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# ELEC 130 Electricity and 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

Corequisites: ELEC 137

Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

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

Total Hours: 90 Lecture Hours: 30 Lab or Clinical Hours: 60