SRJC Course Outlines

6/20/2024 5:16:59 AMELEC 61 Course Outline as of Summer 2008

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 61Title:  FUND ELEC CIRCUITS  
Full Title:  Fundamentals of Electronic Circuits
Last Reviewed:11/5/1997

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled5.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled87.50
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

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

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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Catalog Description:
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Analysis of linear electronic circuits. Concepts of rectification, amplification, and oscillating circuits utilizing both vacuum and solid-state devices.  

Completion of ELEC 60, ELEC 60L and ELEC 90A or MATH 27 (formerly MATH 57) or higher.

Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of MATH 11

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Concepts of rectification, amplification & oscillating cir both vacuum & solid-state devices.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Completion of ELEC 60, ELEC 60L and ELEC 90A or MATH 27 (formerly MATH 57) or higher.
Recommended:Course Completion of MATH 11
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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  The student will be able to:
     1. state the characteristics of and identify a PN junction.
     2. classify the common power supply diode circuits.
     3. compare the characteristics of power supply filter types.
     4. compute power supply performance in terms of percent of
        ripple and regulation.
     5. calculate component values necessary to construct a common
        emitter, common base and common collector amplifier.
     6. calculate amplifier performance in terms of gain, phase,
        and bandwidth and compare to actual measured values.
     7. recognize the effects of loading upon an individual stage.
     8. design and evaluate the performance of a JFET amplifier.
     9. describe the behavior of both series and parallel
    10. synthesize the basic power supply with voltage regulation
        and short circuit protection.
    11. recall the operating characteristics of an SCR and a TRIAC.
    12. identify and explain the basic L-C and R-C oscillator

Topics and Scope
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  1.  Semi-conductor physics "PN" junction forward and reverse-bias.
 2.  Diode circuits, power supply circuits: Full wave, half wave,
     and bridge.
 3.  Filter circuits, capacitor and choke input.
 4.  Bi-polar supplies, voltage doubler, percent of ripple, and
 5.  BJT structure, characteristics curves; alpha and beta.
 6.  Biasing, DC load line, amplification, thermal stability.
 7.  Common emitter, common base, common collector design, and
 8.  Series and parallel resonance, Q and bandwidth.
 9.  Classes of amplification, power amplifiers.
10.  JFET structure and characteristics.
11.  MOSFET structure and characteristics.
12.  Regulated power supplies.
13.  Short circuit protection.
14.  S.C.R. - crowbar.
15.  Oscillator basics.
16.  Vacuum tube triode characteristics.  

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1.  Textbook readings.
2.  Textbook homework problems.
3.  Handout homework problems.  

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%
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
40 - 40%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
60 - 60%
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%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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