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Unformatted text preview: EE215: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Laboratory 1 Page 1 Spring 2012 EE 215 - Laboratory 1 - Introduction to Circuit Analysis Due date: During your quiz session in week 4 (April 16-20) Authors D. Wilson, R.D. Christie, W.R. Lynes, K.F. Böhringer, M. Ostendorf, M. P. Anantram 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 and 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 Gain an understanding that device-to-device variability/fluctuation in circuit elements occurs due to manufacturing and measurement fluctuations, and use simple statistics to quantify the variation. 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 ( www.ee.washington.edu/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 www.ee.washington.edu/academic/coursefees/ .) 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 multimeter 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: EE215: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Laboratory 1 Page 2 Spring 2012 Local electronics stores: Radio Shack: 4223 University Way NE (206) 632-4720 or University Village Mall (206) 523-0534...
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- Electrical Engineering, Voltage divider, Resistor