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EET 121 - DC & AC Circuits and Laboratory

This course teaches the fundamentals of electrical circuits, application of circuit laws, theorems and measuring techniques for both DC and AC single and polyphase circuits.  Topics include loop and nodal analysis, superposition, Thevenin's and Norton's theorems, RLC series and parallel circuits, and three phase circuits.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  EET 110 Introduction to Electricity

Prior or Concurrent:  MAT 130 Applied Algebra and Trigonometry

Credits: 5
4 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Apply basic circuit laws and network theorems to the solution of DC circuits involving multiple sources and circuit elements.
  2. Write loop and nodal equations for multiple window DC circuits and use those equations to solve for all currents and voltages.
  3. Reduce a two terminal circuit to its Thevenin or Norton equivalent.
  4. Solve RC time constant problems.
  5. Apply network theorems and complex numbers to the solution of AC circuits.
  6. Use circuit simulation software to analyze circuit behavior.
  7. Demonstrate the proper use of voltmeters, ammeters, wattmeters, counters, multimeters, and oscilloscopes to make accurate measurements.
  8. Neatly and accurately record and analyze laboratory data, construct graphs, and complete a professional technical document based on laboratory work.

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