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DC/AC I  Study Guide

This study guide will help you achieve success in your DC/AC I class.  Please feel free to access this material as often as you like.  If at any time you have questions, please feel free to contact your instructor(s)Before starting the course, please visit Unit 0.  The material in Unit 0 will help you start the course with the proper background.

Patrick Hoppe (262) 619-6462 hoppep@gtc.edu
Randy Reusser (262) 619-6898 reusserr@gtc.edu
Matthew Treu (262) 619-6808 treum@gtc.edu

 

The units listed at the top of this page correspond to the unit listed in the course syllabus.

Unit         TOPIC


  1. Introduction to Basic Concepts of Electricity

    1. Structure of an Atom, and Electron Theory

    2. Conductors, Semi-Conductors, and Insulators

    3. Basic Electrical Quantities
       

  2. Electrical Quantities and Components

    1. Units and Abbreviations

    2. Conductor Characteristics

    3. Resistor Color Code

    4. Measuring Voltage, Current, and Resistance

    5. Schematic Symbols
       

  3. Ohmís Law

    1. Relationship between Electrical Quantities

    2. Scientific Notation, Engineering Notation, Metric Conversion

    3. Current Flow

    4. Polarity and Voltage

    5. Work, Energy, and Power
       

  4. Series Circuits, and Parallel Circuits

    1. Resistance in Series Circuits

    2. Resistance in Parallel Circuits

    3. Voltage in Series Circuits

    4. Voltage in Parallel Circuits

    5. Kirchhoff'sí Voltage Law

    6. Kirchhoff's Current Law

    7. Power in Series and Parallel Circuits

    8. Troubleshooting Series and Parallel Circuits

       

  5. Series-Parallel Circuits

    1. Total Resistance in Series-Parallel Circuits

    2. Voltage in Series-Parallel Circuits

    3. Current in Series-Parallel Circuits

    4. Power in Series-Parallel Circuits

    5. Wheatstone Bridge

    6. Delta and Wye Conversions
       

  6. Network Theorems

    1. Maximum Power Transfer Theorem

    2. Superposition Theorem

    3. Theveninís Theorem

    4. Nortonís Theorem
       

  7. Cells and Batteries

    1. Dry Cells

    2. Rechargeable Batteries

    3. Lead-acid Batteries

    4. Battery Charging Methods
       

  8. Magnetism and Electromagnetism

    1. Fundamental Laws

    2. Units, Terms, Symbols

    3. Core Materials

    4. B-H Curve, Hysteresis Curve

    5. Induction

    6. Faradayís Law & Lenzís Law
       

  9. Inductance and Inductors in a DC circuits

    1. Inductors in Series

    2. Inductors in Parallel

    3. RL time constant
       

  10. Capacitance and Capacitors in a DC circuits

    1. Capacitors in Series

    2. Capacitors in Parallel

    3. RC time constant
       

  11. AC voltage

    1. Radians of angular measure

    2. Period & Frequency

    3. Current & Voltage characteristics
       

  12. Transformers

    1. Mutual Inductance

    2. Turns, Current, and Impedance Ratioís

    3. Loses

    4. Types

    5. Color Coding
       

  13. Reactive components

    1. Capacitance, and Inductive Reactance

    2. Phase Relationships

    3. Impedance for RC & RL series circuits

    4. RC & RL series, parallel, and combinational circuits

    5. RLC series and parallel

    6. Power Triangle

    7. Rectangular and Polar vector analysis
       

  14. Series & Parallel Resonance

    1. Resonance

    2. Q

    3. Bandwidth, Bandpass, and Selectivity

       

 


Last Revised:   12/11/2009
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