Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy

Physics 327:    Modern Instrumentation      Spring 2015


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[01/28/2015]  Because of the cancellation of lab 1, 2 and 3 earlier this week, we will make the following changes for the rest semester.
  1. Today's lecture and tomorrow's lab (section 4) will be postponed.  We resume the course next week.  This means, lab 1 report of section 4 will be due next Thursday.
  2. This also means the schedule of the whole semester is shifted one week. See syllubus for details.
  3. To avoid conflict with reading period and final exams, Lab 9 (LabView) will be cancelled.  There will be 8 labs in total. 

[01/26/2015]   Tuesday afternoon lab (Section 2) is also cancelled because of extension of Weather Emergency Closure. Please RU operating status for latest updates.

[01/26/2015]   Tuesday morning lab (Section 1) is cancelled because of Weather Emergency Closure. Please RU operating status for updates.

[01/25/2015]   Monday evening lab (Section 3) is cancelled because of Weather Emergency Closure. 

[01/21/2015]   Lecture 1 (ppt, pdf) is posted.

[12/31/2014]   Classes will start on Tuesday Jan. 20. See Rutgers Calendar. First lecture is on Jan. 21.  Section 4 will have first lab on Jan. 22. First labs of Section 1,2 and 3 are on the week of Jan. 28 – Feb. 1. 


Textbook:

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“An Introduction to Modern Electronics”,  by William L. Faissler, Wiley, 1st  edition (March 5, 1991)

 

You can find it at Amazon or Rutgers book stores (Semester: SPRING 2015, Physics Department code: 750, Course: 327, sections 1,2,3,4)

Course Syllabus

Lab #

Topic

Read Chapters

Suggested Problems

1

DC Voltage divider (1 week lab)

2-6 15-16

4.10-4.12 5.1 6.6

2

AC, Capacitance, Impedance (1 week lab)

7-9 12 17 51 53

7.1 7.4 8.5 9.1 12.2

3

RLC Resonance (1 week lab)

8-12

12.1, 11.2 12.6

4

Diode and Transistor (1 week lab)

40-45

44.1-44.3

5

Operational Amplifier (2 week lab)

28-31

29.3-29.6

6

Difference and Instrumentation Amplifiers (2 week lab)

29 31 32

31.3 31.4

7

Digital Basics: Timers, Counters (2 week lab)

19 21-24

21.1 23.4

8

DAC, ADC (2 week lab)

34-36, 54

 

9

LabView, GPIB (1 week lab)

Online Tutorial

 

Manuals and datasheets:

 Digital Multimeter (HP34401A), Temperature sensor (AD590), Oscilloscope (TDS2012C), Function Generator (33210A), Op-amp (741, TL081), Quad NAND (74LS00), 555 timer, 7474 D-type flip-flop, BCD decoder (7448), DAC (MC1408), ADC (0809).

Grading:

        Use gradebook to view your grades. The course grade will be primarily based on the lab reports (about 90%), with remainder determined by quiz scores and lecture attendance. Your grade is established by point accumulation. (no curving)

Grade cutoffs    (tentative)

A

B+

B

C+

C

D

F

90

85

80

72

65

55

<55

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Students with Disabilities:

        If you have a disability, you are urged to visit the following web site to make the necessary arrangements to support a successful learning experience:

http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ugrad/disabilities.html