Principles Of Electronics
course addresses basic physical concepts of electronic devices, placing
emphasis on the physics of semiconductor devices. The course highlights the
fundamental building block of all semiconductor devices, i.e., pn-junction and
its application in the understanding of diodes and transistors. Finally, the
course introduces basic techniques in designing circuits using semiconductor
objectives of this course are to:
Explain the properties of semiconductors
Expose to students the electronic conduction in
Explain physics and operation principles of diodes
Introduce transistor equivalent circuits.
Enable students to analyze and design single-stage
By the end of the course,
students should be able to:
Describe how impurities can change electron and
hole densities in semiconductors and how this leads to precise and temperature
Describe how internal potential barriers can be
created in semiconductor structures and how this an lead directly to diodes and
Understand the construction and operation of diodes
and bipolar junction transistors (BJTs).
Describe the principles of field effect transistors
(FET) and how they differ from BJTs).
Demonstrate understanding of basic transistor