|| PH25310 |
|| EXPERIMENTAL ANALOGUE ELECTRONICS |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Tudor E Jenkins |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Mr Clive A Willson |
|| PH12020 , PH15510
| Course delivery
|| Practical || 44 Hours. |
|| Other || 52 Hours. general research and report writing |
|| Workload Breakdown || (Every 10 credits carries a notional student workload of 100 hours) 44 hours practical, 56 hours general research and report writing |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Laboratory reports||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| 8 hours practical examination||100%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
set up simple analogue electrical circuits and use standard laboratory equipament to measure properties of those circuits.
simulate the operation of such circuits using computer programmes
design, construct and characterise simple analogue amplifier circuits
Experimentation is the bedrock of the Physical Sciences and instrumentation is the technology of experimentation. Signals detected by modern transducers are usually in the form of electric currents or voltages and the ability to process such signals is of paramount importance to a physicist. This module will instruct student in this field.
This course will instruct students in the practical implementation of passive and active analogue systems and in the analysis and interpretation of data measured.
Kirchoff, thevenin, Superposition.
Frequency and time response of RL, RC and RLC circuits
Diodes and power supplies
Operational amplifiers: Inverting, non-inverting and differential amplifiers. The Instrumentation Amplifier.
Simple active filters.
The transistor as an amplifier.
|| Students will be expected to design electrical circuits to solve simple practical problems
|| There will be some simple circuit design exercises. Students will need to research these in the library and on the Web. |
|| Assessment is by several formal written reports
|| All reports will be word-processed. In addition, students will use programmes to simulate the behaviour of their electrical circuits prior to constructing them. |
|Application of Number
|| Analysis of experimental data will naturally involve application of number. |
|Subject Specific Skills
|| Use of laboratory measuring instruments. Errors analysis. Electrical circuit theorems. |
Dorf, Richard C. (1993.) Introduction to electric circuits.
Waterworth, G. (1988.) Work out electronics.
This module is at CQFW Level 5