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edX: Circuits and Electronics 2: Amplification, Speed, and Delay

 with  Chris Terman, Piotr Mitros, Gerald Sussman and Anant Agarwal

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 

Syllabus

Week 1: Amplifiers, MOSFET large signal analysis, MOSFET small signal analysis
 
Week 2: Capacitors, first-order RC circuits
 
Week 3: Inductors, first-order step response, first-order circuit analysis, impulses, digital circuit speed
 
Week 4: Impulse, step, ramp superposition, digital memory, state, ZIR, ZSR
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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Provider edX
Language English
Certificates $49 Certificate Available
Hours 8 hours a week
Calendar 5 weeks long

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2 reviews for edX's Circuits and Electronics 2: Amplification, Speed, and Delay

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2 years ago
Keshav Gupta 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 th Read More
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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