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L02 Wed. 14:00-17:00
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Intoduction to Electronics
Room: ART 218
Room: SCI 241
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Nov. 8 - Assignment #6: Digital Electronics:
Assignment #6
Due Friday, Nov. 22 @ 9:30 am
Nov. 8 - USB Slides (.pdf): Here are the digital communication slides from in class.

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Oct. 30 - Assignment #5: Diode Circuits:
Assignment #5
Due Wednesday, Nov. 13 @ 9:30 am
Oct. 30 - Reading Assign: Eggleston Chapter 8.1 to 8.10 inclusive & 8.13, 8.14.
Oct. 20 - Reading Assign: Eggleston Ch. 3 & 4.1 to 4.3
Oct. 20 - Silicon Slides (.pdf): Here are the covalent bonds in Si slides that will be shown in class.
Oct. 20 - Assignment #4: Op-Amps:
Assignment #4
Due Friday, Nov. 1 @ 9:30 am
Oct. 10 - Assignment #3: Complex Numbers & Impedance:
Assignment #3
Due Friday, Oct. 18 @ 9:30 am
Oct. 8 - Lab Midterm: Reminder, the PHYS 231 Lab Midterm will be on:

Wednesday, Oct. 16 and
Thursday, Oct. 17 during the regular lab time.

Bring a calculator, pen, and any notes/books that you want.

Detailed information about the formate of the Lab Midterm has been posted on the course calendar webpage.

Oct. 4 - Final Exam: The PHYS 231 final exam has been scheduled:

Wednesday, Dec. 11
13:00 - 16:00
EME 2111

Oct. 2 - Reading Assign: Eggleston Chapter 6
Oct. 2 - Supplemental Notes: Analysis of the frequency response of an underdamped series LRC-circuit. These notes show that the complex analysis techniques that we developed make the solution of this problem very straightforward. It is possible to solve this problem without relying on our complex analysis techniques. However, these's a lot of alegbra to get through before arriving at the final answers!

These notes are provided as supplemental material for the interested student. It is not required reading.

Oct. 2 - Taylor Series of Sine: Taylor series approximation of the sine function.

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Sept. 20 - Assignment #2: Inductors, Matching, & Fitting:
Assignment #2
Due Friday, Oct. 4 @ 9:30 am
Sept. 20 - Supplemental Notes: Complete analysis of the transient response of an underdamped series LRC-circuit. Includes comparison to mechanical system of a mass on a spring and a full energy analysis.

These notes are provided as supplemental material for the interested student. It is not required reading.

Sept. 15 - CCUWiP: For anyone interested, here is the poster announcing the 2020 Canadian Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics.
Sept. 15 - CUPC: For anyone interested, here is the poster announcing the 2019 Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference.
Sept. 10 - Reading Assign: Eggleston 2.4-2.7
Sept. 10 - Assignment #1: Error Analysis & Review:
Assignment #1
Due Friday, Sept. 20 @ 9:30 am
Sept. 10 - Lecutre Slides: Here are the error analysis slides that will be presented in class.
Practice Assignment: Here is a practice assignment that reviews circuit concepts studied in first-year physics.

I will not collect and grade this assignment, it is for your own practice. The answers are given after each problem. If you struggle with any of the problems, you are strongly encouraged to review the relevant concepts in your first-year textbook or in Eggleston's book.

Reading Assign: Eggleston 1.1-1.3, 2.1-2.3
(Predominantly review)
Least Squares Fitting (.pdf): Here is a good introduction to
Weighted least squares fits.

This document also comes from the Phys 121 lab manual used at Case Western Reserve University. This link will take you to the complete manual.

Error Analysis (.pdf): Here is a very good introduction to
error analysis and error propagation.

This document comes from the Phys 121 lab manual used at Case Western Reserve University. This link will take you to the complete manual.

Laboratory Safety (.pdf): Read the following short document before coming to the first laboratory: Safety Guidelines
Course Syllabus (.pdf): PHYS 231 Syllabus

Past Final Exams & Solutions


PHYS 231 - 2012 final exam
PHYS 231 - 2012 final exam sol'ns
PHYS 231 - 2013 final exam
PHYS 231 - 2013 final exam sol'ns
PHYS 231 - 2014 final exam
PHYS 231 - 2014 final exam sol'ns

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