ELT 130 - System Electricity
This course introduces students to basic principles of electricity with an emphasis on their use in technical applications. While learning basic theorems of electricity and completing problem solving exercises, students build and test simple electrical circuits and become familiar with the use of basic test equipment. They also build and test a simple robotic car that uses electrical and electronic circuits in its operating functions. Two class hours, two laboratory hours.
Prerequisite/corequisite: MTH 104 or MTH 135 or permission of department.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Define terms used in the field of electric circuits, such as current flow, potential difference, resistance, capacitance or inductance.
2. Calculate quantities of unknowns, such as current, voltage, resistance, power, frequency, or time constants in a given DC or AC circuit.
3. Measure voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, or time-constants accurately in an electric circuit using electronic test equipment such as volt ohm-meter, digital multi-meters, dual-trace oscilloscopes, power supplies or signal generators.
4. Construct simple electronic circuits or robots using common hand tools, including a soldering iron.
5. Troubleshoot simple electronic circuits or robots using common hand tools, including a soldering iron.
Course Offered Fall and Spring