Module Leader

Prof. Peter Cheung

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
  • Analyse and design basic electronic circuits
  • Construct and test basic electronic circuits
  • Select appropriate electronic components for an application such as sensors, transducers and actuators


Description of Content

The Engineering Analysis 1 extended module develops fundamental skills in engineering analysis and applied mathematics, and consists of 3 subsections. This subsection is: Introduction to Electronics

This part of the course covers topics ranging from high power networks to micro-control systems involved in electrical engineering.

Topics include:
  • Introduction to machine systems as complexes of mechanical, electrical and electronic subsystems and of software.
  • Circuit elements: power sources and loads; resistors, capacitors, inductors etc.
  • Waveforms and signals: peak and average values, pulse width modulation, sine waves. Digital signals: binary numbers, sampling. Digital transducers.
  • Logic: logic variables, operations and truth tables. Gates: inputs, outputs, packages. Latches and flip flops.
  • Kirchhoff's laws. Potential divider, potentiometer, Wheatstone bridge.
  • DC networks: equivalent resistors, capacitors and inductors. Thévenin and Norton sources. General network analysis methods.
Throughout the course, several practical examples are used to demonstrate the applicability of the material to engineering design practice.