This six week course is a short introduction to the study of Digital Electronics. The work covered in this course will be used in the practical laboratory later this semester. The following section gives an outline of the topics that will be covered week by week.

**WEEK 18: Introduction to Digital Electronics**

Number bases, including 10(Decimal), 2(Binary) and 16(Hexadecimal). Comparison of Binary and Decimal arithmetic, including place values. Conversions between number bases.

**WEEK 19: Introduction to Digital Logic Gates**

Representation of simple gates by switches. Truth table representation of logic gate operation. Symbols for the AND, OR and NOT gate. Simple combinations to form the NAND and NOR gates. EXCLUSIVE OR construction.

**WEEK 20: Conversion of a physical problem into a logical problem**

Introduction to Boolean Algebra. Application of Boolean Algebra and Truth tables to help simplify the above logical problems.

**WEEK 21: Binary Arithmetic and the realisation of the HALF and FULL ADDER**

Use Truth tables and/or Boolean algebra to prove their correctness. Explain how multi-bit numbers are dealt with using a number of FULL ADDERS and a HALF ADDER.

**WEEK 22: Introduction to KARNAUGH MAP Simplification techniques**

Re-use of the previous examples for this exercise, including physical problem to logical problems and the combinational logic gates.

**WEEK 23: SUMMARY of the work covered in the course**

This final week brings together the various topics in the cours, followed by an END TEST in MCQ (Multiple Choice Question) Format of 30 Minutes.