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Course Description

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Electronic Technology - ELECT 138

AC Circuits and Mathematical Modeling

5 Credit Hours
2 Lecture Hours
3 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to explore the theory and application of AC Fundamentals. Sine wave generation and analysis will be studied. The theory of Kirchhoff’s laws will be used to solve AC series, parallel and series-parallel circuits using the method of phasors. Other topics covered include capacitors, inductors, transformers, resonance, passive filters, RC and RL circuits. Laboratory experiments are utilized to teach the use of common test equipment and to demonstrate the principals taught in lecture.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain passive electronics components.
  • Explain passive electronics symbols.
  • Validate Ohm’s law to mathematically modeled AC circuits.
  • Validate the power law to mathematically modeled AC circuits.
  • Validate Kirchhoff’s laws to mathematically modeled AC circuits.
  • Construct series resistive/capacitive AC circuits.
  • Construct series resistive/inductive AC circuits.
  • Construct series resistive/capacitive/inductive AC circuits.
  • Construct parallel resistive/capacitive AC circuits.
  • Construct parallel resistive/inductive AC circuits.
  • Construct parallel resistive/capacitive/inductive AC circuits.
  • Measure electrical magnitudes of series AC circuits.
  • Measure electrical magnitudes of parallel AC circuits.
  • Measure electrical magnitudes of series/parallel AC circuits.
  • Explain phasor relationships of AC circuits.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/30/2021

 138544514AC Circuits Math ModelMEC5Schlick W12/16/0Open$52.00T  08:00 AM-12:51 PM MEC220
 138544558AC Circuits Math ModelMEC5Wilbourn R3/16/0Open$52.00W  05:00 PM-09:51 PM MEC220

Winter; 2022; ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 138514505AC Circuits Math ModelMEC5Schlick W16/20/0Open$52.00R  08:00 AM-12:51 PM MEC230
 138514551AC Circuits Math ModelMEC5Wilbourn R13/20/0Open$52.00T  05:00 PM-09:51 PM MEC230

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday