SRJC Course Outlines

7/18/2024 3:52:03 PMELEC 60 Course Outline as of Spring 2004

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 60Title:  DC AND AC THEORY  
Full Title:  Direct & Alternating Current Theory
Last Reviewed:9/8/2003

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled5.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled87.50
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled010 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  175.00Total Student Learning Hours: 262.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Atomic theory, basic laws of physics, electrical units, direct current circuit analysis, batteries, magnetism, meters, alternating current, capacitance, inductance, transformers, and AC circuit analysis.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 90A. MATH 27 (formerly MATH 57) or higher may be substituted for ELEC 90A.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Atomic theory, basic laws of physics, electrical units, direct current circuit analysis, batteries, magnetism, meters, alternating current, capacitance, inductance, transformers & AC circuit analysis.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 90A. MATH 27 (formerly MATH 57) or higher may be substituted for ELEC 90A.
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2009
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
     1. Using algebraic functions, signed numbers and metric notations,
        make circuit calculations using Ohm's Law and Watt's Law.
     2. Using Algebraic expressions and numerical representations,
        analyze and evaluate series, parallel, and series-parallel
        circuits.
     3. Using metric notations, design a basic voltage divider.
     4. Using algebraic functions, design ammeter shunts and voltmeter
        multipliers.
     5. Identify and describe characteristics of fuses, circuit
        breakers, switches, resistors, and conductors.
     6. Evaluate characteristics of batteries.
     7. Summarize characteristics of magnetism.
     8. Identify A.C. units.
     9. Using signed numbers, calculate values in an A.C. resistive
        circuit.
    10. Identify and describe characteristics of capacitors, inductors,
        and transformers using trigonometric functions.
    11. Analyze and evaluate RC (resistor-capacitor), RL (resistor-
        inductor), and RLC (resistor-capacitor-inductor) circuits through
        the application of reight triangle geometry.
    12. Apply Thevenin's theorem to evaluate networks, by use of loop
        equations and through the application of the characteristics of
        functions (rational, exponential, and trigonometric).

Topics and Scope
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I.  Atoms
 A. Structure
 B. Theory
II. Basic Laws of Physics
 A. Ohm's Law
 B. Watt's Law
III. Resistive Circuits
 A. Series circuits
 B. Parallel circuits
 C. Series-Parallel circuits
IV.  Voltage dividers
V.  Meters
 A. Alternating current
 B. Direct current
 C. Volt meters
 D. Ammeters
 E. OHM meters
VI. Conductors/Insulators
VII. Controls
 A. Switches
 B. Fuses
 C. Circuit breakers
VIII.  Resistors
 A. Potentiometers
 B. Rheostats
IX.  Batteries
X.  Magnetism
 A. Magnetizing force
 B. Magnetomotive force
XI.  Alternating current (AC)
XII.  Capacitance
 A. Series RC (resistor-capacitor) circuits
 B. Parallel RC circuits
XIII.  Inductance
 A. Series RL (resistor-inductor) circuits
 B. Parallel RL circuits
XIV.  RLC (resistor-capacitor-inductor) Circuits
XV. Transformers
XVI. Thevenin's theorem

Assignments:
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  1.  Textbook readings, 20 - 30 pages per week.
 2.  Textbook homework problems.
 3.  Handout homework problems including problems for Ohm's law and
     series, parallel, and series-parallel resistive circuits.
 4.  Four to eight quizzes; midterm; final exam.

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%
None
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
30 - 70%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 70%
Multiple choice, Completion, Computational; quizzes.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Thomas L. Floyd. Electric Circuit Fundamentals, 6th edition. Prentice
Hall: 2003.
Grob/Schultz. Basic Electronics, 9th edition. Glencoe McGraw Hill: 2003.

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