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ELT 383 - Electronic Circuit Analysis

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
An analytical introduction to direct current fundamentals essential in all phases of electricity and electronics. Topics covered include Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s law, Thevenin-Norton and Superposition theorems, impedance, resonance, series and parallel circuits, resistors, capacitors, inductors, batteries, and meters.
Corequisite: ELT 384  
Competencies
  1. Understand the physics of electricity.
    1. Explain the structure of the atom
    2. Describe the motion of electrons in a closed circuit.
    3. Explain the differences between AC and DC current
  2. Evaluate various types of resistors and their parameters
  3. Read resistor color codes
  4. Identify types of variable resistors
  5. Calculate series and parallel combinations
  6. Utilize Ohm’s Law
    1. Evaluate the current, voltage, resistance relationships
    2. Identify the parameters of current, voltage, and resistance.
    3. Convert between various units of measure
    4. Evaluate power in electric circuits
  7. Analyze series circuits
    1. Calculate total resistance, current and power in series circuits
    2. Evaluate current flow and polarity in series circuits
    3. Evaluate series aiding and series opposing voltages.
    4. Analyze the effects of opens and shorts of series circuits
  8. Analyze parallel circuits
    1. Calculate total resistance, current, and power in parallel circuits.
    2. Evaluate current flow and polarity in parallel circuits.
    3. Analyze the effects of opens and shorts of parallel circuits
    4. Evaluate conductances in parallel
  9. Analyze series-parallel circuits
    1. Calculate total resistance, current, and power in series-parallel circuits
    2. Evaluate current flow and polarity in series-parallel circuits
    3. Analyze the effects of opens and shorts of series-parallel circuits.
  10. Utilize voltage and current dividers
    1. Calculate component voltages using voltage division.
    2. Calculate component current using current division
  11. Identify the components of a moving-coil meter
  12. Evaluate the operation of various meters
    1. Calibrate current, voltage, and resistance meters
    2. Evaluate the loading effects of meters
  13. Define Kirchoff’s laws
  14. Analyze circuits using Kirchoff’s laws.
    1. Analyze series circuits using Kirchoff’s voltage law
    2. Analyze parallel circuits using Kirchoff’s current law
  15. Analyze circuits using network theorems
    1. Calculate Thevenin equivalent circuits
    2. Analyze circuits using superposition
  16. Evaluate the parameters of insulators and conductors.
    1. Determine type, gage, and resistance of a conductor.
    2. Calculate temperature effects of resistance of conductors
  17. Identify types and functions of switches.
  18. Evaluate various types of batteries.
    1. Identify the various types of cells for examination.
    2. Identify the components of a cell.
    3. Evaluate series and parallel combinations of cells
    4. Evaluate internal resistance of cells.
    5. Calculate load matching of a supply.
  19. Define electromagnetic induction.
  20. Analyze alternating current and voltage.
    1. Explain the generation of alternating current and voltage
    2. Provide an explanation of the sine wave
    3. Voltage and current values for a sine wave
    4. Calculate frequency, period and wavelength of a sine wave
    5. Determine phase angle
  21. Analyze inductance
    1. Explain self inductance
    2. Provide an explanation of mutual inductance.
    3. Calculate series and parallel inductances
    4. Evaluate mutual inductance.
    5. Calculate transformer parameters
  22. Analyze inductive reactance
    1. Indicate the effect of XL on AC current and voltage
    2. Calculate inductive reactance in series and parallel
    3. Evaluate inductive reactance using Ohm’s law.
  23. Examine inductive circuits
    1. Examine the phase relationship of V and I in inductive circuits
    2. Calculate total impedance of series and parallel R-L circuits.
    3. Determine the Q of an inductor.
    4. Calculate power relationships in inductive circuits.
  24. Examine Capacitance
    1. Define how charge is stored in a capacitor
    2. Identify charge and discharge curves of a capacitor.
    3. Calculate total capacitance series and parallel capacitors.
  25. Examine capacitive reactance
    1. Indicate the effect of capacitance of AC voltage and current
    2. Calculate capacitive reactance
    3. Determine series and parallel capacitive reactances
    4. Evaluate capacitive reactance using Ohm’s law
  26. Evaluate capacitive circuits
    1. Describe the phase relationship of voltage and current in capacitive circuits
    2. Calculate the total impedance of series and parallel R-C circuits.
    3. Utilize capacitive voltage dividers
    4. Calculate power relationships in capacitive circuits 
  27. Analyze R/C and R/L time constants
    1. Calculate R-C and R-L time constants
    2. Plot R-C and R-L time constant curves
    3. Describe the effects of long and short time constants 
  28. Utilize complex numbers in solving AC circuits
    1. Define a complex number
    2. Indicate impedance in complex form.
    3. Perform polar to rectangular and rectangular to polar conversions.
    4. Evaluate AC circuits using complex numbers and Ohm’s law
  29. Examine Resonance and parallel resonance.
    1. Explain series resonant frequency.
    2. Calculate the resonate circuits
    3. Determine bandwidth of resonant circuits.
    4. Determine the Q factor of resonant circuits
  30. Examine filter circuits, low pass, band pass and band stop filters.
    1. Identify high pass circuits
    2. Calculate the critical frequency of filter circuits
    3. Indicate the output waveforms of filter circuits.



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