ENGRD 2640

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Students use a computer to control equipment and acquire measurements in an engineering or scientific laboratory. Topics include data types, analog-to-digital conversion, digital-to-analog conversion, digital in/out, counter/timers, serial communication protocols, error analysis, least-squared fitting, introductory Fourier analysis, electrical waveguides/transmission lines, stepper motors, and introductory optical microscopy. Laboratory activities include practice exercises, measurement of pulse reflections in a transmission line, and development of a laser scanning microscope system. Data analysis is performed primarily using MatLabTM and instrument interfacing is primarily using LabVIEWTM, but also C++. Students develop effective written communication skills in the context of science and engineering. They prepare progress reports, technical reports, and formal articles based on laboratory work.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: CS 1112. Corequisite: ENGRC 2640.

Outcomes
  • Learn techniques for interfacing computers with engineering and scientific measurements.
  • Extend programming skills to using I/O operations in C++, graphical programming, and "virtual instrument" concepts.
  • Improve technical writing skills in various forms, progress reports, technical reports and rapid, brief communications.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: AEP 2640

  • 3 Credits Graded