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MCET 2423  Circuits Fundamentals

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is a one-semester overview of electrical circuit theory. The course defines voltage and current; and use Kirchhoff's Laws to analyze series and parallel circuits. The course begins with dc analysis of resistive circuits. Students will learn about capacitors, and then magnetic circuits to describe inductance. Sinusoidal alternating current sources are introduced leading to series-parallel analysis of R-L-C networks using phasors. Power calculations are performed on dc, single-phase ac and three-phase ac networks.

MCET 2461  Circuits Fundamentals Lab

Credits: 1.00 Credit

This is the companion laboratory to MCET 2423, Circuits Fundamentals. The laboratory's goal is to reinforce the theory presented in class. Students will build, simulate, and analyze electrical circuits involving series and parallel connections of resistors, capacitors and inductors. Circuit power sources will be both dc and ac. Students will learn the use of digital multimeters, electronic power supplies, oscilloscopes and waveform generators.

MCET 5004  Instrumentation

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course introduces the student to general characteristics of electromechanical sensors and transducers, electrical measurement systems, electronic signal conditioning, data acquisition systems, and response characteristics of instruments. The lectures focus on the selection, calibration techniques and applications of electromechanical transducers. The laboratory has industrial equipment, such as a punch press, drill press, and metal lathe, which are equipped with sensors that are configured to measure physical quantities such as force, strain, displacement, velocity, and acceleration. Data acquisition and real-time software applications using LabVIEW are applied in a laboratory environment.

MCET 7143  Process Controls

Credits: 3.00 Credits

In this course, students will learn about a manufacturing process line. Students will study the details of sensors and actuators. Hands-on connections and assemblies are required. Programmable logic controllers will be programmed for the task. Electromechanical and pneumatic actuators will be used. Students will learn about the programming and networking of controllers to create sequential operations. The course is predominantly laboratory time. Study materials will come from manufacturer's specifications and laboratory training manuals.