NEURBIO 249: Electronics for Biologists is taught in Spring Quarter by Professor Ian Parker.
Dr. Ian Parker
Same as PHYSIO 205.
Basic principles of electricity; properties and use of discrete components and integrated circuits; circuit analysis and design. Intended for advanced students in the life sciences.
|1||Voltage, current, charge. Linear circuits: resistors, voltage
Lab: measuring V, I, R; resistor networks, potentiometers, mystery boxes
Capacitors, inductors; time domain/frequency domain.
Lab: Oscilloscopes, function generators, RC circuits, more mystery boxes.
|3||Timers (555); Practical aspects of building things|
Introduction to op-amps.
Lab – Breadboard op-amp circuits with varying gains; inverter and follower circuits.
|5||Integrators and differentiators. Other Op amp circuits|
|6||Student project proposals.|
|7||Miscellaneous useful devices (light emitters, detectors;
temperature sensors; servos; Hall-effect; Power supplies
Transistors. Introduction to digital circuits. TTL, logic gates,
Lab – Digital logic chips (74xx series)
|9||How to talk to a computer (or listen to one), USB kits|
|10||Presentation of projects|