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SECTION 1:                          Electronics 131 - Foundations Of Electronics

This section is designed to provide a solid foundation for the study of electricity/electronics by introducing the fundamental laws of electricity and electrical safety. It builds upon those fundamentals by the study of Ohm's Law, current, voltage, resistance, power sources, and DC measuring instruments.

OBJECTIVES:

Students successfully completing this section will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

1. Discuss and describe the nature of electricity and the force that makes current move from one point to another around a closed electrical circuit.

2. Discuss and describe proper procedures concerning electrical safety.

3. Discuss and describe the nature of resistors and their effect on DC circuits.

4. Discuss and describe electrical units and notations.

5. Discuss and describe the use of multimeters.

6.      Understand current flow, polarity, and voltage.

7. Use powers of ten and scientific notation.

8. Define polarity and its effect concerning electrical circuits.

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

 READING LAB HOMEWORK TESTS ELECTRICAL SAFETY SURVEY OF ELECTRONICS ELECTRICITY/ELECTRONICS UNITS AND NOTATIONS 131 LAB 1 131 ASSIGN 1 QUIZ ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES ELECTRICAL QUANTITIES 131 LAB 2 131 LAB 3 131 ASSIGN 2 QUIZ RESISTORS 131 LAB 4 131 ASSIGN 3 QUIZ CIRCUIT MEASUREMENT 131 LAB 5 131 ASSIGN 4 TEST

Parts/Equipment Requirements

 Lab Requirements 131-Lab 1 Test Equipment: Analog Multimeter (May use lab meter) 131-Lab 2 Test Equipment: Analog or digital meter (May use lab meter) Parts: 2 - 100, 2 - 1K, 1 - 5.1K, 4 - 10K, 1 - 27K, 1 - 681K, 1 - 1M, 1 - 10M ohm resistors, 1 - 100K Ohm, 1/2 Watt, Linear potentiometer 131-Lab 3 Test Equipment: Analog or digital multimeter (May use lab meter), Protoboard Parts: 2 - 100, 2 - 1K, 1 - 5.1K, 4 - 10K, 1 - 27K, 1 - 681K, 1 - 1M, 1 - 10M ohm resistors 131-Lab 4 Test Equipment: Analog or digital multimeter (May use lab meter), Protoboard Parts: 1 - 9 Volt Battery and battery clip (Or DC power supply in lab may be used), 1 - 5.1K, 2 - 10K, 1 - 27K ohm resistors 131-Lab 5 Test Equipment: Analog or digital multimeter (May use lab meter), Protoboard, Lab power supply Parts: 2 - 100, 2 - 1K, 1 - 10K ohm resistors