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Circuits and Electronics 2: Amplification, Speed, and Delay

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Self Paced
  • Language English
  • Certificate $49 Certificate Available
  • Effort 8 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 5 weeks long

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Want to learn how to construct an amplifier for mobile phones? Wondering how energy storage elements like capacitors and inductors work, or how to make microchips run faster? This free circuit course taught by edX CEO and MIT Professor Anant Agarwal and colleagues is for you.

This is the second of three online Circuits and Electronics courses and is taken by all MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) majors.

Topics covered include: MOSFET large signal and small signal analysis; amplifiers; energy storage elements like capacitors and inductors; and dynamics of first-order networks and circuit speed. Design and lab exercises are also significant components of the course.

Weekly coursework includes interactive video sequences, readings from the textbook, homework, online laboratories, and optional tutorials. The course will also have a final exam.

This is a self-paced course, so there are no weekly deadlines. However, all assignments are due by June 15, 2019, when the course will close.


Student Testimonials

“Brilliant course! It's definitely the best introduction to electronics in Universe! Interesting material, clean explanations, well prepared quizzes, challenging homeworks and fun labs.” - Ilya. 

“6.002x will be a classic in the field of online learning. It combines Prof. Agarwal's enthusiasm for electronics and education. The online circuit design program works very well. The material is difficult. I took the knowledge from the class and built an electronic cat feeder.” - Stan 

Taught by

Chris Terman, Piotr Mitros, Gerald Sussman and Anant Agarwal


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Keshav G
5.0 2 years ago
by Keshav completed this course and found the course difficulty to be hard.
The second part of the 6.002x is a really interesting course. It builds upon material covered in part 1 (6.002.1x), which itself was an excellent course. All the course material, i.e. Handouts, Videos, Practice Problems, Homework, etc has been presented very well. All credit goes to the instructors. I have completed the course with final grade 100%, and had to work really hard for it; I am a high school student. I would suggest that you go for the course, as it will really benefit you. A must do course!
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