living with the lab boosting hands-on learning in engineering education fundamental content

The course materials that define the Living with the Lab experience are grouped below by topic. These same course materials are also linked to the course schedules for ENGR 120, 121 and 122 where they are mixed together to build the Living with the Lab experience.

Electricity and Circuits

 course topic downloads 120 Introduction to Electricity PowerPoint 120 Current, Resistance, Voltage and Ohm's Law PowerPoint 120 Electrical Power, Resistors in Series & Parallel PDF 120 Combined Series & Parallel Circuit - Example Problem PDF 120 Kirchoff's Voltage Law (with Arduino) PowerPoint 120 Implications of KVL PDF 120 KVL Examples Example 1 and Example 2 120 Kirchoff's Current Law (with Arduino) PowerPoint 120 Implications of KCL PowerPoint

Linear Regression

 course topic downloads 120 introduction to linear regression PowerPoint 120 r^2 and trendlines in Excel PowerPoint 120 exponential and power fits PowerPoint 120 summary of equations PDF 120 linear, exponential & power example PDF 120 graph paper linear; semilog, log-log

Conservation of Energy

 course topic downloads 120 pump efficiency: PE & KE output gained from electrical energy input PowerPoint 121 energy sources and conversion; 1st law analysis of water heater PowerPoint 122 measuring the efficiency of a hobby servo PowerPoint

Salt Water Chemistry

 course topic downloads 121 conductivity sensor introduction (salt water chemistry) PowerPoint or PDF 121 salt water chemistry: %wt and conduction through chemical reactions PowerPoint

Material Balance

 course topic downloads 121 conservation of mass - introduction PowerPoint 121 conservation of mass - extended solution to in-class problem PDF 121 conservation of mass: paper machine problem PowerPoint 121 material balance problem solution (fishtank salt water balance) PowerPoint

Resistivity / RTD Design

Statics

 course topic downloads 122 units, forces & resultants PowerPoint 122 equilibrium PowerPoint 122 moments and torque PowerPoint 122 equilibrium of beams PowerPoint 122 torque and RPM of gears Handwritten

Engineering Economics

 course topic downloads 122 simple and compounding interest (F, P, i, n) PowerPoint 122 cash flow diagrams (F, P, i, n) PowerPoint 122 uniform series (F, P, A, i, n) PowerPoint 122 summary of formulas PDF

 David Hall Louisiana Tech University Ruston, Louisiana Project initially supported by the National Science Foundation's Course Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) Program under Award No. 0618288. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.