Course Schedule: TR 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM. Lab. Schedule: M 1:30 – 3:20 PM, 3:30PM – 5:20PM
Fundamentals of measurement systems, standards, treatment of data, statistics, uncertainty analysis, data acquisition, transducers, strain, force, acceleration, pressure, temperature, and fluid flow, Companion lab.
MENG 2204 Electronics, and MATH 3433 or concurrent enrollment therein.
OTHER PREREQUISITES
Basic computer skills, MS Excel, hand calculator.
TEXTBOOK
Experimental Methods for Engineers. J. P. Holman. Seventh Edition
Additional material will be distributed in the form of handouts.
COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND RELATIONSHIP TO STUDENT OUTCOMES
Outcome-Related Course Learning Objectives
Student Outcomes
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d
e
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g
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j
k
l
m
n
Understand the characteristics of instruments (Hw, Lab, Exam)
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Understand the basics of instrument calibration (Lab)
Ability to analyze the uncertainty of measurements (Hw, Lab, Exam)
Understand the basics of binary numbers and Analog to Digital conversion (Hw, Exam)
Ability to identify a data acquisition device base on the need of resolution and sampling frequency (Hw, Exam)
Understand Nyquist frequency and aliasing phenomenon (Hw, Exam)
Understand the basics of signal conditioning (Hw, Exam)
Ability to perform data analysis using MATLAB (Hw, Lab, Exam)
Ability to perform frequency analysis and design digital filters (Hw, Exam)
Understand the basics of temperature measurement (Hw, Exam)
Understand the basics of pressure measurement (Hw, Exam)
Understand the basics of force and torque measurement (Hw, Exam)
Understand the basics of displacement and acceleration measurement (Hw, Exam)
Understand the basics of strain measurement and bridge completion (Hw, Exam)
Understand the basics of rotational motion measurement (Hw, Exam)
Ability to write formal and informal reports (Lab)
a: an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
h: the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
b: an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
i: a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
c: an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
j: a knowledge of contemporary issues
d: an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
k: an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
e: an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
l: a knowledge of chemistry and calculus-based physics with depth in at least one
f: an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
m: the ability to apply advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations
g: an ability to communicate effectively
n: a familiarity with statistics and linear algebra
CONTRIBUTION OF COURSE TO PROFESSIONAL COMPONENT
· Lecture Format
This course consists of a three 50-minutes sessions per week. The three hours class will be spent mostly explaining and discussing concepts, and solving relevant case problems. Lectures will not be used to communicate the entire textbook course content and thus, students will have to study a set of course paragraphs specified by the instructor on their own to further their understanding. Student participation in class discussions is highly recommended and rewarded.
· Attendance
Attendance is required for each student. Absences of more than five lectures without acceptable excuses will result in a failing grade.
· Student Attitude
Once class starts, the use of cell phones, reading of newspapers, conducting private discussions, using the computer (unless requested by the instructor), working on anything that is not directly related to the course, and making derogatory remarks about your classmates or instructor will not be accepted and may result in your dismissal from the class.
· Homework
Homework will be assigned from a set of chosen chapters. It will be turned in each week, unless specified by the instructor. Homework must be turned in on the due date, at the beginning of class. Once class starts, late homework will be graded 80% of the full grade. You will not lose points if you make less than 3 mistakes total in one homework. However, if you copied from solution manual or from your classmates, you will receive zero points. No exception can be made.
· Exams
There will be two regular exams plus one comprehensive exam at the end of the semester. Exam will be close book, cheat sheet allowed. Each exam is based on the course materials developed between two consecutive exams, except for the final which is comprehensive. Students are expected to take the exam on the scheduled date and time it is given. However, if for some acceptable reason the student is not able to do so, then he must inform the instructor in advance in writing. The instructor will then decide whether he will be allowed to take a make-up exam, depending on the validity of his excuse.
· Evaluation Method
Your performance will be tested regularly throughout the semester by in-class exams and homework assignments. There will be three exams. While homework assignments may contain a number of problems, it may be the case that only a subset of problems will be graded. However, you must attempt all problems. Do not try to guess which (if any) problems will not be graded.
· Course Grade
2
Midterm
20%
1
Final
35%
Home works & Labs
15%
Attendance & Class performance
10%
* Please pay attention to the last day of drop off without getting an F.