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Oscilloscope Lab

Purpose

To learn the basics of using an oscilloscope and measure the fall time of the RC circuit used in AC coupling.

Lab notebook

Oscilloscope lab day1

Oscilloscope lab day2

Fall time measurement

I neglected to record the amplitude when I was collecting data making it impossible to calculate the fall time as far as I could tell from information gleaned from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rise_time.

I did collect a measurement of 51.8ms using the oscilloscopes measure function on a low frequency square wave.

What did I learn

I learned that recording everything in my notebook is important because I may need information that does not seem relevant at the time. Also I better understand the importance of coming into the lab prepared so i spend less time studying the procedure and more time actually working with the equipment.

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