Dec 10, 2023
EET 103 - Introduction to Electronics
2 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours
This course covers the basic principles of electronics, with a survey of charge, voltage, current and resistance, DC & AC distribution systems, Ohm’s Law and power formulas, series/parallel circuits, Kirchhoff’s Laws, RC, RL and RLC circuits, time-dependent behavior, and an introduction to operational amplifiers, timers and other circuit elements. Theory is applied to laboratory work with a concentration on construction and testing of actual circuits and the use of modern measurement techniques, culminating in the execution of a design project. No previous experience in electronics or science is required.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Describe the methods employed in basic DC and AC circuit analysis.
- Convert common electrical quantities by formulating unit conversions with scientific notation.
- Develop engineering problem-solving skills through practical laboratory projects.
- Employ methods of charging a capacitor with a constant voltage source and the transient charging current in a series RC network.
- Apply the concepts of basic diodes and transistors using modern linear integrated circuits.
- Employ the application of electronic vocabulary to communicate within the manufacturing community.
- Design, build and test electronic solutions to real-world problems independently and collaboratively.
- Synthesize documentation of electrical designs using schematics and data tables appropriately.
- Current and voltage: electrical charge, current, voltage and power
- Ohm’s Law: application of Ohm’s Law, power relations, V-I characteristics
- Series and parallel network: Kirchhoff’s Current Law, Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law, voltage divider rule, current divider rule
- Complex circuit analysis: general strategy, three and four resistor combinations, Wheatstone Bridge
- Time varying signals: describing time varying signals, generating time varying signals, average and RMS values
- Capacitors: principles of operation, parallel and series connection, typical applications, charging a capacitor with a constant voltage source, discharging a capacitor
- Operational amplifier: integrated circuits, op-amp as a voltage comparator, op-amp as a voltage amplifier, negative feedback, voltage follower, applications
Approved Instructor textbooks, internet resources and supplemental 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:
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 03/20/2020
- Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
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