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ELT106 Introduction to AC/DC

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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, Write-ups, 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

Write-up "Safety "

Labwork Nida “Intro to CAI”

Labwork Nida “Safety”

Lab "Safety"

Quiz  "Safety"

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

Write-up "Metric Conversion"

Labwork Nida “Metric Notation”

Exercise “Metric Systems”

Lab "Metric Systems"

Quiz  "Number Systems"

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

3)  Electron Theory

Write-up "Electron Theory"

Labwork Nida “Voltage and Current (Atoms)”

Exercise “Electron Theory”

Exercise “Conductors”

Lab "Electron Theory"

Lab "Conductors"

Quiz  "Electron Theory"

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 -

4)  Voltage and Current 

Write-up "Voltage and Current"

Labwork Nida “Voltage and Current ”

Exercise “Voltage and Current”

Quiz  "Voltage and Current"

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 -

5)  Resistance, Color Code

Write-up "Color Code"

Exercise “Color Code”

Lab "Color Code" NA

Quiz  "Color Code"

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

Write-up Switches and Fuses

Labwork Nida “Resistors”

Labwork Nida “Switches, Fuses and Breakers”

Quiz Resistors, 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

Write-up "Ohm's Law"

Labwork Nida “Ohm's Law”

Exercise "Ohm's Law"

Quiz  "Ohms Law"

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

8)  Series DC Circuits

Write-up "Series Circuits"

Exercise "Series Circuits"

Lab "Series Circuit Resistance"
Lab "Series Circuit Currents"
Lab "Series Circuit Voltage"
Quiz  "Series Circuits"

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

9) Parallel DC Circuits

Write-Up "Parallel Circuits"

Lab "Parallel Circuit Resistance"

Lab "Parallel Circuit Currents"

Exercise "Parallel Circuits"

Quiz "Parallel Circuits"

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) Series-Parallel DC Circuits

Write-up  "Combination Circuits"

Lab "Combination Circuits"

Lab "Variable Resistance"

Exercise “Series Parallel Circuits”

Quiz  "Combination Circuits"

Students will explore methods to distribute current and voltage in a series-parallel 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 Series-Parallel (Combination) Circuit Calculations

11) Troubleshooting Series – Parallel Circuits

Write-up "Troubleshooting" N/A

Labwork Nida “Voltage Divider”

Labwork Nida “Nortan’s Theorem

Labwork Nida “Thevinen’s Theorem”

Quiz N/A

Students will continue to explore methods to distribute current and voltage in a series-parallel 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

Write-up "Capacitors

Lab "Capacitor Reactance"

Exercise “Capacitors”

Quiz  "Capacitors"

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

Write-up "Inductors"

Lab "Inductive Reactance"

Exercise “Inductors”

Quiz - Inductors

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

Write-up "Magnetism"

Lab "Magnetism"

Exercise "Magnetism"

Quiz "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     

Write-up "Alternating Current (AC)"

Lab "Alternating Current (AC)"

Exercise "Alternating Current (AC)"

Quiz "Alternating Current (AC)"

 

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

Write-up "Oscilloscope and Function Generators"

Lab  "Oscilloscope and Function Generators"

Quiz "Oscilloscope and Function Generators"

 

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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