Academic Catalog


Course Code: 4300118
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Computer Education And Instructional Technology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator:
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

The purpose of this course is to give brief and working knowledge of basic electronics and components used in electronic circuits. Furthermore, fundamental laws such as Ohm’s law and Kirchhoff’s law will be explored. The course provides students with basic understanding of what electricity and electronics are as well as prerequisite knowledge for the information systems hardware and physical programming courses. Starting with what direct and alternating currents are, topics like conductors, insulators and semiconductors; series, parallel and series¶llel circuits will be explored. Students are also introduced to fundamental electronic components such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, transistors and ICs along with the use of measuring tools like multimeters. Building upon number systems and binary numbers, the course will also cover logic gates, Boolean algebra, DeMorgan’s theorem, Karnaugh mapping, counters, and digital circuit design. Throughout the course, special emphasis will also be given to safety precautions when working with electricity and basic first aid procedures.