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An Introductory Laboratory Course for Electrical Engineering Majors

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Columbus, Ohio

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June 24, 2017

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June 24, 2017

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June 28, 2017

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Division Experimentation & Lab-oriented Studies Electrical Engineering and Circuits

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Division Experimentation & Lab-Oriented Studies

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Chiu Choi University of North Florida

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Dr. Choi is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of North Florida. He earned his Master's and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Choi can be reached at

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A new set of laboratory experiments were developed for our electrical engineering majors taking the first laboratory course in our curriculum. The new set of laboratory experiments provided training in the operation of laboratory instruments, verification of circuit theorems, advanced circuit simulation techniques, applications of operational amplifiers, and the design of signal conditioning circuits. In these new laboratory experiments, students derived theoretical results and simulated the circuits by Multisim. They also prototyped the hardware circuit and obtained the outputs by laboratory instruments. These students also compared these experimental results with theoretical and simulation results and analyzed the differences. Through this process they gained valuable hands-on skills and deeper understanding of the theory and the limitations of the simulation software and the laboratory instruments. This course generated positive student responses that were indicated in the student reports and in the course evaluation.

Choi, C. (2017, June), An Introductory Laboratory Course for Electrical Engineering Majors Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--27583

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