Course code 02 05 6244 00
ECTS credits 3
Course title in the language of instruction
Fundamentals of Electronics
Course title in Polish Fundamentals of Electronics (Podstawy elektroniki)
Course title in English
Fundamentals of Electronics
Language of instruction English
Course level first-cycle programme
Course coordinator prof. dr hab. inż. Michał Tadeusiewicz
Course instructors dr inż. Maciej Dłużniewski, prof. dr hab. inż. Michał Tadeusiewicz
Delivery methods and course duration
Lecture Tutorials Laboratory Project Seminar Other Total of teaching hours during semester
Contact hours 30 30 0 60
E-learning No No No No No No
Assessment criteria (weightage) 0.00 0.00 0.00
Course objective
  1. To provide an introduction to electric and electronic devices, circuits, methods of the analysis, as well as techniques of measurement and instrumentation. Demonstrate the behavior of typical analog and digital electronic circuits.
Learning outcomes
  1. Perform DC and AC analyses of electric circuits, compute different powers in AC circuits.
  2. Understand the transient behavior of dynamic circuits.
  3. Analyse simple circuits containing diodes, bipolar and MOS transistors.
  4. Perform the analysis of circuits containing operational amplifiers.
  5. Understand properties and behavior of typical analog and digital electronic circuits.
  6. Apply basic technique of measurement and instrumentation, prepare reports of experiments and cooperate in a group.
Assessment methods
1, 3, 5-6.. Current checking of knowledge and skills during the laboratory sessions.
1-4. Observation of activity during the classes.
5-6. Laboratory reports prepared by students.
1-4. Tests and home works.

Class-work, 2 written tests – 60%
Laboratory work, reports – 40%.
no prerequisites
Course content with delivery methods
Electric circuits, topology and devices, Kirchhoff?s laws. Linear and nonlinear resistors, voltage and current sources, semiconductor diodes. Analysis of linear resistive circuits. Superposition principle, the Thevenin-Norton theorem. DC operating points, load line approach. Capacitors and inductors, memory, continuity property. AC analysis, phasor concept. Powers in AC circuits. Resonant circuits. Operational amplifier, analysis of operational amplifier circuits. Introduction to transient analysis of dynamic circuits. Bipolar transistors (BJT) and metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) transistors. Analysis of simple transistor circuits. Introduction to small-signal analysis of electronic circuits.

Measurements and metrology. Power supply sources. Semiconductor diodes. Static and dynamic properties of transistors. Applications of operational amplifier. Passive filters. Elements of optoelectronics. Comparators. Logic gates and systems.
Basic reference materials
  1. Tadeusiewicz M., Electric circuits, textbook, IFE, Łódź 2009.
  2. Tadeusiewicz M., Electric circuits. Tutorial problems, IFE, Łódź 2010.
Other reference materials
  1. Chua L.O., Desoer C.A., Kuh E.S., Linear and nonlinear circuits, McGraw Hill, 1981.
  2. Cook N.P., Electronics. A complete course, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004.
Average student workload outside classroom
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