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SECTION 3                            Electronics 133 ACCircuits

AC Circuits is the study of how AC voltages and currents are generated and the effect of  AC on         electronics components such as inductors and capacitors. AC testing procedures will be emphasized.

                                     

OBJECTIVES:         

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

1. Define cycle, alternation, period, peak, peak-to-peak, and effective (rms) values of AC.

2. Define and calculate frequency, period, phase relationship, and amplitude of AC waveforms.

3. Label key parameters of sinusoidal waveforms.

4.  Explain the concept of resonance.

5. Solve for XL , IL , and VL  values in series and parallel inductances.

6. Explain capacitive and inductive reactance.

7. Solve for XC values in series and parallel capacitances.

8. Define and calculate impedance in series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits.                      

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

READING

LAB

HOMEWORK

TESTS

ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION

ALTERNATING CURRENT

AC TEST EQUIPMENT

133 LAB 1

133 LAB 2

133 ASSIGN 1

 

QUIZ

TRANSFORMERS

RC AND RL TRANSIENT RESPONSES

CAPACITIVE AND INDUCTIVE REACTAN                       

133 LAB 3

133 LAB 4

133 ASSIGN 2

 

QUIZ

 

RESONANCE

COUPLING AND FILTER CIRCUITS

133 LAB 5

133 ASSIGN 3

TEST

 

Parts/Equipment Requirements

Lab Requirements
133-Lab 1 CircuitMaker software

or

Test Equipment: Oscilloscope, Signal generator

Parts: 2 - 1K ohm resistors

133-Lab 2 CircuitMaker software

or

Test Equipment: Oscilloscope, Signal generator

Parts: 1 - 100 ohm resistor, 2 - 100 mH coil

133-Lab 3 CircuitMaker software

or

Test Equipment: Oscilloscope, Signal generator

Parts: 1 - 100 ohm resistor, 1 - .1uF, 1 - 1uF capacitor

133-Lab 4 CircuitMaker software

or

Test Equipment: Oscilloscope, Signal generator

Parts: 1 - 100 ohm resistor, 1 - 1uF capacitor, 1 - 100mH coil

133-Lab 5 CircuitMaker software

or

Test Equipment: Oscilloscope, Signal generator

Parts: 1 - 100 ohm resistor, 1 - 1uF capacitor, 1 - 100mH coil

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