6.071J / 22.071J Introduction to Electronics, Signals, and Measurement

Spring 2006

Transistors and resistors on an old memory board.
Transistors and resistors on an old program memory module (ROM) of a Nixdorf 820 system. (Image courtesy of Hermann Schneider.)

Course Highlights

This course features an extensive set of lecture notes and laboratory assignments. Review notes and practice exams are also available in the exams section.

Course Description

The course is designed to provide a practical - hands on - introduction to electronics with a focus on measurement and signals. The prerequisites are courses in differential equations, as well as electricity and magnetism. No prior experience with electronics is necessary. The course will integrate demonstrations and laboratory examples with lectures on the foundations. Throughout the course we will use modern "virtual instruments" as test-beds for understanding electronics. The aim of the course is to provide students with the practical knowledge necessary to work in a modern science or engineering setting.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .zip and .wav.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Instructors In-charge:
Prof. Manos Chaniotakis
Prof. David Cory

Spring 2006 Lecturers:
Prof. Manos Chaniotakis
Prof. Ian Hutchinson

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

Three sessions / week
1 hour / session

One session / week
2 hours / session



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