Instructor: Professor Alexander Ganago
EECS 314 Electric circuits, Systems, and Applications covers topics in electric circuits, electronics, and control systems for non-EE majors.
In EECS 314 you will:
Learn the concepts and principles of Electrical Engineering (EE), which are at the heart of today's analog and digital electronic devices
Understand, build, and analyze electronic circuits such as amplifiers, filters, temperature controller, etc.
Learn the language of EE colleagues, which will enable you to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
Engineering is a practical profession; new learning becomes valuable when you apply it to building things: this is what you do in the lab. EECS 314 Labs include computer-controlled experiments based on LabVIEW - software very popular in industry; experience in using it may be advantageous for your job search. The new Temperature Controller Lab introduces you to Analog/Digital, and Programmable circuits - examples of Embedded Systems widely used in industry as well as consumer electronic devices.
Contents of EECS 314 Labs:
1) DC Lab
Measure voltages, currents, and resistances; learn to avoid blunders
Prove that a Light-Emitting Diode (LED) does not obey Ohm's law
Learn that a MOSFET transistor act as an electronic switch
2) AC Lab
Measure the Rise and Fall Time of standard signals; compare with theory
Measure FFT spectra of standard signals; build various waveforms of sine waves
Measure Telephone tone dialer signals - waveforms and FFT spectra
3) Transients Lab
Study exponential responses of RC circuits to square wave input signals
How many pulses does you system receive when 2 pulses are sent?
Measure 3 types of responses of RLC circuits to square wave input signals
4) Filters Lab
Solder your own circuit, which acts as any of the 4 types of filters
Measure the transfer functions of each type of filter, using your circuit
Observe and study resonance in your circuit
5) Operational Amplifier (Op Amp) Lab
Build several amplifiers with fixed and variable gain; study their responses
Build and study an active filter that can amplify and suppress signals
Turn your circuit into a comparator – key block of a control circuit
6) Analog/Digital, and Programmable Temperature Controller Lab
Verify the functionality of two temperature controllers
Measure the voltages and determine the logic states in A/D controller
Change the functionality of Programmable controller by altering the C code
Screencasts (audio/video recordings) posted on CTools web site for registered students provide a wide variety of resources for learning: mini-lectures and problem-solving strategies, lab demonstrations of key concepts, review of lab procedures and hands-on skills, etc.
1) Ganago, Alexander. /Making Sense of Electrical Engineering in the Lab: a New Lab Book for Non-EE Majors/ . 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Custom Services, 2007.
2) Ganago, Alexander. /Making Sense of Electrical Engineering 2nd Edition with EE Supplement for UMICH Set/ . 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Custom Services, 2009.
3) Hambley, Allan R. /Electrical Engineering: Principles and Applications/. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.
Basic laws of electric circuits
Voltage and current division
Maximal transfer of power from the source to the load
Semiconductor diodes, Operational Amplifiers (Op Amps), MOSFET transistors
Capacitors and inductors store electromagnetic energy
Responses of circuits with capacitors and inductors to time-dependent voltages
Filter circuits and their transfer functions; resonance
DC and AC power distribution circuits; transformers
Safety in handling electric circuits; Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter
Rectifiers and power supplies
Analog and digital electronics
Memory needed for data storage
Logic gates and a Set-Reset latch (simplest memory cell)
Microprocessors in computers and embedded systems
Sensors; analog and digital control circuits
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