Course Objectives - Chapters 4 and 5

- 1.
- Be able to define an active device.
- 2.
- Be able to define a dependent source.
- 3.
- Be able to define the four types of linear dependent sources:
- (a)
- Current-Controlled Voltage Source
- (b)
- Voltage-Controlled Voltage Source
- (c)
- Current-Controlled Current Source
- (d)
- Voltage-Controlled Current Source

- 4.
- Be able to define the following terms:
- (a)
- Transresistance
*r* - (b)
- Voltage gain
- (c)
- Current gain
- (d)
- Transconductance
*g*

- 5.
- Be able to define feedback, and to identify circuits where feedback is present.
- 6.
- Be able to analyze circuits with dependent sources:
- (a)
- Circuit Reduction
- (b)
- Source Transformations
- (c)
- Superposition
- (d)
- Node-voltage Analysis
- (e)
- Mesh-current Analysis

- 7.
- Be able to define the input resistance and output resistance of a circuit.
- 8.
- Be able to determine the input resistance and output resistance of a circuit.
- 9.
- Be able to draw the dependent-source model of an op amp.
- 10.
- Be able to identify when negative feedback is present in an op amp circuit.
- 11.
- Be able to use the ideal model of the op amp (
*v*_{P}=*v*_{N}and*i*_{P}=*i*_{N}= 0 when negative feedback is present, and the op amp is not saturated) to solve circuits with op amps. - 12.
- Be able to determine whether an op amp is in the linear mode or the saturation mode.
- 13.
- Be able to use node-voltage analysis to analyze op amp circuits.
- 14.
- Be able to recognize and determine the gain of the five op-amp
building-block circuits:
- (a)
- Inverting Amplifier
- (b)
- Non-inverting Amplifier
- (c)
- Follower
- (d)
- Summing Op-Amp Circuit
- (e)
- Difference Amplifier

- 15.
- Be able to determine the gain of an op amp circuit designed with the standard building blocks.
- 16.
- Be able to design an op-amp circuit with a desired input-output relationship with the standard op-amp building blocks.

- 1.
- Be able to sketch the following basic waveforms:
- (a)
- Unit Step Function
*u*(*t*) - (b)
- Impulse Function
- (c)
- Ramp Function
*r*(*t*) - (d)
- Exponential Waveform
[
*V*_{A}*e*^{-t/TC}]*u*(*t*) - (e)
- Sinusoidal Waveform

- 2.
- Be able to integrate and differentiate the basic waveforms.
- 3.
- Be able to calculate and sketch linear combinations of the basic waveforms.
- 4.
- For exponential waveforms be able to:
- (a)
- Define the amplitude
*V*_{A}and the time constant*T*_{C} - (b)
- Given any two of the following quantities, be able to determine the
others:
- i.
- Amplitude
*V*_{A} - ii.
- Time Constant
*T*_{C} - iii.
- Value at one time
*v*(*t*_{1}) - iv.
- Value at a second time
*v*(*t*_{2})

- 5.
- For sinusoidal waveforms be able to:
- (a)
- Define Amplitude, Period, Frequency, Phase
- (b)
- Be able to convert between frequency in Hertz and frequency in radians/sec.
- (c)
- From the equation of a sinusoid be able to determine Amplitude, Period, Frequency, Phase
- (d)
- Be able to convert between the cosine phase-description of sinusoids ( ) and the Fourier form ( ).

- 6.
- Be able to combine the three basic waveforms (step, sinusoidal,
exponential) into composite waveforms. In particular be able to identify and
use:
- (a)
- The exponential rise waveform
*v*(*t*) =*V*_{A}[1 -*e*^{-t/TC}]*u*(*t*) - (b)
- The decaying sinusoid
- (c)
- The double exponential
*v*(*t*) =*V*_{A}(*e*^{-t/T1}-*e*^{t/T2})*u*(*t*)