EE40 COURSE
DESCRIPTION
Lecture
Time:
10 Evans, MWF 1011
Course
Objectives:
This
course is intended to teach basic circuit theory and principles of electronic
engineering as preparation for subsequent EE courses.
Course
Format:
Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory, one hour
of discussion [4 Units].
Stay with ONE Discussion and Lab session you
registered.
Instructor:
Prof. Connie ChangHasnain
Office: 263M Cory Hall
Office hour: T 1112, W 1112
All emails to me should be forwarded by Ms. Therese George
or the Head GSI.
Secretary: Therese George, 253 Cory,
therese AT eecs DOT berkeley DOT edu
Prerequisites:
Math
1B and Physics 7B.
Textbooks
and/or other required material:
Hambley,
Allan R., Electrical Engineering: Principles and Applications (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education,
Inc., 2007.
Supplemental
notes and reader (on line for download)
Class/laboratory
schedule:
Office Hours, Discussion and Laboratory Sections Begin
9/4/07
Tests and Final Dates:

Tests: In Class Monday 9/17,
Monday 10/8, Friday 11/2, Friday 11/30

Location: 10 Evans

Final: 8 – 11 am Tuesday
12/13/2006 (Exam Group 1)

Location: to be announced
Best
Final Project Contest

35pm, 12/10 Location TBD

Winning projects will be displayed
on second floor Cory Hall for 6 months. Winners will received some awards,
details to be announced.
Grading
Policy:

9%: 10 HW sets  drop one lowest
point; hence each is worth 1%

18%: 10 Labs
i. 7 structured experiments (each is worth 1.5%)
ii. one 3week final project (7.5%) with bonus points (2%)

40%: 4 tests – drop one
lowest; hence each one is worth 13.33%

33%: Final exam

No late HW or Lab reports
accepted.

No makeup exams
Weekly
HW:

Assignment on the web by 5 pm
Wednesdays, starting 8/29/07.

Due 5 pm the following Wednesday
in HW box, 240 Cory.

On the top page, right top corner,
write your name (in the form: Last Name, First Name) with discussion session
number.

Graded homework will be returned
one week later in discussion sessions.
Labs

Each lab is graded with 30% on
Prelab and 70% on Report.

You must complete the prelab section
before going to the lab. The prelabs are checked by the GSIs at the beginning
of each session. If prelabs are completed during the lab sessions, it is
considered late and 50% will be deducted.

Lab reports are due exactly one
week after your lab is completed.
Classroom
Rules:

Please come to class on time.

Turn off cell phones, pagers,
radio, CD, DVD, etc.

No food or pets.

Do not come in and out of
classroom.

Lectures will be recorded and
webcasted.
Catalog
Description:
Fundamental
circuit concepts and analysis techniques. Kirchoff's laws, nodal analysis;
independent and dependent sources. Thevenin, Norton equivalent circuits.
Transient and AC analysis; speed and power. Phasors, Bode plots and transfer
function. Filters and OpAmps. Graphical methods for nonlinear circuits.
GaussÃ•s Law and bandgap. Diode and FET characteristics. Diode and MOSFET
circuits. Introduction to basic integratedcircuit technology and layout.
Digital signals, logic gates, switching.
An
electronics laboratory is part of the course. Using and understanding
electronics laboratory equipment such as: oscilloscope, power supplies,
function generator, multimeter, curvetracer, and RLC meter. Includes a term
project of constructing a circuit with appropriate electromechanical device.
Topics
covered:

Introduction to circuits:
currents, and voltages; power and energy; Kirchhoff's Current Law; Kirchhoff's
Voltage Law; branches, loops and nodes

Resistive circuits; Thevenin and
Norton equivalent circuits; Node/Mesh/Superposition analysis

Inductance and capacitance; L and
C transients; 1^{st} and 2^{nd} order circuits

Phasors; Frequency response; Bode
plots; Resonance; Transfer function; Filters (1^{st} and 2^{nd}
order filters)

Operational Amplifiers: Ideal
operational amplifiers; Inverting and noninverting amplifiers; Design of
simple amplifiers; Opamp imperfections in the linear range of operation;
Integrators and differentiators;

Diode circuits: Basic concepts;
Loadline analysis of diode circuits; Idealdiode model; Piecewiselinear diode
models; Rectifier circuits; voltage doubler

Semiconductors; n and p doping;
bandgap

Diode physics: Gauss's Law and
Poisson Equation; Depletion approximation; IV characteristics

MOSFET physics: NMOS and PMOS
transistors and simple fabrication concepts

MOSFET circuits: Loadline
analysis; Bias circuits

Binary logic, truth tables:
inversion, NAND and NOR
 Logic circuits: CMOS logic gates