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SP.764 / SP.765 Practical Electronics, Fall 2004

Printed circuit board.
Printed circuit board with transistors, resistors and operational amplifiers. (Image courtesy of Sergey Lebedev and stock.xchng.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a complete set of labs and lecture notes. In addition, an image gallery is available.

Course Description

You can build a wide range of practical electronic devices if you understand a few basic electronics concepts and follow some simple rules. These devices include light-activated and sound-activated toys and appliances, remote controls, timers and clocks, and motorized devices.

The subject begins with an overview of the fundamental concepts, followed by a series of laboratory exercises that demonstrate the basic rules, and a final project.

Technical Requirements

Media player software, such as QuickTime® Player, RealOne™ Player, or Windows Media® Player, is required to run the .avi files found on this course site.



Dr. James Bales

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
1 hour / session

One session / week
2 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate

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