Ae/APh 104a Experimental Methods 2010-11 1 TOPICS TO BE COVERED1.Introduction to scientific experiments: 1.1What is a scientific experiment? 1.2Why do we make measurements? 1.3The role of theory, generalization and formulation 1.4The road map for a successful experimental investigation 2.Basic concepts of measurement systems: 2.1Generalized description of measurement systems 2.2Physical laws in sensing 2.3Methods of measurement 2.4Correcting for interference 2.5Measurement accuracy 2.6Review of uncertainty and statistical analysis 2.7Propagation of errors 3.Response of linear systems: 3.1The order of a system 3.2Lumped element modeling 3.3Definitions and tools 3.4Zeroth order systems 3.5First order systems 3.6Second order systems 3.7Phasors 4.Review of electrical circuits and control theory 4.1Basic concepts 4.2First and second order systems 4.3Linear filters 4.4Operational amplifiers 4.5
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