VEE 103 Electronic Fundamental I

Course Description: This course introduces the student to the theory of electricity and magnetism, basic components such as resistors, switches, fuses and circuit breakers, and the relationship of voltage, current, resistance and power and their measurements in basic electrical circuits. Basic direct current circuits are analyzed using Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff’s Laws and various network theorems.

  • This Course also meets PLO #(s) ):None
  • Prerequisite Courses: VSP 121 Industrial Safety
  • A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
    The student will be able to:

    1. Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the workplace.
    2. Use electronics tools and test equipment competently.
    3. Interpret schematic diagrams and waveforms.
    4. Build electronics projects to a given specification.

    B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:
    The student will be able to:

    1. Describe the fundamentals of voltage, current and resistance in basic electrical circuits.
    2. Describe the purpose of resistors and its parameters.
    3. Explain the function and parameters of switches, fuses and circuit breakers.
    4. Discuss magnetism and electromagnetism principles and characteristics.
    5. Describe the function and uses of digital and analog multimeters in actual electrical circuits.
    6. Solve and measure electrical quantities using ohms law.
    7. Describe and compute electrical quantities in series and parallel circuits, voltage divider and bridge circuits
    8. Analyze and simplify complex circuits using electrical laws and theorem.

    SLO

    PLO1

    PLO2

    PLO3

    PLO4

    1

    ID

    IDM

    DM

    DM

    2

    I

    DM

    D

    DM

    3

    I

    D

    D

    DM

    4

    ID

    DM

    DM

    DM

    5

    IDM

    IDM

    IDM

    IDM

    6

     

    D

    D

    M

    7

    IDM

    DM

    DM

    DM

    8

    D

    D

    DM

    DM

    I = Introduced
    D = Demonstrated
    M = Mastered

    C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)-SPECIFIC:
    The student will be able to:

    General SLO 1: Describe the fundamentals of voltage, current and resistance in basic electrical circuits.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    1.1 Describe atomic structure and how electric charge relates to electrons and protons.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    1.2 Describe the law of electrostatic force.

    1.3 Define voltage and the volt as the unit of measure.

    1.4 Describe the relationship between voltage and potential difference.

    1.5 Identify the six methods of producing electricity.

    1.6 Define current and the ampere as the unit of measure.

    1.7 Describe a conductor and an insulator and the behavior of electrons in an insulator.

    1.8 Identify the three elements of an electrical circuit.

    1.9 Describe an electrical circuit load and resulting current flow.

    General SLO 2. Describe the purpose of resistors and its parameters.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    2.1 Identify the purpose of a resistor and its schematic symbol.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    2.2 Identify the unit of resistance as ohm and resistor reference designator code.

    2.3 Identify fixed and variable resistor types.

    2.4 Define a resistor’s power rating and tolerance.

    2.5 Identify a resistor’s number and letter codes.

    2.6 Decode four (4) band and five (5) band resistor.

     

    General SLO 3. Explain the function and parameters of switches, fuses and circuit breakers.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    3.1 Identify the purpose of a switch and its schematic diagram.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    3.2 Describe a single pole & single throw switch and a single pole and double throw switch.

    3.3 Describe four types of switches and their schematic diagrams.

    3.4 Identify the purpose a circuit protection device.

    3.5 Identify and test fuse and circuit breaker and their schematic diagram.

    General SLO 4. Discuss magnetism and electromagnetism principles and characteristics.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    4.1 Define magnetism and the characteristics of a magnet

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    4.2 Define the laws of magnetic attraction and repulsion.

    4.3 Observe magnetic poles and flux lines.

    4.4 Describe the properties of magnetic lines of force.

    4.5 Identify magnetic and non-magnetic materials.

    4.6 Define electromagnetism and their characteristics.

    4.7 Observe electromagnetic strength and polarity.

    4.8 Demonstrate the operation of a relay, magnetic circuit breaker, and a meter.

    General SLO 5. Describe the function and uses of digital and analog multimeters in actual electrical circuits.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    5.1 Describe the purpose of a multimeter.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    5.2 Identify the electrical quantities measured by multimeters.

    5.3 Identify analog and digital multimeter displays.

    5.4 Describe and state the purpose of functional sections of multimeters.

    5.5 Make circuit measurements and read an analog meter scale.

    5.6 Compare meter voltage measurements to actual voltages.

    5.7 Describe how to set up a multimeter to measure voltage, resistance, and current.

    5.8 Describe how to read a multimeter display when measuring resistance, voltage, and current.

    5.9 Describe how to connect a multimeter to a circuit to make measurement.

    5.10 State the precautions to observe when making resistance, voltage, and current measurements.

    5.11 Make resistance, voltage, and current measurements with an analog and digital multimeter.

    General SLO 6. Solve and measure electrical quantities using ohms law.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    6.1 Define Ohm’s Law and how voltage, current, and resistance are related.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    6.2 Define Power and how voltage, current, and resistance and Ohm’s Law are related to power.

    6.3 Assess by experimentation Ohm’s Law and its relationship in voltage, current, and resistance.

    General SLO 7: Describe and compute electrical quantities in series and parallel circuits, voltage divider and bridge circuits.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    7.1 Identify a series circuit, parallel circuit, series-parallel circuit, voltage divider circuit, and bridge circuit.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    7.2 Calculate and measure resistance, current, and voltage drops in a series circuit.

    7.3 Calculate and measure resistance, current and individual branch current, and voltage drop across each branch in a parallel circuit.

    7.4 Calculate and measure total resistance, current, and voltage drop in a series-parallel circuit.

    7.5 Calculate and measure voltage, current, and resistance in an unloaded and loaded voltage divider circuit.

    7.6 Explain the purpose of a bridge circuit.

    7.7 Solve for voltage output and unknown resistance in a bridge circuit.

    7.8 Measure voltage in an operating bridge circuit and calculate resistances.

    7.9 Troubleshoot various series circuits, parallel circuits and series- parallel circuits

    General SLO 8: Analyze and simplify complex circuits using electrical laws and theorem.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    8.1 Identify a complex circuit.

    Quizzes, written test and practical exam.

    8.2 Explain Kirchoff’s Current Law (KCL) and Kirchoff’s Voltage Law (KVL).

    8.3 Calculate voltage and current using KCL and KVL.

    8.4 State the purpose of the Norton’s Theorem and Thevenin’s Theorem.

    8.5 Nortonize a series-parallel circuit.

    8.6 Thevenize a series-parallel circuit.

    D. COURSE CONTENTS

    1. Voltage and current
    2. Resistor
    3. Switches, fuse and circuit breakers
    4. Magnetism and electromagnetism
    5. Multimeter
    6. Ohm’s Law
    7. Series and parallel circuit, voltage divider and bridge circuit
    8. Kirchoff’s voltage and current law, Norton’s theorem and Thevenin’s theorem.

    E.METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

    1. Computer Aided Instruction
    2. Practical/Experimentation
    3. Lecture/Demonstration

    F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
    Floyd, T .L. & Buchla, D. M., (2003). Electronic Fundamentals Circuits, Devices, and Applications, 10th edition. USA: Pearson. (or most recent edition).
    Tools, equipment, electronic circuit kit

    G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
    Nida Corporation. (2002). Unit I DC Circuits. Melborne, FL: Nida Corporation Publishing (or most recent edition).

    H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
    None

    I. EVALUATION
    Student in electronics and telecommunication program must achieve a grade of "C" or better to pass the course.

    J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
    None

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