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Introduction to Electrical Engineering

The overall goal of this introductory level course is to help Electrical and Computer Engineering students early in their academic career build a broad analysis skill set that enable engineered solutions addressing a broad array of societal needs. An experiment-centric development of the basic analysis tools emphasizing the concepts and mathematics of analog and digital circuits and electronics, programming, data generation and analysis, and system model development using paper and pencil analysis, simulation, and experiment. Problems, applications, and projects are chosen to lay a solid foundation for later core ECE courses.

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Table of Contents:

Potentially useful Introduction to electrical engineering from Khan Academy.

Course Session Title
Intro to EE Chapter:1 Introduction: circuit theory basics
Intro to EE Chapter:5 Solid-state diodes and diode circuits
Intro to EE Chapter:2 Operational Amplifier basics
Intro to EE Chapter:5 Solid-state diodes and diode circuits
Intro to EE Chapter:6 Diode rectifiers and voltage regulators
Intro to EE Chapter:7
Chapter:7 (supplement)
Diode application Topics
Photodiodes and other Light Sensors
Intro to EE Chapter:8
Chapter:8 (supplement)
Transistor basic concepts
Choosing Discrete Transistors

Introduction to Electrical Engineering Lab Exercises

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While Analog Devices is not responsible for, nor can it guarantee the accuracy of the content on Wikipedia, there might be value to the readers by providing links to topics related to the subjects covered in the above chapters as an Introduction to Electronics.

To that end, the following list is provided:

    1. linear elements
    1. nonlinear elements
  1. Active elements
    1. Darlington transistor (high current transistor configuration)
    2. Sziklai pair (high current transistor configuration, similar to Darlington pair)
    3. Operational amplifier applications – Common Op Amp configurations.
    4. Vacuum tube (“valves”)
      1. Brokaw bandgap reference – Another bandgap voltage reference topology.
    1. Switched-mode power supply (SMPS or “switching regulator”)
  2. Oscillator-related
    1. Latch (electronics)(like an SR latch)
      1. Amplifier circuit Schematic shows a differential amplifier with output tied to a common emitter amplifier that drives a class AB push–pull amplifier. In an example amplifier, we drive a similar push–pull output stage with a common collector (i.e., emitter follower) stage, and so our current amplifier will have no voltage gain.

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