NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
ETR 113 - DC FUNDAMENTALS (4 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Study of DC circuits, capacitors, magnetism and inductors. The concepts of equivalent circuits and network theorems as applied to DC circuit analysis. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE

ETR 113 is designed as a one semester, lecture and laboratory course covering circuit fundamentals.

ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES

Prerequisites: MTH 115 - "Technical Mathematics I"

COURSE OBJECTIVES

As a result of the learning experiences provided in this course, the student should be able to:

    1. know the basic principles associated with DC circuits and circuit elements
    2. know the circuit properties of capacitance and inductance
    3. know the techniques and theorems of network analysis as applied to direct current circuits
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED

LECTURE

    1. Current & voltage
    2. Resistance
    3. Work & power
    4. Series & parallel resistances
    5. Network theorems and equivalent circuits
    6. Capacitance - magnetism - inductance
LABORATORY
    1. Laboratory equipment familiarization
    2. Resistor color code/ohmmeter
    3. OHM's law
    4. Series circuits
    5. Parallel circuits
    6. Series/Parallel circuits
    7. Voltmeter loading
    8. Superposition theorem
    9. Thevenin's theorem
    10. Wheat stone Bridge
    11. Voltage rise in a capacitor
    12. Soldering Techniques
Revised 8/89


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