Electronic devices and circuits are fundamental parts of undergraduate curricula in electrical engineering and computer engineering (ECE). A sophomore-level course that gives a balanced treatment of semiconductor device physics and electronic circuit analysis is described. The course topics are semiconductor physics, diodes, transistors, operational amplifiers, and optoelectronics. The course is a prerequisite for upper-level electronics, semiconductor physics, and semiconductor circuit layout curricula. A stronger link between physical principles and device behavior and an improved sequence in electronics instruction are outcomes.
S. E. Watkins, "An Engineering Physics Introduction to Electronics for ECE Sophomores," ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Jan 2013.
120th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2013: Jun. 23-26, Atlanta, GA)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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