location:
1309 Surge III
T, Th 11 - 11:50 am

Paul Hurst
Office: 2031 Kemper
Office Hours: Th 12-1pm and M 3-4pm
Please contact me in person
instead of by email. (Email for an emergency:

Teaching Assistants:
NameLab SectionsOfficeOffice HoursEmail
Andrew ChangTh 2161 Kemper W 10-11
Damla DimliogluFr 2161 Kemper Fr 1-2 Fr 5-6
Phillip TranTh 2161 Kemper Th 4-5 Th 8-9pm
Vipul JainTu Fr 2161 Kemper M 11-noon
G. Mark Liu Tu 2161 Kemper Tu 1-2 Tu 5-6pm

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

Syllabus: E100 Syllabus

Engineering 17
NOTE: If you would like to take the class without having satisfied the prerequisites, you should fill in the Missing Prerequisite Documentation Form created by the College of Engineering. After you have filled out all parts of the form above the dashed line, please ask me in person (not by email) to sign it. A good time to ask me to sign is after the first or the second class.

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 Boolean algebra

Type Dates Weight
HomeworkSee below 0%
LabSee below25%
Midterm Exam #1Feb. 4 20%
Midterm Exam #2Feb. 25 20%
Final Exam3/21 6-8pm35%

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)2.6, 3.28, 3.29, 4.15, 4.18 Jan. 15
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.45.1, 5.5, 5.11, 5.13 Jan. 22
2.45.19, 2.27, 2.29, 2.35 Jan. 30
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)
Feb. 14
11.29, 11.26, 11.31, 11.45 Feb. 20
11.51**, 11.53, 11.57, 11.58
** Note: One function in 11.51 cannot be simplified.
Feb. 28
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
Mar. 13

LAB: The lab is held in 2161 and 2157 Kemper Hall. The experiments will be posted on line. The table below shows the lab schedule.

Sec. A02
Th 5-8pm
Sec. A03
Fr 2-5pm
Sec. A01
Tu 2-5pm
Exp.* Prelab* Topic
1/91/10 1/14 lab1.pdf None Laboratory Equipment
1/161/17 1/21 lab2.pdf See lab Passive First-Order Filter Circuits
1/231/24 1/28 lab3.pdf prelab3.pdf Passive Second-Order Filter Circuits: BPF
2/62/7 2/11 lab4.pdf None ** Operational Amplifier
2/132/14 2/18 lab5.pdf prelab5.pdf Op Amps in Filters
2/272/28 3/4 lab6.pdf See the lab ++ Logic Circuits Introduction
3/63/7 3/11 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.

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: