Course No: ELT502
 CLASS MEETING INFORMATION
Class will be met in the class with 3 3hour classes per week. Total learning time is 26 weeks.
 INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION
Name: Andy Nguyen, BSEE
Phone Number: (408) 4167692
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 COURSE DISCRIPTION
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 PREREQUISITES
Class or Knowledge Required Before Taking This Course: High School Diploma, college math and knowledge on the basic Electronics Assemble field.
 COURSE OBJECTIVES
The course prepares students with knowledge of basic electronics which includes OHM law, KIRCHHOFF law, Series and Parallel circuits to implement basic elements such as resistor, capacitor and inductive coil. Furthermore, student will learn BJT and FET devices in typical analog and digital application for amplifier. Also, students will learn operational amplifier, logic gates and PLC.COURSE CONTENTS
 JOB TARGET Upon successfully completing the course, student would look for jobs in the Electronics Technology as Electronics Technician.
 REQUIRED MATERIALS
1. Software: Multisim of National Instrument Inc. Version 12.0
3. Book: GROB’S BASIC ELECTRONICS by Mitchel E. Schultz
(ISBN 13: 9780073373874 and ISBN 10: 0073373877)
4. Book Reference: Basic Electronics by David Williams and Michael Shiloh
8. COURSE SCHEDULE
Week 
No. of Hours 
Topics / Objectives / Learning Activities / Assignments 
1  
Chapter 1: Electricity
 Introduction Electronics System.
 Negative and Positive Polarities.
 Electrons and Photons in the Aton.
 The Coulomb unit of Electronics Charge.
 The Ampere of Current.
 Close circuit, Open circuit, Short circuit.
 Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC).
 The Digital Multimeter.
 Practice.
 What Digital Multimeters look like?
 What are Voltage range, Current range, Ohm range?

2  
Chapter 2: Resistors
 Type of Resistors.
 WireWound Resistors.
 Carbon Composition Resistors.
 Film Type Resistors.
 Surface Mount Resistors.
 Fusible Resistors.
 Thermistors.
 Resistor value.
 Resistor Color Coding.
 Resistor Tolerance.
 Five band color code.
 Thermistor value.
 Variable Resistors.
 Power Rating of resistors.
 Resistor trouble.
 Practice.
 Identified resistors value.

3  
Chapter 3: Ohm’s Law
 Ohm’s Law: I=V/R.
 High Voltage but Low Current.
 Low Voltage but High Current.
 Resistance: R=V/I.
 The Linear Proportion between V and I.
 Watt and Horsepower Units.
 Power formulas.
 Open circuit and Short circuit troubles

4  
Chapter 4: Series Circuits
 I is the same in all parts in Series Circuit.
 Total R Equals the Sum of all Series Resistances.
 Series IR Voltage Drops.
 Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law.
 Polarities of IR Voltage Drops.
 Total Power in a Series Circuit.
 Series Adding and Series Opposing Voltages.
 Analyzing Series Circuits with Random Unknowns.
 Ground Connections in Electrical and Electronics Systems.
 Positive and Negative Ground.
 The effect of an Open in a Series Circuit.
 Quiz.

5  
Chapter 5: Parallel Circuits
 The Applied Voltage Va is the same across Parallel Branches.
 Each Branch I Equals Va/R.
 Kirchhoff’s Current Law.
 Resistance in Parallel.
 Parallel Branch.
 Conductance in Parallel.
 Total Power in Parallel Circuits.
 Analyzing Parallel Circuits with Random Unknowns.
 Troubleshooting: Open and Shorts in Parallel Circuits.

6  
Chapter 6: Series Parallel Circuit
 Finding Rt for Series and Parallel resistance.
 Resistance String in Parallel.
 Resistance Banks in Series.
 Resistance Banks and String in Series and Parallel.
 Analyzing seriesParallel Circuit with Random unknown.
 The Wheatstone Bridge
 Troubleshooting: Open and Shorts in seriesParallel Circuits.
 Practice.
 Build Series Parallel Circuits.
 Measure voltage, current at nodes and compare with theory calculates.

7  
Chapter 7: Voltage Dividers and Current Dividers
 Series Voltage Dividers.
 Current Divider with two parallel Resistances
 Current Divider with two parallel Conductance
 Series Voltage Divider with Parallel Load Current
 Design of a Loaded Voltage Divide
 Practice.
 Build 5V reference by using 12V power supply Circuits.
 Measure voltage and compare with theory calculates.

8  
Chapter 8: Analog and Digital Multimeters
 MovingCoil Meter
 Meter Shunts
 Voltmeters
 Loading Effect of a Voltmeter
 Ohmmeters
 Multimeters
 Digital Multimeter (DMM)
 Meter Applications
 Checking Continuity with the Ohmmeter.
 Quiz.

9  
Chapter 10: Network Theorems
 Superposition Theorem
 Thevenin’s Theorem
 Thevenizing a Circuit with Two Voltage Sources
 Thevenizing a Bridge Circuit
 Norton’s Theorem
 TheveninNorton Conversions
 Conversion of Voltage and Current Sources

10  
Chapter 11: Conductors and Insulators
 Function of the Conductor
 Standard Wire Gage Sizes
 Types of Wire Conductors
 Connectors.
 Printed Wiring
 Switches
 Fuses
 Wire Resistance
 Temperature Coefﬁcient of Resistance
 Ion Current in Liquids and Gases
 Insulators
 Troubleshooting Hints for Wires and Connectors

11  
Chapter 12: Batteries
 Introduction to Batteries
 The Voltaic Cell
 Common Types of Primary Cells
 LeadAcid Wet Cell
 Additional Types of Secondary Cells
 SeriesConnected and ParallelConnected Cells
 Current Drain Depends on Load Resistance
 Internal Resistance of a Generator

12  
Chapter 13 and chapter 14: Magnetism and Electromagnetism
 AmpereTurns of Magnetomotive Force (mmf
 Field Intensity ( H )
 B H Magnetization Curve
 Magnetic Hysteresis
 Magnetic Field around an Electric Current
 Magnetic Polarity of a Coil
 Motor Action between Two Magnetic Fields
 Induced Current
 Generating an Induced Voltage
 Relays
 Quiz

13  
Chapter 15: Alternating Voltage and Current
 Alternating Current Applications
 AlternatingVoltage Generator
 The Sine Wave
 Alternating Current
 Voltage and Current Values for a Sine Wave
 Frequency
 Period
 Wavelength
 Phase Angle
 The Time Factor in Frequency and Phase
 Alternating Current Circuits with Resistance
 Harmonic Frequencies
 The 60Hz AC Power Line
 Motors and Generators

14  
Chapter 16: Capacitance
 How Charge Is Stored in a Dielectric
 Charging and Discharging a Capacitor
 The Farad Unit of Capacitance
 Typical Capacitors
 Electrolytic Capacitors
 Capacitor Coding
 Parallel Capacitances
 Energy Stored in Electrostatic Field of Capacitance
 Measuring and Testing Capacitors
 Troubles in Capacitors
 Practice.
 Identified capacitors value.
 Using meter to verified value and tolerance.

15  
Chapter 17: Capacitive Reactance
 Alternating Current in a Capacitive Circuit
 The Amount of Xc Equals 1/(2nfC )
 Series or Parallel Capacitive Reactance
 Ohm’s Law Applied to Xc
 Applications of Capacitive Reactance
 SineWave Charge and Discharge Current

16  
Chapter 18: Capacitive Circuits
 Sine Wave Vc LagsIc by 90 degree
 Xc andR in Series
 Impedance Z Triangle
 PhaseShifter Circuit
 Xc and R in Parallel
 RF and AF Coupling Capacitors
 Capacitance and voltage dividers
 The General Case of Capacitive Current Ic
 MidTerm

17  
Chapter 19: Inductance
 Induction by Alternating Current
 SelfInductance L
 SelfInduced Voltage Vl
 How Vl Opposes a Change in Current
 Mutual Inductance L
 Transformers
 Transformer Ratings
 Impedance Transformation
 Variable Inductance
 Energy in a Magnetic Field of Inductance
 Stray Capacitive and Inductive Effects
 Measuring and Testing Inductors
 Practice.
 Identified Inductance value.
 Using meter to verified value and tolerance

18  
Chapter 20: Inductive Reactance
 How Xl Reduces the Amount of IF
 Xl = 2nf L
 Series or Parallel Inductive Reactance
 Ohm’s Law Applied to X
 Applications of Xl for Different Frequencies
 Waveshape of Vlinduced by SineWave Current

19  
Chapter 21: Inductive Circuits
 Sine Wave Il Lags Vl by 90
 Xl andR in Series
 Impedance Z Triangle
 Xl and R in Parallel
 Q of a Coil
 AF and RF Chokes
 The General Case of Inductive Voltage
 Practice.
 Build inductor Circuits
 What signal look like after inductor.

20  
Chapter 22: RC and L/R Time Constants
• Response of Resistance Alone • L / R Time Constant • High Voltage Produced by Opening an RL Circuit • RC Time Constant • RC Charge and Discharge Curves • High Current Produced by ShortCircuiting an RC Circuit • RC Waveshapes • Long and Short Time Constants • Charge and Discharge with a Short RC Time Constant • Long Time Constant for an RC Coupling Circuit • Advanced Time Constant Analysis • Comparison of Reactance and Time Constant • Quiz

21  
Chapter 23: Alternating Current Circuits
 AC Circuits with Resistance but No Reactance
 Circuits with Xl Alone
 Circuits with Xc Alone
 Opposite Reactance Cancel
 Series Reactance and Resistance
 Parallel Reactance and Resistance
 SeriesParallel Reactance and Resistance
 Real Power
 AC Meter
 Wattmeters
 Summary of Types of Ohms in AC Circuits
 Summary of Types of Phasors in AC Circuits

22  
Chapter 24, Chapter 25, Chapter 26: Complex Number for AC Circuits, Resonance, Filters Positive and Negative Numbers
 The j Operator
 Deﬁnition of a Complex Number
 How Complex Numbers Are Applied to AC Circuits
 Impedance in Complex Form
 Magnitude and Angle of a Complex Number
 Polar Form of Complex Numbers
 Converting Polar to Rectangular Form
 Complex Numbers in Series AC Circuits
 Complex Numbers in Parallel AC Circuits
 Combining Two Complex Branch Impedances
 Combining Complex Branch Currents
 Parallel Circuit with Three Complex Branches
 Examples of Filtering
 Direct Current Combined with Alternating Current
 Transformer Coupling
 Capacitive Coupling
 Bypass Capacitors
 Filter Circuits
 LowPass Filters
 HighPass Filters
 Analyzing Filter Circuits
 Decibels and Frequency Response Curves
 Resonant Filters
 Interference Filters

23  
Chapter 27, Chapter 28: Diodes and Diode Applications, Bipolar Junction Transistors
 Semiconductor Materials
 The p  n Junction Diode
 VoltAmpere Characteristic Curve
 Diode Approximations
 Diode Ratings
 Rectiﬁer Circuits
 Special Diode
 Transistor Construction
 Proper Transistor Biasing
 Transistor Operating Regions
 Transistor Ratings
 Checking a Transistor with an Ohmmeter
 Transistor Biasing Techniques
 Practice.
 Build diode rectified application Circuits.
 Using Oscilloscope to verified signal before and after rectified.
 Measure voltage, current at nodes and compare with theory calculates.

24  
Chapter 29, Chapter 30: Transistors Amplifiers, Field Effect Transistors
 AC Resistance of a Diode
 Small Signal Ampliﬁer Operation
 AC Equivalent Circuit of a CE Ampliﬁer
 Calculating the Voltage Gain, A V , of a CE Ampliﬁer
 Calculating the Input and Output Impedances in a CE Ampliﬁer
 CommonCollector Ampliﬁer
 AC Analysis of an Emitter Follower
 Emitter Follower Applications
 CommonBase Ampliﬁer
 AC Analysis of a CommonBase Ampliﬁer
 JFETs and Their Characteristics
 JFET Biasing Techniques
 JFET Ampliﬁers
 MOSFETs and Their Characteristics
 MOSFET Biasing Techniques
 Handling MOSFET
 Quiz

25  
Chapter 31: Power Amplifiers
 Classes of Operation
 Class A Ampliﬁers
 Class B PushPull Ampliﬁers
 Class C Ampliﬁers
 Practice.
 Build power amplified Circuits.
 Using Oscilloscope to verified signal before and after amplified circuits.

26  
Chapter 33: Operation Amplifiers
 Differential Ampliﬁers
 Operational Ampliﬁers and Their Characteristics
 OpAmp Circuits with Negative Feedback
 Popular OpAmp Circuits
 Final Exam

9. EVALUATION and GRADING
Evaluation of Student Performance Weighted as Percentages of the Total Grade (100%)
Class Participation 10%
Quiz 20%
Mid Term Exam 30%
Final Exam 40%
Grading Scale
A = 90% – 100%
B = 80% – 89.9%
C = 70% – 79.9%
D = 60% – 69.9%
F = 59% or less