House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

CETT-1305-01 (AC Circuits)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorPeeler, Bobby Wilson
Phone(409) 984-6420
Business and Technology
Chair:Michael Trahan
Telephone:(409) 984-6378
Hours:M:10:00-1:00; Tues: 10:30-11:00; Wed: 10:00-11:00 & 12:00-1:00; Thurs: 10:30-11:00: Fri:8:00-12:00
Building:Student Center (PAMP)
Room #:411
Course Information
Course ID #10269
Course Subject-Number-SectionCETT-1305-01
Course TitleAC Circuits
Course Description A study of the fundamentals of alternating current, including series and parallel AC circuits, phasors, capacitive and inductive networks, transformers and resonance.
Course Prerequisites Cett-1303 DC Circuits
Required Textbooks The Science of Electronics, DC/AC and lab manual Buchla, Floyd
Learning Objectives Define Key Terms used for magnetic quantities and state the SI unit for measuring each ont.

Describe how magnetic materials become magnetized and describe properties of magnetic materials.

Describe how a transformer is constructed and how it works.

Describe the prin ciples of operation of solenoids, solenoid valves, switchjes, and relays.

Read and explain a basic ladddr diagram.

Apply Farday's law to calculate the induced voltage in a moving conductor.

Calculate the force on a conductor moving in a magnetic field.

Explain the operating principles of dc generators and ac generators.

Explain how a dc motor converts electrical energy to mechanical motion.

Compare synchronous motors with induction motors and explain how each converts electrical energy to mechanical motion.

Describe the parameters used to characterize a sinusoidal wave.

Explain how phasors can be used to represent one or more sine waves.

Describe the key parameters used to characterize pulses, triangle waves, and sawtooth waves.

Describe the principal features and controls for a function generator.

Describe the four major sections in a block diagram of an oscilloscope and the controls for a function generator.

Describe the four major section in a block diagram of an oscilloscope and the controls associated with each section.

Describe the relationship between charge, voltage, and capacitance for a basic capacitor.

Compare the characteristics of various types of capacitors, including polarized and nonpolarized ones.

Calculate the total capacitance of series and parallel capacitors.

Calculate the capacitive reactdance for a capacitor in an ac circuit.

List several impmortance applications of capacitors.

Define inductance, describe Lenz's law, and explain how inductance can be calculated for a coil.

Compare the characteristics of various types of inductors.

Calculate the inductive reactance for an inductor in an ac circuit.

List several implortant applications of inductors.

Major Assignments This course will cover chapters 7 through 11 and a major test will be given at the end of each one, approximately every 2 or 3 weeks.

Each day a lab will be assigned to enhance the theory of that days lecture.

Makeup tests will be given during the last week of the semester.

There will be several quizes to check for comprension.

Discussion Topics Discussion topics include: magnetism, motors and generators, alternating current, capacitors, and inductors.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students may be dropped after five absences
Determination of Final Grade There will be approximately five major tests including the comprehensive final exam with makeup tests during the last week of school. Labs will be assigned daily, written and performance, with no makeup labs. Early departure from lab without completing all assignments is an incomplete lab for no credit. Two labs will be excused. After two, the lab grade will be reduced by three points per day for incomplete labs. The quiz average is a test grade and the homework average is a test grade. The homework grade is reduced by 5 points per day when turned in late. The average of all tests is the course grade. Disturbance in class is a 1 point deduction from the final grade, per incidence, and includes but is not limited to: cell phones ringing, text messages, talking without permission and other disrespectful behavior
Final Exam Date May 13, 2011 - 8:00 AM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.


 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.

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