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EL 130 - Electrical Principles I

Credit Hours: 4

Presents the foundations of basic DC circuit analysis concepts. Topics include: structure of matter, electron theory, conductors/insulators, electromotive force, conventional current, electron flow, voltage, resistance, factors effecting resistance, Ohm’s Law, resistors in series, parallel and series/parallel, distribution of voltage and current, voltage and current divider rule, Kirchhoff’s current and voltage laws, electrical power, analysis of capacitive/inductive series, parallel and series/parallel DC circuits.

Course Outcomes
At the completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts as they apply to electrical circuits;
  • demonstrate an understanding of electrical terminology, symbols and units;
  • identify basic components and determine their function in various types of circuits;
  • apply electrical theory and concepts to determine the circuital values of voltage, current and power; and
  • employ a systematic and methodical approach to mathematically solving circuital problems.


Corequisites: EL 131, MT 121
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