Brandeis University Physics 29a
Fall 2016 Kevan Hashemi

Electronics Laboratory I, Syllabus


An introduction to analog and digital electronic circuits. Six scheduled hours a week, including one lecture and one quiz. Most scheduled time is spent in the electronics laboratory assembling and testing electronic circuits. Students should expect to spend another six hours outside class studying the material, preparing for the quiz, and consulting the instructors with their questions. Office hours and additional laboratory time will be available.


  1. Voltage, Current, and Resistors
  2. Capactitors, Inductors, and Impedance
  3. Frequency Response and Step Response
  4. Diodes and Rectification
  5. Transformers and Power Supplies
  6. Transistors and Audio Amplifiers
  7. Amplitude-Modulated Radio Reception
  8. Operational Amplifiers
  9. Combinatorial Logic
  10. Oscillators and Clocks
  11. Registers and Counters
  12. Analog to Digital Conversion


Notes: Lecture notes to accompany the course will be available on Latte a few days before each lecture, along with previous quiz questions for practice.

Text: Meyer-Basic Electronics: An Introduction to Electronics for Science Students (2nd Edition, from, search for Curtis Meyer).

For Laboratory Work: electronic components, wires, wire cutters, oscilloscope, voltmeter, breadboard, function generator, and power supply.

For Analysis: calculators and spreadsheets.

Note from the Dean: "Success in this 4 credit hour course is based on the expectation that students will spend a minimum of 6 hours of study time per week in preparation for class (readings, papers, discussion sections, preparation for exams, etc.)."