TOURO COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUS
NEW YORK SCHOOL OF CAREER AND APPLIED STUDIES
DEPARTMENT:
Computer Science
COURSE TITLE:
Digital Electronics
COURSE NUMBER:
GCO 201
PREREQUISITES:
MAT 120 and GCO 130
CREDIT HOURS:
3
DEVELOPER:
Gene Kuleshov
LAST UPDAT
E:
January 27, 2004
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is designed to provide students with understanding of the theoretical
background and experimental application of contemporary electronic devices. The
students will develop knowledge of analog and digi
tal electronics concepts and
techniques that are the background of networked computer systems. The course covers
essential concepts of electricity, including electric charges, Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s laws,
electric fields, potentials, capacitance, inductanc
e, complex impedance, and resonance.
Early in the course introductory circuit analysis techniques are emphasized to assist the
students in developing an approach to solving problems related to electronic circuits. In
addition to electric circuit analysis,
the course also covers topics such as semiconductors,
diodes and bipolar transistors, binary logic, logic gates, voltage amplifiers, and analog to
digital and digital to analog converters.
COURSE/DEPARTMENTAL OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this course t
he students will:
Demonstrate knowledge of basic electric and magnetic phenomena.
Demonstrate the ability to identify various electronic components and their usage.
Demonstrate the ability to use tools and instruments to test resistance voltage and
curren
t in both the direct current and alternate current circuitry.
Demonstrate knowledge of transmitting and receiving concepts including analog
and digital modulations techniques.
Demonstrate the ability to analyze and calculate logical combinatory circuits.
COURSE/INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES
This course is intended to introduce students to basic physics and electronics skills
needed to function effectively and be employable in today’s technological society.
Enhancement of students’ technological skills is an
institutional goal that this course is
designed to fulfill.
COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topics
1
Introduction. Brief review of required mathematical background:
functions, linear, nonlinear and simultaneous equations, elements of
trigonometry
–
sin(x) and cos
(x) functions, their amplitude, period,
frequency, and phase.
2
Basic concepts of electricity: positive and negative charges, sources of
electricity, electric force, electric field, electric potential and voltage,
resistance and resistors. Elementary Dire
ct Current (DC) circuits, the
Ohm’s law.
3
DC circuits and measurements. Series and parallel resistors configurations,
and combined series

parallel electrical circuits. Kirchhoff’s laws.
Relationship between resistance, current, voltage, and power.
4.
A
lternating Current (AC). The Sine wave; instantaneous values of a Sine
wave; average and root

mean

square (RMS) values of a Sine wave.
Harmonic frequencies. Non

sinusoidal waveforms.
5
Magnetism. Magnetic field. Electromagnetic induction. The Faraday’s an
d
Lenz’s laws. Self

inductance. Mutual inductance. Inductors connected in
series and parallel. Inductive reactance.
6
Capacitance and capacitors. Relative permittivity (dielectric constant).
Capacitors connected in series and parallel. Capacitance reactan
ce.
Impedance.
7
Midterm Examination.
8
Alternating current circuits: the series
RL
,
RC
, and
RLC
circuits; the
parallel
RL
,
RC
, and
RLC
circuits. Effective resistance. Resonance.
9
Coupling and filter circuits: direct coupling, capacitive coupling,
tran
sformer coupling. Filter circuits: low

pass, high

pass, band

pass, and
band

stop filters.
10
Semiconductor fundamentals:
p

type and
n

type semiconductors.
Semiconductor diodes. Half

wave rectifiers, full wave rectifiers, and
rectifier filters.
11
Transist
ors and thyristors: bipolar junction transistors, the transistor as a
switch, voltage divider, field effect transistors; thyristors.
12
Amplifier Circuits: common

base (CB), common emitter (CE), and
common

collector (CC) amplifiers; multistage and differe
ntial amplifiers.
13
Digital electronics: decimal and binary number systems and their mutual
conversion. Logic gates and inverters: AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR,
and exclusive

OR gates.
14
Logic gates combinations: Boolean theorems, flip

flops, shift register
s and
counters. Review.
15
Final Examination.
HARDWARE/SOFTWARE/MATERIALS REQUIREMENTS
Software
Windows XP
COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Virtual Lab Exercises
Homework Assignments
Midterm Examination
Final Examination
GRADING GUIDELINES
Grades will be ba
sed on the local tests and quizzes, lab and homework assignments,
midterm and final examinations. These will be weighted as follows:
Lab and Homework assignments
40%
Midterm examination
20%
Final examination
40%
METHODOLOGY
Each session will
integrate lecture, virtual lab assignment and exercise. Students are
encouraged to help each other on the lab and exercise assignments but they cannot simply
copy from each other. Virtual lab, class exercise and homework assignments will be
sequenced from
simple to more complex and will be varied and appropriate to the level
and ability of the class.
COURSE TEXTS
Title:
Principles of Electronics
Author:
Colin G. Simpson
Pub. Date:
1998
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
ISBN #:
0

013

034406

0
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Tit
le:
Essentials of Electronics
Author:
Frank D. Petruzella
Pub. Date:
2000
Publisher:
McGrow

Hill
ISBN #:
0

07

821048

8
RELATED WEB SITES
Digital Electronics Online Book:
http://www.uclan.ac.uk/cgi

bi
n/book
Digital Electronics Design:
http://www.ee.up.ac.za/~trudi/ded/ded99.html
Digital Electronics (PowerPoint Presentations)
h
ttp://www.sunybroome.edu/~eet_dept/267/pp/
Introductory Digital Electronics:
http://home.hkstar.com/~hkiedsci/
Digital Electronics (A Practical Problem Featuring):
http://www.belmont.cc.oh.us/dews/stupro/stupro8/digital.htm
Digital Electronics (Problem Collection):
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/tripos/t

DigitalElectronics.html
Digital Electronics (Detailed Materials):
http://msumusik.mursuky.edu/~jmclaren/http/EDU/eet331.htm
ENTRANCE COMPETENCIES
The students are expected
to be computer literate (Microsoft windows, Internet, and
Blackboard 6 environments) and to be familiar with basic logic and high school level
mathematics.
COURSE EXPECTATIONS
Students are expected to get knowledge of digital electronics basic concepts
as well as the
ability to design, analyze, and calculate parameters of digital modules.
EXIT COMPETENCIES
Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic digital electronics logic, they will be able
to select, design, implement and test the digital modules
such as filters, amplifiers, and
gates.
TOURO COLLEGE COURSE OUTLINE
SCHOOL OF CAREER AND APPLIED STUDIES
DEPARTMENT:
Computer Science
COURSE TITLE:
Digital Electronics
COURSE NUMBER:
GCO 201
PREREQUISITES:
MAT 120 and G
CO 130
CREDIT HOURS:
3
PROFESSOR:
Dr. Gene Kuleshov
E

MAIL ADDRESS:
genek@touro.edu
TELEPHONE NUMBER:
(212) 463

0400 x 231
CLASS MEETING:
First day of class
–
February 4, 2004
Day of the week
–
Wednesday
Time
–
12:30 PM
–
3:00 PM
Room # 336 (Computer Lab, 3
rd
Floor)
Last day of class
–
May 12, 2004
Holidays: April 7, 2004 (No class)
Midterm test date
–
March 17, 2004
Final test date
–
May 19, 2004
OFFICE HOURS:
Thursday, 11:00 AM
–
2:00 PM at Flushin
g Campus
located at 133

35 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, or make
appointment on other day and time via e

mail.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to provide students with understanding of the theoretical
background and experimental application of
contemporary electronic devices. The
students will develop knowledge of analog and digital electronics concepts and
techniques that are the background of networked computer systems. The course covers
essential concepts of electricity, including electric ch
arges, Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s laws,
electric fields, potentials, capacitance, inductance, complex impedance, and resonance.
Early in the course introductory circuit analysis techniques are emphasized to assist the
students in developing an approach to solv
ing problems related to electronic circuits. In
addition to electric circuit analysis, the course also covers topics such as semiconductors,
diodes and bipolar transistors, binary logic, logic gates, voltage amplifiers, and analog to
digital and digital to
analog converters.
ENTRANCE COMPETENCIES:
The students are expected to be computer literate (Microsoft windows, Internet, and
Blackboard 6 environments) and to be familiar with basic logic and high school level
mathematics.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
Upon
completion of this course the students will:
Demonstrate knowledge of basic electric and magnetic phenomena.
Demonstrate the ability to identify various electronic components and their usage.
Demonstrate the ability to use tools and instruments to test re
sistance voltage and
current in both the direct current and alternate current circuitry.
Demonstrate knowledge of transmitting and receiving concepts including analog
and digital modulations techniques.
Demonstrate the ability to analyze and calculate logi
cal combinatory circuits.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Attendance, virtual lab assignments, homework, midterm and final exams.
COURSE EXPECTATIONS:
Students are expected to get knowledge of digital electronics basic concepts as well as the
ability to design, a
nalyze, and calculate parameters of digital modules.
EXIT COMPETENCIES:
Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic digital electronics logic, they will be able
to select, design, implement and test the digital modules such as filters, amplifiers, and
g
ates.
PROCEDURE:
INSTRUCTOR’S GRADING POLICY/CRITERIA:
Grades will be based on the local tests and quizzes, lab and homework
assignments, midterm and final examinations. These will be weighted as follows:
Lab and Homework assignments
40%
Midterm
examination
20%
Final examination
40%
TEXTBOOKS:
Title:
Principles of Electronics
Author:
Colin G. Simpson
Pub. Date:
1998
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
ISBN #:
0

013

034406

0
BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Title:
Essentials of Electronics
Author:
Frank D. Petruzel
la
Pub. Date:
2000
Publisher:
McGrow

Hill
ISBN #:
0

07

821048

8
RELATED WEB SITES:
Digital Electronics Online Book:
http://www.uclan.ac.uk/cgi

bin/book
Digital Electronics Design:
http://www.ee.up.ac.za/~trudi/ded/ded99.html
Digital Electronics (PowerPoint Presentations)
http://www.sunybroome.edu/~eet_dept/267/pp/
Introductory
Digital Electronics:
http://home.hkstar.com/~hkiedsci/
Digital Electronics (A Practical Problem Featuring):
http://www.
belmont.cc.oh.us/dews/stupro/stupro8/digital.htm
Digital Electronics (Problem Collection):
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/tripos/t

DigitalElectronics.html
Digital Electronics (Detailed
Materials):
http://msumusik.mursuky.edu/~jmclaren/http/EDU/eet331.htm
COURSE CONTENT:
Week
Topics
1
Introduction. Brief review of required mathematical background:
functions
, linear, nonlinear and simultaneous equations, elements of
trigonometry
–
sin(x) and cos(x) functions, their amplitude, period,
frequency, and phase.
Textbook:
Chapter 1, pp. 2
–
27.
Lab:
Simple Harmonic Motion
–
the interactive tutorial and test.
Home
work:
Set of problem dealing with numbers and elementary
arithmetic calculations.
2
Basic concepts of electricity: positive and negative charges, sources of
electricity, electric force, electric field, electric potential and voltage,
resistance and resist
ors. Elementary Direct Current (DC) circuits, the
Ohm’s law.
Textbook:
Chapters 2 and 3, pp. 28
–
83.
Lab:
Elementary DC circuits.
Homework:
Set of problem dealing with electrostatics and
elementary DC circuits.
3
DC circuits and measurements. Series
and parallel resistors configurations,
and combined series

parallel electrical circuits. Kirchhoff’s laws.
Relationship between resistance, current, voltage, and power.
Textbook:
Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7, pp. 84
–
199.
Lab:
The Kirchhoff’s laws.
Homewo
rk:
Set of problem dealing with Ohm’s law, resistance,
power, and energy.
4
Alternating Current (AC). The Sine wave; instantaneous values of a Sine
wave; average and root

mean

square (RMS) values of a Sine wave.
Harmonic frequencies. Non

sinusoidal wavefo
rms.
Textbook:
Chapters 11 and 12, pp.276
–
321.
Lab:
Alternating current (AC).
Homework:
Set of problem dealing with series and parallel
circuits.
5
Magnetism. Magnetic field. Electromagnetic induction. The Faraday’s and
Lenz’s laws. Self

inductance.
Mutual inductance. Inductors connected in
series and parallel. Inductive reactance.
Textbook:
Chapters 9, 10, and 14, pp. 256
–
274, and 354
–
378.
Lab:
Magnetism and inductance.
Homework:
Set of problem dealing with alternating voltages and
currents.
6
Capacitance and capacitors. Relative permittivity (dielectric constant).
Capacitors connected in series and parallel. Capacitance reactance.
Impedance.
Textbook:
Chapter 13, pp. 322
–
353.
Lab:
Capacitance and impedance.
Homework:
Set of problem deali
ng with magnetism, inductance
and capacitance.
7
Midterm Examination.
8
Alternating current circuits: the series
RL
,
RC
, and
RLC
circuits; the
parallel
RL
,
RC
, and
RLC
circuits. Effective resistance. Resonance.
Textbook:
Chapters 16 and 17, pp.404
–
467
.
Lab:
Effective resistance and resonance.
Homework:
Set of problem dealing with phasors, inductive
reactance, capacitive reactance, and impedance.
9
Coupling and filter circuits: direct coupling, capacitive coupling,
transformer coupling. Filter circ
uits: low

pass, high

pass, band

pass, and
band

stop filters.
Textbook:
Chapter 18, pp. 468
–
487.
Lab:
Homework:
Set of problem dealing with resonance.
10
Semiconductor fundamentals:
p

type and
n

type semiconductors.
Semiconductor diodes. Half

wave re
ctifiers, full wave rectifiers, and
rectifier filters.
Textbook:
Chapter 19, pp.488
–
529.
Lab:
Semiconductor fundamentals
Homework:
Set of problem dealing with semiconductors.
11
Transistors and thyristors: bipolar junction transistors, the transistor
as a
switch, voltage divider, field effect transistors; thyristors.
Textbook:
Chapter 20, pp. 530
–
571.
Lab:
Homework:
Set of problem dealing with transistors.
12
Amplifier Circuits: common

base (CB), common emitter (CE), and
common

collector (CC) amp
lifiers; multistage and differential amplifiers.
Textbook:
Chapters 21 and 22, pp.572
–
641.
Lab:
Homework:
Set of problem dealing with amplifiers.
13
Digital electronics: decimal and binary number systems and their mutual
conversion. Logic gates and i
nverters: AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR,
and exclusive

OR gates.
Textbook:
Chapter 23, pp.642
–
690.
Lab:
Homework:
Set of problem dealing with digital electronics.
14
Logic gates combinations: Boolean theorems, flip

flops, shift registers and
counters. Revie
w.
15
Final Examination.
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