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ELEN303 - Measurements and Instrumentation

 

This course will present important measurement techniques and instruments used in electrical engineering. The course provides an overview of the modern International System of Units (SI), including important units outside the SI standard. The course continues by introducing measurement errors, measurement uncertainty, and instrumentation limits on errors. The course introduces measurement elements such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, and laboratory voltage sources, and analog measuring instruments. The course describes compensation measurement methods and introduces AC and DC calibration techniques. Additionally, the course demonstrates the uses and testing methods of instrument transformers, operational amplifiers (op-amps), and oscilloscopes. The course describes the construction of the digital voltmeter and provides an overview of analog to digital converters. Finally, the course describes various measurement systems including the most popular sensors, signal conditioning, computer algorithms, and data acquisition hardware. NOTE: This course requires the student to purchase additional materials that are not covered by the book grant. Please refer to the Course Materials section for additional details. Prerequisites: SCIN234 and MATH240

 

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Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
07/30/18 - 01/04/19 01/07/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session A - 16 Week session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 08/25/19 Spring 2019 Session K - 16 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Instrumentation and Measurement in Electrical Engineering - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; link also provided in the clasroom Lessons section
ISBN: 9781612335001
Publication Info: Brown Walker Press
Author: Malaric
Unit Cost: $57.45
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: myParts Kit from Texas Instruments - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; instructions on how to purchase are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN: 783752-01
Publication Info: National Instruments
Author: National Instruments
Unit Cost: $83.00
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: NI Student Software Suite - access instructions provided inside the classroom
ISBN: 779252-3501
Publication Info: National Instruments
Author: National Instruments
Unit Cost: N/A
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: NI myRIO Starter Accessory Kit - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; instructions on how to purchase are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN: 783068-01
Publication Info: National Instruments
Author: National Instruments
Unit Cost: $114.00
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A

Book Title: NI Elvis Kit - this item is not covered by the APUS Book Grant; instructions on how to purchase are available here: https://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/239701
ISBN: 780381-02
Publication Info: National Instruments
Author: National Instruments
Unit Cost: $3405.00
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A