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Course TitleElectronic Circuit Elements
Course CodeITEC124
TypeFull Time
Semester Fall/Spring
CategoryArea Elective
Workload150 Hours
EMU Credit(3,0,0) 3
Level  First Year
Teaching Format3 Hours Lecture per week
ECTS Credit5
Course Web Site


Instructor(s)Asst. Prof. Dr. Alper DoganalpOffice Tel+90 392 6301600
E-mail   Office NoCT201


Course Description
The aim of this course is to teach students theoretically  Resistors, capacitors; coils, basic semiconductor elements; diode, transistor and other types of circuit elements; the use of basic measuring and measuring instruments (voltmeter, ammeter, ohmmeter, etc.); conductor, insulator, semiconductor; direct current, alternating current, series, parallel, mixed circuits and related laws (current, resistance, Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff Voltage Law, power); number systems, logical gate circuits; Boolean mathematics (Boolean law, Morgan theorem, Karnough map); digital circuit design; counters


General Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of resistor, capacitors and inductance
  • Understand the basic semiconductor elements
  • Understand and use basic measuring instruments
  • Understand the DC and AC current circuits
  • Practice arithmetic computations in binary numbering system.
  • Explain the basic operations and theorems of Boolean algebra.
  •  Apply rules of Boolean algebra to simplify Boolean expressions.
  •  Explain how to translate Boolean expressions into equivalent truth tables and logic gate implementations.
  • Design efficient combinational and sequential logic circuit implementations from functional description of digital
  • Systems.


Teaching Methodology / Classroom Procedures
  • The course has three hours of lectures in a week mainly held in the class.
  • There is no lab works or tutorials.
  • There is one written midterm exam and one written final exam.
  • The exams are conducted as a written exam.
  • Class attendance is compulsory.
  • Lecture notes are available on the course web site.
  • Course related materials will be posted on the course web site.
  • Students are encouraged to use internet to search for various related topics. Lecture notes, assignments, and
  • announcements will be posted on the course's web site.


Course Materials / Main References

Text Book:

  1. Understanding Electronics by Jonathan Baumgardner, LumiDax Electronics LLC, 2014
  2. Digital Electronics by Anil K. Maini, John Wiley &sons, 2007


Weekly Schedule / Summary of Topics
Week 1Fundamentals of electricity and Ohms Law.
Week 2Capacitance,  inductance and their applications
Week 3AC and DC Circuits
Week 4Introduction to semiconductor devices
Week 5Diodes and Power Supplies
Week 6Transistor and its applications
Weeks 7-8Midterm Examinations
Weeks 9-10Number systems and Boolean Algebra
Week 11Logic Gates
Week 12Logic Gates
Week 13Boolean Algebra and Simplification Techniques
Week 14Boolean Algebra and Simplification Techniques
Week 15Flip Flops and Counters
Weeks 16-18Final Examinations


Rules and Obligations
  • Each student can have only one make-up exam. One who misses an exam should provide a medical report within 3 days after the missed exam.
  • The make-up exam will be organized at the end of the term after the finals and will cover all the topics.
  • No make-up will be given for any quiz, project, presentation or assignment.
  • Once the grades are announced, the students have only one week to do objection about their grades.
  • It is the students' responsibility to follow the announcement in the course web site.


Background Requirements
  • Students are expected to have a computer hardware background at minimum undergraduate level for registering the course.
  • Students who lack an official proof (such as undergraduate transcript) of the required academic background must acquire a written permission from the course instructor for registering the course.


 Method of Assessment
Evaluation and GradingHomework(s)QuizzesMidterm ExamFinal Exam
Percentage 10 %20 %30 %40 %


Grading Criteria *
90 - 10085 - 8980 - 8475 - 7970 - 7465 - 6960 - 6456 - 5953 - 5550 - 5240 - 490 - 39

* Letter grades will be decided upon after calculating the averages at the end of the semester and distribution of the averages will play a significant role in the evaluation of the letter grades.