ENGRD 2640

ENGRD 2640

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

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, spring.

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

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: AEP 2640

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12954 ENGRD 2640   LEC 001

  • ENGRC 2640 is a co-requisite

  • 12955 ENGRD 2640   LAB 401

  • 12956 ENGRD 2640   LAB 402

  • 12957 ENGRD 2640   LAB 404