2007-PHYS-241 Signal Processing

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The labs are aimed at teaching techniques and basic skills with instrumentation.

Marking Scheme

Laboratory Work 15%
Assignments 15%
Midterm Exam 20%
Final Exam 50%
  • There will be no additional work available to improve marks.
  • The lab component is essential. If you do not pass the lab, you will receive an "incomplete" for the course.

Course Material

All chapters and sub-chapters are taken from *Electronics: Circuits, Amplifiers and Gates* by D.V. Bugg, First (1999) Edition. Chapters in brackets are for the Second Edition. Also, all of the summaries for which sub-chapters are chosen should be read.


  • Chapter 1: Voltage, Current and Resistance
    • 1.3 Ohm's Law
    • 1.6 Kirkhoff's Laws
    • 1.7 Node Voltages
    • 1.8 Earths
    • 1.9 Superposition
    • 1.10 Non-linear Elements in a Circuit


  • Chapter 2: Thevenin and Norton
    • 2.1 Thevenin's Theorem
    • 2.2 How to Measure <math>V_{EQ}</math> and <math>R_{EQ}</math>
    • 2.3 Current Sources
    • 2.4 Norton's Theorem
    • 2.5 General Remarks on Thevenin's and Norton's Theorem
    • 2.6 Matching
    • 2.7 Non-linearity


  • Chapter 3: Capacitance
    • 3.1 Charge and Capacitance
    • 3.2 Energy Stored in a Capacitor
    • 3.5 Capacitors and Parallel
    • 3.6 Capacitors in Series
    • 3.7 The CR Transient
    • 3.10 (3.9) Integration and Differentiation
    • 3.11 Thevenin's Theorem Again


  • Chapter 4: Alternating Current (AC); Bandwidth
    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Power in a Resistor; RMS Quantities
    • 4.3 Phase Relations
    • 4.4 Response of a Capacitor to AC
    • 4.5 Simple Filter Circuits
    • 4.6 Power Factor
    • 4.9 Noise and Bandwidth


  • Chapter 5: Inductance
    • 5.2 Self-inductance
    • 5.3 LR Transient
    • 5.4 Energy Stored in an Inductor
    • 5.6 Response of an Inductor to AC
    • 5.7 Phasors


  • Chapter 6: Complex Numbers and Impedence
    • 6.1 Complex Numbers
    • 6.2 AC Voltages and Currents
    • 6.3 Inductance
    • 6.4 Summary on Impedance
    • 6.5 Impedances in Series
    • 6.6 Impedances in Parallel
    • 6.7 Power
    • 6.8 Bridges


  • Chapter 9: Diodes and Transistors as Switches


  • Chapter 14: Resonance and Ringing
    • 14.1 Introduction
    • 14.2 Resonance in a Series LCR Circuit
    • 14.3 Transient in a CL Circuit
    • 14.4 Transient in the Series LCR Circuit
    • 14.5 Parallel LCR
    • 14.6 Poles and Zeros


  • Chapter 15: Fourier's Theorem
    • 15.1 Introduction
    • 15.3 How to Find Fourier Coefficients
    • 15.9 Fourier Series using Complex Exponentials
    • 15.10 Fourier Transforms


  • Chapter 22 (16): Transformers and Three-phase Supplies
    • 22.1 Introduction
    • 22.2 Energy Stored in a Transformer
    • 22.3 Circuit Equations and Equivalent Circuits
    • 22.4 Three-phase Systems

Assignment Solutions

2007

2006

Online Resources

Paul Falstad's Fourier Series Applet (Excellent)

All About Circuits