ENGR 205: Electric Circuits Lab

Class Program
Degree Code
Lab Science
Credits 1 Lab Hours 22

This course utilizes lab experiments to verify electrical circuit principles that are learned in ENGR& 204. Students will also perform measurements to confirm the analytical solutions from mathematical models. Some engineering programs including electrical engineering require this course. Please see your advisor.



Quarters Offered
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. Use equipment, simulation tools, and instruments to conduct circuit construction, measurement and analysis.
  2. Verify the circuit analysis topics learned in ENGR& 204.
  3. Assemble electrical circuits as specified in a schematic
  4. Evaluate errors in various electrical circuits.
  5. Compare experimental results with theoretical predictions
  6. Design instrumentation and control systems
  7. Assemble instrumentation and control systems
  8. Test instrumentation and control systems
  9. Analyze basic circuits using computer-based tools such as PSPICE, TINA, LTSPICE, MultiSim, Scilab, or MATLAB.
  10. Measure and analyze impedance.
  11. Use MATLAB to analyze Mutual Inductance.
  12. Perform analysis and calculation on electrical power.
Course Content Outline
  1. Familiarization of lab equipment, instrumentation and simulation tools to conduct circuit construction, measurement and analysis and verify the circuit analysis topics learned in 204.
  2. Using Waveform, SPICE, and other circuit simulation, analysis and design tools.
  3. Dusk-to-dawn light: photoresistors, transistors as dependent sources, control light source.
  4. Temperature measurement: thermocouples, voltage dividers, Wheatstone bridge circuits.
  5. Amplification: piezoelectric sensors, operational amplifiers, input impedance, power amplification (class B amplifier), speakers.
  6. Single supply op-amps: capacitive coupling, operational amplifiers
  7. Audio data acquisition: microphones, high-pass filters
  8. Vibration measurement: piezoelectric sensors, beam vibration, low-pass filters, input impedance.
  9. Impedance measurement and analysis.
  10. Analysis of Mutual Inductance using MATLAB.
  11. Experiments with Sinusoidal Steady-State Power Analysis and Calculation.
Department Guidelines
PO5 should be assessed: Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources.