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ELEC 2005 - Discrete Amplifiers & Introduction to Op-Amps

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: ELEC 1192 

(formerly EETE 1191)

ELEC 2005 provides students theory and practical experimentation dealing with discrete transistor amplifiers and basic operational amplifier circuits. Among the circuits to be discussed are Voltage, Power, CC and CB amplifiers as well as inverting, non-inverting, differential, and summing op-amp amplifiers.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of the course the student will be able to analyze, build and take measurements in transistor amplifier circuits.

Objectives: Students will be able to:

  1. Construct and evaluate a single stage BJT amplifier
  2. Construct and evaluate a multi-stage amplifier circuit
  3. Construct and evaluate Common Base and Common Collector Amplifiers
  4. Analyze and evaluate Power Amplifiers
  5. Analyze and evaluate Differential Amplifiers

Outcome 2: Upon completion of the course the student will be able to analyze, build and take measurements in electronic circuits which contain Operational Amplifiers.

Objectives: Students will be able to:

  1. Construct and evaluate inverting and non-inverting amplifiers
  2. Demonstrate through lab the use of linear integrated circuits
  3. Evaluate the necessity of negative feedback in op-amp circuits

Outcome 3: Upon completion of the course the student will be able to analyze, build and take measurements in Linear Op-Amp Circuits

Objectives: Students will be able to:

  1. Construct, analyze, and evaluate the operation of electronic circuits which perform the following op-amp functions:
    1. Inverting and non-inverting amplifiers
    2. Differential amplifiers
    3. Instrumentation amplifiers
    4. Summing amplifiers
  2. Students will analyze current boosters and voltage controlled current sources.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Voltage Amplifiers
    1. Voltage Gain
    2. Loading Effects
    3. Multistage Amplifiers
    4. Troubleshooting
  2. Common Collector and Common Base Amplifiers
    1. Common Collector Amplifier
    2. Input and Output Impedance
    3. Darlington Connections
    4. Voltage Regulation
    5. Common Base Amplifier
  3. Power Amplifiers
    1. AC and DC Load Lines
    2. Class A, B, and C amplifiers
  4. Differential Amplifiers
    1. DC Analysis
    2. AC Analysis
    3. Input Characteristics
    4. Common Mode Gain
  5. Operational Amplifiers (Op-Amps)
    1. 741 Op-Amp
    2. Inverting and Non-inverting Amplifiers
    3. Op-Amp Applications
    4. Linear Integrated Circuits
  6. Negative Feedback
    1. Voltage Controlled Voltage Source
    2. Current Controlled Voltage Source
    3. Voltage Controlled Current Source
    4. Current Controlled Current Source
    5. Bandwidth and Gain
  7. Linear Op-Amp Circuits
    1. Inverting and Non-Inverting Amplifiers
    2. Instrumentation Amplifiers
    3. Summing Amplifiers
    4. Single Supply Operation

Primary Faculty
Dulinski, Kenneth
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Thero, Laura
Hutchison, Donald

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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