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20.309: Biological Instrumentation and Measurement

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Announcements

  • DNA data analysis slides from Tuesday 9/30 lecture are now posted here
  • Slides for Friday 9/26 lecture are now posted here
  • Sign up for your presentation (with this link) by September 23 to avoid being randomly assigned.
  • Updates for the DNA melting module
  • New lab hours:
Lab Opening Hours
Monday10:00-7:00
Tuesday1:00-11:00
Wednesday10:00-9:00
Thursday1:00-9:00
Friday1:00-7:00

Course packet and readings

Course packet

20.309 course packet (schedule, reading assignments, lab modules, and homework: 3.5 MB pdf file)

Readings

Readings for the first half of the course are available in a single (32 MB pdf) file, located in the readings folder of the course locker. The course locker is available on all lab machines, Project Athena machines, and via AFS.

To access the locker from a Project Athena machine, type: attach 20.309 and then cd ~20.309.

The full AFS path to the readings folder is: \\afs\athena.mit.edu\course\20\20.30\Students\Readings.

You can also download the file directly at this link. The login and password will be provided in lecture.

(Due to copyright restrictions, this file cannot be posted on Openwetware.)

This Week

9/29-10/3
Lecture & Recitation
Tuesday

Convolution

Thursday

Application of Convolution Theorem

Friday

Demo for Thermal noise lab (Module 2)

Optional reading
Homework
  • Homework #4 due on Oct 7
Lab

Week 3

9/15-9/20
Lecture & Recitation
Tuesday

Intro to Fourier Analysis Quiz #2 Solutions

Thursday

Power Spectral Density, Noise and Bandwidth (blackboard)

Friday

Sampling and Discrete Analysis

Optional reading
Homework
Lab

Week 2

9/15-9/20
Lecture & Recitation
Tuesday

Op-amps and negative feedback (blackboard) Quiz #1 Solutions

Thursday

Op-amp applications

Friday

The reality of op-amps

Optional reading
Homework
Lab

Week 1

9/8-9/12
Lecture & Recitation
Tuesday

RC Circuits

Thursday

Filters

Friday

Thermodynamics of DNA melting

Optional reading
Homework
Lab
  • Module 0: Introduction to Electronics

Week 0

9/4-9/5
Lecture & Recitation
Tuesday
  • No lecture
Thursday
Friday
Optional reading
  • No optional readings this week
Homework
  • None assigned
Lab
  • Lab opens 9/8


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