Instructor: James K Beard RH 238A
Text: Microelectronic Circuits and Devices, Mark N Horenstein
Time: Tuesday, Thursday 10:50 AM to 12:05 PM RH 239
Lab: Friday,
You must have the Text. ISBN 0137013353, $104.60 from Amazon; paperback edition for $80.00. Anyone who does not have the text, please see me.
Linear algebra
Elementary complex variables
Differential and integral calculus
Networks
I
Page 9, Exercises 1.1, 1.5
Page 13, Exercise 1.12
Lines that cross or intersect with a back dot marking the intersection are connected.
Lines that cross without a black dot may not be connected. Usually a loop in one of the wires will be used to emphasize that the wires are not connected. If you can't tell, ask.
The notation that I will use is shown below in Table 1. Note that I use a square for current sources, but that the conventional notation used in the text is a circle. Also note that a diamond is used for controlled sources, both voltage and current.
Table 1. Voltage and Current Source Notation
Source 
Circuit Diagram Notation 
Voltage sources 
Circles, with "+" and "" signs in them 
Current sources 
Squares, with an arrow in them 
Controlled voltage sources 
Diamonds, with "+" and "" signs in them 
Controlled current sources 
Diamonds, with an arrow in them 


Figure 1 Schematic Notation Conventions for
Crossing wires and Sources
Course Materials
Classes
Monday,
January 16: Assignment Page 9,
Exercises 1.1, 1.5; Page 13, Exercise 1.12 ; read Chapter 1 EXERCISES 1.1
On one
set of axes, plot the vi characteristic of a
resistor value 1 k, 5k, and 20 k. Use Figure 1.3 at
the top of page 5 as an example. Note
that the vi characteristic of a simple resistor is
a straight line that passes through the origin, and has a slope of 1/R. 1.2
STUDY PROBLEM, NOT IN ASSIGNMENT: Plot the vi
equation of the circuit of Figure 1.4 page 5 (a voltage source of 5 V in
series with a 1 k resistor) if the
value of the resistor is changed from 1 k to 10 k. [Answer: ] 1.5
Find the value of in Figure 1.5 page 7
(see below) if , , , and . [Answer: 13V] 1.12
Plot the vi
equation of the circuit of Figure 1.11 page 10 (see below) if is changed from to
. [Answer: , . 