Approved by Faculty Senate.

 

 

University Studies Course Approval

Department or Program: ______Physics_______________________

Course Number: ___330__

Course Title: ___Electronics_______________________________________

Catalog Description: _____330 Electronics 4 s.h.

_A lecture-laboratory course in solid state electronics including circuit theory,

_diodes, transistors, power supplies, amplifiers, wave-form generators and integrated

circuits. Prerequisite: PHY 202 or PHYS 222 and MATH 165

This is an existing course that has previously been approved by A2C2 _X_.

OR This is a new course proposal _____. (If this is a new course proposal, the WSU Curriculum Approval

Form must also be completed as in the process prescribed by WSU Regulation 3-4.)

Department Contact Person for this course __Richard Shields ______________________

Email: ___rshields@winona.edu_________________

 

 

The proposed course is designed to satisfy the requirements in (select one area only):

Course Requirements:

A. Basic Skills:

______ 1. College Reading and Writing

______ 2. Oral Communication

______ 3. Mathematics

______ 4. Physical Development and Wellness

B. Arts & Sciences Core:

______ 1. Humanities

______ 2. Natural Science

______ 3. Social Science

______ 4. Fine & Performing Arts

C. Unity and Diversity:

 

______ 1. Critical Analysis

______ 2. Science and Social Policy

______ 3. a. Global Perspectives

______ b. Multicultural Perspectives

______ 4. a. Contemporary Citizenship

______ b. Democratic Institutions

Flagged Courses:

___X_ 1. Writing

______ 2. Oral

______ 3. a. Mathematics/ Statistics

______ b. Critical Analysis

 

 

Approval/Disapproval Recommendations

 

Department Recommendation: Approved_____ Disapproved____ Date:______

Chairperson Signature_______________________ Date______

 

Dean's Recommendation: Approved_____ Disapproved ____* Date:______

Dean's Signature_______________________ Date______

*In the case of a Dean's recommendation to disapprove a proposal a written rationale for the recommendation to disapprove shall be provided to USS

 

USS Recommendation: Approved_____ Disapproved____ Date:______

University Studies Director's Signature_______________________ Date______

 

A2C2 Recommendation: Approved_____ Disapproved_____ Date:______

A2C2 Chairperson Signature_______________________ Date______

 

Faculty Senate Recommendation: Approved_____ Disapproved____ Date:______

FA President's Signature_______________________ Date______

 

Academic Vice President's Recommendation: Approved____ Disapproved____ Date:______

VP's Signature_______________________ Date______

 

President's Decision: Approved_____ Disapproved____ Date:______

President's Signature_______________________ Date______

1. Outcomes for Electronics 330

The philosophy of the writing flag is a progression from formal write-ups of their laboratory experiences to style of scientific writing usually found in physics journals. The formal write-ups usually contain the following sections: the objective, theory, experimental apparatus, data and data analysis, and conclusions of the laboratory. As student progress through the course, the writing style changes to the style of a scientific paper in which references through footnotes direct the reader to where, for example, the theory or experimental apparatus is explained. Carefully chosen scientific papers will be given as reading assignments and to use as examples of writing style that the students should use in their final lab write-ups.

These courses must include requirements and learning activities that promote students' abilities to...

a. Practice the processes and procedures for creating and completing successful writing in their fields;

Students in Electronics will practice their writing skills by submitting formal laboratory write up.

b. Understand the main features and uses of writing in their fields;

With each laboratory experience, students will become better writers and more adapted to writing a scientific paper. For example, the first few labs will require a complete write-up with sections for theory, experiment, results and analysis. In the latter write-up, references can be used to replace sections and condense the write-up to a small compact form.

c. Adapt their writing to the general expectations of readers in their fields;

The first few labs will assume that the reader is a fellow physics student who is familiar with University Physics but is not knowledgeable of the lab. The later labs assume the reader is familiar with the theory of the lab. The first lab write-ups will concentrate on making the reader understand the labs while the final lab write-ups will assume the reader is a knowledgeable person and use references to explain the theory of lab. The write-up is used to communicate the results of the lab.

d. Make use of the technologies commonly used for research and writing in their fields; and

In writing the lab write-up, students will be expected to include equations, tables of data, and graphs. Students will use computer software such as Cricket Graph and Equation Editor to generate publication quality reports.

e. Learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their fields.

Examples of key scientific papers will be examined with an emphasis on comparing experimental data with theoretically predicted outcomes. The degree to which predicted values match experimental data, within uncertainty, with be stressed.

2. Course Outline

Physics 330 - Electronics

University Studies - Writing Flag

Writing Outcomes for Electronics 330

These courses must include requirements and learning activities that promote students' abilities to...

a. Practice the processes and procedures for creating and completing successful writing in their fields; b. Understand the main features and uses of writing in their fields;

c. Adapt their writing to the general expectations of readers in their fields; d. Make use of the technologies commonly used for research and writing in their fields; and

e. Learn the conventions of evidence, format, usage, and documentation in their fields.

Text: Principles of Electronic Instrumentation by Diefenderfer and Holton

Instructor: Dan Bloom Pasteur 114 C dbloom@winona.edu

Chapter 1 Direct Current Circuits

Chapter 2 Capacitors

Chapter 3,4 A.C Circuits

 

Exam I

Chapter 5 Diodes and Applications

Chapter 8 Transistors

Exam II

Chapter 9 Operational Amplifiers

Exam III

Chapter 10 Waveform Generators

Chapters 6, 7, 15 Instrumentation, Transducers and Noise

Laboratory (Writing Objectives a, b, c, d, e)

Exp. 1 Thevenin's Theorem

Exp. 2. Meter Characteristics

Exp. 3 The Wheatstone Bridge

Exp. 4 High Pass and Low Pass Filters

Exp. 5 Power Supplies and Voltage Regulators

Exp. 6 Single Transistor Amplifier

Exp. 7 Operational Amplifier - Non-inverting

Exp. 8 Operational Amplifier - Inverting

Exp. 9 Operational Amplifier - Integrator

Exp. 10 Operational Amplifier - Differentiator

Exp. 11 Current of Voltage Converter

Exp. 12 The Schmitt Trigger

Exp. 13 The Differential Amplifier

Exp. 14 Integrated Circuits Timer

Final Exam

Grading: 3 exams @ 100 pts ....................300 pts

Homework and Labs ..................150

Lab exam ....................................100

Final Exam ..................................150

Total 700 pts