SRJC Course Outlines

7/6/2022 7:16:54 PMELEC 51A Course Outline as of Fall 1997

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Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 51ATitle:  FUNDAMENTAL ELEC  
Full Title:  Fundamentals of Electricity
Last Reviewed:1/28/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Fundamentals of basic physical principles as applied to direct and alternating current, basic circuits, units, components, and test equipment. Electrical safety and energy conservation as it is applied to household and industrial appliances are evaluated.


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of IED 90A or one year of high school algebra or equivalent.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Fundamentals of electricity as applied to direct & alternating current; basic circuits, units, components & test instruments.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Completion of IED 90A or one year of high school algebra or equivalent.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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  The student will be able to:
     1. make circuit calculations using OHM's Law and WATTS Law.
     2. analyze and evaluate series, parallel, and series parallel
     3. apply Basic Circuit Law to interpret circuit faults.
     4. identify and give characteristics of rechargeable and
        non-rechargeable cells and batteries.
     5. translate horsepower into watts and vice-versa when
        determining motor or generator input and output requirements.
     6. evaluate power operational costs  of electrical appliances.
     7. demonstrate the ability to read the typical home type
        watt-hour and gas meter and compute monthly energy costs.
     8. evaluate the feasibility of various "energy saving" devices
        using electronic laws, basic physical principles, and
        known operating efficiencies of various devices.
     9. explain the basic operating principle and efficiency of the
        microwave oven and compare power requirement to that of a
        conventional oven.
    10. demonstrate the characteristics of basic magnetism and
        magnet or non-magnetic properties of common materials.
    11. identify the characteristics of the three common types of
        brush motors or generators.
    12. describe the basic characteristics of capacitors, inductors
        and transformers.
    13. relate the properties of the common AC Sine Wave.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  Atom Structure.
 2.  OHM's Law.
 3.  Units of Measurement.
 4.  Power Law.
 5.  Series Circuits.
 6.  Parallel Circuits.
 7.  Series-Parallel Circuits.
 8.  Maximum Power Transfer.
 9.  Power and Operating Costs.
10.  Energy Cost Computations.
11.  Energy Saving Devices.
12.  Cells and Batteries.
13.  Magnetism.
14.  Motors and Generators.
15.  Capacitance.
16.  Inductance.
17.  Transformers.
18.  AC (Alternating Current).

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  1.  Textbook readings.
 2.  Textbook homework problems.
 3.  Handout homework problems.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Homework problems, Quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
70 - 80%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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