MECH307 - Exam I Review Topics


reading assignments covered: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 6; Appendix A
(see the syllabus for section details)

  1. mechatronic and measurement systems
  2. basic electric circuits
    1. KVL, KCL
    2. Ohm's Law
    3. voltage division
    4. current division
    5. equivalent resistance
    6. capacitor
    7. inductor
    8. input and output impedance
  3. ac circuits
    1. complex impedance
    2. waveform terminology
    3. phasor analysis
      1. rectangular form
      2. complex form
  4. diodes
    1. forward and reverse bias
    2. real vs. ideal
    3. flyback protection
    4. LEDs
  5. transistors
    1. saturation and cutoff
    2. circuit analysis
  6. digital circuits
    1. terminology
    2. number systems (binary, hex, BCD)
    3. gates (AND, OR, INV, and varieties)
    4. Boolean algebra and basic identities
    5. De Morgan's Laws
    6. logic circuit design
      1. deriving a Boolean expression from a truth table (sum-of-products, product-of-sums)
      2. simplification of Boolean expressions
      3. De Morgan all-AND and all-OR realizations
      4. determining and reducing chip count
    7. logic circuit analysis
      1. Boolean expression
      2. truth table
      3. timing diagram
    8. flip-flops
      1. RS, JK, D, T
      2. preset and clear
      3. level and edge triggering
  7. miscellaneous
    1. reading assignments
    2. homework assignments
    3. Lab exercises