College Diaries – Blog #1

30th October 2014

This is something new that I am going to experiment with. Under this section I will be sharing my day to day experience in my college.

Since this is my first post so let me first tell a few things about me. I am Manas Sharma. I am currently a student of Physics Honors in Acharya Narendra Dev College of University of Delhi. I am in third Semester/Second Year. I also enrolled myself in the French Certificate Course at the beginning of the semester and I am really Enjoying it.

What’s up with me? Well most of the internal tests, exams, presentations, assignments and Vivas are over. It’s almost November and I have my Semester exams in less than a month. I have scored fairly well in my internals and am hoping to do good in the semester exams too. This last month was ‘something’. I had some presentation or test almost every day. It was really a test of one’s ‘Time Management’. I guess did good in that area. Then it was also the festive season here in India. It was Diwali 7 days back, and I got to visit my home. To be honest I go home to my parents almost every weekend. Our university only provided a two day break for the biggest festival of Hindus and dare I say India. But I took the whole week off as my attendance was already a 90.7% so I could afford to miss some classes. I figured I would catch up with the syllabus by studying in the Library.

Now lets talk about today. Well got up early as I had a Viva on Microprocessor 8085 and Digtal System. I am awesome at programming and got 94/100 in my 12th Grade Board Exams. So I am good at programming Microprocessor and did great in the Viva. Though there was a question or two that I couldn’t answer. Well to be frank it was tough. One could only know it if they had read it before. After the Viva I had a lot of time, since I am third at the rolls sheet, to complete my last experiment of that Lab, ‘The Monostable Multivibrator’ or as I like to call it, the ‘impossible one’. But today I finally got lucky and did the experiment completely and correctly. Thanks to my wonderful Professor Dr. Arijit Choudhary, who explained us the detailed theory of the experiment a day before enabling us to find our mistakes. Here are the images I took of the experiment:

The Circuit for Monostable Multivibrator
The Circuit for Monostable Multivibrator

Observing the signal on DSO

monostable multivibrator
Observing the signal on DSO
time period using dso
Time Period of the Monostable Multivibrator
amplitude dso 555 timer monostable
Amplitude of Monostable Multivibrator

After that I spent the day pretty usually. Studying and talking to my pals. I had to return Bck to my apartment early as I started feeling sick. Then took a nap in the afternoon. In the evening watched some TV shows on my Laptop. Its 9.30 p.m. now and I haven’t studied a word for my French Test scheduled tomorrow i.e. 31st October at 3.30 p.m. So I should probably end my todays post in ‘My College Diary’ and begin preparing for the test.



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