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Classical Text for an electronics course

  1. Mar 21, 2017 #1
    Next fall I will be teaching an electronics class for the first time, for undergraduate physics majors (who have already taken introductory E&M and integral calculus, not necessarily PDEs). The catalog description is
    "An introduction to analog and digital electronics. Topics include DC and AC circuits, transistors, amplifiers, Boolean logic, logic circuits, analog-digital conversions, and applications. Two lectures and one 3-hour laboratory per week." ​
    I would like suggestions for a textbook, or perhaps more generally a syllabus of what to cover and when.

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  3. Mar 21, 2017 #2

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  4. Mar 21, 2017 #3
    "The Art of Electronics" by Horowitz and Hill is a classic. There is an accompanying lab manual, or at least there was for the early editions.
    I believe the syllabus for Harvard's Physics123 is available on the internet; it is a renowned electronics crash-course.

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  6. May 1, 2017 #5
    Thank you for the responses, and apologies for the late reply. (Semester finally ended.) I got a copy of Hayes and Horowitz (the lab manual connected to H&H), but I found it rather difficult going: I think it leaves a lot unsaid, and would be difficult for a first-time electronics student to follow. Maybe an experienced electronics instructor could fill in the gaps, but I don't fit that bill.
    I do like the CalTech manual, and I may end up using it. I have to go order some op-amps first, though; that book really LOVES op-amps. :)
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