2019: Semester 2 – PY2108 Experimental Methods I

Book of Modules Description

Instructions for writing your lab reports

 

Class notes

Chapter 1 – Laboratory equipment and components

Chapter 2 – Voltage, current and resistance

Chapter 3 – Power supplies

Chapter 4 – RC Circuits and Frequency Response

Chapter 5 – Interfacing with equipment

Chapter 6 – Resonant RLC Circuits

Chapter 7 – Diodes

Chapter 8 – Transistors

Chapter 9 – Operational Amplifiers

 

Lab Sessions

Monday: 2-5PM

Tuesday: 2-5PM (3-6PM possible)

Wednesday: 2-5PM

 

Labs

Labs are due one week after each lab session.

Lab1 – Resistors in series and parallel

Lab2 – RC Circuits

Lab3 – RLC Circuits

Lab4 – Diodes  (optional LabVIEW code)

Lab5 – Transistors (extra help document)

Lab6 – Operational Amplifiers

Lab7 – Spectral analysis and bandpass filters

 

Soldering:

Good soldering, Bad soldering

 

LabView

 

LabView Marking

LabView Extras:

LabView Help Videos

Link to LabView web site (with help documentation)

 

LabView Assignments:

LabVIEW Assignment 1

LabVIEW Assignment 2

LabVIEW Assignment 3

LabVIEW Assignment 4

 

Data Sheets

Oscilloscope manual

NI-6001 DAQ spec sheet

NI-6001 DAQ user manual

2N3904 Transistor

TL-081 OpAmp

 

 

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