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Lecture Materials for ME 120
This page contains links to individual lectures for the Winter 2017 version of ME 120. Much of the same material is also available on the Course Topics web page, where the links to topics are organized by concept, not by the order in which the material was presented in class.
This page also contains links to all homework assignments. Unless explicitly noted, all homework assignments are due at the beginning of class. Two formats are expected for solutions to the homework
- Direct solution format for shorter problems with a concise, direct answer.
- Engineering solution format for longer problems requiring more complex engineering analysis.
To avoid confusion, the required format will be specified for each problem on each homework assignment.
|Week 1||9 Jan||Lecture 1||Course Introduction, Ohm's Law|
|11 Jan||Snow day|
|Week 2||16 Jan||No Class|
|18 Jan||Lecture 2||Power consumption in resistors. Resistors in series and parallel||Online quiz1 on D2L|
|Week 3||23 Jan||Lecture 3||Multimeters, breadboards, resistor codes||Homework 1|
|25 Jan||Lecture 4||Arduino LED circuit, Excel Plotting|
|Week 4||30 Jan||Lecture 5||Quiz 1, Variables, built-in Arduino functions||Homework 2 HW2_Excel|
|1 Feb||Lecture 6||Voltage dividers, potentiometers, photoresistors and more Arduino Programming|
|Week 5||6 Feb||Lecture 7||Simulating variable output with PWM, The Breathing LED||Homework 3|
|8 Feb||Lecture 8||Loops, introduction to desktop fan, servo-motor|
|Week 6||13 Feb||Lecture 9||User-defined functions, SolidWorks 2D||Homework 4|
|15 Feb||Lecture 10||Midterm||view SolidWorks video|
|Week 7||20 Feb||Lecture 11 Lecture 12||DC motor, soldering instructions, Arduino buttons||Fan Project - Part 1|
|22 Feb||Lecture 13||Bending of acrylic parts, overview of pump project, SolidWorks 3D, Intro to milling machine|
|Week 8||27 Feb||Lecture 14||Linear Regression, Desktop fan hands-on||SolidWorks Impeller Drawing|
|1 Mar||Lecture 15||Fan presentation (Rubric), Linear Regression||Fan assignment|
|Week 9||6 Mar||Lecture 16||Quiz 2, Least Squares Polynomial Regression, Pump Fabrication, Pump Assembly, Pump Testing||Homework 5|
|8 Mar||Lecture 17||Pump assembly, pump testing|
|Week 10||13 Mar||Lecture 18||Pump assembly, pump testing||Homework 6|
|15 Mar||Lecture 19||Pump testing, Final Review||Pump report , Calculation example|