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 COVID19. 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 courserelated 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.

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Week  Tue Lecture  Wed Recitation  Thu Lecture  Fri Lab  Readings  Exercises  Videos  

Week 1 02/03  02/07 
Subject introduction, lumpedelement modeling, device laws, KCL and KVL  Direct analysis: series and parallel resistors and dividers  Node analysis  1, 2.12.5, 2.8, 3.13.3, A  
Week 2 02/10  02/14 
Linearity, superposition, Thevenin and Norton equivalence  Examples: node analysis, superposition, Thevenin/Norton equivalence  Dependent sources, amplifiers  2.6, 3.13.3, 3.53.7  
Week 3 02/17  02/21 
MONDAY SCHEDULE  Examples: dependent sources with superposition, and Thevenin and Norton  Op amps, negative feedback, inverting amplifiers; Dopler Ultrasound  2.6, 15.115.4  
Week 4 02/24  02/28 
Noninverting amplifiers, adders and subtracters, instrumentation amp, real opamp specs  Opamp examples including Thevenin/Norton input and output description  Capacitors, RC networks, first order ODE, step responses  9, 10.110.3, 15.115.5, 15.10  
Week 5 03/02  03/06 
RC step and pulse response, long and short time responses, integration and differentiation, intuitive analysis  Inductors and RL networks, both homogeneous and driven  Energy processing, PWM examples, time constants  9, 10.110.3, 10.510.6, 10.8, 15.6.115.6.2  
Week 6 03/09  03/13 
Positive feedback  NO RECITATION THE MIDTERM HAS BEEN POSTPONED 
Cont. positive feedback, oscillators  NO LAB  12, 15.715.8  
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  Evening Quiz #1  Driven LC networks, inhomogeneous(step) response  RLC homogeneous response, quality factor  12  
Week 10 03/06  04/10 
SSS, frequency response, complex exponentials  Boost converter: transient analysis and energy analysis  Impedance and admittance first order lowpass and highpass filter examples, graphics  Impedance and admittance examples, graphical representation of results  13, 14, B, C  
Week 11 04/13  04/17 
Filters, RLC resonators, Q, Tesla coil  SSS, firstorder frequency response examples including opamp filters  Secondorder opamp filters  Buck converter: PWM via Fourier and filtering  13.5, 14, 15.6.315.6.5 
EX08 due on 5/1 

Week 12 04/20  04/24 
Nonlinear resistors and largesignal analysis  Evening Quiz #2  Nonlinear resistors and smallsignal analysis  Largesignal and smallsignal nonlinear resistor network examples  4  
Week 13 04/27  05/01 
Opamp and nonlinear resistor (diode) combinations: multipliers and peak detectors  Examples: nonlinear resistors and smallsignal analysis  MOSFET, largesignal MOSFET amplifier, common source amplifier  MOSFET, largesignal MOSFET amplifier, sourcefollower amplifier  4, 6.16.4, 6.7, 7, 8 
EX09 due on 5/8 

Week 14 05/04  05/08 
Biasing, linearization, smallsignal MOSFET amplifier analysis  Examples: largesignal MOSFET amplifier biasing, smallsignal analysis  Small signal equivalent circuits  More MOSFET amplifier examples, or possibly a BJT as an alternative example  6.16.4, 6.7, 7, 8  
Week 15 05/11  05/15 
Threetransistor opamp example  13, 14  