Sensors and Instrumentation
This course presents techniques and devices for the measurement of physical quantities such as force, strain, pressure, temperature, fluid flow, position, velocity and acceleration. Topics include the selection and application of transducers; sensor models, calibration and dynamic response of measurement systems; signal conditioning, methods of data acquisition and recording; uncertainty analysis; and the design of measurement systems. The laboratory provides experience with practical measurements, calibration of sensors, and data analysis. PREREQ: MATH 2066, STAT 2246, ENGR 2587 and 3526. (lec 3, lab 2) cr 3.