Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering Division
1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory.2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 48 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 1 Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 07/01/2008

1. 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.
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGR 37.
Advisory: None

2. 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.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Electrical engineering laboratory with equipment for building and measuring electric circuits.

4. 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
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Quizzes (emphasizing equipment usage)
  2. Examinations
  3. Laboratory notebook
  4. A formal report
7. 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.

8. Disciplines -
9. Method of Instruction -
10. 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
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Lab reports
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a restricted support course for the AS degree in Engineering.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2015-03-16 07:43:01

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines