1.3 Description of the experimental setup
1.3.1 NI ELVIS system
126.96.36.199 Background for NI ELVIS
188.8.131.52 Hadware Features
184.108.40.206 Software feature
1.4.1 Digital Multimeter
1.4.2 Function Generator
220.127.116.11 Experimental method
1.5 Resistance theory
1.5.1 How to read resistance color code
1.5.2 Calculate the resistance in circuit
2.1 Digital Multimeter experiment
2.1.7 Measurement error
2.2 Oscilloscope and function generator
2.2.1 Measured value
18.104.22.168 Comparison between Base and Condition1.
22.214.171.124 Comparison between Condition1 and Condition2.
126.96.36.199 Comparison between Condition2 and Condition3.
188.8.131.52 Comparison between Condition3 and Condition4.
184.108.40.206 Comparison between Condition4 and Condition5.
The purpose of this lab is to introduce students in mechanical engineering to the basic tools in analyzing electronic systems: the digital multimeter, the function generator, and the oscilloscope. The digital multimeter is a tool commonly used for measuring basic electric properties such as resistance, AC/DC voltages, and AC/DC currents. The oscilloscope is a tool commonly used to analyze complex signals such as those which carry voice or data and troubleshoot electronic systems. The function generator is a device used to generate an electronic signal with specific known characteristics, thereby enabling an engineer or technician to test and examine a circuit. During this lab, you will use the digital multimeter to measure the resistance; use the function generator to generate a number of signals and to analyze those signals using the oscilloscope. You will become familiar with the basic waveforms such as sine, square, and triangle waves, and the components of the waveforms: amplitude, period, and frequency. At the conclusion of this lab you should feel comfortable using the digital multimeter, the function generator, and the oscilloscopes.