Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims at giving the basic knowledge which is necessary to perform accurate measurements of signals using analog or digital instrumentation.
The initial part of the course gives some introductory concepts of electromagnetism and theory of errors which are necessary for the understanding of the remaining topics. Part of the course consists of practice in the lab where the students are learning how to measure signals.
Course contents summary
The measurement process. Overview of errors, probability theory and statistics.
Electric field e voltage.
Kirchoff laws. Simple circuits.
Instrumentation for measuring DC coupled signals. Principles of operation of analog and digital multimeters. Wiring of measurement circuits. Current to voltage conversion. Experimental verification of Ohm’s law (lab)
Data analysis and error propagation. Analog to digital conversion boards.
Analog to digital conversion boards (lab).
Instrumentation for AC coupled signals. Principles of operation of analog and digital oscilloscopes.
Use of the analog oscilloscope (lab). Data analysis in measurements with oscilloscopes.
Analysis of RC and CR circuits.
Experimental analysis of RC and CR circuits with an analog oscilloscope(lab).