Focuses on D.C. single- and multi-source circuitry with the application of loop, node, and Thevenin’s theorem. Also covers A.C. reactive circuits using both phasors and complex numbers for determining reactance, impedance, and power factor. Laboratory activities.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- D.C. circuit conditions – single-power supply application.
- Single-power supply application – series, parallel, and combination networks.
- Basic elements of phasors.
- Apparent power, power factor, and real power.
- Complex numbers – real and imaginary (j-operator).
- Rectangular to polar – polar to rectangular conversions.
- Inductive reactance – circuit conditions; voltage and current phase shift.
- A.C. circuits – inductance.
- Vector analysis – series R-L circuit conditions.
- Solving Series R-L circuits by complex numbers – rectangular and polar forms.
- Frequency response of the R-L circuit configuration.
- Solving parallel circuits by complex numbers – rectangular and polar forms.
- Capacitive reactance – circuit conditions; voltage and current phase shift.
- Series R-C circuits.
- Vector analysis – series R-C circuit conditions.
- Frequency response of the R-C circuit configuration.
- Vector analysis – parallel R-C circuit conditions.
- Frequency response of the R-L circuit configurations.
- Series and parallel impedance in A.C. circuits.
- Series RLC circuits.
- Parallel RLC circuits.
- Series resonant circuit conditions.
- Parallel resonant circuit conditions.
- Power factor correction.
- Thevenin’s theorem.
- Superposition method of analysis.
- Loop-mesh circuit analysis.
- Nodal circuit analysis.
Assessment and Requirements
- Unit and chapter tests given throughout the semester. Tests represent 50 percent of the course grade.
- Informal and Formal laboratory activities and performance exercises in which students demonstrate an understanding of assigned circuits. Formal laboratory activities are submitted as a written report and represents 25 percent of the course grade.
- Final exam in which common questions are asked covering the units and topics presented throughout the semester. The final exam is worth 25 percent of the course grade.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
The credit for prior learning exam includes a written portion and a lab portion.