reading assignments covered: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 6; Appendix A

(see the syllabus
for section details)

- mechatronic and measurement systems
- basic
electric circuits
- KVL, KCL
- Ohm's Law
- voltage division
- current division
- equivalent resistance
- capacitor
- inductor
- input and output impedance

- ac circuits
- complex impedance
- waveform terminology
- phasor analysis
- rectangular form
- complex form

- diodes
- forward and reverse bias
- real vs. ideal
- flyback protection
- LEDs

- transistors
- saturation and cutoff
- circuit analysis

- digital circuits
- terminology
- number systems (binary, hex, BCD)
- gates (AND, OR, INV, and varieties)
- Boolean algebra and basic identities
- De Morgan's Laws
- logic circuit design
- deriving a Boolean expression from a truth table (sum-of-products, product-of-sums)
- simplification of Boolean expressions
- De Morgan all-AND and all-OR realizations
- determining and reducing chip count

- logic
circuit analysis
- Boolean expression
- truth table
- timing diagram

- flip-flops
- RS, JK, D, T
- preset and clear
- level and edge triggering

- miscellaneous
- reading assignments
- homework assignments
- Lab exercises