Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. ETE115 overlap following cours/es: ESS010, ETE022, ETIA01, ESS010, ETE022 och ETIA01. Compulsory for: N3. Course coordinator: Daniel Sjöberg,, Elektrovetenskap. Recommended prerequisits: FFF155 Mathematical Tools for Nanoscience, FFF100 Thermodynamics and Electronic Materials, FRT110 Systems Engineering. Assessment: Written exam. Non-compulsory home assignments may give bonus points to the written exam. Home page:

Basically all engineering systems have one or several important parts which may be classified as electronics, some systems are even completely electronic. In particular, most measurement situations are centred round the conversion of a physical quantity to an electric signal. This has brought about a world wide industry and labour market, and most engineers are assumed to have basic knowledge of electronics.

This course is a basic course on modelling of electronic systems. In particular, the modelling chain 1) determine circuit models for the physical processes in various components such as resistors, transistors etc, 2) perform mathematical analysis of the circuit model, and 3) interpret the results as system parameters such as loss and amplification.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course consists of circuit theory, electromagnetic field theory, and electronics. In the circuit theory and the field theory part, basic tools of analysis, physical components, and their ideal circuit models are treated. The circuit theory is then used in the electronics part to study semiconductor components and electronic systems.

Basic electric quantities: Current, voltage, potential, resistance, conductivity, permittivity, impedance, admittance, and power.

Basic analysis tools: Maxwell's equations, electrostatics, magnetostatics, boundary conditions, Kirchhoff's laws, calculational methods for linear, time invariant circuits, node analysis, and two-terminal equivalents.

Basic components: Resistors, inductors, capacitors, voltage sources, current sources, amplifiers, and transmission lines. Modeling: Physical circuits with ideal circuit elements, transfer functions, and filters.

Semiconductor components and electronic systems: operational amplifiers, amplifier circuits, diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, and digital systems.

Sjöberg, D, Gustafsson, M: Kompendium i Kretsteori, elektronik och ellära. (in Swedish)
Gustafsson, M, Karlsson, A, Lundin, R: Kretsteori Exempelsamling. (in Swedish)