Circuits and Electronics (Spring 2020)

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  • Welcome to 6.002!! Please note that this page has changed substantially to accomodate the changes in schedule and grading system due to COVID-19. Do not hesitate to ask the Staff if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Lectures are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 12pm ET through Zoom. You can find the Zoom link here. Please note that you will need your MIT credentials to login into the zoom meeting.

  • Recitations are on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am to 12pm ET. They will use the same Zoom as the Lectures.

  • Both Lectures and Recitations will be recorded and posted in the class website.

  • The remaining Lab sessions on Fridays are cancelled, however we will keep the links to the different labs in case you want to do them in the future. Some of our amazing LA's are working to find ways to use the Tweensy as an oscilloscope and signal generator for the labs.

  • New grading policy: Due to the unique circunstances of the Spring 2020 term, MIT has decided to use "alternate grades": PE, NE and IE, as defined here.

  • We will be using Piazza for all course-related discussion this term. This is where to post your questions and get responses from the staff. We'll also post announcements, corrections, etc., to the forum.

  • You are responsible for familiarizing yourself with all of the course information, particularly those relating to grading and collaboration. If you have any questions about any of the course policies, please post a question on Piazza!

  • We will activate your course website accounts during the first week of classes.

If you have any questions, please email 6.002-lecturers.

Week Tue Lecture Wed Recitation Thu Lecture Fri Lab Readings Exercises Videos
Week 1
02/03 -
02/07
Subject introduction, lumped-element modeling, device laws, KCL and KVL

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Direct analysis: series and parallel resistors and dividers

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Node analysis

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Lab 1: Teensy assembly and wiring

1, 2.1-2.5, 2.8, 3.1-3.3, A

EX01

Week 1

Week 2
02/10 -
02/14
Linearity, superposition, Thevenin and Norton equivalence

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Examples: node analysis, superposition, Thevenin/Norton equivalence

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Dependent sources, amplifiers

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Lab 2: Digital-to-analog converter

2.6, 3.1-3.3, 3.5-3.7

EX02

Week 2

Week 3
02/17 -
02/21
MONDAY SCHEDULE Examples: dependent sources with superposition, and Thevenin and Norton

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Op amps, negative feedback, inverting amplifiers; Dopler Ultrasound

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Lab 3: Soldering lab

2.6, 15.1-15.4

EX03

Week 3

Week 4
02/24 -
02/28
Non-inverting amplifiers, adders and subtracters, instrumentation amp, real op-amp specs

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Op-amp examples including Thevenin/Norton input and output description

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Capacitors, RC networks, first order ODE, step responses

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Lab 4: Ultrasound transmit amplifier

9, 10.1-10.3, 15.1-15.5, 15.10

EX04

Week 4

Week 5
03/02 -
03/06
RC step and pulse response, long- and short- time responses, integration and differentiation, intuitive analysis

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Inductors and RL networks, both homogeneous and driven

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Energy processing, PWM examples, time constants

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Lab 5: Capacitive proximity sensor

9, 10.1-10.3, 10.5-10.6, 10.8, 15.6.1-15.6.2

EX05

Week 5

Week 6
03/09 -
03/13
Positive feedback

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NO RECITATION THE MIDTERM HAS BEEN POSTPONED
Cont. positive feedback, oscillators

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NO LAB 12, 15.7-15.8

Week 6

Week 7
03/16 -
03/20
NO LECTURES/ RECITATIONS NO LECTURES/ RECITATIONS NO LECTURES/ RECITATIONS NO LECTURES/ RECITATIONS
Week 8
03/23 -
03/27
SPRING VACATION SPRING VACATION SPRING VACATION SPRING VACATION
Week 9
03/30 -
04/03
LC networks, homogeneous response

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Evening Quiz #1 Driven LC networks, inhomogeneous(step) response

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RLC homogeneous response, quality factor

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12

EX06

Week 10
03/06 -
04/10
SSS, frequency response, complex exponentials

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Boost converter: transient analysis and energy analysis

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Impedance and admittance first order low-pass and high-pass filter examples, graphics

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Impedance and admittance examples, graphical representation of results

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13, 14, B, C

EX07

Week 11
04/13 -
04/17
Filters, RLC resonators, Q, Tesla coil

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SSS, first-order frequency response examples including op-amp filters

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Second-order op-amp filters

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Buck converter: PWM via Fourier and filtering

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13.5, 14, 15.6.3-15.6.5

EX08 due on 5/1

Week 12
04/20 -
04/24
Nonlinear resistors and large-signal analysis

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Evening Quiz #2 Nonlinear resistors and small-signal analysis

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Large-signal and small-signal nonlinear resistor network examples

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4

Week 12

Week 13
04/27 -
05/01
Op-amp and nonlinear resistor (diode) combinations: multipliers and peak detectors

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Examples: nonlinear resistors and small-signal analysis

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MOSFET, large-signal MOSFET amplifier, common source amplifier

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MOSFET, large-signal MOSFET amplifier, source-follower amplifier

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4, 6.1-6.4, 6.7, 7, 8

EX09 due on 5/8

Week 13

Week 14
05/04 -
05/08
Biasing, linearization, small-signal MOSFET amplifier analysis

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Examples: large-signal MOSFET amplifier biasing, small-signal analysis

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Small signal equivalent circuits

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More MOSFET amplifier examples, or possibly a BJT as an alternative example

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6.1-6.4, 6.7, 7, 8
Week 15
05/11 -
05/15
Three-transistor op-amp example

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13, 14
FINAL EXAM: Monday, May 18th, 2020 in Gradescope