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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

  • How to build amplifiers using MOSFETs
  • How to use intuition to describe the approximate time and frequency behavior of first-order circuits containing energy storage elements like capacitors and inductors
  • The relationship between the mathematical representation of first-order circuit behavior and corresponding real-life effects
  • How to improve the speed of digital circuits
  • Measurement of circuit variables using tools such as virtual oscilloscopes, virtual multimeters, and virtual signal generators
  • How to compare the measurements with the behavior predicted by mathematical models and explain the discrepancies

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Prerequisite

You should have a mathematical background of working with calculus and basic differential equations, and a high school physics background in electricity and magnetism. You should also have taken Circuits and Electronics 1, or have an equivalent background in basic circuit analysis.

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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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Intructors

Anant Agarwal
CEO
edX

Gerald Sussman
Professor, Electrical Engineering
MIT

Piotr Mitros
Chief Scientist
edX

Chris Terman
Senior Lecturer, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT

Bonnie Lam
Graduate student, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT

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MIT is independent, coeducational, and privately endowed. Its five schools and one college encompass numerous academic departments, divisions and degree-granting programs, as well as interdisciplinary centers, laboratories and programs whose work cuts across traditional departmental boundaries.

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