Electrical Circuits I (3) Fundamental theory of resistance, current, and voltage; capacitance, inductance. Direct current and alternating current concepts through series/ parallel circuits.
EET 101 Electric Circuits I (3)
Electric Circuits I has been designed to accomplish several related goals. A basic understanding of voltage, electric current and resistance is established early in the course. Then resistance becomes a focal point of the course as resistance of copper and other materials is examined. Resistance as a function of temperature is also considered. Efficiency, electric energy and electric power concepts are developed. A considerable effort is devoted to resistors in series, parallel and series parallel arrangements. Voltage sources in series and parallel are also considered. Resistive circuits with one voltage source are considered. Branch circuit analysis using Kirchhoff's Voltage Law (KVL) and Kirchhoff's Current Law (KCL) receives considerable attention. The basic nature of Capacitance and Inductance is examined in great detail. Transient analysis of resistive- capacitive circuits and resistive - inductive circuits is covered. Sinusoidal waveforms, frequency and phase relations are introduced. Complex and polar numbers are introduced, as tools for AC circuit analysis. AC circuits with resistance, capacitance and inductance are explored. Power factor and power in AC circuits also receive considerable attention. Throughout the course, computer software is utilized for circuit analysis and evaluation.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.