Introduction to Mechatronics 034022

Introduction to Mechatronics, (034022)

Spring 2016

(2.5 credits)


This course provides an introduction to analysis and design principles of electronic circuits, with emphasis and examples from the emerging field of mechatronics. Topics include basic and semiconductor components, basic principles of electrical circuit analysis, circuit response to analog/digital excitation, analog system and circuits based on action amplifiers, digital electronics, gates (logic circuits) and circuits based on logic gates, memory components and circuits based on memory components, and microprocessors and microcontrollers.

It will meet weekly for 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of recitation.



Courses in: Physics 2 (114075 or 114052), and Linear Systems (034032) or equivalent.



Assoc. Prof. Alon Wolf, | website

Office hours: TBD

Teaching Assistant






  • E. Schwarz, “Electrical Engineering: An Introduction, 2nd Ed.,” Fort Worth, TX: Saunders College Publishing, 1993
  •  Horowitz, “The Art of Electronics, 2nd Ed.,” Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989

 Course Topics

  • Review of electrical components and circuit elements.
  • Analysis of DC circuits.
  • Transient response analysis.
  • Frequency response analysis.
  • Analog electronics (diode and transistor amplifiers).
  • Digital electronics (logic gates, De Morgan’s laws, and circuit systems).


The strength of the university depends on academic and personal integrity. In this course, you must be honest and truthful. Ethical violations include cheating on exams, plagiarism, reuse of assignments, improper use of the Internet and electronic devices, unauthorized collaboration, alteration of graded assignments, forgery and falsification, lying, facilitating academic dishonesty, and unfair competition.