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Fundamentals

of
Electronics

Physics 110



Spring 2005


Instructor
: Dr. Dan Bruton



Email
: astro@sfasu.edu

Office
: 322H, 315A Miller Science



Phone
: 468
-
2360

Office Hours
: Mon (2
-
5pm),
Tue (2
-
5pm), Wed
(2
-
4pm),
Thu

(2
-
4pm) or by appointment

Course Home Pa
ge
: http://www.physics.sfasu.edu/astro/courses/phy110.html



I.

Purpose


Physics 110 is an introductory study of fundamental electrical components and circuits.
Each student will become familia
r with basic AC and DC circuits, resistors, capacitors,
induct
ors, transformers, transistors, amplifiers, oscilloscopes, function generators,
multimeters, and logic gates.


II.

Materials


The text for this course is
Introduction to Electricity, Electronics, and Electromagnets
,
fifth

edition by Robert L. Boylestad and

Louis Nashelsky. PHY 110L, the Fundamentals of
Electronics Laboratory, is a corequisite and the lab manual is
Experiments in Electronics
Fundamentals and Electric Circuits Fundamentals
,
sixth

edition by David Buchla.


III. Exams

There will be four major
exams, each covering a limited amount of lecture and text material.
The final exam will not be comprehensive. The dates of these exams are listed in the
course outline attached to this page. Students will have one week after each exam to
review the exams

and discuss the grades. No make
-
up exams will be given except in the
case of an excused absence. A written and signed notice is required for an excused
absence within three days of the exam. Any makeup exam must be taken within three
days of the missed
.


IV. Homework


Various homework problems will be assigned during the semester. All homework should
be self
-
sufficient, in other words, all homework should have a written statement of the
problem, a drawing of the circuit to be solved, and a clear prog
ression of work to the
solution.
Some homework may require internet access.
The average of the homework
grades will count as a major exam.

All homework assignments are due at the beginning of
the class on the assigned due date.


V.

Grading


Each major
exam will be graded on a 100
-
point scale. The lecture and lab grades will be
combined as shown below and the same grade will be recorded for both lecture and lab.



Course Average = 0.75 * [(Exam I + Exam II + Exam II + Final + Homework Average)/5]






+ 0.25 * (Lab Average)



This means that all exams (including the final) are weighted equally, and the lecture portion
of the course accounts for 75% of the total grade. The grading scale is as follows:



A 90.0
-

100 B 8
0.0
-

89.9 C 70.0
-

79.9 D 60.0
-

69.9 F < 60.0




Electronics
Lab
s

Physics 110 labs will start on the week of
January 24
th
. There will be eleven labs and a lab
exam. These will be discussed in the lab syllabus.


Academic Di
shonesty

Collaboration on examinations, in class assignments, and homework assignments is forbidden
except where specifically specified as "Team" activities.

Students violating this policy will be
subject to procedures described in the Stephen F. Austin S
tate University Policies and
Procedures Manual.

http://www.sfasu.edu/upp/pap/academic_affairs/cheating_and_plagiarism.html


Attendance

Students who miss class with
out prior approval of their instructor will receive a grade of zero
on the missed in
-
class assignment. Authorized absences must be approved by your instructor
in advance of the absence, unless you have an emergency or illness. Make
-
up work must be
complet
ed outside of normal class hours within one week following an excused absence. It is
your responsibility to see your
instructor

and make arrangements for make
-
up work.


Attendance will
be taken on most class days at
1
1
:00

A
M. If you are absent or tardy
6

times,
your final grade will be reduced one letter grade. If you have
8

unexcused absences, you will
receive an “F” in the course. To make sure that you are going to arrive to class on time you
can set your watch here:
http://www.time.gov/
. A written and signed notice is required for an
excused absence within three class days of the absence. See your instructor during office
hours for more information.


S
pecial Accommodations

If special accommodations for individual
s with disabilities are needed that can be provided by
this program, please contact the department chair. SFASU is an Equal Opportunity Provider.
Alternate formats for this material are available upon request. Please contact the Department
of Physics an
d Astronomy. It is the policy of Stephen F. Austin State University to provide
equal opportunity on the basis of merit and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age,
national origin, handicap, or veteran status.