Explores the design and operation of basic operational amplifier circuits through theory and lab work to illustrate and confirm the design and operation of linear amplifiers, voltage and current converters, comparators and precision rectifiers. Students will learn how discrete semiconductor devices are constructed, how to handle them, how diodes, bipolar transistors, Field-effect transistors (FETs), and thrystors operate and how to use them in practical circuits. Alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) power supply circuits will be introduced as well. Also introduces various "building block" circuits including amplifiers, oscillators, and power supply circuits.
Prerequisite: C or better in INST 132.
(PCS 1.2, 6 credit hours; 4 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)
Instrumentation and Control Systems
Instrumentation and Controls