# ELECTRONICS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING A - 2018/9

Module code: FVP1002

Module Overview

This module is intended to introduce circuit theory, analogue electronics and signal processing using a combination of theory and application. This will provide the background needed for a wide range of the technical modules in each year of the programme.

Module provider

Music and Media

Module Leader

HAIGH A Mr (Music & Med)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 4

JACs code: H641

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module content

Indicative content includes:

Current and voltage definitions, resistive elements, Kirchhoff’s laws & Ohm’s law

Network reduction, analysis techniques and theorems

Resistive networks (series & parallel), voltage & current sources, Thevenin & Norton equivalent circuits, current and voltage division, input resistance, output resistance

Energy storage elements, capacitance & inductance. AC circuit elements

Alternating current, simple ac steady-state sinusoidal analysis

Components vs elements

Power dissipation & RMS, phasor diagrams

Introduction to complex number representation

Definition of complex impedance and use with complex numbers

AC circuit analysis with complex numbers: introduction to mesh and nodal analysis

Time response (natural & step responses)

Frequency response RLC circuits, resonance & Q-factor

Use of differential equations and their solutions

Simple filter and band-pass circuits

Introduction to second order circuit

Use of Bode plots

Electronic circuit construction; familiarisation with electronic components

Use of electronics test and measurement equipment

Number systems (decimal, binary, hexadecimal and two’s compliment

Complex numbers

Matrices

Differentiation and integration

Fourier series and the Fourier transform

Assessment pattern

Assessment type | Unit of assessment | Weighting |
---|---|---|

Coursework | COURSEWORK 1 - ELECTRONICS | 25 |

Coursework | COURSEWORK 2 - SIGNAL PROCESSING | 25 |

Examination | EXAM (2 HOURS) | 50 |

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate and develop knowledge and understanding of electronics and circuit analysis. Continuous assessment and feedback will be provided in laboratory experiments.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Electronics Coursework – one written assignment answering practical problems, one lab report, and continuous assessment during labs (addresses learning outcomes 1-16).

Audio Signal Processing Coursework – two signal processing assignments consisting of mathematical problems (addresses learning outcomes 17-22).

2hr exam – Written paper given under exam conditions (addresses learning outcomes 1-13 & 17-21).

Formative assessment

There are no formal formative assessment components for this module, but formative feedback will be given to individual students in tutorials and throughout seminar and practical workshops.

Feedback

Verbal feedback will be provided in laboratory experiments.

Module aims

- Introduce the fundamentals of circuit analysis and analogue electronics
- Build on existing mathematical knowledge and understanding to provide the relevant mathematical and signal processing background for later modules
- Encourage a technical awareness which will be of use throughout the student's career

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed | ||
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001 | Use Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws and the Norton and Thevenin theorems | KCP |

002 | Discuss the concepts of input impedance and output impedance | KCT |

003 | Explain the concept of ideal voltage and current sources | KCT |

004 | Explain the concept of ideal voltmeters and ammeters | KCT |

005 | Explain the concept of input and output impedance of a circuit | KCT |

006 | Explain the relationship between power, voltage and current | KCT |

007 | Recognise different types of time dependent signals | KCT |

008 | Calculate power and RMS values for alternating voltage and current | KCP |

009 | Describe the behaviour of capacitors and inductors in DC and AC circuits | KCT |

010 | Explain the concepts of reactance and impedance | KCT |

011 | Apply complex (j) notation and phasor diagrams to AC circuits | KCP |

012 | Apply pulse and step functions to RC, RL and RCL circuits | KCP |

013 | Explain the concept of frequency response for a circuit | KCT |

014 | Construct and analyse the behaviour of basic electronic circuits | KCP |

015 | Use with competence standard test equipment including the oscilloscope, digital multi-meter and signal generator | KCP |

016 | Report experimental findings concisely in verbal and written form V | KCPT |

017 | Explain why the decimal, binary, hexadecimal and two’s compliment formats are commonly used in audio and video engineering, perform simple arithmetic operations in each format and convert numbers between the different formats | KCP |

018 | Perform simple arithmetic operations on complex numbers; plot complex numbers on an Argand diagram; recognize the Cartesian, polar and exponential forms and convert complex numbers between the different forms; represent simple harmonic signals as complex phasors | KCP |

019 | Perform simple operations on matrices and use matrices to manipulate colour spaces | KCP |

020 | Differentiate and integrate functions of a single variable | KCP |

021 | Calculate the Fourier series of a periodic signal | KCP |

022 | Apply the Fourier transform to audio signals | KCP |

023 | Programming skills | PT |

024 | Problem solving | T |

025 | Laboratory skills | PT |

026 | Group work skills | T |

Attributes Developed

**C** - Cognitive/analytical

**K** - Subject knowledge

**T** - Transferable skills

**P** - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 89

Lecture Hours: 46

Laboratory Hours: 15

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: develop skills and knowledge in analogue electronics and circuit analysis, allowing later modules to build on this knowledge.

The learning and teaching methods include:

Two two-hour lectures per week (weeks 1 to 11 plus one revision lecture in week 12).

Five three-hour laboratory sessions. Students are split into two groups meeting on alternating weeks (weeks 1 – 10).

Guided reading.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for ELECTRONICS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING A : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/fvp1002

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.