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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHY6753

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-01-10
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1997 2003-11-26
    Department College Budget Account Number
    PHY AS 125300
    Contact Person Phone Email
    M.K. Kim 9745223

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHY 6753 Measurement and Instrumentation

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 L - Laboratory R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Measurement &Instrumentation
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    PHY4744 or PHY5720 or CI



    Course Description

    Measurement, signals and noise; analog/digital conversion; data communication; digital signal processing. Weekly labs for LabVIEW programming, instrument control and data acquisition through RS232 and GPIB interface.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course covers a number of concepts in measurement and instrumentation that are essential in modern experimental physics, including instrument control and data acquisition through digital interface with a computer. These are indispensible skills for s

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course is a required course for Ph.D. in Applied Physics.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, in Fall 2002 (enrollment of 15) and Fall 2003 (enrollment 14).

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D. in physics or related fields. Or MS in physics or related fields with extensive experience in electronics and instrumentation.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    * Learn essential concepts of measurement and signal processing.

    * Learn basics of LabVIEW programming.

    * Learn digital interface for data acquisition and instrument control.

    * Learn special/advanced techniques of electronics and instrumentation.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    * Understand the essential concepts in signal processing, data communications, and computer interface.

    * Be able to design and implement appropriate measurement and acquisition system for a given experimental situation.

    * Be able to write LabVIEW programs to implement such measurement and acquisition system.

    C. Major Topics

    * transducers and measurement methods

    * signal and noise

    * time and frequency signal generation and measurement

    * microcomputer architecture and data communication methods

    * analog/digital conversion

    * analog and digital signal processing

    * radio frequency circuits and filters

    * LabVIEW programming

    * data acquisition through analog and digital channels

    * instrument control through RS232 and GPIB interface

    D. Textbooks

    * Horowitz & Hill, The Art of Electroncis, 2ed., Cambridge Univ. Press (Cambridge, 1989)

    * LabVIEW User Manual and LabVIEW Measurement Manual, National Instruments

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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