MECH307
 Final Exam Review Topics
The final exam is comprehensive but it stresses the material listed below.
Specific reading
assignments covered: Chapters 9 (9.2.49.5 only) and 10, and Lab 15
(see the
syllabus for section details)

transistors and diodes and basic circuit applications
 basic op amp circuit analysis techniques
 assumptions
 real characteristics
 digital logic
 gates and their functions
 Boolean Algebra
 truth
tables
 sumofproducts, productofsums
 DeMorgan's Laws

flipflop circuits and applications
 RS, JK, T, and D flipflops
 preset and clear functions
 level and edge triggering
 digital encoder position sensors
 absolute vs. incremental (relative)
 binary vs. gray
 quadrature decoder circuit
 useful project information
 power supply options
 battery characteristics
 relays and power transistors
 practical
considerations
 ground loops
 bypass capacitors
 strain gage
 stress, strain, Poisson effect, piezoresistive effect
 gage
resistance
 gage factor
 Wheatstone bridge
 leadwire effects
 temperature compensation
 accelerometer
 bearing signature analysis, interpreting spectra
 frequency response
 piezoelectric accelerometer
 thermocouple
 laws
 reference junction measurement circuit
 actuators
 solenoid vs. voice coil
 electric motor construction, terminology, and principles of operation
 torquespeed and currenttorque curves and the effect of supply voltage
 permanent magnet dc motor
 stepper motor
 principles of operation
 torquespeed curves
 unipolar fullstep operation
 temperature sensor "comprehensive example"
 open collector output comparators
 potentiometer voltage divider circuits
 flipflops and oneshots
 logic
 switches and pullup resistors
 miscellaneous
 difficulties from past exams
 reading assignments
 homework assignments
 Lab exercises