Analysis & Design of Electronic Circuits
Udayan Kanade and Tanmay Bichu
In Brief: The theory of electronic circuits, as taught from textbooks, seems rather mystifying. The student ends up learning by rote thousands of formulas without a clear understanding of where they came from, or exactly which situations do they actually apply to.
In the first part of this course, we will learn some general mathematical principles from which all circuit analysis methods can be derived almost trivially. In the second part, we will apply these methods to analyse and design a few of the myriad circuits from your textbook.
Target Audience: This course is primarily for electrical, electronics and instrumentation students and engineers. Really motivated engineers from other branches may attend as well.
Course Topics: Degrees of freedom, systems of algebraic equations, linear algebra, some graph theory; circuit simplifications, Thevenin's equivalent, Norton's equivalent, hybrid model, perturbative analysis, small signal analysis, quiescent point, biasing, multi-stage circuits; diodes, Ebers-Moll transistor model, CE/CB/CC configurations, biasings, cascade/cascode amplifiers, power amplifiers (A/B/AB), differential amplifier.
Prerequisites: 12th standard mathematics. A very basic understanding of electronics. You should know the following concepts at least superficially: voltage, current, resistor, capacitor, battery.
Teacher's Introduction: Udayan Kanade did his MS in Computer Science with the specialization “Optimization and Signal Processing” from Stanford. He works for Oneirix Labs and Noumenon Multiphysics. Tanmay Bichu has a BE in Electronics from Pune University, and works at Oneirix Labs. The instructors jointly taught this course once before, but this is the first time they will be teaching it in public.
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