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This!experiment!is!designed!to!introduce!students!who!are!early!in!their!curriculum!
to!the!equipment!that!will!be!utilized!in!the!circuits!and!electronics!laboratories.!It!
will!help!to!familiarize!the!students!to!the!power!supplies!used!to!power!their!
circuit!designs!and!the!multimeters!they!will!use!for!trouble!shooting!those!designs!
when!they!are!not!working!as!intended.!Additionally,!it!will!help!to!verify!what!the!
students!have!learned!in!their!circuit!theory!classes.!
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Students!will!construct!a!simple!resistive!circuit!and!measure!the!various!voltages!
and!the!current!through!the!circuit.!The!multimeter!is!the!primary!tool!for!
conducting!this!type!of!analysis!of!DC!circuits.!AC!circuit!analysis!will!be!conducted!
in!later!experiments!and!will!introduce!the!oscilloscope!as!the!primary!tool!for!
conducting!such!analysis.!The!multimeter!is!helpful!in!troubleshooting!the!AC!
circuits!and!will!be!used!in!those!circuits!as!well,!and!therefore!a!strong!
understanding!of!it!is!needed!before!leading!into!AC!circuit!analysis.!

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It!goes!without!saying!that!it!is!necessary!to!be!cautious!when!dealing!with!
electricity.!However,!the!voltages!and!currents!the!power!supplies!in!the!lab!
do!not!produce!enough!current!to!cause!any!bodily!harm.!However,!wall!
power,!which!is!not!used!in!this!experiment,!can!exceed!the!amount!of!
current!necessary!to!cause!bodily!harm.!Take!caution,!as!with!any!appliance,!
when!plugging!into!wall!power!if!the!equipment!is!not!already.!

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Safety$Instructions:$
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Use!caution!when!dealing!with!small!electronic!components.!Component!
legs!and!IC!pins!can!poke!you!and!draw!blood!if!caution!is!not!observed.!IC!
pullers!are!recommended!when!using!ICs!on!breadboards.!

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