EECS 70LA Network Analysis I Laboratory (2012-2013)

EECS 70LA Network Analysis I Laboratory

(Required for CpE and EE.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 70LA Network Analysis I Laboratory (Credit Units: 1) Laboratory to accompany EECS 70A. Corequisite: EECS70A. Prerequisite: Physics 7D; EECS10. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0470633229.

Recommended Textbook:
Peter J. Burke
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC b, EAC d, EAC k.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Become familiar with the use and operation of test equipment such as power supplies, function generators, multimeters and oscilloscopes. (EAC k)

2. Learn the procedures for taking electrical circuit measurements of resistance, voltage, current, power, etc. (EAC b, EAC k)

3. Design and conduct laboratory experiments to analyze the behavior of linear RC and RL circuits and non-linear diode circuits. (EAC b, EAC d, EAC k)

4. Describe and present steps/procedures involved in using test equipment and in analyzing data obtained from laboratory experiments. (EAC b, EAC d, EAC k)

Prerequisites by Topic

Understanding of differential equations. Understanding of the physics associated with voltage, current, resistance, energy and power. Understanding of the mathematical equations governing simple lumped devices such as resistors, capacitors and inductors. Understanding of basic computational methods.

Lecture Topics:


Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Students are required to use PSPICE circuit simulation software and a scientific calculator

Laboratory Projects:

Proper techniques for operation of test equipment including AC and DC power supplies, multimeters, function generators and oscilloscopes. Measurement of AC voltages, peak-to-peak sinusoids, resistance and power dissipation using a multimeter and an oscilloscope. Study of the impact of the internal resistance of measurement equipment. Verification of fundamental voltage, current and resistance laws using multimeters and oscilloscopes. How to properly trigger and ground an oscilloscope. Measurement of the properties of diodes and their use in rectification. Measurement of capacitor charge and discharge rates. Design of a simple lowpass RC circuit and validation of its proper operation using an oscilloscope.

Professional Component

Contributes toward the Engineering Topics Courses and Major Design experience for the Electrical Engineering degree.

Design Content Description

The laboratory experiments of this course are devoted to the design and testing of simple resistive, capacitive and inductive circuits, and their response to various types of waveforms. In the labs, the students will lay out a simple circuit and predict its behavior mathematically, simulate it using PSPICE, and then actually construct the circuit and test its properties with the measurement equipment. The circuits designed will be very simple resistive circuits, capacitor charging circuits, and RC-based low-pass filters.

Lectures: 0%
Laboratory Portion: 100%
Grading Criteria:

The grade is determined by the reports written by the students about their experiments reports. The students are required to personally conduct the experiments. Full attendance is required to get a passing grade.

Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 1.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

May 2, 2013
Senate Approved:
January 10, 2012
Approved Effective:
2012 Fall Qtr