Measurement Equipment – an introduction

The main aim of this optional course is the comprehension of electrical fundamental terms and the ability to measure relevant properties of electrical circuits (voltage, current, frequency, …) using modern measurement devices (multimeter, digital oscilloscope). It is intended for first semester students of electrical engineering with no/little relevant previous knowledge.

The course is divided into three parts:

  • Measurement of voltage and current: main properties of voltage and current are explained. These physical quantities are measured during experiments with fundamental circuits of resistors. Resistor values are measured.
  • Waveform generator: main properties of alternating signals are discussed. A waveform generator is used for experiments to determine complex resistors (RC and RL) and to measure their frequency responses.
  • The oscilloscope: the working principle and usage of a modern digital oscilloscope are explained. Measurements on alternating signals are done and their main properties are determined. A multimeter and a digital oscilloscope are compared acording to reachable measurement results.

Further information:


The lecture notes will be provided starting with the semester.

Lecture notes