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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHY6753

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-12-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change Pre-Req: Delete PR PHY4744 or PHY 5720. Change Course Description to: "Measurement, signals and noise; analog/digital conversion; data communication; digital signal processing. LabVIEW programming, instrument control, data acquisition through RS232 and GPIB interface. Familiarity with electronic circuits recommended. "
Comments: For PhD in Applied Physics, MS in Physics - Required. Form incomplete. Emailed 2/11/15. Updated 8/28/15. GC approved 10/12/15. to USF Sys 10/12/15; to SCNS 10/28/15. Approved effective 12/1/15


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5150 2014-12-15
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Physics AS TPA-10000-125300-000000-0000000
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    David Rabson 41207 davidra@ewald.cas.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHY 6753 Measurement and Instrumentation

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Measurement Instrumentation
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    PHY 4744 or PHY 5720

    Corequisites

    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.

    Updating Pre-req and description to existing course

    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?

    popular with graduate students doing experimental research as well as theorists seeking to fulfill their laboratory requirement

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

    Previously approved course

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

    doctorate in physics or related field


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    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

    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 PRO GRAMS TO IMPLEMENT SUCH MEASUREMENT AND ACQUISITION SYSTEM. MAJOR TOPICS:

    o TRANSDUCERS AND MEASUREMENT METHODS

    o SIGNAL AND NOISE

    o TIME AND FREQUENCY SIGNAL GENERATION AND

    o MEASUREMENT

    o MICROCOMPUTER ARCHITECTURE AND DATA

    o COMMUNICATION METHODS

    o ANALOG/DIGITAL CONVERSION

    o ANALOG AND DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

    o RADIO FREQUENCY

    o CIRCUITS AND FILTERS

    o LABVIEW PROGRAMMING

    o DATA ACQUISITION THROUGH ANALOG AND DIGITAL CHANNELS

    o INSTRUMENT CONTROL THROUGH RS232 AND GPIB INTERFACE.

    C. Major Topics

    Measurement

    D/A conversion

    modern instrumentation

    LabView for experimental control and data acquisition

    digital signal processing

    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

    *no changes*

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    *no changes*

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    *no changes*

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/ogc%20web/currentreg.htm)

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (http://usfweb2.usf.edu/usfgc/gc_pp/acadaf/gc10-045.htm)

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    *no changes*

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Ph.D. in applied physics and master's degrees in physics


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