ELECTRONICS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING A - 2017/8
Module code: FVP1002
Music and Media
HAIGH A Mr (Music & Med)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 4
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Lecture Hours: 48
Laboratory Hours: 15
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||COURSEWORK 1 - ELECTRONICS||25%|
|Coursework||COURSEWORK 2 - SIGNAL PROCESSING||25%|
|Examination||EXAM (2 HOURS)||50%|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
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.
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
|Use Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws and the Norton and Thevenin theorems||KCP|
|Discuss the concepts of input impedance and output impedance||KCT|
|Explain the concept of ideal voltage and current sources||KCT|
|Explain the concept of ideal voltmeters and ammeters||KCT|
|Explain the concept of input and output impedance of a circuit||KCT|
|Explain the relationship between power, voltage and current||KCT|
|Recognise different types of time dependent signals||KCT|
|Calculate power and RMS values for alternating voltage and current||KCP|
|Describe the behaviour of capacitors and inductors in DC and AC circuits||KCT|
|Explain the concepts of reactance and impedance||KCT|
|Apply complex (j) notation and phasor diagrams to AC circuits||KCP|
|Apply pulse and step functions to RC, RL and RCL circuits||KCP|
|Explain the concept of frequency response for a circuit||KCT|
|Construct and analyse the behaviour of basic electronic circuit||KCP|
|Use with competence standard test equipment including the oscilloscope, digital multi-meter and signal generator||KCP|
|Report experimental findings concisely in verbal and written form||KCPT|
|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|
|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|
|Perform simple operations on matrices and use matrices to manipulate colour spaces||KCP|
|Differentiate and integrate functions of a single variable||KCP|
|Calculate the Fourier series of a periodic signal||KCP|
|Apply the Fourier transform to audio signals||KCP|
|Group work skills||T|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
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
Differentiation and integration
Fourier series and the Fourier transform
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).
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).
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.
Verbal feedback will be provided in laboratory experiments.
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 2017/8 academic year.