1. LABORATORY NOTE BOOKS
1.1 A bound note book is required.
1.2 Your name and the date it was started should be on the cover.
1.3 The pages should be numbered in the upper right-hand corner.
1.4 The first two pages should be left blank initially and filled in as a table of contents when work is done.
1.5 All work associated with the laboratory should be entered in this note book.
1.6 When work is entered on a page, that page should be dated at the top, and signed and dated at the bottom.
1.7 At the end of a working session, all empty space on a page that is partially filled, should be "X"ed out to indicate that it is empty, so that additional information cannot be put on that page at a later time.
1.8 All preliminary work should be performed in the engineering note book.
1.9 All test data should be entered in the lab note book
1.10 All diagrams and graphs should be entered in the note book.
1.11 Note that someone not familiar with the lab work should be able to reproduce the experiment and the experimental results from what you have put in the note book.
1.12 Note: The note book should be signed by the laboratory instructor at the end of each lab session.
(One per person) 1.2 CLASS PRESENTATIONS
1.3.1 TYPE: FORMAL
1.3.2 LENGTH: 20 MINUTES
1.3.3 DRESS: INTERVIEW CLOTHS
1.3.4 MEDIA: OVERHEAD TRANSPARENCIES
1.3.5 MATERIAL: DESIGN SPECIFICATION POSSIBLE DESIGNS
DISCUSSION OF RESULTS
MASS PRODUCTION CONSIDERATIONS INCLUDING COST, SIZE, SAFETY, RELIABILITY, ETC.
1.3 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR WRITING LABORATORY REPORTS Each laboratory report must be prepared on a word processor which is equipped with a spell check. Hand written reports will not be accepted. Each student must hand in a complete, individual report.(one per person). Each laboratory report will comprise the following: 1.3.1 COVER SHEET: The form(LABORATORY REPORT Cover Page) given in the in the following section will be filled in for each laboratory report.
1.3.6 DISCUSSION OF RESULTS:Discuss any difficult part of the test or any data that is suspect and comparison to the error budget. WHY DID ANYTHING GO WRONG OR DISAGREE WITH THE THEORY? (0.1-2 pages/test). (one per person) 2 POINTS
1.3.7 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: conclusions will be drawn from your analysis, while the recommendations should indicate what you would do differently next time, or how the activity could be improved in the future. Present the conclusions base on the tests and the results obtained. WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM THIS EXPERIMENT? ( 0.1-2 pages/test). (one per person) 2 POINTS
1.3.8 BIBLIOGRAPHY: Each bibliographic entry will include annotative comments about the source. The bibliography may include a section listing interviews with expert sources. 1.3.9 APPENDIX A: TEST PROCEDURE The test procedure should list the steps necessary to complete the experiment. This section should be a list of steps which stands by itself and can be performed by a high school graduate. (0.5-2 pages)(one per person) 1 point 1.3.10 APPENDIX B: EQUIPMENT USED: The list should include: the name of the equipment, the model number, the serial number, and the calibration date (if available). 0.5 points 1.3.11 APPENDIX C: SCHEMATICS: Test schematic diagrams of the test setup with all pertinent data to reset up the test. Show the test equipment, terminals, and connections. 0.5 points 1.3.12 APPENDIX D, Data sheets: Data taken during the testing and all comments affecting the test. (0.5-2 pages/test) 0.5 POINTS
1.3.13 APPENDIX E, Sample Equations and Calculations: One equation and a sample calculation for each step in the analysis process, even if it is an obvious one. (one per person) (0.5-2 pages/test) 0.5 POINTS
1.3.14 APPENDIX F: PSPICE Simulations: PSPICE analysis of circuit using design values for components.(required, one per person)
1.3.15 APPENDIX G, Glossary: All new words and their definitions.(required, one per person) NOTE: 1.3.4, 1.3.8 TO 1.3.11, AND 1.3.14 TO 1.3.15 SHOULD BE DONE BEFORE THE CLASS PERIOD STARTS AND THEY SHOULD BE ENTERED INTO A LABORATORY NOTE BOOK FOR THE INSTRUCTOR TO INITIAL.
NOTE: ALL PARTS FORM A FORMAL REPORT TO BE HANDED IN ONE WEEK AFTER THE LAB IS FINISHED IN CLASS. EACH LAB WILL BE WORTH 10 POINTS AND ONE POINT WILL BE SUBTRACTED FOR EACH LECTURE, LAB, OR RECITATION MEETING DAY THAT THE LAB REPORT IS LATE. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS FROM EACH LAB IN THE PROSE OF YOUR REPORT, DO NOT STATE QUESTION AND ANSWER AS A SEQEUNCE.
1. The report may not make direct reference to the printed Lab.
2. The report must contain TABLES, FIGURES, AND ILLUSTRATIONS which
help in your DISCUSSION and ANALYSIS of RESULTS. These Illus./Fig./Tables
should be part of your body/text and appear at the point in the text
where they are discussed. These graphics will be of a quality (not
pencil) appropriate for a formal report. Each graphic entry will include
a caption, and there should be no graphic entry which is not part of the
1.4 BREADBOARD CONFIGURATION:
NOTE: The metal plate has the shining side away from the breadboard oard when you put the plate on the breadboard. The top horizontal line is for +voltage, the second horizontal line is for - voltage, the two sets of vertical lines are for componenets, and the bottom horiziontal line is for ground. When you want to connect to components together electrically make sure that the component are in holes that fall along the lines shown in the figure above. The voltage sources and the ground are usually connected to holes along the horizontal lines at the top and bottem of the breadboard. LIST OF RESISTORS IN STOCK B A S E X1K VALUE X1 X10 X100 x1000 1 0 x x x 1.1 0 x 0 0 1.2 0 x x x 1.3 0 x 0 0 1.4 0 x 0 0 1.5 0 x x x 1.6 0 x x x 1.8 0 x x x 2 0 x 0 x 2.2 x x x x 2.4 x 0 0 x 2.7 x x x x 3 0 x 0 x 3.3 x x x x 3.6 0 0 x x 3.9 0 x x x 4.3 x 0 x x 4.7 x x x x 5.1 x X x x 5.6 x x x x 6.2 x 0 x x 6.3 0 x 0 0 6.8 x x x x 7.5 x x x x 8.2 x x x x 9.1 0 x x x B A S E X1OK X1OOK XlMeg VALUE X10000 X100000 X1000000 1 x x x 1.1 x O x 1.2 x x x 1.3 O x O 1.4 O O O 1.5 x X x 1.6 x O O 1.8 x x x 2 x x O 2.2 O x x 2.4 x x 2.7 x x 3 x x 3.3 x x 3.6 x x 3.9 x x 4.3 x x 4.7 x x 5.1 x x 5.6 x x 6.2 x x 6.3 O O 6.8 x x 7.5 x x 8.2 x x 9.1 x x LAB TOOL KIT: A tool kit is required which consists of: 1. A breadboard 2. A box of assorted jumper wires for a breadboard 3. A pair of diagonal side cutting pliers 4. A pair of needle nose pliers 5. A pair of wire strippers/cutters 6. 5 18" to 24" clip leads with insullated allegator clips on both ends. 7. A box to hold 1 through 6. Note: If the kit is not available in the book store, then it can be purchased at an electronics store like Radio Shack.