6B: Fundamentals of Electronics IIB Laboratory
A one unit lab course combined with the Electronics 6A lecture
course enhancing the principles of electronic components and circuits
presented in lecture through laboratory experiences.
Tu/Th: 6-6:45pm, M-Th: 9:50-10:15pm, M/W: 3-3:30pm
You will create your own lab notebook from the handouts
given. Please obtain a suitable binder for this purpose.
If you decide to stop taking a class it is your
responsibility to officially drop it before the deadlines given in the
class schedule. If you do not take the time to drop and remain on
the roll you will not be happy with the result: a failing grade.
Bring your scientific calculator and lab notebook to
This lab should be taken concurrently with the EL6A
An informative pre-lab presentation is provided by
the instructor at the beginning of the lab period. It is imperative to
be on time for the start of lab to receive this information. It
is not possible to repeat this for each individual who misses it by
coming late! Being late for class and missing this presentation
will affect your grade. (See Grading, below.)
This class has been designed in a way that the work
necessary for its completion is to be performed in class during the
posted lab hours for the EL6B class. Because the handouts and
parts used to complete a lab are different for each lab it is not
possible to make up labs.
grade in this lab course will be determined in the following way:
50% - Completion and checkoff of weekly lab
assignment. Attendance is taken at the completion of the lab
period. To obtain this credit you must demonstrate your lab
circuit and data before tearing it down! So after taking your data and
completing any graphs or other tasks indicated in the lab handout, ask
the instructor for checkoff. 5% will be deducted for each missing
lab checkoff. One lab may be missed during the course without
20% - Instructor's evaluation of your laboratory
performance over the semester. Here are the questions I ask in
determining this: Did you carry your load when working with your
group? Did you utilize the full laboratory period if necessary,
retaking the measurements if they did not turn out right the first
time? Were you consistently on time for the lab? (Late one or
25% - Last Lab. The last lab is one where you
will be asked to demonstrate your knowledge of the equipment and
measurement techniques learned in the lab on your own, with no
assistance from your normal lab partners.
5%- Lab Notebook. Show your organized lab
notebook to the instructor during the Last Lab exercise. It must be
bound and complete to receive full credit. The lab notebook will be
graded as follows: Complete and bound: 10, Complete not
bound: 7, Incomplete and bound: 6, Incomplete not bound: 4,
No Notebook: 0, Late notebook: -2 from given score.