ELEC 261 - INTRO PHYSICAL ELECTRONICS I
Long Title: INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ELECTRONICS I
Department: Electrical & Computer Eng.
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Prerequisite(s): (MATH 102 OR MATH 106) AND (PHYS 102 OR PHYS 112)
Description: The objective of this course is an understanding of the physics and operation of semiconductor de-vices. The first part of 261 is focused on understanding of semiconductor materials in terms of crystal structure, energy bands, density of states, dopants, and electronic transport, and finally the basics of pn junctions and pn junction diodes. The second part of 261 is focused on understanding the operation and design of semiconductor devices including metal-semiconductor contacts, metal-oxide semi-conductor capacitors and transistors (MOSFETs), and bipolar junction transistors (BJTs). In addition, 261 will also introduce the basic concepts of advanced devices such as junction field effect transistors, optical devices, microwave and power devices. ELEC 261 will lay the foundation for follow-on PEN and circuits courses such as ELEC 305.