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| ELEC165 syllabus
|COURSE NUMBER: ||ELEC165|
|COURSE TITLE:||Introduction to AC Circuits|
|SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:||3|
|STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:||135|
Analysis of AC circuits with resistors, capacitors and inductors emphasized. Along with how various passive filters are designed using them. Also analysis and use of transformers will be studied. Proficient use of electronic test equipment will be stressed in measuring time varying quantities in order to understand and troubleshoot AC electronic circuits.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Understand the nature of AC voltage and its generation.
Gain an understanding of capacitors and inductors as energy storage devices.
Learn application of mathematical concepts in solving AC electrical circuits.
Understand phase relationship of voltages and currents in AC circuits and how it affects power usage.
Learn how a transformer can be used to step up/down voltages, reflect a load resistance and how it can be used to match a load impedance for maximum power transfer.
Become proficient in using DMM, Oscilloscope, Signal Generators and Power Supplies.
TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
- Sinusoidal waveforms
- Generation of AC Voltage
- Function generator, DMM, Oscilloscope
- Phase shifts
- Introduction to Active Devices
- Characteristics of Inductors and Capacitors
- Impedance, Reactance and Resistance
- Charging and discharging characteristics of Inductors and Capacitors
- Power factor and power factor correction
- Magnetism and Electromagnetism: Generator, Motor, Solenoids, Speakers & Relays
- Transformers—Step up/down voltages, Reflected load, Impedance matching
- Resonance: Series and Parallel
- Filters: Low, Band and High pass
Classes may vary on special materials. Check with your instructor.
See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstoreEVALUATION:
Final grades are determined through a weighted average of the final examination, quizzes, lab assignments, homework assignment and class attendance.
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