circuit laboratory. Students will learn to use common laboratory instruments, including the power
supply, multimeter, oscilloscope, frequency counter, and signal generator. Experiments cover
fundamentals of circuit theory, including passive circuit elements, DC and AC circuits, and
measurement techniques. Students will learn to communicate research results by writing a
laboratory report.Laboratory sessions begin the week of Tuesday, September 1, at your usual
c. Basic AC and DC circuit theory
d. How to do laboratory experiments
e. How to write a lab technical report
procedure before the lab starts.
3. Remember to turn in your lab report for the previous week at the start of class.
4. You must do the worksheets for each lab exercise before class. Worksheets are due at the
5. The TA or instructor will give a brief lecture, discussing the lab theory and the procedure.
6. When you are told to proceed, you and your partner may do so at your own pace.
7. Refer to the TA when you have questions about the procedure or theory.
8. When you are finished, have the TA check your work, clean up your work area, and you may
Students will work in two-person teams. Please have your teams arranged when you report for
the first experiment (week of Sept. 8). If you do not have a teammate, tell the TA or instructor at
the beginning of that class.
Lab reports are always due the next session after the lab is completed. Late lab reports are NOT accepted. If a student has an extraordinary reason for being unable to submit a lab report on time, the report may be accepted late if the student arranges the date with the TA in advance, or with appropriate documentation of the problem. Lab reports will be returned about a week after they are turned in.
Lab class attendance is often taken when lab reports are turned in. You cannot use your lab
partner\u2019s data to do your report \u2013 you must attend the lab yourself to get credit for your report!
Points can be deducted for tardiness by your TA.
The University of Texas System and The University of Texas at Dallas have rules and regulations for the
orderly and efficient conduct of their business. It is the responsibility of each student and each student
organization to be knowledgeable about the rules and regulations which govern student conduct and
activities. General information on student conduct and discipline is contained in the UTD publication, A to
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