Pages created and updated by
Terry Sturtevant
Date Posted:
September 19, 2016
This web page is primarily connected to labs in physics, electronics,
and photonics. There are a few other items of general interest, such as
tutorials in PSpice, LTspice and LaTeX, and some javascript
applications to calculate uncertainties in physics labs, to do basic
statistical calculations, and to measure human reaction time.
Courses involving Dr. Hasan Shodiev
Fall
Courses involving Terry Sturtevant
Fall
Winter
Other resources created by Terry Sturtevant

Information about Keypad Access to Labs

Using DavMail and Thunderbird for email at Laurier
(preliminary)

LaTeX
Tutorial by Example

LTspice Tutorial
Diagonal components for LTspice
I made these to allow drawing things like bridge circuits a
little more normally. Holding down CTRL while drawing
lines allows you to make diagonal connections in the editor.

PSpice Tutorial

Quartus II Tutorial

Using Maxima for analog circuit analysis
(preliminary)

Using Maxima for digital (i.e. logic) circuit analysis
(preliminary)

Using Maple for analog circuit analysis
(preliminary)

Using Maple for digital (i.e. logic) circuit analysis
(preliminary)

Links for users of Slackware Linux

Links for users of the Raspberry Pi computer

Circuit components library for Dia
Dia,
a drawing program, is what I use for most of my
figures. I've created some of my own symbols for things
like
 diagonal resistors
 diagonal inductors
 diagonal capacitors
 diagonal LEDs
 diagonal diodes
 diagonal Zener diodes
 polarized capacitors
 triacs
 relays
 optoisloators
 triangle wave sources
 ramp wave sources
 ammeters (horizontal and vertical)
 voltmeters (horizontal and vertical)
etc. which aren't in the existing libraries.
(For drawing things like bridge circuits, I like to have
diagonal elements. Also, the "Circuit" library LED has a
line through it, and there is no polarized capacitor, so
I've added some symbols. I've also copied the square
wave and sine wave sources from the "Optics" library.)

Signals for block diagrams library for Dia
To make block diagrams more informative, I've created
some of my own symbols for signal types
like
 digital signals
 analog signals
 pulse width modulated (PWM) signals
in both horizontal and vertical versions, and in
versions for both single and multiple signals.
There are also symbols for common interfaces, such as
These make it easy for a block diagram to show not only
what items are connected, but the types of
connections between them as well.
diax.zip to be installed on Windows in
C:\Program Files (X86)\Dia

Science Writing page

Links about the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)
initiative and the XO computer

Bug in Microsoft Excel 2007 LINEST function

Data Analysis Manual
Among other things, this page has links to some Javascript
resources; in particular:
There's also one PHP resource. It is

Collected "dynamic" documents
Presentations from various courses that allow you to
move through material at your own pace.