**About this course: **This course introduces students to the basic components of electronics: diodes, transistors, and op amps. It covers the basic operation and some common applications.

**About this course: **This course introduces students to the basic components of electronics: diodes, transistors, and op amps. It covers the basic operation and some common applications.

**Taught by:**Dr. Bonnie H. Ferri, Professor**Taught by:**Dr. Robert Allen Robinson, Jr., Academic Professional

Language | English |

How To Pass | Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. |

User Ratings |

Syllabus

WEEK 1

Introduction and Review

Learning Objectives: 1. Review syllabus and procedures of this course. 2. Review concepts from linear circuit theory to aid in understanding material covered in this course.

6 videos, 5 readings

**Reading:**Start Here**Reading:**Syllabus**Reading:**Consent Form**Reading:**Resources**Reading:**Get More From Georgia Tech**Video:**1.1 Overview**Video:**1.2 Review of Circuit Elements**Video:**1.3 Review of Kirchhoff's Laws**Video:**1.4 Review of Impedance**Video:**1.5 Review of Transfer Functions**Video:**1.6 Review of Frequency Response Plots

WEEK 2

Op Amps Part 1

Learning Objectives: 1. Develop an understanding of the operational amplifier and its applications. 2. Develop an ability to analyze op amp circuits.

10 videos, 2 readings, 11 practice quizzes

**Video:**2.1 Introduction to Op Amps and Ideal Behavior**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-1-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-1-2**Video:**2.2 Buffer Circuits**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-2-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-2-2**Video:**2.3 Basic Op Amp Configurations**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-3-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-3-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-3-3**Video:**2.4 Differentiators and Integrators**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-4-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-4-2**Video:**2.5 Active Filters**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-5-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 2-5-2**Video:**Solved Problem: Inverting and Non-Inverting Comparison**Video:**Solved Problem: Two Op-Amp Differential Amplifier**Video:**Solved Problem: Balanced Output Amplifier**Video:**Solved Problem: Differential Amplifier Currents**Video:**Solved Problem: Op-Amp Example 1**Reading:**Week 2 Quiz Solutions**Reading:**Earn a Georgia Tech Badge/Certificate/CEUs

WEEK 3

Op Amps Part 2

Learning Objectives: 1. Examine additional operational amplifier applications. 2. Examine filter transfer functions.

9 videos, 1 reading, 9 practice quizzes

**Video:**3.1 First-Order Lowpass Filters**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-1-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-1-2**Video:**3.2 First-Order Highpass Filters**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-2-1**Video:**3.3 Cascaded First-Order Filters**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-3-1**Video:**3.4 Second-Order Transfer Functions**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-4-1**Video:**3.5 Second-Order Filter Circuits**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-5-1**Video:**3.6 Lowpass Filter Design Example**Video:**3.7 Active Filtering**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-7-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-7-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 3-7-3**Video:**3.8 Extra: Cascaded Filters Transfer Function**Video:**3.9 Extra: Derivation of Sallen-Key LPF Transfer Function**Reading:**Week 3 Quiz Solutions

WEEK 4

Diodes Part 1

Learning Objectives: 1. Develop an understanding of the PN junction diode and its behavior. 2. Develop an ability to analyze diode circuits.

7 videos, 1 reading, 12 practice quizzes

**Video:**4.1 Introduction to PN Junctions**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-1-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-1-2**Video:**4.2 Models of Diode Behavior**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-2-1**Video:**4.3 Ideal Diodes**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-3-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-3-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-3-3**Video:**4.4 Assumed States Method**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-4-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-4-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-4-3**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-4-4**Video:**4.5 Ideal Diode + Voltage Source Model**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-5-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 4-5-2**Video:**Solved Problem: Diodes 1**Video:**Solved Problem: Diodes 2**Reading:**Week 4 Quiz Solutions

WEEK 5

Diodes Part 2

Learning Objectives: 1. Examine additional applications of the diode. 2. Make use of voltage transfer characteristics to analyze diode circuit behavior.

7 videos, 1 reading, 14 practice quizzes

**Video:**5.1 Half-Wave Rectifiers**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-1-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-1-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-1-3**Video:**5.2 Full Wave Rectifiers**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-2-1**Video:**5.3 Voltage Transfer Characteristics**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-3-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-3-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-3-3**Video:**5.4 AC to DC Conversion**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-4-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-4-2**Video:**5.5 Limiters**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-5-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-5-2**Video:**5.6 Voltage Regulators**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-6-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-6-2**Video:**5.7 Envelope Detector**Practice Quiz:**Problem 5-7-1**Reading:**Week 5 Quiz Solutions

WEEK 6

MOSFETs

Learning Objectives: 1. Develop an understanding of the MOSFET and its applications. 2. Develop an ability to analyze MOSFET circuits.

6 videos, 1 reading, 10 practice quizzes

**Video:**6.1 Introduction and MOSFET Physics**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-1-1**Video:**6.2 MOSFET Switches**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-2-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-2-2**Video:**6.3 CMOS Logic Gates**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-3-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-3-2**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-3-3**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-3-4**Video:**6.4 MOSFET Characteristics**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-4-1**Video:**6.5 Common Source Amplifier DC Analysis**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-5-1**Video:**6.6 Common Source Amplifier AC Analysis**Practice Quiz:**Problem 6-6-1**Reading:**Week 6 Quiz Solutions

WEEK 7

Bipolar Junction Transistors

Learning Objectives: 1. Develop an understanding of the NPN BJT and its applications. 2. Develop an ability to analyze BJT circuits.

7 videos, 1 reading, 8 practice quizzes

**Video:**7.1 Bipolar Junction Transistor Introduction**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-1-1**Video:**7.2 BJT Terminal Characteristics**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-2-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-2-2**Video:**7.3 BJT Parameters**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-3-1**Video:**7.4 BJT Curve Tracer**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-4-1**Video:**7.5 BJT Switch**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-5-1**Video:**7.6 BJT Common Emitter Amplifier**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-6-1**Practice Quiz:**Problem 7-6-2**Video:**7.7 BJT Common Emitter Amplifer AC Behavior**Reading:**Week 7 Quiz Solutions

FAQs

How It Works

Coursework

Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

Help from Your Peers

Connect with thousands of other learners and debate ideas, discuss course material, and get help mastering concepts.

Certificates

Earn official recognition for your work, and share your success with friends, colleagues, and employers.

Creators

Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.
Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education.

Pricing

Purchase Course | Audit | |
---|---|---|

Access to course materials | Available | Available |

Access to graded materials | Available | - Not available |

Receive a final grade | Available | - Not available |

Earn a shareable Course Certificate | Available | - Not available |

Ratings and Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 of 306 ratings

Very good cource.

the course is good but need to be more depth

Very well explained...lucid yet challenging. I would suggest you introduce a bonus module of explaining the derivation the Small AC signal analysis of MOSFET switches and BJTs, as it was taken for granted and regurgitated directly in the quizzes. The quizzes are challenging, but just the right level of difficulty to test beginners. Great course!

You May Also Like

Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online.

vl

I love this class. It is well organized. Alternating lectures and practice quizzes (some coursera courses only offer 1 exam at the very end of the module) The lectures are clear . I would recommend it. The final quiz has challenging questions but just enough. And there is a correlation between the final quiz and the practice quizzes/lectures (some coursera courses have exams with little correlation with lectures). The class just miss a lab component.