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Introduction to Electronic Circuits

Objective: To understand the principles of electrical/electronic circuits using appropriate analytical methods and use these principles in some of the numerous applications of eletronic circuits.


Introduction, Circuit elements.
Circuit Laws and analysis, Loop method  Node analysis, Network theorems.
Signal waveforms, Periodic signals, Steady state response  of RLC circuits, Natural response - first order and second order systems  
Forced, Complete  and transient response, Maximum power transfer, Reciprocity  theorem.
General network analysis, One and two port inductive coupling, Transformer.
Diodes,  characteristics Applications.
BJTs - Biasing,  amplifiers, small signal model, MOSFETs, applications
RC coupled amplifier using BJTs, Frequency response
Op amps and circuit applications,  Op amp characteristics, and Analog computer.
Boolean functions and  minimization using Karnaugh map,  logic gates  and realisation, Flip-flops,  Shift registers and  counters.

Lab Experiments

Study of Cathode Ray Oscilloscope(CRO) - 1 turn
KVL,KCL and Network Theorems - 1 turn
Steady-state response of RC, RLC circuits - 1 turn
Step response of RC, RLC circuits - 1 turn
Diode circuits - 1 turn
BJT applifier design - 2 turns
Op Amp applications - 2 turns
Digital Circuits - 1 turn

Text Book:

Ralph J. Smith  & R.C. Dorf,  "Circuits, Devices and Systems", John Wiley & Sons, 5th Edition.

Marks distribution:

15 Marks - Minor test I   
15 Marks - Minor test II   
15 Marks - Tutorial Quizzes
30 Marks - Major test    
25 Marks - Lab (5 Marks each for reports, test, Viva, Preparedness &  quiz)