SRJC Course Outlines

4/21/2021 5:01:27 PMELEC 60A Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 60ATitle:  DC AND AC THEORY  
Full Title:  Direct & Alternating Current Theory
Last Reviewed:2/23/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum6.00Lecture Scheduled5.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled87.50
Minimum6.00Lab Scheduled3.0010 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total8.00 Contact Total140.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  175.00Total Student Learning Hours: 315.00 

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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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:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Eligibility for MATH 150A and 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:
Recommended:Course Eligibility for MATH 150A and 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:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
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 (L/R) 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
 
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. Construction and basic soldering techniques including safety
VI. Basic oscilloscope and multimeter operation and measurements
VII. Resistor - Capacitor (RC) circuits, impedance measurements & calculations including RC time constant
VIII. Resistor - Inductor (RL) circuits, impedance measurements & calculations
IX. RLC circuits - impedance measurements & calculations

Assignments:
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 1.  Textbook readings, 20 - 30 pages per week.
2.  1-2 weekly homework/lab assignments.
3.  8-10 lab reports
4.  4-8 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
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
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes; midterm and final exam: objective examinations include multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion
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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Electric Circuit Fundamentals, 8th edition. Thomas L. Floyd. Prentice Hall: 2010.
Basic Electronics, 9th edition. Grob/Schultz. Glencoe McGraw Hill: 2003.

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