SRJC Course Outlines

11/28/2020 8:47:15 PMELEC 54A Course Outline as of Summer 2019

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 54ATitle:  DC AND AC THEORY  
Full Title:  Direct and Alternating Current Theory
Last Reviewed:2/12/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total 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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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to electronic components and underlying physics concepts, electrical units, direct current (DC), DC circuit analysis, batteries, magnetism, meters, alternating current (AC), capacitance, inductance, transformers, and AC circuit analysis.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Completion of ELEC 51A or Completion of an algebra-based Math course (MATH 150B, MATH 150, MATH 151, OR MATH 154 or higher (MATH)); See Student Success & Assessment Services for more information about the assessment process


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Introduction to electronic components and underlying physics concepts, electrical units, direct current (DC), DC circuit analysis, batteries, magnetism, meters, alternating current (AC), capacitance, inductance, transformers, and AC circuit analysis.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Completion of ELEC 51A or Completion of an algebra-based Math course (MATH 150B, MATH 150, MATH 151, OR MATH 154 or higher (MATH)); See Student Success & Assessment Services for more information about the assessment process
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 2016Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Identify and describe the characteristics of common electronic components.
2.  Analyze and measure the characteristics of typical DC and AC circuits.
3.  Use algebra and right angle trigonometry to solve electronic circuit calculations.
 

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During this course students will:
1. Use algebraic functions, signed numbers and metric notations, make circuit calculations using Ohm's Law, Watt's Law and Kirchoff's Laws.
2. Use algebraic expressions and numerical representations to analyze and evaluate series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits.
3. Summarize the basic characteristics of magnetism.
4. Identify alternating current (AC) units.
5. Use signed numbers to calculate values in an AC resistive circuit.
6. Identify and describe the characteristics of capacitors, inductors and transformers using trigonometric functions.
7. Analyze and evaluate resistor-capacitor (RC), resistor-inductor (RL) and resistor-inductor-capacitor (RLC) circuits through the application of right angle trigonometry and geometry.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Atoms
    A. Bohr model structure
    B. Quantum mechanical model structure
II. Review of Elementary Algebra
III. Basic Laws of Physics
    A. Ohm's law
    B. Watt's law
    C. Kirchoff's laws
IV. Direct Current (DC) Circuits
    A. Digital volt meters
    B. Series circuits
    C. Parallel circuits
    D. Series-parallel circuits
V.   Unloaded voltage dividers
VI.  Conductors and insulators
VII. Control components
    A. Switches
    B. Fuses
    C. Circuit breakers
VIII. Resistors, Fixed and Variable
IX.   Batteries
X.    Magnetism
XI.   Right Angle Trigonometry
XII.  Alternating Current (AC)
    A. Oscilloscope operation
    B. Frequency
    C. Sine wave values
XIII. Capacitors and Capacitance
    A. Resistor-capacitor (RC) time constant
    B. Capacitive reactance
    C. RC circuit impedance
         1. series
         2. parallel
         3. series-parallel
XIV. Inductors and Inductance
    A. Resistor-inductor (RL) time constant
    B. Inductive reactance
    C. RL circuit impedance
         1. series
         2. parallel
         3. series-parallel
XV. Resistor, Inductor, Capacitor (RLC) Circuits
    A. Series
    B. Parallel
    C. Admittance, conductance and susceptance
    D. Transformers
 
All subjects are covered in both lecture and lab portions of the course.
 
LABORATORY MATERIAL
I.     Ohm's Law simple circuits
II.    Series Circuits - Kirchoff's Laws, Watt's Law, & Ohm's Law. Voltage dividers
III.   Parallel Circuits - Kirchoff's Laws, Watt's Law, & Ohm's Law. Current dividers
IV.   Complex Circuits - Kirchoff's Laws, Watt's Law, & Ohm's Law.  Maximum Power Transfer.
V.    Basic oscilloscope and multimeter operation and measurements
VI.   Resistor - Capacitor (RC) circuits, impedance measurements & calculations including RC time constant
VII.  Resistor - Inductor (RL) circuits, impedance measurements & calculations
VIII. RLC circuits - impedance measurements & calculations

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Textbook readings, 20 - 30 pages per week.
2. Homework assignments (10-15)
3. Lab reports (8-14)
4. Quizzes (4-8)
5. Final exam: objective examination including multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, and objective/essay questions
6. Lab skills test
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Lab assignments (8-14)

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
20 - 30%
Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
Homework problems, lab assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Lab skills test
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes and final exam
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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Contemporary Electronics: Fundamentals, Devices, Circuits, and Systems. Frenzel, Louis. McGraw-Hill Education. 2013 (classic)

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