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==Goals==
==Goals==
To provide a self-contained introduction to building, testing and understanding basic electrical circuits and electronic devices.
To provide a self-contained introduction to building, testing and understanding basic electrical circuits and electronic devices.
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==Text book==
==Text book==

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Contents

EE-241: Introductory Electronics Laboratory


Instructor: Dr Abubakr Muhammad

Email: abubakr [at] lums.edu.pk

Office: 301 (PDC Bldg)

Office Hours: TBA

Year: 2009-10

Semester: Fall

Category: Undergrad (EE core)

Credits: 2

Course Website: http://cyphynets.lums.edu.pk/index.php/EE-241

Course Description

A lab course to introduce electric circuits, electrical measurements and electronic devices. Topics include generating and measuring electrical signals; building and analyzing simple circuits using transformers, OP-Amps, diodes, MOSFETS; concepts of amplification, filtering and modulation. Includes a term project on constructing a complete electronic system.

Course Status

Core course for electrical engineering majors

Pre-requisites

Enforced : Phys 100: Experimental Physics - I

Recommended: None

Goals

To provide a self-contained introduction to building, testing and understanding basic electrical circuits and electronic devices.

Text book

A First Lab in Circuits and Electronics by Yannis Tsividis. John Wiley & Sons. 2002.

Laboratory Staff

  • Abdullah Nauroze (Teaching fellow)
  • Kashif Rahim (Teaching assistant)
  • Farhan Ateeq (Teaching assistant)
  • Zain Khan (Teaching assistant)
  • Syed Muhammad Asif (Lab Facilitator)
  • Mr Omer (Lab Technician)
  • Abubakr Muhammad (Faculty in-charge)

Grading Scheme

Lab performance : 75%

Project : 25%

Policies and Guidelines

  • This is a 2 credit-hours course. You are expected to spend a total of 6 hours per week for this course. This is not a pass/fail course.
  • The class has been divided into various sections. Please find out your weekly schedule from your program coordinator.
  • Each lab session can be completed in roughly 2.5-3 hours.
  • After your weekly lab performance, you should visit the course website and download the pre-lab exercises and handouts for the next lab. You are expected to read them thoroughly before coming to the next lab session. Plan to dedicate 2.5-3 hours per week on reading the handouts and solving pre-lab exercises.
  • If assigned, hand in the pre-lab exercises at the start of each experiment.
  • There will be 11 lab sessions in total, including a computer based tutorial session on circuit simulation. Your performance in these 11 sessions will count towards 75% of your final grade. Your ten best performances will be used to compute your grade. Lab 0 will only be an orientation session and will not be counted towards course grading.
  • PROJECT
    • A major requirement for this course will be a group project. The project will carry a weight of 25% in the final grade.
    • During the 12th week of the semester, groups of three students will submit a proposal for a project. A list of suggested projects will be provided to you by the 6th week of the semester. You can also suggest your own project idea, with the permission of the instructor.
    • You will be expected to design, test and fabricate a small electronic system, thus demonstrating your understanding of basic ideas of electrical and electronic engineering.
    • In the last week of the semester, there will be a project exhibition during which your projects will be graded and displayed.
    • Attendance in lab sessions in mandatory. Failure to attend the lab sessions may seriously affect your final grade.
    • Make use of the hands-on circuit simulation and circuit board manufacturing workshops to facilitate your laboratory exercises as well as to enhance your project.

Schedule

WEEK SCHOOL CALENDAR COURSE CALENDAR TOPICS
Week 1. August 24 Aug 24. Classes begin. Orientation / Lab 0 Electrical safety Slides. Introduction to electrical components and instruments.Handout. Generating and observing time-varying signals.
Week 2. August 31 Aug 31. Add/drop with full refund Lab 1 RC circuits and transients. Handout
Week 3. September 7 Sept 10. Second payment deadline Lab 2 Diodes and their applications. Handout
Week 4. September 14 Lab 3 Basic characteristics of op amps and comparators Handout
Week 5. September 21 Eid-ul-Fitr holidays No lab this week.
Week 6. September 28 Sept 30. Drop with penalty Lab 4; Project list distributed Introduction to SPICE; Computer based exercises
Week 7. October 5 Lab 5 Amplifier design using op amps; Making a simple sound system
Week 8. October 12 Lab 6 Filters, frequency response, and tone control
Week 9. October 19 Midterm exams No lab this week. .
Week 10. October 26 Lab 7 LC circuits, resonance and transformers; Hands-on workshop on PCB making.
Week 12. November 2 Lab 8 Modulation and radio reception
Week 13. November 9 Nov 9. Iqbal day. Lab 9; Projects assigned to groups MOSFET characteristics and applications
Week 14. November 16 Lab 10 Principles of amplification.
Week 15. November 23 Eid-ul-Azha. Nov 27-30. Lab 11 Introduction to digital logic circuits.
Week 16. December 7 Dec 9. Last day of classes; Dec 10-12, Reading and review. Project Exhibition Project Exhibition
Week 17. December 14 Dec 15. Convocation; Dec 31. Final grades submission; Dec 21-Jan 22 Semester break. .
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