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: Untitled document

In this course, students will learn about 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:

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100Limits on Enrollment: Schedule of Classes Information Description:Untitled document

In this course, students will learn about 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: 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

COURSE CONTENTStudent Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to: Untitled document

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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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

1. Use algebraic functions, signed numbers and metric notations to 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.

Topics and Scope Untitled document

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. Fixed and Variable Resistors

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, and Ohm's law. Voltage dividers

III. Parallel Circuits - Kirchoff's laws, Watt's law, and Ohm's law. Current dividers

IV. Complex Circuits - Kirchoff's laws, Watt's law, and Ohm's law. Maximum power transfer

V. Basic oscilloscope and multimeter operation and measurements

VI. Resistor - Capacitor (RC) circuits, impedance measurements, and calculations including RC time constant

VII. Resistor - Inductor (RL) circuits, impedance measurements, and calculations

VIII. RLC circuits - impedance measurements and calculations

Assignments: Untitled document

Lecture-Related Assignments:

1. Textbook readings (20-30 pages per week)

2. Homework assignments (8-14)

3. Quizzes (2-6)

4. Final exam

Lab-Related Assignments:

1. Lab reports (8-14)

2. Lab skills test

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 - 40%

Lab reports

Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.

Problem Solving 10 - 30%

Homework 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; 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: Untitled document