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Fall 2017 Catalog 
Fall 2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ME 288 - Basic Electricity for Mechanical Equipment

Credit Hours: 3

The course reviews basic electricity using phasor diagram to solve circuits with resistance, inductance and capacitance. Computer software is applied to solve basic electronic circuits. Theory of transformers, delta and Y connections are discussed. Theory of motors and generators are reviewed. The application of AC motors and DC motors are discussed.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • understand basic AC and DC circuit theory;
  • understand basic control and power distribution as supplied in the field of mechanical equipment;
  • become acquainted with the purpose use, and operation of contactors, starters, types of motor controls, and circuitry pertaining to mechanical equipment;
  • setup and operate laboratory equipment pertaining to electricity;
  • write technical reports; and
  • use computer software to solve and analyze electronic power and control circuits.

Prerequisites: MT 121 or MT 125 or permission of the instructor.
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