# EE115 Fundamental Properties of AC Circuit/Lab

EE115 Fundamental Properties of AC Circuit/Lab
TEXT, DESCRIPTION, AND OBJECTIVES
Required Text
Schultz, M. (2016). Grob’s Basic Electronics (12th Edition). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Publishing.
ISBN: 9780073373874
Course Description
This course is a continuation of EE105. The student is introduced to the concepts and laws which describe the behavior of AC circuits. After an introduction to capacitive and inductive circuits, the behavior of RL, RC, and RLC circuits is analyzed using circuit theories. Transformer theory is also covered. A circuit simulation tool is used to build and test AC circuits and to demonstrate the use of an oscilloscope.
Course Objectives
⦁ Identify a sinusoidal waveform and its characteristics.
⦁ Apply the basic circuit rules to resistive AC circuits.
⦁ Calculate peak, peak to peak, and RMS voltage in an AC circuit.
⦁ Explain the operation of an oscilloscope as it is used to measure AC waveforms.
⦁ Explain how capacitors and inductors work in an AC circuit.
⦁ Describe how a transformer is constructed and how it increases or decreases voltage.
⦁ Describe the relationship between current and voltage in an RC circuit.
⦁ Describe the relationship between current and voltage in an RL circuit.
Prerequisites
EE105 and MA111 or MA141
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Week 1 – Alternating Voltage and Current ⦁ Reading – Introduction to Alternating Voltage and Current
⦁ Lecture 1 – Alternating Current Characteristics
⦁ Lecture 2 – Alternating Current Circuits
⦁ Presentation – Introduction to Virtual Instruments Part 1 & 2
⦁ Discussion – Oscilloscope vs Digital Multimeter
⦁ Assignment – Alternating Voltage and Current
⦁ Lab – Alternating Voltage and Current
Week 2 – Capacitance and Capacitive Reactance ⦁ Reading – Capacitance and Capacitive Reactance
⦁ Lecture 1 – Capacitance
⦁ Lecture 2 – Capacitive Reactance
⦁ Presentation – Capacitive Reactance
⦁ Discussion – Engineering Procedure
⦁ Assignment – Capacitance and Capacitive Reactance
⦁ Lab – Capacitive Reactance
Week 3 – Capacitive Circuits ⦁ Reading – Capacitive Circuits
⦁ Lecture 1 – Series Capacitive Reactive Circuits
⦁ Lecture 2 – Parallel Capacitive Reactive Circuits
⦁ Presentation – Multisim Single Frequency Analysis
⦁ Discussion – Safety Considerations for Electrolytic Capacitors
⦁ Assignment – Capacitive Circuits
⦁ Lab – Capacitive Circuits
Week 4 – Inductance ⦁ Reading – Inductance
⦁ Lecture 1 – Inductance
⦁ Lecture 2 – Transformers
⦁ Presentation – Multisim Transformers Part 1 & 2
⦁ Discussion – Transformer Applications
⦁ Assignment – Inductance
⦁ Lab – Transformers
⦁ Midterm
Week 5 – Inductive Reactance and Inductive Circuits ⦁ Reading – Inductive Reactance and Inductive Circuits
⦁ Lecture 1 – Inductive Reactance
⦁ Lecture 2 – Inductive Circuits
⦁ Presentation – Multisim Parallel Inductive Reactive Circuit
⦁ Discussion – Inductive Reactance
⦁ Assignment – Series
⦁ Lab – Series and Parallel Inductive Reactive Circuits
Week 6 – RC and L/R Time Constants ⦁ Reading – RC and L/R Time Constants
⦁ Lecture 1 – Series RL Circuits
⦁ Lecture 2 – Series RC Circuits
⦁ Presentation – Multisim Series RL