Introduces the theory of measurement and the practicalities of measurement of biological variables. Basic amplifier theory, discussion of noise in physical systems and its reduction. Uses actuators to test biomedical systems. Prerequisite: BIOEN 301; CSE 142; E E 215. Offered: A.
After this course, the students can expect to have a good grasp of fundamentals of electrical and optical measurements in biomedical systems, in particular the ability to analyze circuits, filters, and noise.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
The course includes three lectures and one laboratory session per week. Written and oral reports are required. The course employs lectures, laboratories, problems, an in-class examination and a final design project.
The student should be familiar with, or review, ordinary differential equations and basic circuit theory (i.e. Ohm's law and Kirchhoff laws), matrix calculus, and complex variable calculus.
Class assignments and grading
Assignments will be in the form of problem sets to practice variations of what has been taught in class, and laboratory reports.
Grading will be based on these weights: problem sets, 20%; laboratories, 30%; midterm exam, 25%; final project, 25%.