Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Engineering 100

Electronic Circuits and Systems

Course Outline

Winter 2015
NOTE: FINAL - March 18 10:30am-12:30pm in our class room. No calculator. Bring three 8.5"x11" page of your notes (you can write both sides on each piece of paper).
Office Hours for Finals Week:

Phillip -- Mon 10am-noon
Naimul -- Mon 1-2pm
Y. Hu -- Mon 2-3pm
Claudio -- Tu 9-10am
Wei -- Tu 10-11am
Matt -- Tu 3-4pm
Damla -- Tu 4:30-5:30pm
Y. Dong -- Tu 6-7pm
P.Hurst -- Tu 1-2pm 2031 Kemper
TA office hours in lab. (check 2101 Kemper if TA is not in lab)

Course Time and Location:
3 Kleiber
T, Th 5 - 6 pm

Paul Hurst
Office: 2031 Kemper
Office Hours: Tu 9:30-10:30am (except 2/24) Th 1:30-2:30pm
Please contact me in person
instead of by email. (Email for an emergency:

Teaching Assistants:
NameLab SectionsOfficeOffice HoursEmail
Damla DimliogluTu 2161 Kemper Tu 11am-1pm
Naimul HasanTu 2161 Kemper M 12:30-2:30pm
Phillip TranWed 2161 Kemper W 11-noon and 5-6pm
Yuchen HuWed 2161 Kemper Tu 9-11am
Wei Zhou Th 2161 Kemper W noon-1pm and 2-3pm
Matthew Chun Th 2161 Kemper Th 12:30-2pm and 6-6:30pm
Yanpeng Dong Fri 2101 Kemper Fri 9-11am
Claudio Lopez Osso Fri 2101 Kemper Fri 11-noon
Claudio Lopez Osso Fri 2161 Kemper Fri 1-2pm

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 Boolean algebra

Type Dates Weight
HomeworkSee below 0%
LabSee below25%
Midterm Exam #1Feb. 5 20%
Midterm Exam #2Feb. 24 20%
Final ExamMarch 18: 10:30am-12:30pm35%

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 Jan. 14
5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.45.1, 5.5, 5.11, 5.13 Jan. 23
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. 13
11.29, 11.26, 11.31, 11.45 Feb. 19
11.51**, 11.53, 11.57, 11.58
** Note: One function in 11.51 cannot be simplified.
Mar. 2
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: NOTE- Schedule for labs 4 & 5 updated 1/26. Date hanges for labs 6 & 8 are likely. 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 1-4pm
Sec. A04
W 6-9pm
Sec. A02
Th 6:30-9:30pm
Sec. A03
F 2-5pm
Exp.* Prelab* Topic
1/131/14 1/15 1/16 lab1.pdf None Laboratory Equipment
1/201/21 1/22 1/23 lab2.pdf See lab ## Passive First-Order Filter Circuits
1/271/28 1/29 1/30 lab3.pdf prelab3.pdf Passive Second-Order Filter Circuits: BPF
2/102/11 2/5 2/6 lab4.pdf None ** Operational Amplifier
2/172/18 2/12 2/13 lab5.pdf prelab5.pdf Op Amps in Filters
3/33/4 3/5 3/6 lab6.pdf See the lab ++ Logic Circuits Introduction
3/103/11 3/12 3/13 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: