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EST 131
Principles of Electricity Theory


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
Introduction to electrical theory and terminology, electrical safety, direct current (DC), electrical energy sources, conductors, resistance, circuit types, Ohm's law, circuit calculations and measuring instruments, magnetism, alternating current (AC) single and three phase generation and circuits, and introduction to the National Electrical Code.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • State basic electrical safety rules.
  • Discuss the differences between conductors and insulators.
  • Describe electron theory and Ohm's law.
  • Discuss the sources of electrical energy.
  • Describe magnets, magnetic fields and electromagnetism
  • Calculate a resistor code and measure to determine if it is within its tolerance.
  • Ability to calculate series, parallel, and combination circuits.
  • Demonstrate use of DMM to measure circuits.
  • Use of NEC to determine conductor syzes, insulation ratings by application.
  • Describe magnetic induction.
  • Compute peak, RMS, and average voltage and current in AC.
  • Discuss inductance and compute inductive reactance.
  • Calculate power factor and values in a resistive inductive (RL) circuit.
  • Describe single and three phase power.
  • Discuss capacitive inductive (CL) resistive AC circuits.

  • Course Topics
  • Electrical Safety
  • Atomic Structure
  • Electrical Quantities and Ohm's Law
  • Static Electricity
  • Magnetism
  • Resistors
  • Series Circuits
  • Parallel Circuits
  • Combination Circuits
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Determine Conductor Sizes
  • Conduction in Liquids and Gases
  • Batteries and Other Sources of Electricity
  • Magnetic Induction
  • Basic Trigonometry and Vectors
  • Alternating Current (AC)
  • Inductive in AC Circuits
  • Resistive-Inductive Series Circuits
  • Resistive-Inductive Parallel Circuits

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 131
    Fall 2014
    0931
    Charles Miller
    EST 131
    Fall 2014
    0980
    Charles Miller
    EST 131
    Fall 2014
    8243
    Chet Mills
    EST 131
    Winter 2014
    0931
    Charles Miller
    EST 131
    Winter 2014
    8243
    Chet Mills


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.