# DC Circuits EET 1015c - Broward College

Electronics - Devices

Oct 7, 2013 (4 years and 6 months ago)

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Broward Community College
Course Outline
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STATUS: A
COMMON COURSE NUMBER: EET 1015C
COURSE TITLE: DC Circuits
CREDIT HOURS: 5
CONTACT HOURS BREAKDOWN:
Lecture/Discussion 64
Lab 32
Other
Contact Hours/Week 6
CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: MTB 1325
This is a first course in electric circuits. Upon completion of
this course the student should demonstrate an understanding of the
definitions and interrelationship of voltage, current and power in
circuits containing passive circuit elements and multiple sources.
Extensive laboratory experience is included. Student fee charged.
General Education Requirements - Associate of Arts Degree, meets Area(s):
General Education Requirements - Associate in Science Degree, meets Area(s):
UNIT TITLES:
1. Fundamental Definitions and Relationships
2. Resistance
3. Basic Electric Circuit and Ohm's Law
4. Series and Parallel Circuits
5. Series-Parallel Circuits
6. Network Theorems
7. Power in DC Circuits
8. Capacitors in DC Circuits
Interim Revision Dates: 3/96
Page 1 of 9 I. Course Overview:
Upon successful completion of this course, the students should be
able to demonstrate an understanding of the definitions and inter-
relationships of voltage, current, and power in circuits containing
passive circuit elements and multiple sources. The students should
acquire a working knowledge of computer usage in applying software
for solving technical problems.
II. Units:
Unit 1. Fundamental Definitions and Relationships
General Outcome:
1.0 The students should be able to perform basic
computations and provide functional definitions of
the Bohr model atom, current flow, voltage,
resistance, energy, and power.
Specific Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this unit, the students
should be able to:
1.1 Use scientific notation in solving problems in ratio
and proportion, percentages, and basic math.
1.2 Describe the structure of atoms and relate that
structure to conductors and insulators.
1.3 Distinguish between mechanical work, energy, and
power.
1.4 Identify the differences between various DC and AC
voltages.
1.5 Identify various voltage sources.
1.6 Solve problems involving electrical power and
efficiency.
Common Course No: EET 1015C Page 2 of 9Unit 2. Resistance
General Outcome:
2.0 The students should be able to discuss the
properties of resistors, including resistance,
conductance, physical properties, current
capacity of a wire, types of resistors, and the
resistance color code.
Specific Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this unit, the students
should be able to:
2.1 Solve for conductance when given a resistance.
2.2 Solve for resistance when conductance is
specified.
2.3 Choose a correct wire size when given current in
2.4 Distinguish between types of resistors, based on
construction and physical size.
2.5 Determine resistance when given a color code.
2.6 Specify the color code for a given resistance.
Common Course No: EET1015C Page 3 of 9Unit 3. Basic Electric Circuit and Ohm's Law
General Outcome:
3.0 The students should be able to explain circuit
concepts, current and voltage measurement, and
Ohm's Law.
Specific Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this unit, the students
should be able to:
3.1 List the requirements of a closed circuit.
3.2 Apply Ohm's Law to an entire circuit or to part
of a circuit.
3.3 Solve for and verify by measurement current,
voltage, or resistance when given the remaining
quantities.
Common Course No: EET1015C Page 4 of 9Unit 4. Series and Parallel Circuits
General Outcome:
4.0 The students should be able to demonstrate their
knowledge of current, voltage, and resistance
relationships in a series circuit, circuit
measurements, and troubleshooting.
Specific Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this unit, the students
should be able to:
4.1 Calculate the total resistance of a series
circuit.
4.2 Calculate current in a series circuit when given
a source voltage.
4.3 Demonstrate that the sum of the voltage drops in
a series circuit is equal to source voltage.
4.4 Apply Ohm's Law to the solution of series
circuits.
4.5 Verify circuit calculations by measurement.
4.6 Identify possible circuit faults when given a set
of measurements.
4.7 Define voltage and current relations in a
parallel circuit.
4.8 Solve for equivalent resistance of two branch and
multibranch circuits.
4.9 Use current summing techniques to analyze
parallel circuits.
4.10Make current and voltage measurements and
identify possible causes of a malfunction when
given a set of measurements.
Common Course No: EET1015C Page 5 of 9Unit 5. Series-Parallel Circuits
General Outcome:
5.0 The students should be able to recognize series-
parallel circuits and use techniques for reducing
these circuits to series equivalent circuits for
analysis.
Specific Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this unit, the students
should be able to:
5.1 Calculate voltages and currents in a single
sourse series-parallel circuit.
5.2 Reduce a series-parallel circuit to a series
equivalent circuit.
5.3 Analyze series-parallel circuits.
5.4 Verify circuit calculations by measurement.
5.5 Solve voltage divider and balanced-bridge
problems.
Common Course No: EET1015C Page 6 of 9Unit 6. Network Analysis
General Outcome:
6.0 The students should be able to demonstrate their
knowledge of Kirchoff's current and voltage laws,
the voltage division rule, superposition, and
Thevenin's and Norton's theorems.
Specific Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this unit, the students
should be able to:
6.1 Specify input and output currents at circuit
nodes.
6.2 Solve problems using the Voltage Division Rule.
6.3 Solve problems using the Current Division Rule.
6.4 Use the superposition theorem to analyze
elementary two source circuits.
6.5 Use Thevenin's and Norton's theorems to analyze
elementary circuits.
Common Course No: EET1015C Page 7 of 9Unit 7. Power in DC Circuit
General Outcome:
7.0 The students should be able to demonstrate their
knowledge of the basic definitions and formulas
for the solution of problems involving power
dissipation, efficiency, power transfer, maximum
power transfer theorem, and conversion between
voltage and current sources.
Specific Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this unit, the students
should be able to:
7.1 Compute power when given voltage or current and
resistance.
7.2 Determine the overall efficiency of a complete
circuit.
7.3 Calculate the load resistance for maximum power
transfer when given a source and a coupling
circuit.
7.4 Define ideal voltage and current sources.
7.5 Convert a voltage source to a current source.
7.6 Convert a current source to a voltage source.
Common Course No: EET1015C Page 8 of 9Unit 8. Capacitance in DC Circuits
General Outcome:
8.0 The students should be able to relate the
physical and electrical characteristics of
capacitors and solve circuit problems involving
capacitance in DC circuits.
Specific Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this unit, the students
should be able to:
8.1 Use the physical characteristics of a capacitor
to calculate capacitance.
8.2 Describe mathematically the relationship between
charge, voltage, capacitance, and stored energy.
8.3 Solve problems involving the equivalent
capacitance for series, parallel, and series-
parallel capacitors.
Common Course No: EET1015C Page 9 of 9