20443 The World of Electricity and Electronics 1

Credits: 6 intermediate credits in Electronics

Prerequisites: none 2

Required: Fundamentals of Physics (or Fundamentals of Physics I + Fundamentals of Physics II), and Differential and Integral Calculus I (or Infinitesimal Calculus I)

Authors: Adir Bar-Lev, Gady Golan

The course provides students with basic knowledge and concepts of the principles underlying electricity theory and electrical systems.

Topics: Basic concepts in electricity; The magnetic field; The NP junction and its properties capacity, diode, diode clipping and clamping, SCR, MOS transistor; Optoelectronics types of detectors, solar cells, optical fibers, optical communication, light sources (LED), lasers, screens, plasma, liquid crystal; Measurement instrumentation multi-tester device, CRT, oscilloscope, frequency generator; Amplifiers analog amplifier, distortions, narrow band amplifier, negative feedback, operational amplifier; Oscillators positive feedback, stability, oscillators, wave form generators, signal derivation and integration; Digital systems digital systems, Boolean algebra, gates, flip flops, counters, registers; Digital signal processing signal sampling, Nyquist theorem, noise, digital signal processing; Laboratory experiments experiments in direct currents and alternate currents, oscilliscope, magnetism, RLC circuit measurements, wave form generators, experiments and malfunction detection in diodes and transistors.


1There is some overlap in the content of this and other courses. For details, see Overlapping Courses.

2Students who took 5-point high-school Physics and Mathematics and passed with high grades (within the last 5 years), are advised to contact a Physics advisor before enrolling.