Master Course Outline
EST 131
Principles of Electricity Theory

Credits: 5 
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60
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
ResistiveInductive Series Circuits
ResistiveInductive 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
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Year Two** 
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*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.
