ELT106 Introduction to AC/DC Begins 1Aug12 Ends 06Sep12 Course Syllabus Math Rubric 
This site is in outline form according to the course syllabus. It is designed to supplement any missed lecture if you are absent for any class as well as a mechanism for implementing assignments. Instructor Notes: are inputted by the instructor for the benefit of students. It is in this section the instructor will communicate to students any information not mentioned in class. It is the students responsibility to check this input regularly. Chapter Topic, Assessments: Each Chapter title (notated in BLUE) is a Power Point Presentations (if available) and summarizes the lectures given in class. Assignments, Labs, Writeups, and Quizzes are accessible here and are due as instructed in the syllabus. It is your responsibility to remain current on all content presented in class throughout the year. The Corresponding Exercises and assessments listed below are required to be completed by the Due Date listed. Failure to have these exercises completed by the due date may result in 0 points for the exercise. The exercise by the instructor when noted for completion. You will be able to access these exercise in class during lab time or anywhere there is internet access. Completing these assessments in a timely manner will enable you to have the maximum knowledge for an optimum score. Additional Resources: ainstructor is absent the lessons below will be tend class on a given day use the presentations below to use as a resource for study. You are reminded that you are responsible for the information covered in the lecture. These presentations are simply a resource to help you stay current with the class. Remember, failure to keep current with class work will inhibit your ability to pass the class.
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Chapter/Lesson, Assessments 
Purpose and Additional Resources 
1) Introduction, Safety, Electrical Concepts

In this lesson the student will explore careers in electronics technology . Students will learn of the dangers of electronics and some major safety practices that are required for a safe working environment. Finally the student will learn of different aspects and various products and technology that require skilled electronics technicians.
Supplimental Video  Handout  Lab Safety 
2) Number Systems, Metric Prefixes

Students are introduced the calculator and basic functions of addition, multiplication, subtraction and division. Students will discover exponents, variables, and the concept of infinity. This lesson will expand the competencies defined in the course syllabus
Supplemental video  Metric Notation I (beckerrd) Supplemental video  Metric Notation II (beckerrd) Handout  Metric Notation 

Students are introduced to electron theory. Students will identify protons, neutrons, electrons, valence shells and valence electrons. Students will understand the process of producing current through a conductor. This lesson will expand the competencies defined in the course syllabus.
Supplemental video  Electron Theory (Randy Fromm). It is somewhat dated and specific to the Arcade industry but the material is laid out well. He discusses electron theory and how current is made. Supplemental video  A Basic Circuit (Randy Fromm). Handout  

Students are introduced to the concept of potential, kinetic, and total energy. Students will discover the synonymous relationship of potential and kinetic energy to voltage and current. Students will learn how total power is calculated and associated terms. This lesson will expand the competencies defined in the course syllabus.
Supplemental video  Electronic Terms (Randy Fromm). Handout  

Students are introduced to resistors, resistance, its purposes, and various resistor characteristics included power limits, quality and the resistor color code. Students will be able to determine resistor values and tolerances. This lesson will expand the competencies defined in the course syllabus
Supplemental video  Resister Color Code (Randy Fromm) Handout  Resistor Color Code Chart Handout  Practice Color Code 
6) Resistor types, Switches and Fuses

Students will be introduced to potentiometers and variable resistors. Students will identify symbols and purposes of other electronic components such as switches, fuses and breakers. This lesson will expand the competencies defined in the course syllabus
Supplemental video  Potentiometers (Randy Fromm) Handout  Component Identification 
7) Ohm’s Law and the Power Formula

Students will explore Ohms Law and the Power formula. Students will become proficient in theoretical calculations of Ohms Law and proving the solution through experimentation. Students will understand tolerance and troubleshooting techniques of bread boarding. This lesson will expand the competencies defined in the course syllabus
Supplemental video  Ohms Law (Haywood College) Handout  Ohms Law Pie Chart Handout  Practice Calculations 

Students will explore methods to divide voltage in a series circuit. Students will become proficient in theoretical calculations and comparison of experimental results of series circuit analysis. This lesson will expand the competencies defined in the course syllabus
Supplemental video  Series Circuit (daviddanielgraham) Handout  Circuits Chart Handout  Practice Series Circuit Calculations 

Students will explore methods to divide current in a parallel circuit. Students will become proficient in theoretical calculations and comparison of experimental results of parallel circuit analysis. This lesson will expand the competencies defined in the course syllabus
Supplemental video  Parallel Circuit (daviddanielgraham) Handout  Circuits Chart Handout  Practice Parallel Circuit Calculations 
10) SeriesParallel DC Circuits

Students will explore methods to distribute current and voltage in a seriesparallel circuit. Students will become proficient in theoretical calculations and comparison of experimental results of series parallel circuit analysis. This lesson will expand the competencies defined in the course syllabus
Supplemental video  Series/Parallel Circuit (daviddanielgraham) Handout  Circuits Chart Handout  Practice SeriesParallel (Combination) Circuit Calculations 
11) Troubleshooting Series – Parallel Circuits

Students will continue to explore methods to distribute current and voltage in a seriesparallel circuit. Students will become proficient in theoretical calculations and comparison of experimental results of series parallel circuit analysis. This lesson will expand the competencies defined in the course syllabus
Supplemental video  N/A Handout  N/A 
12) Capacitance

Students are introduced to capacitors, capacitance, its purposes, and various capacitor characteristics including power limits, quality and identification methods. Students will be able to determine capacitor values, tolerances and time constants. This lesson will expand the competencies defined in the course syllabus
Supplemental video  Capacitors (Randy Fromm) Supplemental video  Measuring Capacitors (Randy Fromm) Supplemental video  Measuring Capacitors II (Randy Fromm) Handout  Capacitor Identification Handout  Capacitor Time Constants and Characteristic Curve Handout  Practice Capacitive Reactance Calculations 
13)
Inductance

Students are introduced to Inductors, Inductance, its purposes, and various inductor characteristics including power limits, quality and identification methods. Students will be able to determine inductor values, tolerances and time constants. This lesson will expand the competencies defined in the course syllabus
Supplemental Video  Inductor Basics I Supplemental Video  Inductor Basics II Supplemental Video  Inductor Basics III Supplemental Video  Inductor Basics IV Handout  Inductance Identification Handout  Inductor Time Constant and Characteristic Curve Handout  Practice Inductive Reactance Calculations 
14) Magnetism

Students are introduced to magnets, magnetism, terms associated, its purposes, and how it is used to induce a current in a conductor. Students will be apply theoretic and experimental results to determine tolerance errors associated with various applications. This lesson will expand the competencies defined in the course syllabus
Supplemental Video  Magnetism (daviddanielgraham) Handout  Magnetism 
15) Alternating Current and the Power Distribution System

Students will learn the fundamentals of alternating current and its purpose in power distrabution. Students will discover mathematical (theoretical) methods to determine various components of a sine wave in the time domain. Students will learn the limits of AC in terms of amplitude, frequency, and power. This lesson will expand the competencies defined in the course syllabus
Supplemental Video  Handout  
16) Pulse Waveforms, Oscilloscope and Function Generator

Students will learn how to operate various lab equipment. Various voltage sources, pulse generators, frequency generators, analog meters, digital meters and oscilloscopes will be explored. Students will learn about the limits and benefits of various measuring devices. This lesson will expand the competencies defined in the course syllabus
Supplemental Video  Oscilloscope  Don't Buy One( Randy Fromm) Supplemental Video  Oscilloscope  What is it (Randy Fromm) Supplemental Video  Oscilloscope  Volts/Division (Randy Fromm) Supplemental Video  Oscilloscope  Horizontal Division (Randy Fromm) Supplemental Video  Oscilloscope  Other O'scope Tools (Randy Fromm) Supplemental Video  Oscilloscope The Trigger (Randy Fromm) Supplemental Video  Oscilloscope Monitor Waveforms (Randy Fromm) 
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