ACAT3003 Electronics A
A one-hour lecture and a one-hour practical each week in Semester 1.
To gain an understanding of the theoretical foundations of electronics, and to develop practical skills in building and analysing circuits.
- Physics of electricity: units, charge, voltage, current, power, energy, radiation, frequency, phase.
- Electronic components: conductors, resistors, capacitors, inductors, relays, transformers, diodes, transistors, rectifiers, bridges, integrated circuits.
- DC and AC behaviour: power sources, safety, active versus passive components, noise.
- Circuits: amplifiers, oscillators, filters, switches, regulators.
- Analysis of circuit diagrams: component identification, module identification, functional analysis. Circuit assembly techniques: breadboard, wirewrap, soldering, printed circuit boards.
- Analog devices: op-amps, timers, filters, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion.
- Digital devices: logic gates, flip-flops, RAM, ROM, PAL, microprocessors.
Assignments 60%. Practical project 40%.
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|Chamberlin, H., Musical Applications of Microprocessors, 2nd edn, Hayden Books, 1985.|
|Horowitz, P., and Hill, W., The Art of Electronics, Cambridge University Press, 1980.|
|Nilsson, J.W, Electric Circuits, Addison-Wesley, 1983.|
|Pitt, VH. (ed.), The Penguin Dictionary of Physics, Penguin, 1979.|
|Rowe, J., Fundamentals of Solid State, Masterprint, 1979. (An Electronics Australia Handbook)|
|Young, E.C. (ed.), The New Penguin Dictionary of Electronics, Penguin, 1980.|
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