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7/18/2024 4:45:43 PMELEC 60L Course Outline as of Fall 2001

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Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 60LTitle:  DIR/ALT CURRENT LAB  
Full Title:  Direct & Alternating Current Lab
Last Reviewed:7/16/2001

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.0010 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 122.50 

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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Measurement and analysis of DC and AC circuits. Documentation of results in a lab report format.

Course Completion or Current Enrollment in ELEC 60

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Analysis & measurement of DC & AC cir; lab report writing.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in ELEC 60
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:Fall 2009
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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  The student will be able to:
     1. analyze resistance measurements using a VTVM.
     2. construct circuits following a schematic diagram.
     3. evaluate current through different parts of an electrical
        circuit using an ammeter.
     4. evaluate voltage across different points in an electrical
        circuit using a voltmeter.
     5. use an oscilloscope to compare/contrast DC and AC.
     6. assemble lab results using data tables, schematics, and
        graphs as appropriate.
     7. organize and prepare lab results through written observations.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  Resistance measurement (VTVM).
 2.  Circuit connections - use of a springboard.
 3.  Meter reading.
 4.  Meter connections (in circuit).
 5.  Lab report writing.
 6.  Oscilloscope fundamentals.
 7.  Comparison of theoretical (through computation) and measured results

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  Lab Reports:
     1. Resistance measurement.
     2. Ohm's Law.
     3. Series circuits.
     4. Parallel circuits.
     5. Series-parallel circuits.
     6. Internal resistance.
     7. Maximum power transfer.
     8. Voltage dividers.
     9. RC time constant.
    10. Oscilloscope measurements.
    11. Series RC (AC).
    12. Series RL (AC).
    13. Series RLC (AC).
 Hands-on Tests
     1. Series circuits and parallel circuits.
     2. Kirchhoff's Law.

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
10 - 15%
Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
70 - 80%
Lab reports
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
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 30%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Experiments in Basic Electronics, 5th ed., Glencoe-McGraw Hill, 2001.

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