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7/18/2024 3:54:04 PMELEC 61L Course Outline as of Fall 2001

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Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 61LTitle:  FUND ELEC CIRC LAB  
Full Title:  Fundamental Circuits 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 Scheduled3.0017 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
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Theory of semiconductors and their associated circuits, including vacuum tube. Application of alternating and direct current theory to these devices.

Course Completion or Current Enrollment in ELEC 61

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in ELEC 61
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:Summer 2008
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 basic electronic circuits and make AC and DC
        measurements with an oscilloscope, VTVM AND VOM.
     2. evaluate the performance of these fundamental circuits and
        assemble these findings in the form of a standardized
        laboratory report.
     3. arrange, assemble and assess graphs from measurement data to
        illustrate the preformance of specific circuits.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  AC-DC superposition.
 2.  Diode characteristics - full and half wave.
 3.  Rectification and filters.
 4.  Rectification and filters (cont.).
 5.  Common emitter amplifier.
 6.  Common emitter load line - bias.
 7.  Common emitter design.
 8.  Common emitter coupling and loading.
 9.  Beta independent amplifier.
10.  Common collector amplifier.
11.  Common base amplifier - frequency response.
12.  Triode amplifiers.
13.  JFET amplifier.
14.  Series resonance.
15.  Parallel resonance.
16.  Oscillator - basics.

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Lab Reports:
1. The diode
2. Diode rectifier circuits
3. Capacitor input filter
4. The diode limiter
5. Testing transistor diode junctions
6. Base biasing
7. Emitter biasing
8. Voltage divider biasing
9. Collector feedback biasing
10. Common emitter amplifier
11. Emitter follower
12. Common base amplifier
13. FET amplifiers
14. Series resonance
15. Parallel resonance

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
5 - 10%
Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 90%
Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 25%
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
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Experiments in Electronic Devices, 5th Ed., Howard Berlin: Prentice Hall,

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