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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: TON1005 Module Title: ELECTRONICS
Module Provider: Music and Sound Recording Short Name: MU1.ELECTRON
Level: HE1 Module Co-ordinator: WALKER TS Mr (Music Record)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability

Run once, throughout the academic year

Assessment Pattern
Components of Assessment
Percentage weighting

An assignment will be set to be completed over the Christmas vacation and be handed in during the first week after the Christmas break.


One two-hour written paper towards the end of the Semester 2.

Module Overview

A-level Maths and Physics

Module Aims

This module provides the electronics background you will need for most of the technical modules (e.g. recording techniques, electroacoustics) in each year of the Tonmeister course.  It also encourages a technical awareness which will be of general use throughout your career.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this module you should be able to:

·        Use Ohm's law, Kirchoff's laws and the Norton and Thevenin theorems

·        Explain the concept of ideal voltage and current sources

·        Explain the concept of ideal voltmeters and ammeters

·        Explain the relationship between power, voltage and current

·        Describe the characteristics of ideal and real diodes (including zener diodes)

·        Describe the characteristics of an ideal operational amplifier (the DC amplifier)

·        Recognise different types of time dependent signals

·        Calculate power and r.m.s. values for alternating voltage and current

·        Describe the behaviour of capacitors and inductors in DC and AC circuits

·        Explain the concepts of reactance and impedance

·        Apply complex (j) notation and phasor diagrams to AC circuits

·        Apply pulse and step functions to RC, RL and RCL circuits

·        Explain the concept of frequency response for a circuit

·        Design first order passive filters

·        Design a range of operational amplifier circuits

·        Describe transistor DC characteristics

·        Draw the equivalent circuit for a bi-polar transistor

·        Use the transistor as an amplifier.

Module Content
Methods of Teaching/Learning

One two-hour lecture in each week of each semester.

Selected Texts/Journals
Required Reading:
Suitable textbooks will be suggested at the start of the course and will be readily available.
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