Physics 171 - Electronics

TuTh 8:30 AM - 09:45 PM Physics 150

Gleb Finkelstein, Rm. 093, phone: 660-2523, e-mail: gleb at

Lab Instructor: Dr. Yuriy Bomze, email: yuriy.bomze at


Main one: Principles of Electronics: Analog and Digital, by L.R. Fortney (either edition).
Also, you may want to have a look at:
The Art of Electronics, 
by P. Horowitz and W. Hill, and
Troubleshooting Analog Circuits,
by R. Pease.


Chapters 1-9, and parts of chapters 12-13 of Fortney's book, specifically:
DC circuits;
AC circuits (general discussion, filters and amplifiers);
PN junctions and diodes;
Transistors: bipolar and FET; transistor-based circuits;
Operational Amplifiers;
Introduction to digital circuits;
Demonstration of assorted design, measurement, and simulation tools.

Lecture notes (scanned hand-written notes, just for your information)

Graded Material:

Labs and final project

Spring 2012, last updated: 17-Jan-2012
Originally prepared for 
Spring 2012.