Rutgers University Department of Physics and Astronomy

Physics 327:    Modern Instrumentation      Spring 2014


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[05/10/2014]   Final grades are available on gradebook. Please check for any error. Grades will be submitted on 05/12/2014. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: updated

[04/16/2014]   Lecture 9 is posted.  

[04/09/2014]   Lecture 8 is posted.  

[04/02/2014]   Lecture 7b is posted.  

[03/27/2014]   Lecture 7a is posted.  

[03/12/2014]   Lecture 6b is posted.  

[03/01/2014]   Lecture 6a is posted. No lecture on Wednesday, March 5. 

[02/19/2014]   Lecture 5 is posted. 

[02/14/2014]   Lecture 4 is posted. 

[02/13/2014]   Lab4 of section 4 (Thuesday evening) is canceled due to severe weather.  It will be made up in the week (May 5) after the last lab. Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: updated

[02/05/2014]   Lecture 3 is posted. 

[02/04/2014]   Lab2 of section 3 (Monday evening) is canceled due to severe weather.  It will be made up in the week (May 5) after the last lab.  

[01/29/2014]   Lecture 2 is posted.  

[01/27/2014]   Lecture 1 is posted.

[12/03/2013]   No lecture on Mar. 5. For detailed lecture schedule, please see syllabus.

[11/22/2013]   Classes will start on Tuesday Jan. 21. First lecture is on Jan. 22.  Section 4 will have first lab on Jan. 23. 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 2012, 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 80%), 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

72.5

65

55

<55

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