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Course Description:This course covers the introduction and examination of the principles, applications and measurement of alternating current. Students will compare different types of alternating current circuits. The course emphasizes filtering basics, reactance, resonance, RC, RL, RLC, relays, transformers, phase angles & relationships and power factors. Students will apply formula to analyze AC circuits.
A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
The student will be able to:
B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)  GENERAL:
The student will be able to:
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PLO2 
PLO3 
PLO4 
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3 
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ID 
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D 
D 
D 
I 
5 
D 
D 
D 
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6 
D 
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7 
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8 
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9 
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10 
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I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered
C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)SPECIFIC:
The student will be able to:
General SLO 1. Demonstrate the understanding of the basic principles and characteristics of alternating current, sinusoidal/nonsinusoidal waveforms and the basic operations of an AC generator and its characteristics.
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
1.1 Define alternating current 
Competence will be demonstrated through written & practical test 
1.2 Define and determine frequency, wavelength, and, period of a sinusoidal waveform 

1.3 Calculate peak, peaktopeak, average, and RMS of a sine wave 

1.4 Identify the basic components of an AC generator 

1.5 Describe the operation of an AC generator 

1.6 Identify in/out of phase and magnitude & degree of an AC waveform using vectors 
General SLO 2. Analyze an AC circuit by using Ohm’s Law to calculate voltage, current, and resistance.
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
2.1 Use Ohm’s Law to determine resistance in an AC circuit. 
Competence will be demonstrated through written & practical test 
2.2 Identify the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance in an AC series/parallel circuit. 

2.3 Calculate and measure resistance, voltage, and current in an AC series/parallel circuit. 

2.4 Describe the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance in an AC series & parallel circuit. 
General SLO 3. Describe the function of each of the following electronic testing equipment and safely & accurately setup the equipment to perform its use on an AC circuit.
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
3.1 Describe the purpose of an oscilloscope and its controls 
Competence will be demonstrated through written and practical exams 
3.2 Set up an oscilloscope for normal operation 

3.3 Use an oscilloscope to measure voltage and frequency 

3.4 Describe the purpose of a function/signal generator and its controls. 

3.5 Set up a function generator for normal operation and adjust and modulate output signals 

3.6 Describe the purpose of a frequency counter and its controls 

3.7 Set up a frequency counter for normal operation 

3.8 Perform calibration, period, frequency, and totalize measurements by using a frequency counter 
General SLO 4. Describe the purpose and the operating characteristics of an inductor and analyze a resistive/inductive (RL) circuit by calculating and measuring total inductance, reactance, impedance, and phase relationships of voltage and current.
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
4.1 Describe inductance and its characteristics. 
Competence will be demonstrated through written and practical exams 
4.2 Identify types of inductors and schematic symbols 

4.3 Calculate total inductance, total reactance, and total impedance. 

4.4 Measure phase relationships between voltage & current and verify normal operation of a RL circuit. 
General SLO 5. Describe an RL filter circuit and its operating characteristics
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
5.1 Identify and describe a RL filter circuit and its operating characteristics. 
Competence will be demonstrated through written and practical exams 
5.2 Calculate and measure RL filter circuit values. 
General SLO 6. Describe the purpose and the operating characteristics of a capacitor and analyze a resistive/capacitive (RC) circuit by calculating and measuring total capacitance, reactance, impedance, and phase relationships of voltage and current.
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
6.1 Identify and describe various types of capacitors and their schematic symbols. 
Competence will be demonstrated through written and practical exams 
6.2 Describe charge and discharge characteristics of a capacitor. 

6.3 Calculate total capacitance, total reactance, and impedance in a RC circuit. 

6.4 Measure RC circuit values to verify normal operation of a RC circuit. 

6.5 Describe RC time constant and calculate RC time constant. 
General SLO 7. Describe an RC filter circuit and its operating characteristics.
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
7.1 Identify and describe a RC filter circuit and its operating characteristics 
Competence will be demonstrated through written and practical exams 
7.2 Calculate and measure a RC filter circuit values. 

7.3 Describe the operations of RC high pass and low pass filter circuits. 
General SLO 8. : Describe the purpose and operating characteristics of a RCL circuit and the effects of a resonant circuit.
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
8.1 Describe the purpose and the operating characteristics of a RCL circuit. 
Competence will be demonstrated through written and practical exams 
8.2 Calculate the circuit values of a RCL circuit. 

8.3 Describe the purpose and the operating characteristics of a resonant circuit. 

8.4 Calculate and measure the resonant frequency of a RCL circuit. 
General SLO 8. : Describe the purpose and operating characteristics of a RCL circuit and the effects of a resonant circuit.
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
8.1 Describe the purpose and the operating characteristics of a RCL circuit. 
Competence will be demonstrated through written and practical exams 
8.2 Calculate the circuit values of a RCL circuit. 

8.3 Describe the purpose and the operating characteristics of a resonant circuit. 

8.4 Calculate and measure the resonant frequency of a RCL circuit. 
General SLO 9: Describe the purpose, operation, and characteristics of a transformer.
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
9.1 Describe the purpose of a transformer and its operating characteristics. 
Competence will be demonstrated through written and practical exams 
9.2 Calculate turns ratio, secondary & primary voltage, current, and power. 

9.3 Observe the effects of an open and shorted transformer circuit. 
General SLO 10: Describe the purpose, operation, and characteristics of a relay switch.
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
10.1 Describe the types of relays, their purposes, and operating characteristics. 
Competence will be demonstrated through written and practical exams 
10.2. Describe the latched relay and the timedelay relay. 

10.3. Measure and trace signal flow through a relay circuit. 

10.4. Describe faults in relay and perform relaytroubleshooting procedures. 
D. COURSE CONTENTS
E.METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
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
None
J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None
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