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ELC 115 ELECTRIC CIRCUITS:DC AND AC

ELC 115 – Electric Circuits: DC and AC

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  ELC 115 Electric Circuits: DC and AC

Credit Hours:  4.0             Contact Hours:  6.0          Lecture:  3.0                       Lab:  3.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  None

Co-requisites:  MTH 113                                               Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This introductory course in circuit analysis defines the electrical quantities, current, and voltage, and examines their relationship in various components and circuits. Circuits comprised of resistance, capacitance, and inductance which are energized by both DC and AC sources are considered. The theory includes Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Laws, series and parallel circuits, and several network theorems. In the laboratory the student performs electrical measurements which confirm his/her grasp of the theory. A circuit simulation computer software package is introduced and used as an analytical tool.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. use correct technical vocabulary;
  2. analyze and solve problems in basic electrical circuits using correct theory, laws, and formulas; and
  3. correctly follow laboratory procedures to assemble, test, and troubleshoot basic circuits using state-of-the-art instruments and record the measurements.