SRJC Course Outlines

4/22/2021 5:11:51 PMELEC 51A Course Outline as of Spring 2012

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 51ATitle:  FUNDAMENTAL ELEC  
Full Title:  Fundamentals of Electricity
Last Reviewed:1/28/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 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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Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Basic physical principles as applied to direct and alternating current, basic circuits, units, components, and test equipment. Includes basic electronics. Electrical safety and energy conservation as applied to household and industrial appliances are evaluated.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Eligibility for MATH 150A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Basic physical principles as applied to direct and alternating current, basic circuits, units, components, and test equipment. Includes basic electronics. Electrical safety and energy conservation as applied to household and industrial appliances are evaluated.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Eligibility for MATH 150A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
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:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
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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  The student will be able to:
     1. make circuit calculations using Ohm's Law and Watt's Law
     2. analyze and evaluate series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits
     3. apply Basic Circuit Law to interpret circuit faults
     4. identify and give characteristics of rechargeable and non-rechargeable cells and batteries
     5. translate horsepower into watts and vice-versa when determining motor or generator input and output requirements
     6. evaluate power operational costs  of electrical appliances  
      7. evaluate the feasibility of various "energy saving" devices using electronic laws, basic physical principles, and known operating efficiencies of various devices.
     8. explain the basic operating principles and efficiency of solar cells and wind generators
     9. demonstrate the characteristics of basic magnetism and magnet or non-magnetic properties of common materials
    10. identify the characteristics of basic Direct Current (DC) motors
    11. describe the properties of  Alternating Current (AC) Sine Wave values
    12. explain elementary solid state theory as used in electronic devices and circuits

Topics and Scope
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  1.  Atom structure
 2.  Ohm's Law and Watt's Law
 3.  Units of measurement
 4.  Power law
 5.  Series circuits
 6.  Parallel circuits
 7.  Series-parallel circuits
 8.  Maximum power transfer
 9.  Power and operating costs
10.  Energy cost computations
11.  Energy saving devices
12.  Cells and batteries
13.  Magnetism
14.   DC motors
15.  Capacitance
16.  Inductance
17.  Transformers
18.  AC
19. Elementary solid state theory (Bohr Model)
20. Solid state devices
     A. Diodes
     B. Transistors
     C. IC's (integrated circuits)

Assignments:
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  1.  Textbook readings (1-2 chapters per week)
 2.  Homework problem sets (7-15)
 3.  Periodic exams  (3-10)
 4.  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 - 30%
Homework problem sets
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
70 - 80%
Objective examinations (multiple choice, true/false, matching items); final
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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Electricity and Basic Electronics by Steven R. Matt, 2008 (7th Edition). Publisher - Goodheart-Willcox

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