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Basic Electronics

This is an introductory course in analog and electronics, with an emphasis on applications commonly used in experimental physics. Through a combination of electronics theory and “hands-on” experience, you will be able to understand, calculate and construct electronic circuits with real-world application.

In the course, you will be introduced to a variety of common electronic circuits, including passive resistor networks, AC filters, operational amplifiers, digital logic, analog/digital conversion, and semiconductor devices such as diodes and resistors. You will learn to both analyze and calculate the circuits’ behavior, and to construct and measure them in the lab.

  • Course structure

    This is a first cycle course given during the daytime. It is an elective course.

    Teaching format

    The course consists of both lectures and laboratory exercises, where theory is combined with hands-on experience. Laboratory exercises are obligatory and reported orally. Written theory assignments may also be assigned. The course can be given in English.


    The course is examined through written exam and oral presentation of the laboratory work.


    Samuel Silverstein

    Phone number: +468 5537 8693


  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Basic Electronics for Scientists and Engineers, Dennis Eggleston, Springer, ISBN: 978-0-5211-5430-7

  • Contact

    Course coordinator and teacher:
    Samuel Silverstein, phone: +468 5537 8693, e-mail:

    Course assistent:

    Katherine Dunne, e-mail:


    Academic advisor at the Department of Physics:

    Student office: