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MEC 240 - Advanced Electrical Circuits

Credits: 3
3 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: MEC 103  

This course covers the analysis of single- and three-phase alternationg current (AC) circuits.  Capacitors, inductors, time constants, resonance, resistive-inductive-capacitive (RLC) circuits and simple filters are studied utilizing a hands-on

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

  1. Describe the operation of an AC power supply system.
  2. Analyze complex circuits.
  3. Identify types and functions of capacitors and inductors in an AC circuit.
  4. Construct capacitive and inductive circuits and measure reactance.
  5. Compare the uses for inductors and capacitors in various industrial applications.
  6. Construct various types of filter networks and measure their outcomes.
  7. Utilize an oscilloscope to analyze and troubleshoot AC circuits.
Listed Topics
  1. Safety
  2. Transformers
  3. Generators
  4. Capacitors
  5. Inductors
  6. Time constant
  7. High- and low-pass filters
  8. Digital multimeter
  9. Oscilloscope
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 04/21/2016

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