I teach electrical engineering and during 5 weeks, we cover the basics of op-amp. However, I felt that there wasn't enough content since I had a lot of time for review before the exam.
On a theoretical level we cover:
- Derivation of the gain equation for inverting and non inverting op-amp
- Op amp golden rule (try to maintain v+ and v- balanced and no current enter the op-amp input)
- Quick calculation for summing amp and differentiator topology.
- Saturation voltage
On a practical level, we do different circuits based on the theory.
My question is: what is the next logical step if I want to push a bit more? My current choices are: GBW, slew rate or simply add another topology. keep in mind that it is an introductory course for technicians and that they mostly do industrial work once out of the school.
If you have any interesting circuits that you had more fun doing within a 2 or 4 hour time frame, I can also look at that. My end goal is to push a bit more and make my labs a bit more interesting.