2023-2024 / PHYS0092-1

Experimental physics : Electronic and instrumentation


30h Th, 35h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in physics6 crédits 


Ngoc Duy Nguyen

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Semiconductor physics fundamentals. Electronic devices : pn junction, bipolar transistor, field-effect transistor. Circuit analysis, transfer function, frequency response. Operational amplifier et basic circuits. Introduction to digital electronics : numbers, logic gates, boolean algebra, combinatory logic circuit design, sequential circuits. Converters. Introduction to instrumentation.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

This course will allow the student to get introduced to the basics of device physics. The student will be trained in the analysis of applications in analog electronics and digital electronics.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basics of electromagnetism.
Introduction to modern physics.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures and lab sessions (mounting and analysis of analog and digital circuits). Group project as a part of lab assignments.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

The course is scheduled for the first quadrimester.

Recommended or required readings

Copies of slides and additional written notes. References include : - Adel S. Sedra & Kenneth C. Smith, Microelectronic circuits, Oxford University Press (ISBN 0-19-511690-9) - M. Morris Mano & Charles R. Kime, Logic and Computer Design Fundamentals, Prentice Hall (ISBN 0-13-031486-2)

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Additional information:

A written examination on the content of the lectures, including a few problems. An oral examination on the lab sessions.

A group project carried out during the semester composes a part of the grade (evaluated during the lab exam).

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

For the lab sessions, groups of two students have to be formed.


Ngoc Duy NGUYEN, Professor

Association of one or more MOOCs

There is no MOOC associated with this course.

Additional information:

All necessary course materials are accessible on the eCampus platform.