6.002 Circuits and Electronics - Spring 2003

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6.002 Circuits and Electronics
Prereq.: 8.02 or 8.022; 18.03 or 18.06
Units: 4-2-9
Lab: TBA
Lecture: TR11 (10-250)
Recitations: WF10 (36-153) or WF11 (36-153) or WF12 (26-204) or WF11 (26-204) or WF1 (36-156) or WF2 (36-156) or WF9 (26-204) or WF10 (26-204) or WF12 (26-302) or WF1 (26-302) +final
Fundamentals of the lumped circuit abstraction. Resistive elements and networks; independent and dependent sources; switches and MOS devices; digital abstraction; amplifiers; and energy storage elements. Dynamics of first- and second-order networks; design in the time and frequency domains; analog and digital circuits and applications. Design exercises. Alternate week laboratory. Enrollment may be limited. 4 Engineering Design Points.


General Info


Prof. P. E. Gray, Room 38-344, Extension 3-4665, pogo@mit.edu


Prof. Marc A. Baldo, Room 13-3053, Extension 3-4665, baldo@mit.edu
Prof. Ian H. Hutchinson, Room NW17-186, Extension 3-8760, hutch@PSFC.mit.edu
Prof. Leslie A. Kolodziejski, Room 13-3065, Extension 3-6868, leskolo@mit.edu
Prof. Joel E. Schindall, Room 10-091, Extension 3-3934, joels@mit.edu
Prof. Gerald L. Wilson, Room 4-205, Extension 3-4630, glwilson@mit.edu


Jeremy Braun (Head TA), jtbraun@mit.edu
Akin Aina, magic@mit.edu
Paul George, pgeorge@mit.edu
Rikky Muller, rikky@mit.edu
Eamon Walsh, ewalsh@mit.edu
Chris Wilkson, ecwilkso@mit.edu


Homework will be issued on Wednesdays in recitation and collected on the Friday of the following week in recitation.
Corrected homework with solutions will be returned the week after it was collected on Fridays in recitation.
Homework will be graded on a coarse scale with 4 levels of grade: You are welcome and encouraged to discuss the homework among your colleagues, but the final formulation and write up of your homework answers must be your own. SUBMITTING HOMEWORK COPIED FROM SOMEONE ELSE IS A SERIOUS BREACH OF ETHICS, AND WILL BE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON DISCIPLINE. LATE HOMEWORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR GRADING

However, total homework grades will be based on the best nine out of eleven individual homework grades. Thus, two homework assignments may be missed without a grading penalty. Note that Homework 11 is the pre-lab exercise for Lab 4, and must be completed before going to the laboratory.


Labs will be conducted during the weeks of 2/24, 3/18, 4/15 and 5/5. TAs will be available for help and lab check-off, between 1PM and 5PM during those weeks in which a lab is in progress. The laboratory has a limited number of workspaces and crowding tends to be worse toward the end of the week. Please endeavor to go to the lab early in the week. Written lab work for the first three labs, which is to be completed in a lab notebook, will be due by 5pm on the second Monday after the week of the laboratory, i.e. 3/10, 4/7, 4/28. No written post-lab work will be due for lab 4.

Because the labs are an essential and integral part of the subject, ALL LABS MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THIS TERM. PERSONS WHO FAIL TO COMPLETE THE FOUR LABS WILL RECEIVE A GRADE OF F (not I ).

You should find a lab partner to work with for your laboratory.


Lab kits may be purchase at the cashier's office in Room 10-180, and picked up at the EECS Instrument Desk in the Lab, Room 38-500.


You must obtain a thin square-ruled hard-cover notebook for recording measurements, observations and graphs of data taken during the in-lab exercises. These are available at the coop for under $2. Written pre-lab and post-lab exercises are also to be completed in your lab notebook. Your lab notebook must be turned in for grading on dates listed above. It will be returned before the next lab.


One-hour closed-book quizzes will be given at 7:30pm in Walker Memorial (top floor) on Wednesday, March 5 and Thursday April 9th.


A three-hour final exam will be given during exam week. Timing and room assignments will be announced later. You may bring one two-sided sheet of notes to the exam. Obviously, the final exam must be worked on your own.


Initial Grading will be based approximately on the following weighting: This numerical assessment of performance will be followed by considerable discussion among all members of the teaching staff to focus on your participation in recitations and in tutorials. This discussion can effect your letter grade, particularly if your numerical average falls on or near a letter-grade boundary.

In a previous offering of this subject a bit more than half of the final letter grades were A or B. However, the staff has no preconceived grade distribution, and it would be a pleasure to end up in May with a larger fraction of high grades.

This subject has been designed so that lectures, recitations, tutorials, homework and labs are integral and essential parts of the learning process. Although there is no specific reward for participation, there is a clearly defined penalty for not participating. Students who consistently miss recitations, tutorials, homework or labs will not benefit from the grading discussions.

Please forward comments about this webpage to Jeremy Braun ( jtbraun@mit.edu).