2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    Feb 26, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

PHYS 3800 - Electronics and Instrumentation (with Lab)

Goals: To explore the fundamentals of analog and digital electronics, to explore their applications in designs used in interfacing and controlling experiments, and to gain experience with common and advanced instrumentation.

Content: Design, predict behavior, and build analog and digital control circuits. Circuit elements will include passive and active components including transistors; op-amps; digital logic and interfacial components such as temperature, ADC, and DAC circuits. Emphasis will be placed on building practical circuits needed to control and measure experimental parameters.

Taught: Alternate years, spring term

Prerequisite: PHYS 3540 or instructor permission

NOTE: Students must concurrently register for a lecture and a corresponding 0-credit lab section of this course.

Credits: 4