EEGR 203: Introduction to Electrical Laboratory




Instructor: Dr. Gregory M. Wilkins
Office: Schaefer 220
Telephone: (443) 885-3915
E-mail: gregory.wilkins@morgan.edu
Corequisite: EEGR 202
Class time (Spring 2014):Section 001 Tuesday 2:00-4:50 PM, Section 002 Thursday 2:00-4:50 PM
Office hours (Spring 2014):Monday/Wednesday 2:00-3:00, Friday 11:00-12:00, 2:00-3:00
Laboratory: MEB 242

COURSE OBJECTIVE:

This laboratory course is designed to allow students to verify the analytical techniques of circuits analysis learned in the Electric Circuits (EEGR 202) class. The experiments are designed to introduce the students to basic electronic instruments, test equipment, and measurement techniques. The mid-term and final "practical exams" are used to test the student's capability to design and build a circuit within a certain time limit (1.5 hrs). After completing this class, a student is expected to know how to design, build, and test basic electrical circuits.

EEGR 203.001 -- Tuesday 2:00 - 4:50 Syllabus
EEGR 203.002 -- Thursday 2:00 - 4:50 Syllabus

LAB SESSIONS:

Each student is expected to come to the lab prepared. You should have read the lab handout, and done any theoretical derivations or calculations as needed. If the lab requires a design, you should have the design parameters of all the components ready.


NOTE: If you come to the lab prepared, i.e. you have covered at least parts 1,2,3,4,5,6 of the Lab Report Structure, the report will be signed at the beginning of the lab, and you will receive extra credit for the report.


ATTENDANCE:

Attendance is mandatory. Each student must get the instructor's signature at the end of each lab. Reports will not be accepted if you do not show up for the lab. If you have to miss a lab, please let me know in advance so that we can set up a make-up time.


LABORATORY KITS:

Students are required to purchase a laboratory kit containing several components necessary for this class. The cost is $40.00 . Please see Mr. Andre Lewis for additional information.

LAB REPORT STRUCTURE:

Reports are due every Tuesday at the BEGINNING OF THE LAB, unless otherwise specified. POINTS will be deducted for each day that the report is late. Reports will NOT BE ACCEPTED after one week of their due date. Since you have exactly one week to prepare your reports, please try to budget your time so that you will have enough time to ask questions.



The outline of your report should be as follows:
  1. Title
  2. Date and your partners' name(s).
  3. Purpose of the experiment, in your own words (Don't copy the handout).
  4. Equipment used.
  5. Introduction (overall outline of your report).
  6. Theory or Background (Include schematics, diagrams, etc.)
  7. Experimental procedure and data. DON'T FORGET THE UNITS. (ALL DATA SHOULD BE TABULATED AND ALL FIGURES NUMBERED.)
  8. Results and Discussion (error calculations, analysis of the results, and answers to all the questions in the handout.)

Lab Report Format
Example Lab Report -- Lab 0

NOTE: YOUR LAB REPORT SHOULD BE COMPLETE, CLEAR, AND CONCISE.
GRADING:


LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS:


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