Electrical Systems (3) Introduction to the study of electrical systems, with a focus on applications in our society.
EET 105 Electrical Systems (3)
EET 105 is an introductory course in electrical systems and circuits. It is an entry level course intended to give students the big picture of the electrical technology spectrum. The course will cover the fundamentals circuit analysis such as: Kirchoff’s laws, parallel and series circuits, and superposition. The course then applies this knowledge to various commonplace electrical systems (toaster, electric toothbrush, fan, etc.). The course also gives students a broad, limited exposure to the breath of electrical systems by including components and topics such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, switches, relays, fuses, amplifiers, transformers and motors.
Topics covered include:
- Electrical Safety and House Wiring
- Electrical Science
- Electrical Generation and Utilization
- Electrical Circuits and Analysis
- Electrical Instrumentation and Measurements
- Electrical Systems
- Electrical Machines
The course will emphasize the basic concepts, principles, and analytical models used by engineers and technologists to design, develop and test electrical systems The course does so from a top down, non-detailed systems perspective. Upon competition of this course, students will have a broad perspective of the electrical technology spectrum as they gain a deeper focused knowledge in subsequent courses.
Lectures will be supported by laboratory exercises in which the student learns about electrical instrumentation and performs electrical measurements on circuits and systems. Students will also be required to complete an electrical system project of their choosing. Students will be required to prepare written laboratory reports outlining the laboratory activity. Reports will be graded based both on their technical quality and their grammatical and professionalism.
Students in EET 105 will be required to use computers in both class and laboratory exercises to simulate electrical circuits and systems and also produce high quality laboratory reports.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.