House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus CETT-1305-01 (AC Circuits)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
CETT-1305-01 (AC Circuits)
|Instructor||Peeler, Bobby Wilson|
|Course ID #||10269|
|Course Title||AC 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|
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.
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|
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