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ELT 111 : Syllabus
  
 
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COURSE NAME:
Circuit Analysis I (3 Credits)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Topics under study in ELT 111 introduce students to theory and principles of circuit analysis such as series, parallel, and series/parallel dc circuits, as well as network theorems. Topics such as Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff ‘s Current and Voltage Laws, and Current and Voltage dividers are covered in detail. To supplement the lectures and textbook problems, additional study materials, sample test, lecture notes, and other internet resources can be found at http://sst.nsu.edu/elt111.

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION:
Instructional methods to be employed in the course are lectures, demonstrations, class discussions, group discussions, drills, and class work.

PRE/CO-REQUISITES:
MTH 151

COURSE RATIONALE:
ELT 111 is a required program core course which introduces direct current while applying the concepts learned in MTH 151. This course will act as a springboard for subsequent electronics courses such as ELT 212, 313, and 499. This course introduces the student to methods of circuit analysis used today, therefore an additional rationale for this course is the practical application that students will need when entering the technology workforce.

COURSE GOALS AND INTENDED OUTCOME:
By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze an array of series, parallel, and series/parallel circuits.
  • Calculate circuits using various Network Theorems.
  • Interpret Network theorems and analyze them by applying them to the circuits.
  • Explain relationships between voltage , current and resistance in series, parallel, and series/parallel circuits.
  • Explain the application of Kirchhoff’s Laws and their place in electronics circuits.
  • REQUIRED TEXT & MATERIALS:

  • TEXT: Boylestad, Robert L., Introductory Circuit Analysis. 11th edition.
  • Boylestad / Kousourou Experiment in Circuit Analysis, 11th Edition
  • DC/AC : The Basics 0-675-20918-8
  • Nashelsk / Boylestad Basics Applied to Circuit Analysis 0675201616
  • TI-83 Graphing Calculator or equivalent
  • COURSE OUTLINE:
    Week 1 Introduction
    Introduction to DC
    Unit of Measurement and conversion between levels of power of Ten
    Week 2 Conversion within and between Systems of units
    Symbols and conversion tables
    TEST – CONVERSION, UNITS OF MEASUREMENT, AND SYMBOLS
    Week 3 Current and Voltage
    Atoms and Their structure
    Fixed (dc) Supplies
    Week 4 Conductors and Insulators
    Semiconductors
    Week 5 Ammeters and Voltmeters
    TEST –ATOMS AND THEIR STRUCTURE, CONDUCTORS AND INSULATORS ,POWER SUPPLIES AND AMMETERS AND VOLTMETERS
    Week 6 Color Coding and standard Resistors Values
    Conductance
    Types of Resistors
    Week 7 Thermistors (Read)
    Photo Conductive Cell (Read) and Varistors (Read)
    TEST – COLOR CODING, CONDUCTANCE, TYPE OF RESISTORS AND PHOTO CONDUCTIVE CELL
    Week 8 Ohm’s Law, Power and energy
    Ohm’s Law and Plotting Ohm’s Law
    Power Wattmeters (Read) Circuit Breaker and Fuses (Read)
    Week 9 TEST OHM’S LAW, POWER AND ENERGY
    Series circuits, Voltage Sources in Series
    Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law, interchanging Series Elements
    Week 10 Voltage divider rule, Notation and Internal Resistance of Voltage sources
    TEST, SERIES CIRCUITS,KIRCHHOFF’S LAW AND VOLTAGE DIVIDER RULE
    Week 11 Parallel Elements and parallel networks
    Kirchhoff’s Current, Current Divider rule
    Week 12 Voltage Sources in Parallel and Open and Short circuits
    TEST- PARALLEL NETWORKS, CURRENT DIVIDER RULE
    Series-Parallel Circuit, Ladder network and Descriptive Examples
    Week 13 Methods of Analysis: Current sources in parallel & series and Branch Current Analysis
    TEST- SERIES- PARALLEL NETWORK
    Network Theorems: Superposition Theorem
    Week 14 Thevenin’s Theorem and Norton Theorem
    Maximum power transfer Theorem
    Week 15 TEST THEVENIN AND SUPERPOSITION
    Week 16 Review
    FINAL EXAM

    GRADING STANDARDS:
    Measurement of student comprehension and effectiveness of instruction, homework, quizzes, test and exams will be graded. Student participation in daily class discussions will also be used as measurement tools.
    EVALUATION CRITERIA
    Homework, class participation15%
    Quizzes10%
    Tests30%
    Midterm Exam20%
    Final Exam25%
    Students must complete the course with an average of “C” or better to successfully pass this course. “C-“ constitutes a failing grade. Using the students’ cumulative average of these components, grades will be assigned using the following grading scale.
    GRADING SCALE
    A:90 and above
    B:80 – 89
    C:70 – 79
    D:50 – 69
    F:59 and below (including students who stop coming to class without officially withdrawing from the university)
    W:Students must withdraw according to the procedures outlined in the current course catalog or student handbook to receive a “W” grade.
    The instructor reserves the right to revise the grading criteria as appropriate and will make reasonable attempts to notify students.
    Note:

  • Extra credit will be available at the sole discretion of the instructor.
  • Student absent for more than 20% of class meetings will not receive a passing grade in this course.
  • Continuous tardiness will not be tolerated and can affect grades negatively.
  • Late assignments will not be accepted except for excused absences.
  • Make-up examinations will only be permitted for excused absences, and must be completed on the first day the student returns to class.
  • An incomplete grade will only be permitted under extreme extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the instructor.

    SUCCESS TIPS
    In addition to good attendance and completion of all assignments, planning and self-management skills, good study habits, good time management and a good attitude will greatly increase the likelihood of success in this course. Students needing assistance with any of these success tips need only ask. Norfolk State University, along with your instructor, is committed to doing whatever is necessary to help you achieve your academic, and ultimately your career goals.

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