ENGR 37L: CIRCUIT ANALYSIS LABORATORY
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||1 lecture, 3 laboratory per week (48 total per quarter)|
|Corequisite:||Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGR 37.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- The student will be able to:make satisfactory measurements in circuits containing dc, ac and composite signals using equipment commonly found in an electrical engineering laboratory.understand the effect of a measuring instrument on a circuit under test. analyze resulting error.
- The student will be able to:Make connections on electronic board according to circuit drawing.
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.
C. analyze resulting error.
D. use computer program to simulate DC and AC circuits using simulation program, PSpice or MultiSIM; use Excel to predict or describe circuit behavior.
A. Test and measurement equipment
B. Circuit construction techniques
C. DC resistive circuits and measurements
1. Construct circuit and measurement using KCL, KVL, Ohm's Law, series and parallel connection, Thevenin equivalent circuit, and superposition
D. Operational amplifiers in circuit and its input voltage constraints
E. Transient circuits - the step response of RL, RC, and RLC circuits
F. Frequency response of RL, RC, and RLC circuits, including resonance
G. AC sinusoidal circuits and measurements
H. Laboratory safety
A. Introduction to electric lab - getting to know the equipment, bread board, and laboratory SAFETY issues
B. Circuit with resistors, Ohm's Law
C. Nodal/Mesh analysis and superposition
D. Function generator and oscilloscopes
E. Operational Amplifier
F. Thevenien's Theorem
G. Potential divider and maximum power transfer
H. Step response of RC, RL and RLC transient circuit
I. Frequency response of RC, RL, and RLC circuit
J. AC Steady State Analysis
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Quizzes (emphasizing equipment usage)
B. End of quarter project
C. Laboratory notebook
D. Formal report
Method(s) of Instruction
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Sahah, Nassir H. Circuit Analysis with PSpice. CRC Press, 2017.
Boylestad, Robert L. Laboratory Manual for Introductory Circuit Analysis. Pearson, 2016.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Lab reports.