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CSEB331: Circuits Lab

Description:Safety, basic measurements and meters, oscilloscopes, resistor networks,measurement of capacitors and inductors, RLC circuit response.
Credit Hours.:1
Text Book: R.T. Paytner and B.J. Boydell, Laboratory Manual for Electronic Technology Fundamentals: Electronic Flow Version. Prentice Hall
Coordinator: Mohammad Hayajneh
Topics Outline:
  1. Introduction to lab equipment and review of safety guidelines
  2. Measurement of voltages in a series-only resistive circuit with a single DC power supply; verification with Kirchoff?s Voltage Law
  3. Measurement of voltages in a parallel-only resistive circuit with a single DC power supply; verification with Kirchoff?s Current Law.
  4. Experimentally finding the Thevenin and Norton equivalents of a mixed series-parallel resistive circuit with two DC power supplies; verifying with Thevenin?s and Norton?s Theorems.
  5. Building an RC circuit and measure its time response to sine and square waves; verification with manual calculations.
  6. Building an RL circuit and measure its time response to sine and square waves; verification with manual calculations.
  7. Measuring the V-I characteristics of a PN junction diode; verification with simulations.
  8. Using a single diode to build a half-wave rectifier; verification with simulations.
  9. Using four diodes to build a full-wave rectifier; verification with simulations
  10. Measuring the V-I characteristics of a zener diode; and using it to construct a voltage regulator.
  11. Simulated and measured output characterization of a BJT
Outcomes:
  1. Gain the ability to use lab equipment such as multi-meters, power-supplies, waveform generators, etc. in a safe manner.
  2. Be able to build simple series-only, parallel-only, combined series-parallel resistive circuits with one or more voltage sources; measure current and voltages on different circuit nodes, and verify results theoretically using Kirchoff?s Voltage and Current laws
  3. Be able to build simple RL and RC circuits and observe their behavior in response to AC sine and pulse waves
  4. Be able to use PN junction diodes and zener diodes for rectification and voltage regulation
  5. Be able to find the output characteristics of a BJT transistor
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Pre-requisite
Co-requisite CSEB301: Circuits Fundamentals
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