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EL 158 - Electrical Circuits II

Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide theoretical background in the following topics: distribution of voltage and current in series/parallel DC networks; advanced methods of circuit analysis for DC circuits such as source conversion, superposition, and Thevenin theorem; alternating current and voltage; sine wave form and values; capacitors or inductors in DC/AC circuits, energy storage and time constant; phase relationship; complex numbers; polar/rectangular conversions; vector representation; alternating current RL, RC and RLC series circuits.

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

  • understand theoretical concepts as they apply to electrical circuits;
  • understand and correctly use 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;
  • describe the difference between DC and AC as they apply to electrical circuits with passive components;
  • apply AC phasor and vector theory to combinational series RLC circuits and determine the voltages, currents, impedance, phase angle, apparent power, true power, reactive power; and
  • employ a systematic and methodical approach to mathematically solving circuital problems.

Prerequisites: EL 118, MT 125
Corequisites: MT 126
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