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Physics 3420 Syllabus

 
Textbooks:
Instructor:
Gerald Hardie
2223 Everett Tower
Telephone: 387-4948
Fax          : 387-4939
E-mail:  gerald.hardie@wmich.edu
Classes:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 11:00-11:50
2211 Rood Hall
Laboratory:
Your  laboraory write-up is due Monday  before 12:00 on the week following
the laboratory.
Final Exam:
A comprehensive final exam will be given on Thursday, April 25 from 10:15-12:15am
Problems:
You will be required to submit solutions to Hand-In assignments..
SOLUTIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ON TIME!!!!
Grades:
Your grade will be  based on the following:
Regular exams.................................55%
Comprehensive final........................15%
Laboratory.......................................15%
Hand-In Assign................................15%
Grading Scale:
90-99...............A
83-89.............BA
76-82...............B
69-75.............CB
62-68...............C
55-61.............DC
48-54...............D
Purpose:
a) To introduce students to circuit components and
analysis.
b) To teach students to handle equipment intelligently.
c) By the end of the course the students should be able
to follow descriptions of  circuits, such as are often
given in instruction manuals.
d) Students should be able to do simple trouble-shooting
and repair.
e) Although students will not be design engineers at the
end of the course, they should be able to do simple design
work.

picture of a typewriterAssignments
 
 
 
      DAY       DATE   HANDIN      TEST
       
   wed
   Jan. 23     01     01
   wed
   Jan. 30
    02   
   wed
   Feb. 06
    03     02
   wed
   Feb. 13     04    
   wed
   Feb. 20
    05  
   wed
   Feb. 27
   
    03
   wed
   Mar. 12     06      
   wed
   Mar. 19
    07      04
   wed
   Apr. 02
    08
 
   wed.    Apr 09
    09
    05
   mon
   Apr. 14
    10    

 
SUBJECT
PROBLEM SETS


 DC CIRCUITS   Prob. sets 1,2
 AC CIRCUITS   Prob. sets 3,4
 AC CIRCUITS   Prob. sets 5,6
 DIODES   Prob. set 7
 TRANSISTORS   Prob sets  8,9
 FET  Prob. set 10
 FEEDBACK  Prob. set 11
 OP-AMPS  Prob. set 12
 OSCILLATORS  

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