SRJC Course Outlines

5/27/2024 6:22:51 AMELEC 54A Course Outline as of Fall 2024

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 54ATitle:  DC AND AC THEORY  
Full Title:  Direct and Alternating Current Theory
Last Reviewed:5/8/2023

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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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 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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

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:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should 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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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
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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. 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:
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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:
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Electronics Fundamentals. 9th ed. Floyd, Buchla & Snyder. Pearson Education, Inc. 2022.

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