Circuits and Electronics OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Undergraduate Course on Electronics Engineering

Published Jan 24, 2009

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'Circuits and Electronics' is a foundational course for undergraduate students looking to earn a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. Offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, this OpenCourseWare provides materials introducing students to lumped circuit abstraction basics as well as providing a foundation for further study in circuit design and analysis.

Circuits and Electronics: Course Specifics

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Circuits and Electronics: Course Description

The 'Circuits and Electronics' course was originally developed for MIT by Professors Anant Agarwal and Jeffrey H. Lang, who also authored the required textbook, Foundations of Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits. Topics ranging from basic circuit analysis and nonlinear analysis methods to power conversion circuits and diodes give students a strong foundation for study in the field of electrical engineering and computer science. The lectures and demonstrations are designed to help students meet a specific set of goals, including analyzing circuits made up of linear lumped elements. Students will also learn to construct simple gates, amplifiers and filters. Students who complete the course will be able to analyze circuits using common tools like oscilloscopes and multimeters. Students will also learn how to create mathematical models of circuits in order to estimate circuit output and performance. A list of readings from the textbook further enhances the students understanding of these topics.

The free OpenCourseWare includes a list of readings, lab exercises, problem sets, practice exams, lecture notes and videos of the lectures and demonstrations. To download the course materials, visit the circuits and electronics course page.

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