Instructor: 
Raymond Frey, Wil 405, 3465873, rayfrey@cosmic.uoregon.edu 

Office hours: 
Tu,W 11:0012:00 
Lectures: 
Tu,Th 12:3013:20, Wil 147 
Text: 
The Art of Electronics, 2nd Ed., Horowitz and Hill;
Instructor's lecture notes 
Optional: 
Student Manual for the Art of Electronics, Hayes and Horowitz; also on reserve in the Science Library 
Labs: 
Wil 11 (basement), one 3hour lab per week starting with the week of Oct 4. Lab times will be arranged Thur Sept 30. 
TA's: 
Qiuyang Wu, qwu@gladstone; office hr Tu and Weds 2:003:00, Wil 218 
Jason Burt, jburt1@darkwing; office hr Fri 3:004:00, Wil  
Lab Supervisor: 
Dean Livelybrooks, Wil 144, 3465855, dlivelyb@hendrix.uoregon.edu 
WWW: 
This page available at http://zebu.uoregon.edu/~rayfrey/431/431F99_info.html 
We will cover the following topics:
This material corresponds to most of Chapters 1, 2, and 4 of the
text, with some material from Chapters 3, 5, 9, and 13. The text does not
provide a linear exposition of the subject matter, starting from basics
and coherently working up, as is typically found in physics texts. (In
fact, I know of no such text for electronics.) However, the text is very
comprehensive and makes an excellent reference. But it does require some
work to keep the main concepts in focus. To facilitate this, I will
provide lecture notes which will be handed out in class and will be
available from this web page.
This course emphasizes a practical "working" knowledge of electronics,
suitable for experimental research in science. The two other courses in
the electronics sequence, Digital (432/532) and Instrumentation (433/533)
also take this philosophy.
The graded components of the class are as follows: homework (20%), labs (40%), midterm exam (15%), final exam (25%). The labs include a project at the end of the term. The project is to be of the student's own design and making. A passing grade on the project is required to pass the course.
We will study devices almost purely from an extrinsic viewpoint, that is, we will not discuss (much) how devices like diodes and transistors work at the level of condensed matter physics. A good reference for those interested in seeing a treatment at this level is S.M. Sze, ``Semiconductor Devices, Physics and Technology'', Wiley, 1985, ISBN 0471874248.
Lab Section 1: 
Tu 3:006:00, Wil 11  Wu 

Lab Section 2: 
W 3:306:30, Wil 11  Wu 
Lab Section 3: 
Th 5:308:30, Wil 11  Burt 
LAB 
WEEK 
TOPIC 

1 
Oct 4 
Linear Components ( ps or pdf ) 
2 
Oct 11 
Diodes and Transistors ( ps or pdf ) 
~ 
Oct 18 
no lab 
3 
Oct 25 
Transistor Circuits and FETs ( ps or pdf ) 
4 
Nov 1 
Op Amps Intro ( ps or pdf ) 
~  Nov 8  no lab 
5 
Nov 15 
Op Amps II and Phaselocked Loops ( ps or pdf ) 
Project proposals 
due Nov 12 
Project Guidelines ( ps or pdf ) Examples from previous classes 
Projects 
due Dec 3 
WEEK 
TOPICS/TEXT 
HOMEWORK 

Sep 27 
Introduction; Voltage dividers; Thevenin theorem text 1.01.20; Lecture Notes 1 (ps) or (pdf)  HW 1 due Oct 5 
Oct 4 
linear devices; AC circuits & calculations; complex impedance; text 1.211.34, App A; Lecture Notes 2 (ps) or (pdf) ; Lecture Notes 3 (ps) or (pdf)  HW 2 due Oct 7 
Oct 11 
Frequency domain calculations (contd.); diodes; transistors; text 2.02.14;
Lecture Notes 4 (ps) or (pdf) 
HW3: Text pg59:
3,4,6; due Oct 14 
Oct 18 
transistor circuits; text 2.152.25; Lecture Notes 5 (ps) or (pdf) ; Lecture Notes 6 (ps) or (pdf)  HW4 due Oct 21;
HW5 due Oct 29 
Oct 25 
transistor circuits; FETs text 3.03.03 (browse); Lecture Notes 7 (ps) or (pdf)  HW6: Text 2.8,
pg 110: 3,5; due Nov 3 
Nov 1 
Differential amplifiers, Opamps; text Ch 4 thru 4.12 ; Lecture Notes 10 (ps) or (pdf)  
~ 
Midterm Exam Thursday Nov 4 (Do the practice exam!) 

Nov 8 
Opamp circuits; feedback ; Lecture Notes 9 (ps) or (pdf)  HW 7 due Nov 16 
Nov 15 
pos. feedback and oscillators; Lecture Notes 10 (ps) or (pdf)  HW8 ( ps or pdf )
Due Weds Nov 23 
Nov 22 
"radio": modulation and detection, AM, phase, and FM; phaselocked loops ; Lecture Notes 11 (ps) or (pdf)  HW9 ( ps or pdf )
Due Dec 1 
Nov 29 
Projects due this week; writeups due Friday Dec 10 5PM 