Spring 2016 P226

PHY226 Electronics          Syllabus          Spring Quarter, 2016 

 

Instructor:      Cheng Chin 

  Lectures:       Tue & Thur         10:30‐11:50 am        KPTC 105 

  Office hour:   Thur                    12:30‐01:30 pm        GCIS E107                    Tel: 773‐702‐7192 

  Email:            cchin@uchicago.edu  (please add Phy226 in the subject)

  Class notes:  http://ultracold.uchicago.edu/phys_spring16_p1

 

Teaching Assistants:  Noah Mitchell npmitchell@uchicago.edu

                                    Miles Wu mileswu@uchicago.edu

                                    Nickolas Upole nickolas@uchicago.edu

 

Textbooks:      Student Manual for the Art of Electronics by T. Hayes and P. Horowitz 

                        (Recomm.) The Art of Electronics, 2nd Ed., P. Horowitz and W. Hill 

 

Lab sessions:   (Mon & Wed) or (Tue & Thur)            1:30‐5:20 pm 

Lab reports should be turned in by the end of the sessions.

Attendance of all lab sessions is required.

 

Grades:           (A) 14 Lab reports: 60%; Midterm exam: 40%

                        (B) 7 Lab reports: 30%; Midterm exam: 20%; Project: 70%

 

Class outline:

                                                                                                                                                         

Wk

Date

Lecture

Lab

(A)

(B)

1

3/29

DC circuits

------ no lab ------

 

 

 

3/31

Capacitors and inductors

------ no lab ------

 

 

2

4/5

Diodes

Lab 1: DC circuits

Ö

Ö

 

4/7

P-N physics

Lab 2: Capacitors

Ö

Ö

3

4/12

Transistors I

Lab 3: Diodes

Ö

Ö

 

4/14

Transistors II

Lab 4: Transistors I

Ö

Ö

4

4/19

Operational amplifiers I

Lab 5: Transistors II

Ö

Ö

 

4/21

Operational amplifiers II

Transistors III

Ö

Ö

5

4/26

Feedback Theory I

Lab 8: Op-amp I

Ö

Ö

 

4/28

Feedback Theory II

Lab 9: Op-amp II

 

 

6

5/3

Feedback, Optoelectronics

Temperature Servo I / Project

 

 

 

5/5

Optoelectronics

Temperature Servo II / Project

Ö

 

7

5/10

Analog meets digital

Temperature Servo III / Project

Ö

 

 

5/12

Gates

Light emitting diode / Project 

Ö

 

8

5/17

PrepFinal, Midterm+Solution, GradeDistribution

Photodetector / Project 

Ö

 

 

5/19

Flip-flops

Lab 13. Gates / Project

Ö

 

9

5/24

Counters

Lab 14. Flip-Flops / Project

Ö

 

 

5/26

FPGA

Lab 15. Counters / Project

 

 

10

5/31

EFI electronics shop tour

FPGA / Project

Ö

Pj.Rep.

 

6/2

Project presentations

------ no lab ------

 

 

 

Projects:

  1. Proposals (1 page) should be supported by 1 TA and Cheng by the 5th week (4/28). 
  2. Preliminary discussions and purchases made by the 6th week (5/5).
  3. Presentations will be evaluated by students (30%), TAs (30%) and Cheng (40%).
  4. Report due by 5/31/2016.

 

Project suggestions:

1. Lidar (Light radar)

Idea: Measure distances by illuminating a target with a light pulse. c=299792458 m/s.

Material: laser pointer or collimated LED, photodiode,

Goal: Distance > 10m and precision better than 100 micron.    

2. Wireless communication

Idea: Electrical signal -> LED -> air -> photodiode -> Electrical signa

Material: LED, photodiode, cut USB cable

Goal: Demonstrate connectivity of two devices with an air gap of 1cm.

3. Levitation of a macroscopic object with a feedback circuit

Idea: Stabilize a levitating magnet with a LED and photodiode that measure its height.

Material: LED, photodiode, two coils, magnet

Goal: stable levitation for 10 seconds

4. Bio sensor

Idea: pulse sensor or pedometer that pick up vibrations from your body

Material: Sensor, Op-amps

Goal: Reach high sensitivity to reveal interesting dynamics of your body

5. Analog differential equation solver

Idea: Solve a non-trivial differential equation with op-amp based feedback circuits

Material: function generator, op-amp

Goal: Show that your circuit yields the correct answer to a non-trivial equation.

6. Cell phone wireless charger:

Idea: Transfer significant energy in free space with magnetic field or optical field.

Material: Variac (for safety) and solenoids

Goal: Show that the phone is charged in an hour

7. Balance a pen standing on its tip

Idea: Stabilize an unstable object by driving or active feedback.

Material: pen, platform, solenoids

Goal: stabilize a pen beyond the Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. (6 s)

 

Other ideas? Please consult TAs and Cheng.