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D.C.  Electronics

Recommended Textbooks –   Electricity and ElectronicsBasic Electronics

1. Fundamental Definitions and Relationships
Use scientific notation in solving problems
Describe the structure of atoms and relate that structure to conductors and insulators.
Distinguish between mechanical work, energy, and power.
Identify the differences between various DC and AC voltages.
Identify various voltage sources.
Solve problems involving electrical power and efficiency.

2. Resistance
-Solve for conductance when given a resistance.
-Solve for resistance when conductance is specified.
-Choose a correct wire size when given current in a load.
-Distinguish between types of resistors, based on construction and physical size.
-Determine resistance when given a color code.
-Specify the color code for a given resistance.

3. Basic Electric Circuit and Ohm’s Law
List the requirements of a closed circuit.
Apply Ohm’s Law to an entire circuit or to part of a circuit.
Solve for and verify by measurement current, voltage, or resistance

4. Series and Parallel Circuits
Calculate the total resistance of a series circuit.
Calculate current in a series circuit when given a source voltage.
Demonstrate that the sum of the voltage drops in a series circuit is equal to source voltage.
Apply Ohm’s Law to the solution of series circuits.
Verify circuit calculations by measurement.
Identify possible circuit faults when given a set of measurements.
Define voltage and current relations in a parallel circuit.
Solve for equivalent resistance of two branch and multi branch circuits.
Use current summing techniques to analyze parallel circuits.
Make current and voltage measurements and identify possible causes of a malfunction

5. Series-Parallel Circuits
Calculate voltages and currents in a single source series-parallel circuit.
Reduce a series-parallel circuit to a series equivalent circuit.
Analyze series-parallel circuits.
Verify circuit calculations by measurement.
Solve voltage divider and balanced-bridge problems.

6. Network Theorems
Specify input and output currents at circuit nodes.
Solve problems using the Voltage Division Rule.
Solve problems using the Current Division Rule.
Use the superposition theorem to analyze elementary two source circuits.
Use Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems to analyze elementary circuits.

7. Power in DC Circuits
Compute power when given voltage or current and resistance.
Determine the overall efficiency of a complete circuit.
Calculate the load resistance for maximum power transfer
Define ideal voltage and current sources.
Convert a voltage source to a current source.
Convert a current source to a voltage source.

8. Capacitors in DC Circuits
Use the physical characteristics of a capacitor to calculate capacitance.
Describe mathematically the relationship between charge, voltage, capacitance, and stored energy.
Solve problems involving the equivalent capacitance for series, parallel, and series-parallel capacitors.


AC Electronics

1. Electromagnetism
Describe the magnetic field.
Describe electromagnetism.
Describe common electromagnetic devices.
Describe magnetic hysteresis.
Describe electromagnetic induction.
Demonstrate applications of electromagnetic induction.

2. AC Voltages and Currents
Analyze the various types of alternating voltages and currents, such as pulse waves, square waves, saw tooth waves, triangular waves, and sine waves.
Define the meaning of period and the mathematical relationship between frequency and period.
Solve problems involving relationships between the effective, peak, and peak-to-peak values of alternating current waveforms.
Use an oscilloscope to measure amplitude, period and frequency of alternating waveforms.

3. Phasors and Complex Numbers
Use a phasor to represent a sine wave.
Use complex numbers to express phasor quantities.
Represent phasors in two complex forms.
Do mathematical operations with complex numbers.

4. Capacitors
Describe the basic structure and characteristics of a capacitor.
Discuss various types of capacitors.
Analyze series capacitors.
Analyze parallel capacitors.
Analyze capacitive DC circuits.
Analyze capacitive AC circuits.
Discuss some capacitor applications.

5. Inductors
Describe the basic structure and characteristics of an inductor.
Discuss various types of inductors.
Analyze series inductors.
Analyze parallel inductors.
Analyze inductive DC switching circuits.
Analyze inductive AC circuits.
Discuss some inductor applications.

6. Transformers
Explain mutual inductance.
Describe how a transformer is constructed and how it operates.
Explain how a step-up transformer works.
Explain how a step-down transformer works.
Discuss the effect of a resistive load across the secondary winding.
Discuss the concept of a reflected load in a transformer.
Discuss impedance matching with transformers.
Explain how the transformer acts as an isolation device.
Describe a practical transformer.
Describe several types of transformers.

7. RC Circuits
Describe the relationship between current and voltage in an RC circuit.
Determine impedance and phase angle in a series RC circuit.
Analyze a series RC circuit.
Determine impedance and phase angle in a parallel RC circuit.
Analyze a parallel RC circuit.
Analyze series-parallel RC circuits.
Determine power in RC circuits.
Discuss some basic RC applications.
Troubleshoot RC circuits.

8. RL Circuits
Describe the relationship between current and voltage in an RL circuit.
Determine impedance and phase angle in a series RL circuit.
Analyze a series RL circuit.
Determine impedance and phase angle in a parallel RL circuit.
Analyze a parallel RL circuit.
Analyze series-parallel RL circuit.
Determine power in RL circuits.
Discuss some basic RL applications.
Troubleshoot RL circuits.

9. RLC Circuits and Resonance
Determine the impedance of a series RLC circuit.
Analyze series RLC circuits.
Analyze a circuit for resonance.
Determine the impedance of a parallel resonant circuit.
Analyze parallel and series-parallel RLC circuits.
Analyze a circuit for parallel resonance.
Determine the bandwidth of resonant circuits.
Discuss some system applications of resonant circuits.


Digital Electronics

Recommended Textbooks:  Digital Systems

1. Analog and Digital Electronics Foundations
Introduction to Digital Electronics
Information and Logic
Voltage as Logic High and Logic Low
Analog and Digital Waveforms
Differences Between Analog and Digital Waveforms
Reading Waveforms
Voltage Sources, Single Source Loops

2. Number Systems
Counting and Converting Number Systems
Adding and Subtracting in Binary

3. Logic Gates
Logic Gates
The Logic Symbols for the AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR Gates.
Writing the Truth Tables for the Common Gates.
The Exclusive OR and Exclusive NOR Functions
Parity Generator Circuit

4. Using Digital Logic and simple Interfacing
IC Specifications
Use a Databook to Determine

5. Constructing Circuit using Boolean Algebra and Decoding
Boolean Expressions for Combinational Circuits
Boolean Expressions and Truth Tables
Develop Boolean Expressions for Truth Tables.
Develop Output Waveforms from Truth Tables
Gate Selection for Particular Waveforms
Combinational Logic
Binary Coded Decimal To Seven-Segment Display Decoding
Creating the Truth Table
BCD to Seven-Segment Decoding

6. Binary Arithmetic
Adder and Subtractor Design
Half Adder Function
Draw Half Adder Logic Diagram Using Logic Gates

7. Flip-Flops and Multivibrators
Introduction to Latches and Flip-Flops
Build Flip-Flops Using Crossed-NAND (NOR) Gates
Memory Storage
Constructing the R-S Flip-Flop Using Gates
Operation of a Set-Reset Flip-Flop
Operation of a Gated R-S Flip-Flop
The JK Flip-Flop
Operation of a JK Flip-Flop
Toggling a JK Flip-Flop
The Monostable Multivibrator and the 555 Timer
Operation of a Two Phase, Non-Overlapping Clock
555 Timer as a Monostable Multivibrator (One-Shot)

8. Counters
Ripple Counter and Divide by N Counters
Operation of a Counter Using J-K Flip-Flops
Divide by N Counter Using J-K Flip-Flops
Up/Down Counters
Operation of a Synchronous Up/Down Counter
Operation of a Ripple Counter as a Up/Down Counter
Light Emitting Diodes
Seven Segment LED Displays


Solid State

Recommended Textbooks:   Electronic Devices

1. Semiconductors Basics
2. Diode Applications
3. Special-Purpose Diodes
4. Power Supplies
5. Transistor Circuits
6. Field-Effect Transistors
7. Thyristors
8. UJT’s
9. The Operational Amplifier
10. Oscillators
11. Voltage Regulators