# What to Expect on the Final Exam

• The final exam have a written part that we'll do on one day and a hands-on lab part that we'll do on another day. You'll have one entire class period to complete each part.
• The Written Part will cover material that you've studied in Unit 9 through Unit 13 (in other words, Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 of the textbook).
• All problems will be similar to problems on Homework #9 through Homework #13, or to the practice sheets that we did in class.
• The distribution of problems will be roughly as follows: 2 problems on first-order circuits (Chapter 7), 2 problems on second-order circuits (Chapter 8), 3 or 4 problems on sinusoids and phasors (Chapter 9), 2 problems on sinusoidal steady-state analysis (Chapter 10), and 1 problem on AC power (Chapter 11),
• On the Lab Part, here are the things I may ask you to do:
• Use the digital multimeter to measure resistance. (See Labs #1, 2.)
• Use the LCR meter to measure inductance and capacitance. (See Lab #8.)
• On the breadboard, build a DC circuit containing the DC power supply and resistors. Then use the digital multimeter to measure voltages and currents in this circuit. (See Labs #1, 2.)
• On the breadboard, build an AC circuit containing the function generator, resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Then use the oscilloscope to display waveforms in the circuit, and to measure peak voltages, peak-to-peak voltages, frequencies, periods, and phase shifts. Also use the digital multimeter to measure effective voltages and currents in this circuit. (See Labs #11, 12, 13.)
• Compute percentage errors between predicted and measured values. (See Lab #2.)
• In Multisim, build a circuit containing DC sources, resistors, voltmeters, and ammeters. Then perform simulation to obtain voltage and current values. (See Labs #4, 5.)
• In Multisim, build a circuit containing DC sources, resistors, inductors, and capacitors. Assign initial currents to the inductors, and assign initial voltages to the capacitors. Perform transient analysis to obtain graphs of current or voltage versus time. (See Lab #10.)
• In Multisim, build a circuit containing AC sources, resistors, resistors, capacitors, inductors, voltmeters, and ammeters. Then perform simulation to obtain voltage and current values. (See Lab #13.)
• You will be allowed to use:
• For the written part, three 8.5"-by-11" pages of notes (with writing on one side only), written in your own hand.
• For the lab part, one 8.5"-by-11" page of notes (with writing on one side only), written in your own hand. (Here you may want to include notes about the lab equipment or Multisim.)
• A calculator (no cell phones).
• MATLAB on your desktop computer (for the written part) and Multisim on your desktop computer (for the lab part).
• You will not be allowed to use:
• Books.
• Any notes other than the pages mentioned above.
• The Internet or any software other than MATLAB (for the written part) and Multisim (for the lab part).
• Cell phones or laptop computers.