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    Apr 23, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELEC 130 Electricity & Electronics

6 credits
Fundamentals of physics as it relates to electricity and electronics are studied. Basic DC/AC theory including basic and intermediate circuit identification and analysis are explored.

Prerequisites: ELEC 120 .

Quarters Offered: All

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamentals of atomic theory as applied to electronics
  • Define electrical current and its rules, measurement units, and values
  • Describe and define the terms energy, work, and power and their units of measure
  • Describe the difference between a series and a parallel circuit
  • State Kirchoff’s current law
  • Describe the AC power distribution system from the electric power plant to the home or industry
  • Explain how information carriers are used to carry many forms of information on different frequencies within the frequency spectrum
  • List and explain the factors determining capacitance and inductance
  • Describe impedance, phase angle, power and power factor
  • State Faraday’s and Lenz’s laws relating to electromagnetic induction
  • Describe the basic transformer and its application
  • Identify the difference between a series and parallel RCL circuit
  • Define Resonance, and explain the characteristics of Series Resonance and Parallel Resonance
  • Identify and explain the differences between passive filter types including: Low pass filter; High pass filter; Bandpass filter; Band stop filter
  • Use complex numbers in both rectangular and polar form
  • Describe how complex numbers apply to AC circuits containing series-parallel RCL components