ENGN 20L Introduction to Circuit Analysis Laboratory (1)
Credit, Degree Applicable
An introduction to the construction and measurement of electrical circuits.
Basic use of electrical test and measurement instruments including multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, and function generators. Use of circuit simulation software. Interpretation of measured and simulated data based on principles of circuit analysis for DC, transient, and sinusoidal steady-state (AC) conditions. Elementary circuit design. Practical considerations such as component value tolerance and non-ideal aspects of laboratory instruments. Construction and measurement of basic operational amplifier circuits.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Operate lab equipment for circuit analyses properly and safely.
- Outcome 2: Build series, parallel and series-parallel circuits using resistive, capacitive and inductive elements as well as switches, potentiometers, rheostats, lamps, decade boxes and power supplies from schematic diagrams.
- Outcome 3: Calculate voltage, current, amplitude, frequency, phase angle and power and experimentally verify the results through measurement on a variety of electrical circuits.
- Outcome 4: Conduct experiments to verify Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, transient RL/RC/RLC circuits, and the output of a variety of electronic circuit analysis programs such as PSPICE and Matlab.