Instructor: Hanz Richter, Assistant Professor. Email: email@example.com Oﬃce Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 AM-12:00 M and Wednesday, 1:00-2:15 PM
Textbook: Holman, Experimental Methods for Engineers.
Course Contents Basic measurement concepts. Uncertainty analysis. Statistical data analysis. Fundamentals of instrument response. Basic electromechanical transduction principles. Thermoﬂuid measurements. Dimensional measurements. Contact and non-contact motion measurement. Measurement of force, torque and strain. Digital data acquisition and computer interfacing.
Objectives This course is designed to:
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
There will be 2 concise homeworks (analysis and presentation of data collected during short demonstrations), 5 laboratory experiences, 2 midterm exams and a ﬁnal project. Homework is individual. The laboratory grade corresponding to each one of the 5 experiences will be assigned on the basis of attendance, active participation during the experiments, questioning during or after the experiments, and a written report. Each group will turn in one report. The midterm exams are, hopefully, individual. The ﬁnal project is a group activity. Students will design and build a simple device to measure a quantity given by the instructor. The relative weights for arriving to the ﬁnal numerical grade are as follows: homework: 25%; laboratory: 30%; midterms: 20% and ﬁnal project: 25%. Cutoﬀ numerical grades for conversion to letter grades will be as follows:
Range Letter 88 − 100 A 75 − 87 B 65 − 74 C 50 − 64 D 0 − 49 F
Late lab reports will be rejected and receive a grade of zero for the whole group. Arrangments may be made to make the laboratory available outside class meeting times, so that groups can ﬁnish their projects. Explicit rules and time slots will be arranged in class. A sign-up sheet will be maintained to monitor the students’ participation in the laboratory experiences. Make-up examinations will be arranged only due to extenuating circumstances, after proper justiﬁcation is presented.
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Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and will be handled according to University policy: http://www.csuohio.edu/studentlife/StudentCodeOfConduct.pdf