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# SRJC Course Outlines

11/5/2024 8:50:41 AM | ELEC 60 Course Outline as of Fall 2009
| Inactive Course |

CATALOG INFORMATION |
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Discipline and Nbr: ELEC 60 | Title: DC AND AC THEORY | |

Full Title: Direct & Alternating Current Theory | ||

Last Reviewed:9/8/2003 |

Units | Course Hours per Week | Nbr of Weeks | Course Hours Total | ||||
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Maximum | 5.00 | Lecture Scheduled | 5.00 | 17.5 max. | Lecture Scheduled | 87.50 | |

Minimum | 5.00 | Lab Scheduled | 0 | 10 min. | Lab Scheduled | 0 | |

Contact DHR | 0 | Contact DHR | 0 | ||||

Contact Total | 5.00 | Contact Total | 87.50 | ||||

Non-contact DHR | 0 | Non-contact DHR Total | 0 |

Total Out of Class Hours: 175.00 | Total Student Learning Hours: 262.50 |

Grading: Grade Only

Repeatability: 00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

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**Catalog Description:**

Atomic theory, basic laws of physics, electrical units, direct current circuit analysis, batteries, magnetism, meters, alternating current, capacitance, inductance, transformers, and AC circuit analysis.

**Prerequisites/Corequisites:**

Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 90A. MATH 27 (formerly MATH 57) or higher may be substituted for ELEC 90A.

**Recommended Preparation:**

Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

**Limits on Enrollment:**

**Schedule of Classes Information**

Description:

Atomic theory, basic laws of physics, electrical units, direct current circuit analysis, batteries, magnetism, meters, alternating current, capacitance, inductance, transformers & AC circuit analysis.

(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 90A. MATH 27 (formerly MATH 57) or higher may be substituted for ELEC 90A.

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Transfer Credit:

Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

__ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION__Associate Degree: | Effective: | Inactive: | |||

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CSU GE: | Transfer Area | Effective: | Inactive: | ||

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Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course

__COURSE CONTENT__**Outcomes and Objectives:**

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

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Using algebraic functions, signed numbers and metric notations,

make circuit calculations using Ohm's Law and Watt's Law.

2. Using Algebraic expressions and numerical representations,

analyze and evaluate series, parallel, and series-parallel

circuits.

3. Using metric notations, design a basic voltage divider.

4. Using algebraic functions, design ammeter shunts and voltmeter

multipliers.

5. Identify and describe characteristics of fuses, circuit

breakers, switches, resistors, and conductors.

6. Evaluate characteristics of batteries.

7. Summarize characteristics of magnetism.

8. Identify A.C. units.

9. Using signed numbers, calculate values in an A.C. resistive

circuit.

10. Identify and describe characteristics of capacitors, inductors,

and transformers using trigonometric functions.

11. Analyze and evaluate RC (resistor-capacitor), RL (resistor-

inductor), and RLC (resistor-capacitor-inductor) circuits through

the application of reight triangle geometry.

12. Apply Thevenin's theorem to evaluate networks, by use of loop

equations and through the application of the characteristics of

functions (rational, exponential, and trigonometric).

**Topics and Scope**

I. Atoms

A. Structure

B. Theory

II. Basic Laws of Physics

A. Ohm's Law

B. Watt's Law

III. Resistive Circuits

A. Series circuits

B. Parallel circuits

C. Series-Parallel circuits

IV. Voltage dividers

V. Meters

A. Alternating current

B. Direct current

C. Volt meters

D. Ammeters

E. OHM meters

VI. Conductors/Insulators

VII. Controls

A. Switches

B. Fuses

C. Circuit breakers

VIII. Resistors

A. Potentiometers

B. Rheostats

IX. Batteries

X. Magnetism

A. Magnetizing force

B. Magnetomotive force

XI. Alternating current (AC)

XII. Capacitance

A. Series RC (resistor-capacitor) circuits

B. Parallel RC circuits

XIII. Inductance

A. Series RL (resistor-inductor) circuits

B. Parallel RL circuits

XIV. RLC (resistor-capacitor-inductor) Circuits

XV. Transformers

XVI. Thevenin's theorem

**Assignments:**

1. Textbook readings, 20 - 30 pages per week.

2. Textbook homework problems.

3. Handout homework problems including problems for Ohm's law and

series, parallel, and series-parallel resistive circuits.

4. Four to eight quizzes; midterm; final exam.

**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 0 - 0% |
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None | |||

This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course. | |||

Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills. | Problem Solving 30 - 70% |
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Homework problems | |||

Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams. | Skill Demonstrations 0 - 0% |
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None | |||

Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams. | Exams 30 - 70% |
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Multiple choice, Completion, Computational; quizzes. | |||

Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories. | Other Category 0 - 0% |
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None |

**Representative Textbooks and Materials:**

Thomas L. Floyd. Electric Circuit Fundamentals, 6th edition. Prentice

Hall: 2003.

Grob/Schultz. Basic Electronics, 9th edition. Glencoe McGraw Hill: 2003.