Introduction to Electronics
Based upon our popular two-day Overview of Electronics course, this new online course will introduce you to the basic ideas, the ABCs, behind electronic circuits. The course will consist of ten units each of which will require around 5 - 10 hours of study depending on your level of knowledge.
The course is designed to act both as an introductory course and as a refresher course. After taking the course you should have a good idea of how electronic systems work and the basic ideas behind electronic circuits. In particular, the course focuses on the design of a Hi-Fi amplifier.
The course is limited to "analogue electronics" where signals are represented by continuously variable voltages and will not cover "digital electronics" where signals are represented by discrete numbers.
Students should normally have a reasonable proficiency in school maths and science. Study to GCSE-level is sufficient for most of the course, though study to A-level will enable a full understanding of the more advanced topics.
Students on the course will be supplied with a copy of T L Floyd's Electronics Fundamentals (the cost of this e-book is included in the course fee). This will be used for directed reading, assignments and further study. It also serves as a useful reference source. Note that you will receive the e-book version of this publication.
How does this online course work?
As well as online access to the course itself we also supply you with a textbook and access to an expert tutor to guide you. We expect you to study for around 5 to 10 hours per week.
The online material gives you introductory and overview material and places your studies in context. This is split into around 7 or so sections per week which might typically take about 10/15 minutes to read and will then guide you to specific sections of the textbook for more detail and for problems to tackle, or ask you to undertake other activities such as assignments. We also encourage you to explore more widely (or can suggest shortcuts if that is more appropriate).
The course is kept together by means of discussion forums where you communicate with your tutor and other students on the course. Therefore overall we attempt to recreate the atmosphere of classroom study rather than use an automatic computer-centred experience.
To successfully complete the course, participants must participate actively in the online community, and submit satisfactory answers to at least five out of the six Assignments.
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