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SECTION 2:                          Electronics 132 – DC Circuits

DC Circuits builds on the concepts learned in Foundations of Electronics by introducing complete series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits. The laws, formulas, and methods used to analyze these circuits are introduced in this class.

OBJECTIVES:

Students successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

1. Define the term SERIES CIRCUIT and list the primary characteristics that identify a series circuit.

2. Define the term PARALLEL CIRCUIT and list the primary characteristics that identify a parallel circuit.

3. Define the term SERIES-PARALLEL and list    the primary characteristics that identify a series-parallel circuit.

4. Calculate total resistance, total voltage, total current , and total power for series and parallel circuits.

5. Explain the effect of opens and shorts in series   and parallel circuits.

6. Analyze and create voltage dividers.

7.      Define cells and batteries and the basic types of each.

8. Discuss the basic laws of magnetism.

9.      List the basic designs used for inductors and the properties of  each.

10. List the basic designs used for capacitors and the properties of  each.

OUTLINE:                 Subject matter will be presented in the following order:

 READING LAB HOMEWORK TESTS OHM’S LAW, WORK, ENERGY, AND POWER 132 LAB 1 132 ASSIGN 1 QUIZ SERIES DC CIRCUITS PARALLEL DC CIRCUITS SERIES-PARALLEL DC CIRCUITS 132 LAB 2 132 LAB 3 132 ASSIGN 2 QUIZ KIRCHHOFF’S LAWS, VOLTAGE, AND CURRENT DIVIDERS 132 LAB 4 132 ASSIGN 3 QUIZ MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC DEVICES CAPACITORS AND CAPACITANCE INDUCTORS AND INDUCTANCE 132 LAB 5 131 ASSIGN 4 TEST

Parts/Equipment Requirements

 Lab Requirements 132-Lab 1 CircuitMaker Software 132-Lab 2 CircuitMaker Software 132-Lab 3 CircuitMaker Softwareor Test Equipment: Analog or digital multimeter, Lab power supply, Protoboard Parts: 2 - 1K, 1- 8.2K, 27K, 47K 132-Lab 4 CircuitMaker Softwareor Test Equipment: Analog or digital multimeter, Lab power supply, Protoboard Parts: 1 - 100, 1 - 1K, 1 - 8.2K, 10K, 1 - 27K ohm resistors 132-Lab 5 CircuitMaker Softwareor Test Equipment: Analog or digital multimeter, Lab power supply, Protoboard Parts: 2 - 5.1K, 2 - 10K, 1 - 27K ohm resistors