# SRJC Course Outlines

4/21/2021 5:01:27 PM | ELEC 60A Course Outline as of Fall 2016
| Inactive Course |

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

Full Title: Direct & Alternating Current Theory | ||

Last Reviewed:2/23/2015 |

Units | Course Hours per Week | Nbr of Weeks | Course Hours Total | ||||
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Maximum | 6.00 | Lecture Scheduled | 5.00 | 17.5 max. | Lecture Scheduled | 87.50 | |

Minimum | 6.00 | Lab Scheduled | 3.00 | 10 min. | Lab Scheduled | 52.50 | |

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

Contact Total | 8.00 | Contact Total | 140.00 | ||||

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

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

Grading: Grade Only

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

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**Catalog Description:**

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**

Description:

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

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Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable

__COURSE CONTENT__**Outcomes and Objectives:**

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

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**

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:**

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% |
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Lab reports | |||

Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills. | Problem Solving 30 - 40% |
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Homework problems, lab assignments | |||

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 - 40% |
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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% |
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None |

**Representative Textbooks and Materials:**

Electric Circuit Fundamentals, 8th edition. Thomas L. Floyd. Prentice Hall: 2010.

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