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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.
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: