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Approx. 15 hours to complete

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 6-10 hours/week...

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Subtitles: English

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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado Boulder. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

AC Motor Designs

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
2: Three-phase AC Motor Architecture6m
3: Torque-speed Curves6m
4: Wound Rotor and Synchronous Motors6m
5: Single Phase AC Motors2m
6: Split Phase Motor9m
7: Capacitor Start and Shaded Pole Motors5m
8: Universal and Gear Motors11m
2 readings
Reading Assignments3h
Video Assignments1h
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

AC Motor Control

6 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 65 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
2. AC Motor Specifications11m
3. AC Motor Enclosures11m
4. Specifying an AC Motor for an Application16m
5. AC Motor Control Components6m
6. Manual Motor Starting Systems4m
7. Star/Delta Motor Starter Systems6m
8. AC Variable Speed Drives7m
2 readings
Reading Assignments3h
Video Assignments1h
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

6 hours to complete

DC Motors

6 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 77 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
2. DC Motor Principle of Operation5m
3. Brushed DC Motors6m
4. Shunt, Series, and Compound Wound Motors7m
5. Brushless DC Motors7m
6. Driving a brushless DC motor12m
7. Commutation11m
8. Paper Shredder Teardown15m
9. Specifying a DC Motor8m
2 readings
Reading Assignments3h
Video Assignments1h
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

6 hours to complete

DC Motor Control and Stepper Motors

6 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 78 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
2. Lab Exercise on Motor Voltage and Current Measurement24m
3. Stepper Motor Principles of Operation8m
4. Illustrative Example of a Stepper Motor Drive6m
5. Stepper Motor Specs and Operation9m
6. Commercial Stepper Motor Driver Chips and Packages8m
7. Lab Exercise on Rotary Sensor13m
8. DC vs. AC Motors5m
3 readings
Hardware Needed to Do Course Projects Based on This Module10m
Reading Assignments3h
Video Assignments1h
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz30m

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About the Embedding Sensors and Motors Specialization

The courses in this specialization can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5340-5343, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Enroll here. Embedding Sensors and Motors will introduce you to the design of sensors and motors, and to methods that integrate them into embedded systems used in consumer and industrial products. You will gain hands-on experience with the technologies by building systems that take sensor or motor inputs, and then filter and evaluate the resulting data. You will learn about hardware components and firmware algorithms needed to configure and run sensors and motors in embedded solutions....
Embedding Sensors and Motors

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