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ENGR 261 Circuits and Devices Laboratory

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Course Description

An introduction to the design, construction, and measurement of electrical circuits. Basic use of electrical test and measurement instruments including multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, function generators, and network and spectrum analyzers. Use of circuit simulation software. Interpretation of measured and simulated data based on principles of circuit analysis for DC, transient, and sinusoidal steady-state (AC) conditions. Practical considerations including component value tolerance and non-ideal aspects of measurement instruments. Design, measurement, and analysis of circuits with resistors, inductors, capacitors, transformers, diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers.

Units: 1
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Total Student Learning hours/semester: 48-54
Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGR 260
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU , UC