Circuits

EE Curriculum Structure

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Part 1

It can be tough to wrap your mind around circuits at first...

A good way to approach learning circuits is to study elements by itself first...

We can group these elements into...

Passive

Active

We can group these elements into...

Passive

Does not require an external power supply

We can group these elements into...

Passive

Does not require an external power supply

Circuit

Signal in

Signal out

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Circuit

Signal in

Signal out

Note: Press on each element to see a circuit example

Circuit

Signal in

Signal out

Circuit

Signal in

Signal out

Circuit

Signal in

Signal out

Circuit

Signal in

Signal out

We can group these elements into...

Passive

Active

We can group these elements into...

Active

Requires an external power supply

We can group these elements into...

Active

Requires an external power supply

Circuit

Signal in

Signal out

Vcc

Vee

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Circuit

Signal in

Signal out

Vcc

Vee

Note: Press on each element to see a circuit example

Circuit

Signal in

Signal out

Vcc

Vee

Circuit

Signal in

Signal out

Vcc

Vee

Circuit

Signal in

Signal out

Vcc

Vee

However, the study of these elements divided like this...

Passive

Active

Passive

Active

Is very confusing from a math and physics perspective.

However, the study of these elements divided like this...

Linear

Non-Linear

Instead we can group these elements into...

Dissipate Energy

Store Energy

And divide the Linear group into...

Dissipate Energy

Store Energy

Math and Physics Requirements...

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Dissipate Energy

Math and Physics Requirements...

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Store Energy

Math and Physics Requirements...

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Dissipate Energy

Store Energy

In terms of Circuits Tools...

Dissipate Energy

In terms of Circuits Tools...

Spend time learning the fundamentals...

Store Energy

In terms of Circuits Tools...

Reuse those same tools with new elements...

Linear

Non-Linear

Let's now address the Non-Linear elements...

Non-Linear

Math and Physics Requirements...

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Semiconductors

Conductors

Insulators

(Copper)

(Glass)

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Silicon conductivity lies between a conductor and insulator...

Semiconductors

Conductors

Insulators

(Copper)

(Glass)

Through a doping process (e.g., ionization), silicon can become a conductor.

Brief Introduction...

Note: Press on each element to see more information.

Diodes

BJTs

MOSFETs

Non-Linear

In terms of Circuits Tools...

Reuse some of the tools

(Under certain restrictions)

e.g., substitute by respective DC or AC model

Summary

Dissipate Energy

Store Energy

Semiconductors

What about Op Amps?

Present in all of them.

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1st Learn This

2nd Learn This

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3rd Learn This

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Summary

Dissipate Energy

Store Energy

Semiconductors

What about Op Amps?

Present in all of them.

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Circuits_Curriculum_Part_1

By Goncalo Martins

Circuits_Curriculum_Part_1

How an EE circuits curriculum is structure in an academic setting.

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