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104104 Electronic Physics
Petra University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department of Basic Sciences
Course Outline
104104 Electronic Physics
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Prerequisite : None.
Course Description:
Direct Current Circuits, Alternating Current Ci
rcuits, Digital Signals, Semi

Conductors, Diodes, Rectifiers, Diode as a Logic Gate, Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT), Bias Circuits
of BJT, Transistor as Logic Gate, Families of Logic Circuits, Binary Systems, Boolean Algebra and
Logic Gates.
Instructor’
s Name
Office No.
Office Phone
Office Hours
E

mail
Dr. Saleh Qutaishat
7208
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SQutaishat@uop.edu.jo
Qutaishaton@yahoo.com
Course
O
bjectives
:
1
.
To give a solid grou
nding in basic
electronic
physics needed for the study of computer science
.
2
.
During this course, students should develop qualitative and quantitative understanding of the following
concepts:
a) DC and AC Circuits Review
.
b)
Explain Diode and
Transistor Circuits as Switches
.
c)
Digital signals and how information can b
e represented by digital signal
.
d)
Designing logic Gat
es using diodes and transistors
.
e)
Brie
f Description of logic families
.
f)
Explain Co
nversion between Number Systems
.
g)
Logic Gates and implementation of Boolean functions.
A

Intended Learning
O
utcomes (ILO'
S
)
:
After completing this course
,
students
are expected to achieve the following outcomes
:
1
.
A
chieve a good understanding of basic concepts
in
electronic
physics
and
how to
link and
apply
these
concepts to
understand the relevant topics to be taught in
computer science
courses
,
specially in computer
l
ogic design course.
2.
Achieve a good understanding of the fundamental aspects
mentioned in the course objectives
a
nd apply it to a
variety of
electronics and digital electronics
situations
in computer technology
.
3
.
A
cquire skills in scientific methods, critical reasoning and problem solving
techniques and strategies.
4
.
A
cq
uire skills needed to read
electronic
phys
ics literature and to work with tables
, graphs
and physical
quantities.
5
.
U
nderstand and to use physical laws governing
digital
process and to describe them mathematically
.
6
.
Recognize the basic
electronic
physic
s
principles behind the operation of
com
puters and its peripherals
.
B

Intellectual Skill
s:
1
.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the points mentioned ab
ove.
2
.
Develop the ability of sol
ving physics problems logically.
3
.
Develop the students creativity
,
deep
thinking
, reason
ing
and estimate
skills.
4
.
To be able to understand and to use
electronic
physic
s
laws governing
electronic circuits and use them to
analyze
these circuits.
C

Subject Specific Skills:
1.
Understand the concept of direct current (DC) on the ele
ctronic micro

level and on the electric circuit level.
2.
Understand
Kirkhoff's laws
and to use them to a
nalyze simple DC circuit
s and solve
problems
.
3.
Understand the concept of alternating current (AC) and
a
nalyze simple
AC
circuit
s and solve
problems
by
using Kirkhoff's laws
.
4.
Be familiar with analogue and digital electric signals; their forms, amplitude and frequency.
5
.
Be familiar with inductive reactance, capacitive reactance.
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Be able to analyze RLC resonance
circuit
and calculate its impe
dance and its resonance frequency.
7.
Get an idea about the construction of a diode from n type and p type semi

conducting materials, its
characteristics and its use as a logic gate.
8.
Be able to use the diode in
OR gate and AND gate digital electronic
circuits.
9
.
Understand
the construction, operation and characteristic curves of bipolar junction transistor (BJT)
.
10.
Be able to bias
the transistor
using
different types of bias
ing methods.
11
.
U
se the transistor
in amplifier circuits and use it
in
NO
T, AND, NAND, OR and NOR
transistor logic gates.
1
2
.
Know and use binary, decimal, octal and hexadecimal
number
system
s
.
1
3
.
Represent binary numbers by electric pulses
.
14.
Know and use digital c
odes; BCD, G
r
ay, X

3, ASCII
.
1
5
.
Understand and use Boolean
algebra, De Morgan's theorem and logic gates.
1
6
.
Understand and
use
, AND, NAND, OR,
NOR
, XOR and X

NOR digital logic gates
.
1
7
.
Know and distinguish DTL, TTL and ECL basic logic families.
D

Transferable Skills:
1.
Develop cooperative work habits and commu
nication skills
.
2.
Develop a sense of responsibility
.
3.
Understand how the scientific method can be used to increase our knowledge
in
computer technology.
Teaching Methods:
Method
Contact Hours
Lectures And Discussions
42 50

minute lectures
Learning Ou
tcomes Achieved By Each Teaching Method:
Metod
Achieved outcome
Assessed by
Lectures & Discussions
All outcomes
Exams
Syllabus:
Week
Lecture
Ref.
Category
Topics
Direct Current Circuits (Serway)
1
1
28.1
DC Current
Power source
1
2
28.2
Resistance c
ombination.
1
3
28.3
Kirchhoff's Rules and circuit analysis.
Alternat
ing Current (S
erway)
2
1
33.1
AC Current
AC potential standard equation
,
The AC current standard equation. Definition of
different parameters; frequency; period time,
angular frequenc
y. The relationship between these
parameters.
RMS value.
2
2
33.2
33.3
33.4
Resistance in AC circuit.
Inductance in AC circuit.
Capacitance in AC circuit.
2
3
33.5
33.7
The RLC circuit.
Resonance.
Digital signals (Floyed)
3
1
1.2
Digital Signals
Defi
nition, Electric pulse, Pulse parameters; High
level, Low level, Amplitude, Pulse width.
Repetition time. Positive and Negative pulse.
3
2
1.2
Uniform digital signal, Clock signal, Non

uniform
signal and Data representation.
3
3
1.2
Signals timing diag
ram. Serial and parallel transfer
Semi

conductors (Nashalsky)
4
1
1.3
Semi

conductors
Semi

conductors.
1.5
Extrinsic Materials

n

type and p

type.
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2
1.6
Semi

conductor Diode; construction , operation .
Forward and Reverse bias of diode. Diode
char
acteristics
4
3
1.7
DC resistance, AC resistance.
Diode Applications
6
1
202
Diode Applications
Diode as a logic gate ; OR

gate, AND gate.
2
2.6
3
6
1
2.7
Diode
as a rectifier; Half

wave Rectif
ier.
6
2
2.8
Full

Wave rectifier; Bridge recti
fier.
3
Bipolar Jnction Transistors
1
3.1
Bipolar Junction
Introduction
3.2
Transistors
Transistor construction.
7
2
3.3
Transistor operation.
7
3
3.4
Transistor configuration.
3.6
Common Emitter. Transistor Parameters.
.
.
Transistor
Applications and DC Bias
8
1
4.2
Transistor Applications
and DC Bias
Transistor characteristics curves.
8
2
4.3
Operating regions. DC load line
8
3
4.4
Fixed bias circuit.
9
1
4.5
Transistor Logic Gates.
9
2
3
4.8
NOT gate, AND gate NAND gate, OR
gate, NOR
gate.
Binary S
y
s
tem
(Floy
e
d)
10
1
2.1
Binary Systems
Decimal numbers.
2.2
Binar
y numbers.
2.3
Decimal to binary convers
ion.
2.4
Binary arithmetic.
10
2
2.5
PS and 2's complement of binary numbers.
10
3
2.8
Octal Number
s
.
2.9
Hexadecimal numbers.
Number base conv
ersion.
11
1
2.6
Signed numbers.
11
2
2.7
Binary Systems
(Continued)
Arithmetic operations with signed numbers.
11
3
2.10
Digital Codes; BCD, G
r
ay, X

3, ASCII.
2.11
Boolean Algebra and Logic Gates (Man
o)
11
1
2.1
2.2
Boolean Algebra and
Logic Gates
Basic Definitions.
Axiomatic definitions of Boolean algebra.
11
2
2.3
Basic theorems and properties of Boolean algebra.
De
Morgan's theorem.
11
3
2.2.4
Boolean functions.
Algebraic manipulation, compleme
nt of a function.
12
1
2.5
Canonical and standard forms; Minterms and
Maxterms. Conversion between canonical forms.
12
2
2.7
Canonical and standard forms; Minterms and
Maxterms
.
Conversion between canonical forms.
12
3
Digital
Logic Gates AND, NAND,
OR, NOR
, X

N
OR
.
Famili
es of Logic circuits
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1
7.6
Families of Logic
Basic Logic Families : DTL, TTL
13
2
7.7
Circuits
ECL
13
3
7.8
Parameters
: Speed

Power Product. Input and
Output current

Fan out.
R
e
ferences:
1.
“Electronic Devices and Circui
t Theory” by Robert Boylstad and Louis Nashelsky 6
th
Edition,
Prentice Hall.
2.
“Physics for Scientists and Engineers” by R. A. Serway, and R. J. Beichner, 5
th
Edition, Saunders
College Publishing, (2000).
3.
Digital Fundamentals by Floyed 5
th
Edition.
4
.
Introduction to Digital Circuits by Theodore F. Bogart, JR. Macmillan/McGraw

Hill.
5.
Digital Design by M. Mano.
6.
Basic Electronics for Scientists by James J. Brophy, Third Edition, Mcgraw

Hill.
Assessment:
Assessment Method
% Grade
Date
First Exam
20
Second Exam
20
Class Activites
10
Final Exam
50
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