This Nuffield Working with Science unit aimed to enable students to design circuits to meet specific needs. The plan was also to help students to realise the range of electronics problems which they can solve by taking a systems approach.
Guidance for teachers and technicians appears in Teachers’ Notes F.
This unit was not included in the second, CPVE edition of the project.
Section 1: Why electronics?
Section 2: Expansion and miniaturization
Section 3: Some basic ideas
Section 4: The working properties of some electronic components
Section 5: The operational amplifier - a versatile black box
Section 6: The 555 timer - another versatile black box
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