Lesson Plan:

Electronic Devices and Circuits


Sep. 27-Oct. 1, 2004

Course No.:

EET2221 & EET2222




Unit 2 Bipolar Junction Transistors


Prof. Powers



Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to:

         Discuss how a transistor is used as a voltage amplifier.

         Discuss how a transistor is used as an electronic switch.

         Troubleshoot various faults in transistor circuits.

         Discuss the concept of dc bias in a linear amplifier.

         Analyze a voltage-divider bias circuit.

         Analyze a base bias circuit, an emitter bias circuit, & a collector-feedback bias circuit.

         Construct and test a base bias circuit

         Troubleshoot various faults in transistor bias circuits.



Content Outline:

Monday, 9/27/04

Bipolar Junction Transistors, Sections 4.4 through 4.7


Tuesday or Thursday

Lab 5 Bipolar Transistor Biasing


Wednesday, 9/29/04

Transistor Bias Circuits, Sections 5.1 and 5.2


Friday, 10/1/04

Transistor Bias Circuits, Sections 5.3 and 5.4




         Read Chapters 4 and 5.




         Chapter 5 Homework: Problems 5, 11, 14, 15, 19, 21, 29, & 31.

         Chapter 5 Extra Credit: Multiple Choice & True/False questions for Chapter 5 from the companion website.

Show your work for all questions requiring calculations.

         Resume Homework: Prepare an updated resume and upload it to the Career Centers eRecruiting site. Those with existing resumes on the site are expected to update them.

         Lab 5: Complete and submit per lab handout.




         Chapter 4 Homework and Extra Credit due 29 September.

         Lab 5 due 28 or 30 September.

         Chapter 5 Homework and Extra Credit due 4 October.

         Resume Homework due 4 October.

         Unit 2 Test 15 October on Chapters 4, 5, and 6.




         Labs will be performed in teams of two or individually until further notice.

         Demonstrate proper operation of the above experiments to your instructor.

         We will be using solderless protoboards (aka breadboards) to build our circuits.




         Floyd, Thomas L., Electronic Devices, 7th Ed., Pearson Prentice-Hall, 2005

         Companion Website http://wps.prenhall.com/chet_floyd_electronic_7

         Career Center Site: http://www.ucc.mtu.edu/


         Instructor at mnpowers@mtu.edu and 906-487-2638.