Course detail

Electrical Engineering and Electronics in Physical Experiment

FSI-TEFAcad. year: 2017/2018

The course deals with the properties of elements of electronic circuits and their use in experimental practice. Attention is paid to measuring equipment, generators and counters, filters, feedback elements, signal processing and converters D/A and A/D. Lectures are strongly supported by the practical applications.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students whose primary focus is physically-technical, will gain a basic understanding of electronics. The main focus head towards to the practice in laboratory.


Basic electric and magnetic quantities (electric charge and electric current, vectors of electromagnetic field, integral quantities - electric voltage, magnetic voltage, electric induction flux, magnetic induction flux). Fundamentals of electromegnetism (Coulomb 's law, Biot-Savart's law, Faraday's law, Amper's law). Electric and magnetic properties of matters.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Balabanian N.: Electric Circuits, McGraw-Hill, 1994

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Student should suggest solution of given problem. Disscussion of the presented circuit arrangement follows.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The course enables students to brush their knowledge acquired during their previous
study and to extend it.
Students will be made familliar with the principles of modern electrical engineering and electronics which are necessary for the study of other specialized disciplines and particularly to bring off the future technical practice.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The attendance at seminars is checked at the beginning of the lesson in the laboratory, scored evaluation of lab protocols, scored evaluation based on two check tests during a term. Students can make up for the missed laboratory practice (in justified cases) during the term in other study groups, or the compensatory laboratory practices will be announced at the end of the term by the Department Management.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-FIN , 3. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Electronic circuits
Multimeters, osciloscopes, generators and counters
Capacitance and inductance - Filters, derivative and integral members
Transistors and amplifiers - transistor characteristics and basic use of transistor amplifiers
Diodes - Rectifiers, filters and voltage stabilizers, power supplies
Operational amplifiers - Feedback, basic use of operational amplifiers
Measurement of non-electrical quantities - Basic principles of electrical measurement, converters of physical quantities
Fundamentals of Signal Processing - Measuring chain, signal dynamics, noise and types of noise
Spectral analysis - periodic and aperiodic signal
Digital to analog and analog to digital conversion - Principles of AD / DA converters, sampling, aliasing
Regulation and automation - Basic concepts, continuous and discontinuous regulation, Laplace transform, basic types of regulators

labs and studios

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Introduction
Safety at electronic laboratories
Introduction to the work organization
2. Resistive dividers and shunts
Measurement of voltage and current on diviers
Using a shunt for current measurement
3. The capacity and inductance in the circuit
Measurement of RC and LC circuit
4. Transistor Amplifier
Amplifier in common emitter configuration
Influence of collector resistor on amplification
5. Rectifier, voltage stabilizers
Bridge Rectifier
Dependence of output voltage ripple on take-off
Stabilization using Zener diode
6. Operational Amplifier
Inverting amplifier
7. Thermometer with thermistor and operational amplifier
8. Amplifier of small signal
Light intensity sensor with an operational amplifier
Influence of noise and induced noise
9. Spectrum Analyzer
Spectra of simple periodic signals
The spectrum of radio signals at the antenna
10. A/D and D/A converters
11. Regulator with operational amplifier
Temperature regulator with operational amplifier (type P, PI)