Oscilloscope Exercise

This exercise presents the students with the opportunity to learn about the features and capabilities of this most fundamental of laboratory instruments. Students measure signals over a wide range of frequencies and magnitudes to gain a sense of the signal and parameter envelopes within which the oscilloscope is a useful measuring device. The importance of proper triggering is emphasized, and students observe how neglecting this part of the set-up process may completely prevent them from observing the signal of interest. This exercise will involve the use of both analog and digital instruments.

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