Physical Measurement Methods

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Measurement Methods in Physics (FYS2007), 5 ECTS, autumn 2019  

Lecturer: Prof. Edward Hæggström, edward.haeggstrom (at)

Assistants: B.Sc. Jere Hyvönen, jere.hyvonen (at) Joonas Mustonen, joonas.mustonen (at) Petri Lassila, petri.lassila (at)

Your questions will be answered by Jere Hyvönen.

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Final Exam

Exam 22.10 from 09-13

Proving ground: Lectures and exercises.

Course evaluation: 1/3 of the course grade consists of exercise points. Every week, 3 exercises are returned, or at least a blank piece of paper with the student’s name and student number. During exercise sessions, the tasks on the other two exercise tasks are listed.

Scoring: 3 points / return problem, 1 point or 2 points / whiteboard. Presenting the correct solution gives you 3 points, and defective solution gives you 1 point. You will need to get 50% of the exercise points or return 10 completely correctly calculated recovery tasks in order to take the final exam. Return to the 2nd floor compartment (in the Learning Lab lobby) by 4pm on the previous Friday at the latest or by email. If the student fails to return the assignment (even the blank paper) 2 times, his / her right to take the course exam will be forfeited. The rest of the grade is determined by test points.

Content of the course:

Duration: Lectures 11.9.2019 – 18.10.2019

Time in the study timing model: 2nd year Prerequisites: Basic physics studies (25 ECTS), especially electromagnetism and electro-dynamics Content: The course covers basic measuring instruments, measurement systems, various sources of error and error handling of results. The course is a compulsory course in subject studies. The course information can be used in subject studies in laboratory work.

Requirements: Exercises and final exam


M. Sayer, A. Mansingh: Measurement, Instrumentation and Experimental Design in Physics and Engineering, Prentice Hall Of India 2005 (course book).

J. P. Bentley: Principles of Measurement Systems, Pearson Prentice Hall; 4th edition (January 2005). The lectures can be supported by eg. books by Aaltonen, Kousa, Stor-Pellinen: Basics of Electronics, latest edition, Limes ry. K. Silvonen, Electronics and Semiconductor Components, Otatieto 2009.

Related Links

Verkkosivuja, joista löytyy mukavasti tietoa elektroniikasta:

HyperPhysics on Georgia State Universityn ylläpitämä fysiikan, kemian ja matematiikan
sivusto, joka sisältää myös elektroniikan esimerkkejä.


Datasheets: 2n4416 Vishay Calogic


Analog dialogue Noise

Filter Design in Thirty Seconds (Texas Instruments)


Digital vs Analog (How Stuff

Logic Selection Guides (Texas Instruments)

ASIC World Directory – Digital
(K-Maps, Quine-McCluskey minimization)

Phase-Locked Loop

555 ajastinpiiriin liittyen

555 Timer Tutorials

Switch capacitor kytkentöjä

Switched Capacitor Circuits

Switched Capacitor Filter Solutions

Basic Introduction FIlters – Active, Passive, and Switched-Capacitor

AD- ja DA-muuntimet

ADC and DAC glossary

Analog to digital converter (Wikipedia)

Muita linkkejä

Datasheet Catalog


Watcom C/C++, Fortran kääntäjä

Lecture times

Tue 12-14, Hall E204

Thu 12-14, Hall E204

Lecture Material


Exercise 1   |  Solutions 1

Exercise 2  |  Solutions 2

Exercises 3 | Solutions 3 | bode_plot_koodi

Exercises 4 | Solutions 4

Exercises 5

Exercises 6

Electronic reset: jere.hyvonen (at) under the heading “Fymitt exercise x”, where x is the exercise number. It is recommended to use the book Aaltonen, Kousa, Stor-Pellinen: Introduction to Electronics, latest edition, Limes ry.

Exercise Groups

Tue 16.15-18.00, D106, Jere Hyvönen
Wed 12.15-14.00, D104, Joonas Mustonen
Thurs 14.15-16.00, D106, Petri Lassila
Fri 14.15-16.00, D106, Petri Lassila