ee215-lab1 - EE215 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering...

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EE215: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Laboratory 1 Page 1 Autumn 2008 Posted: September 29, 2008 Due: Week 4 during the lab session EE 215 - Laboratory 1 - Introduction to Circuit Analysis Authors: D. Wilson, R.D. Christie, W.R. Lynes, K.F. Böhringer, M. Ostendorf Objectives At the end of this lab, you will be able to: Check continuity with a multimeter Understand and describe breadboard internal connections Create circuits on a breadboard Measure DC voltage, current and resistance using a multimeter Identify basic electronic components Identify resistor values Calculate resistance from DC voltage and current measurements Compute resistor power dissipation and compare to power ratings Design voltage divider circuits Optionally, describe the DC steady state operation of capacitors and inductors Materials and Supplies You will need to pick up an EE 215 lab parts kit from EE stores, and purchase a multimeter. Groups may choose to purchase one multimeter and move it from person to person to take measurements, although you may find that it is more convenient for each individual to get their own meter. Every individual may obtain his or her own parts kit. Lab Parts Kit: This kit contains components for all the home lab experiments in EE 215 as well as several spares. It can be obtained at EE stores ( ) located in room EE 137. The cost of the EE 215 lab kit is supported by part of your EE215 course fee. (For more on course fees, see .) If you lose or break parts or want to play with more complicated circuits, you can purchase a wide range of electronic components (used in EE class lab work) from the EE store. The store has limited opening hours but does have its entire stock available for purchase online. Multimeter : You need a multimeter that can measure AC and DC voltage, DC current and resistance. Ones that measure AC current, frequency and/or capacitance can be useful in the long run, but are not required for the course. A good multimeter costs $45-55, and you can spend more if you want to. Multimeter costs are not supported by course fees. The EE store has two models of multimeters in stock. Economy Digital Multimeter model MAS830 $12.00 Digital Multimeter with RS-232 interface model MAS345 $52.00 Before you make the economy choice, think about this: a good multimeter will be with you for years and is a useful part of a house, apartment or automotive toolkit, as well as essential for any electronics work. Of course you are free to purchase your multimeter from other sources, these include: Local electronics stores:
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EE215: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Laboratory 1 Page 2 Autumn 2008 Radio Shack: 4223 University Way NE (206) 632-4720 or University Village Mall (206) 523-0534 Active Electronics: 13107 Northup Way, Bellevue (425) 881-8191, has a 5-10% student discount Radar Inc: 168 Western Ave. W. Seattle (206) 282-2511
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