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Department of Engineering and Technology
Course: INST 1010 Instrumentation Technology

Laboratory: INST 1010 Instrumentation Technology
Semester: Fall 2014

 

Lecture: Room: 2034
Recitation: Room: 2034
Laboratory: Introduction to Engineering and Technology, Room: 2028

 

Instructor: B. Panoutsopoulos, Ph.D.
Office: Room 2210
Office Hours: M. 12:00-1:00, T. 11:00-12:00, W. 4:00-5:00, T. 11:00:12:00 and by appointment.
Electronic mail: BPanoutsopoulos@ccri.edu

(All e-mail must be sent with the subject: INST-1010-xxx; where xxx is the section number.)
Telephone: (401) 825-2398  
Facsimile:  

Personal web site: At the course site. 

 

INST 1010 Instrumentation Technology (Syllabus)

 

Catalog Course Description:

INST 1010 Instrumentation Technology (3 Credits)

This course presents an overview of the basic theory and application of mechanical and electrical sensing devices and control systems. Sensing devices used to control pressure, temperature, humidity, level, and flow will be explored. An overview of control systems and calibration procedures will also be covered.

Course Duration: 15 weeks.

Lecture: 2 hours per week, Room: 2034

Laboratory 2 hours per week. Room: 2028

 

 

Course Material:

 


  1. Access to http://www.masteringphysics.com/ logon as student
  2. Engineering Journal: Students must purchase a bound notebook to be set up and used as an Engineering Journal. Details will be given for the journal set up.
  3. USB Flash memory: Student must purchase a USB Flash memory device (Jump-Drive) and bring it to all classes.
  4. Office Suite: The student must have access to an Office suite outside of class.

 

Additional Resources:

 

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Additional Resources (On-line courses - Free):

  1. Physics: Free on Line
    http://www.openculture.com/physics_free_courses

Recommended Handbook:

DOD Fundamentals Handbook Mathematics Volume 1
DOD Fundamentals Handbook Mathematics Volume 2

 

References:

DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK ELECTRICAL SCIENCE Volume 1 of 4

DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK ELECTRICAL SCIENCE Volume 2 of 4

DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK ELECTRICAL SCIENCE Volume 3 of 4

DOE FUNDAMENTALS HANDBOOK ELECTRICAL SCIENCE Volume 4 of 4

 

Suggested References (Advanced):

Suggested References (Special Topics):

Collection of Problems:

Publications - Magazine Articles:

Additional Resources (Simulation):

  1. Physics Education Technology (PhET)
    http://phet.colorado.edu/

Course Objectives:

  1. Learn and apply creative thinking to technical activates and problem solving.
  2. Learn and apply critical thinking to technical activates and problem solving.
  3. Learn about the major activates of scientists, engineers, technologists, and technicians.
  4. Learn project management and effective technical team activity skills.
  5. Learn to use spreadsheets and their use in technical applications.
  6. Learn to use word processors to prepare documents (reports, resumes, etc.).
  7. Learn to use presentations for technical presentations (preparation and presentation.).
  8. Learn the benefits of ethical behavior and practices in engineering and business.
  9. Learn the engineering design process.
  10. Learn how to setup and keep engineering journal. 
  11. Learn basic technical sketching.

Course Methodology:

  1. Classroom lectures and discussions (Socratic approach)
  2. Classroom project team/instructor meetings
  3. Classroom computer applications and laboratory activities
  4. Notes and assignments.
  5. Computer based homework
  6. Internet and library based assignments
  7. Outside of class Project Team meetings and activities.

 

Additional Resources (Software - Free):

 

  1. Computer Algebra System http://maxima.sourceforge.net/

  2. Mathematical Notepad http://en.smath.info/forum/

  3. Sketching Drawing Drafting https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Dia

  4. Equation editor (fonts) http://www.dessci.com/en/products/MathType/

  5. Graphing http://scidavis.sourceforge.net/ 

  6. Mathematical http://www.scilab.org/

  7. Office suite http://www.openoffice.org/ 

  8. Mathematical http://www.geogebra.org/cms/en/

  9. Project management

  10. Electric circuit simulation http://qucs.sourceforge.net/

  11. Notepad http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

  12. Brainstorming

  13. Books (free) http://bookboon.com/ 

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