BME 210 Biomedical Electronics - Spring 2018
Lectures: 10:15–11:30 TR, Room 1011 Engineering Building I
Office: Glenn Walker, 4206C EB3, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: Drop in or check my calendar and email me for an appointment.
Labs: Room 4118 EB3. Labs start the week of Jan 15.
|201||12:50–3:35 W||Michael Iasiello & Anna Keyser|
|202||12:50–3:35 R||Philip Barker & Michael Iasiello|
|203||4:10–6:55 R||Neil Cornwell & Victoria Cosenza|
|204||4:10–6:55 W||Bradley Davis|
|205||8:30–11:15 F||Victoria Cosenza & Anna Keyser|
Recommended Text: Engineering Circuit Analysis (8th Edition), W. H. Hayt, J. Kemmerly, S. Durbin, McGraw-Hill 2012.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Analyze transient and steady-state circuits in the time and frequency domain
- Design and build passive & active circuits
- Sketch and plot the frequency response of a circuit
- Convert numbers between decimal and binary
- Use truth tables to build basic logic circuits
- Use a computer to capture and analyze an analog signal
If you have questions during reading, solving homework problems, writing up lab reports, studying for exams, etc., send me an email message with the question. I will respond to all students, “A student asked the following question…” so you will not be identified. Office visits are also welcome. Send suggestions for improvement of any aspect of the course to me or the TAs.
Homework is due at the beginning of class on the due date.
Homework is assigned to help you practice applying the principles you learn in class. If you are late to class, so is the homework. Late homework will receive a maximum grade of 50%. After 24 hours, late HW will receive a grade of 0%.
The best way to learn how to solve circuits problems is through practice. To see examples of how to solve circuits problems, visit Circuits Learned by Example Online at Rose Hulman.
Final Exam: Tuesday, May 8, 8:00–11:00 AM in 1011 EB1.
Bring your own calculator to the exams—cell phones will not be allowed as a substitute. Check your batteries before the exam. You will be given a sheet with all necessary identities or equations. Exams missed with certified medical excuses or prior instructor approval will be dealt with individually.
The final course grade comprises:
|Exams (2 total)||35%|
Final grades will be assigned based on the following scale:
Due Jan 23
Due Jan 30
Example supernode prob
Due Feb 06
Example Thev VCCS
Due Feb 13
|Lab Quiz 1 IO
Exam 1 IO
||Review||Old Exams 1|
Due Mar 01
Due Mar 15
|Driven circuit rules
Example Forced RC
Due Mar 22
|Lab Quiz 2 IO
Due Apr 03
Exam 2 IO
||Review||Old Exams 2|
Due Apr 17
Due Apr 26
||Digital circuits||Minterm/Maxterm Tables|
||Review||Final Exam IO|
The lab component of the course constitutes 20% of the overall grade. The lab grade is broken down as follows: 10% for weekly lab reports and 10% for lab quizzes.
||Multisim & Matlab||2|
||Mesh & Nodal Analysis||3|
||Lab Quiz 1||Signup Sheet|
||Capacitors & Inductors||5|
||Frequency Response & Filters||7|
||Lab Quiz 2||Signup Sheet|
Weekly lab reports
Short (~1 page, excluding attachments) lab write-ups will be due weekly at the beginning of each lab section. Each student should write his/her own lab report. Turn in a printed copy of your report at the beginning of lab and submit an electronic copy on Moodle. If you are late to lab, your report will be considered late and receive 50% credit.
Miscellaneous information that NCSU requires on a syllabus
Course prerequisites, co-requisites or statement on enrollment restrictions.
PY 208 or 209, BME Majors Only
Designation of course as fulfilling a General Education Program (GEP).
Course structure (such as group activities, lectures, discussion, labs, field trips, studio, etc.). Explain how the course will operate.
Group activities, lectures, and labs.
Statement on safety and risk assumption in courses requiring a laboratory
This course teaches you about electronics. Because circuits use electricity there is a chance that you will get shocked if you do something foolish in lab. So, please, pay attention to the safety information in Lab 1.
Because this course uses electronic course components, I am required to include this statement:
“Students may be required to disclose personally identifiable information to other students in the course, via electronic tools like email or web-postings, where relevant to the course. Examples include online discussions of class topics, and posting of student coursework. All students are expected to respect the privacy of each other by not sharing or using such information outside the course.”
Students are expected to adhere to the guidelines for academic integrity outlined in the NCSU Code of Student Conduct. Cases of misconduct will be addressed according to the procedures outlined in the Code. Your signature on any submitted work implies that you have neither given nor received unauthorized aid.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with verifiable disabilities. In order to take advantage of available accommodations, students must register with Disability Services for Students at 2221 Student Health Services Building, 2815 Cates Avenue, Campus Box 7509, 919-515-7653. For more information on NC State’s policy on working with students with disabilities, please see the Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Regulation.
Students are expected to attend all classes. Read the NCSU attendance policy for definitions of excused absences. If you anticipate an excused absence on a due date, please notify me so that we can agree on an alternate due date.
Online class evaluations will be available to students at classeval.
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