Course syllabus - Measurement Technique, 7.5 credits
Autumn semester 2020
G1F (First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements).
School of Innovation, Design and Engineering
Course literature is preliminary up to 8 weeks before course start. Course literature can be valid over several semesters.
Signals and systems
International ed of 2nd revised ed. : Harlow, Essex : Pearson Education Ltd., cop. 2014 - ii, 938 s.
ISBN: 9781292025902 LIBRIS-ID: 14912545
The purpose of the course is to provide knowledge on how to apply the most appropriate measurement method and instrumentation for a particular application, and how to transfer measured quantities into digital data in a computer. The course also provides knowledge about the physics behind measurements of some quantities.
After completing the course, the student should be able to:
1. orally and in writing show understanding of how measurements of a number of physical parameters are performed and how to analyse the limitations of measurements
2. in practice show an understanding of the different errors introduced during measurements and calibrations
3. understand how to store measurement data, and to practically apply basic statistics for analysis of series of measurement data
4. understand and carry out data acquisition, all the way from the sensor signal to the processing unit
5. apply and explain basic signal processing methods and filters in order to analyse the frequency content of a signal
Handling of the most common measurement instruments. The International System of Units and standard units for measurements. Measurements of voltage, current, resistance, temperature and magnetic field. Measurement errors, resolution, accuracy, precision, repeatability and reproducibility, normal distribution, standard deviation, mean value, relational databases. Definitions of different signal types, sampling theorem applications in measurement technique, basic AD/DA conversion, frequency analysis and its application in filtering, and filtering.
Electronic Systems 7,5 credits and Single Variable Calculus 4 credits.
Laboratory work (LAB2), 3 credits, marks Fail (U) or Pass (G) (examines the learning outcomes 1-5)
Written examination (TEN2), 4.5 credits, marks Fail (U), 3, 4 or 5 (examines the learning outcomes 1, 3, 4 and 5)
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Grading scale: 5, 4, 3
Interim Regulations and Other Regulations
The course overlaps 6 crerdits with ELA202 Measurment Technique.