SRJC Course Outlines

10/24/2020 1:44:25 PMELEC 70A Course Outline as of Spring 2010

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 70ATitle:  DIRECT CURRENT THEORY  
Full Title:  Direct Current Theory
Last Reviewed:5/19/2008

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total 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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Catalog Description:
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Introduction to atomic theory, basic laws of physics, electrical units, direct current circuit analysis, magnetism, batteries and meters.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 191 (or ELEC 91) or ELEC 90A or higher.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Introduction to atomic theory, basic laws of physics, electrical units, direct current circuit analysis, magnetism, batteries and meters.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 191 (or ELEC 91) or ELEC 90A or higher.
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: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Make circuit calculations using Ohm's law and Watt's law.
2. Analyze and evaluate series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits.
3. Design a basic voltage divider.
4. Design ammeter shunts and voltmeter multipliers.
5. Identify and describe characteristics of fuses, circuit  breakers, switches, resistors and conductors.
6. Identify characteristics of batteries.
7. Explain the theory of magnetism.
8. Apply Kirchhoff's loop equations to evaluate networks.
9. Apply Thevenin's theorem and superposition techniques to solve complicated electrical networks.  

Topics and Scope
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  1.  Atomic structure
 2.  Ohm's law
 3.  Watt's law
 4.  Series circuits
 5.  Parallel circuits
 6.  Series-parallel circuits
 7.  Voltage dividers
 8.  Meters
 9.  Conductors and insulators
10.  Switches, fuses, and circuit breakers
11.  Resistor types and potentiometers
12.  Batteries
13.  Magnetism
14.  Kirchhoff's loop equations
15.  Thevenin's theorem  

Assignments:
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  1.  Textbook readings, approximately 15-25 pages per week
 2.  Textbook homework problems (5-50 per week)
 3.  Handout homework problems (5-50 per week)
 4.  Quizzes: 0-16
  5.  Midterm exams: 2-4
 6.  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%
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
20 - 40%
Homework problems
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
60 - 80%
Quizzes, mid-term, final exam: multiple choice, true-false, matching, problem solving
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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Thomas L. Floyd. Electric Circuit Fundamentals, seventh edition. Prentice Hall, 2006.

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