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EET 119 - Engineering Circuits 1

Credits: 3
2 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: EET 103  or Equivalent practical experience as determined by the Department

Description
(Formerly MIT-110) This course prepares students in electrical circuits analysis. Emphasis is on direct current systems. Topics include Kirchhoff’s laws, Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem, network equations, induction, capacitance and resistor-capacitor (RC) transients.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

1. Apply electronic workbench software to experiments in the laboratory to measure DC values and compare them with calculated values.
2. Describe resistance and resistivity of materials used in electrical circuits.
3. Solve multi-loop circuits by applying network theorems.
4. Calculate the Thevenin’s voltage and resistance for the Thevenin equivalent circuit for any complex DC circuit and determine the maximum power delivered to a load.
5. Examine the behavior of transient RC circuits for both transient and steady-state analysis.
6. Utilize computer spreadsheets and obtain computer plots of functions.
7. Assess back-up materials for subsequent electrical engineering courses employing DC circuit analysis in design.
Listed Topics
1. Units of measurement
2. Current and voltage
3. Resistance and conductance
4. Ohm’s law, power and energy
5. Series circuits
6. Parallel and series-parallel circuits
7. Methods of analysis
8. Network theorems
9. Capacitors
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
• Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
• Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/12/2021

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