# Introduction to Electronics for Computer Science

University of California at Berkeley
SPRING 2000 COURSE HOMEPAGE

Instructor:

Instructor Office Hours:
• Fridays,  2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m., Room 463 Cory Hall
Lectures:
• Fridays, 6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m., Room 105 North Gate
GSI (Graduate Student Instructor) Office Hours:
Prerequisites:
• This course assumes no prior background in electronics or computer science.
• No math beyond regular algebra will be required for this course.
Textbooks:
• Schwarz and Oldham, Electrical Engineering: An Introduction, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Second Edition 1993
• (Optional) Hayt and Kemmerly, Additional Student Problem Sets with Solutions to Accompany Engineering Circuit Analysis, McGraw Hill, Fifth Edition 1993
• (Optional) Edminister and Nahvi, Electric Circuits, Schaum's Outline Series, McGraw Hill, Third Edition 1997
• Homework - 10% (no credit if late)
• Midterm #1(3/3/00) - 25%
• Midterm #2 (4/14/00) - 25%
• Final Examination (5/18/00) - 40% (Final Exam Group 17) 5-8pm at 237 Hearst Gym.
Discussion Sections:

 Section # Day Time Location GSI (tentative) 102 Tuesday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. B1 North Gate Allie 104 Tuesday 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 3113 Etcheverry Hall Matt 103 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 293 Cory Hall Matt 101 Thursday 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 247 Cory Hall Mel 105 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. 293 Cory Hall Mel

# Tentative Syllabus

 Week Date Chapter/Sections Topics 1 1/21/00 1.1-1.2 Introduction, Electric Circuits 2 1/28/00 1.3-1.4 Kirchoff's Laws, Application 3 2/4/00 2.1-2.2 Ideal Circuit Components 4 2/11/00 2.3-2.4 Nodal and Loop Analyses 5 2/18/00 2.5, 2.6, 3.1 Voltage Dividers, Measurement, Equivalent Circuits 6 2/25/00 3.1, 3.3, 3.4 Power Calculations 7 3/3/00 First Midterm Chapters 1, 2, and 3.1 8 3/10/00 5.1-5.3 Inductance & Capacitance, practical L & C 9 3/17/00 8.1 Transcient Response: Step Inputs, Response of First Order Circuits, Time Constants, Rectangular Pulse 10 3/24/00 8.1, 11.1-11.3 Response of First Order Circuits, Digital Blocks 3/31/00 Spring Recess 11 4/7/00 11.3, 12.1-2 Introduction to Digital Systems 12 4/14/00 Second Midterm 3.3, 3.4, 5.1-2, 8.1, 11.1-3, 12.1 13 4/21/00 12 Introduction to Digital Systems (continue) 14 4/28/00 12.4, 13.1-13.2 Semiconductor, pn junction (diode) 15 5/5/00 13.3, 15.1, 15.2 Transistors, TTL/DTL logic, Voltage Transfer Characteristics, Noise Margins, Load Currents,  Review 5/18/00 Final Examination 5-8pm at 237 Hearst Gym (note this is a change from Haas)
First midterm will cover all the materials up to the first 5 weeks.
Second midterm will cover all the materials between the 6th and the 11th week (inclusive).
Final examination will cover all the materials during the semester.