ELE200 - Fundamentals of Electronics

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Subject Title
Fundamentals of Electronics

Subject Description
This course, along with ELE100, gives the student the background required to understand the material covered in the second year avionics courses AVN300 and AVN400. It therefore covers a large number of topics in electronics and digital circuits. Students first learn about the electrical properties of semiconductors. They then study the operation and applications of diodes and transistors. Operational amplifiers are next introduced and their characteristics and circuit configurations are covered. Finally, digital circuits and some of their applications are introduced. All the above topics are supplemented by a practical laboratory.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe the characteristics of diodes and solve for the required parameters of circuits containing diodes.

2. Describe the operation of, and analyze circuits which contain, half-wave, full-wave and bridge rectifiers.

3. Describe and distinguish between the different types of transistors, describe their characteristics and modes of operations, and calculate parameters for circuits containing transistors.

4. Describe and compare class A, class B and class C amplifiers, and calculate parameters of circuits containing any one of these amplifiers.

5. Compare the properties of ideal operational amplifiers (op-amps) with those of practical op-amps and calculate parameters of circuits containing op-amps.

6. Compare the properties of digital and analog systems.

7. Construct truth tables for AND, NAND, OR and NOR gates and analyze simple logic circuits.

8. Analyze latch flip-flops and various types of edge-triggered flip-flops

9. Analyze and describe the characteristics of a number of TTL circuit configurations and compare and contrast the operation of TTL and CMOS transistors in various applications.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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