Basic Electronics Engineering

Electronics plays a vital role in today's era of Technology. A very basic component 'Diode' was invented in the year 1919 and since then the evolution of the world of Electronics has beautified the face of Technological Researches and Developments.

This course mainly focuses on the fundamental ideas of Basic Electronics Engineering by providing wide exposure to the basic concepts of Electronics Engineering along with the dynamic implementations of these concepts into everyday life.


About the Course:

The course focuses on the Basic Electronics Engineering subject by means of providing Video Lectures and Notes of various topics covered. The topics covered include Basic Electronic Devices like Diode, Transistors, Rectifiers, Optical and Power Devices, Operational Amplifiers, Electronics Communication and Basics of Digital Electronics. The course then extends its scope to the wide range of Problem Sets, Question Banks, Quizzes and University Questions to help students to gear up for their exams.


Course Syllabus:

Diode Circuits:

Half wave and Full wave rectifiers, Filters and Capacitors, Zener Diode, LED and Photodiodes.


Bipolar Junction Transistors:

BJT structure and its operation with normal biasing, Transistor characteristics and parameters, Transistor as an amplifier, Enhancement type MOSFET.


Linear Integrated Circuits:

Introduction, Basic Block Diagram, Pin Layout, Positive and Negative Feedback, Inverting and Non - Inverting Amplifier, Applications of Op - Amps as Adder, Subtractor, Integrator, Differentiator, Waveform Generator


Digital Electronics:

Introduction to Number Systems, Different types of Number Systems like Decimal, Binary, Octal, Hexadecimal and their Conversions, Binary Arithmatic, Logic Gates: AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR, XOR, Logic Circuits: Multiplexer, De - Multiplexer.


Power Devices and Transducers:

Power Devices: Basics of 4 layer devices: SCR, DIAC, TRIAC.

Transducers: Induction, Electrical Transducer, Selecting a transducer, Resistive Transducer, Thermistor, Inductive transducer, LVDT, Load Cell, Temperature Transducers, Digital Thermometer, Weighing Machine


Electronics Communication:

Importance of Communication Systems, Elements of Communication System, Bandwidth Requirement, IEEE Frequency Spectrum, Transmission media: Wired and Wireless, Need for Modulation, Analog modulation, Frequency Modulation, Mobile Communication System: Cellular Concept, Simple Block Diagram of GSM system.


Recommended Background:

Knowledge of basic concepts of Physics till standard XII, Basic Maths such as Calculus, Matrix, etc.


Suggested Readings

The course text is online at and provides additional exercises and problems. Every lecture contains links to the relevant sections in the text. Be sure to read them!


Course Format

The class will consist of video lectures, which are between 8 and 12 minutes in length. These contain 3-4 integrated quiz questions per video. Also at the end of each video the student will get a chance to test his understanding of the concepts through different Quizzes.