Introduction to Electronics, Signals, and Measurement

Transistors and resistors on an old memory board.

Transistors and resistors on an old program memory module (ROM) of a Nixdorf 820 system. (Image courtesy of Hermann Schneider.)


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6.071J / 22.071J

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Spring 2006



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The course is designed to provide a practical - hands on - introduction to electronics with a focus on measurement and signals. The prerequisites are courses in differential equations, as well as electricity and magnetism. No prior experience with electronics is necessary. The course will integrate demonstrations and laboratory examples with lectures on the foundations. Throughout the course we will use modern "virtual instruments" as test-beds for understanding electronics. The aim of the course is to provide students with the practical knowledge necessary to work in a modern science or engineering setting.

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David Cory, Ian Hutchinson, and Manos Chaniotakis. 6.071J Introduction to Electronics, Signals, and Measurement. Spring 2006. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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