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Effective: Summer 2015
ENGR 37LCIRCUIT ANALYSIS LABORATORY2 Unit(s)

Corequisites: Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGR 37.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU/UC
1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (48 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • The student will be able to: a) make satisfactory measurements in circuits containing dc, ac and composite signals using equipment commonly found in an electrical engineering laboratory. b) understand the effect of a measuring instrument on a circuit under test. analyze resulting error.
Description -
Practical verification of theorems and concepts learned in ENGR 37 through experimentation. Included will be experiments in DC and AC circuits involving the utilization of a variety of instruments such as DC/AC meters, regulated power supplies, signal generators, oscilloscopes and frequency counters.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. make satisfactory measurements in circuits containing dc, ac and composite signals using equipment commonly found in an electrical engineering laboratory.
  2. understand the effect of a measuring instrument on a circuit under test.
  3. analyze resulting error.
  4. use computer program to simulate dc and ac circuits.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Electrical engineering laboratory with equipment for building and measuring electric circuits.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. DC resistive circuits and measurements
  2. AC (sinusoidal) circuits and measurements
  3. AC (non-sinusoidal) circuits and measurements
  4. Transient circuits
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Quizzes (emphasizing equipment usage)
  2. Examinations
  3. Laboratory notebook
  4. A formal report
Representative Text(s) -
Gary e Ford; Carl m Arft. Analog Electronic Circuits And Systems Laboratory Manual. 3rd Ed. Kendall & Hunt Publishing Company, 2006
Herniter. Schematic Capture with Electronics Workbench Multisim 7. Prentice Hall Publishing Company, 2004.

Disciplines -
Engineering
 
Method of Instruction -
Laboratory.
 
Lab Content -
Lab 1 - Introduction to Electronic lab, getting to know the equipments and safety issues.
Lab 2 - Circuit with Resistors, Ohm's Law
Lab 3 - Nodal and Mesh analysis
Lab 4 - Function Generator and Oscilloscopes
Lab 5 - Thevenien's Theroem
Lab 6 - RC and RL Circuits
Lab 7 - Potential Divider
Lab 8 - RLC Transient Circuit
Lab 9 - AC Steady State Analysis
Lab 10 - Operational Amplifier
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Lab reports