The major goals for a student taking this course are:
To introduce basic principles of direct current(dc) in electrical/electronic systems.
To identify a variety of methods useful in analyzing dc circuits.
Upon completion of this course, students should:
Understand the basic principles and concepts relative to direct current.
Understand important issues in the analysis of dc circuits.
Understand the laws and theorems governing the analysis of dc circuits.
(e.g., Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law, Kirchhoff’s Current Law, Ohm’s Law).
Understand relationships between voltage, current and resistance.
Understand the significance of engineering notation and the resistor color code.
TUnderstand basic troubleshooting principles of a dc circuit.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
Determine the value of resistors according to their color code.
Identify a circuit as either series, parallel or combination.
Analyze circuits using a variety of theorems or other analysis methods
(e.g., Superposition, Thevenin, Node, Norton)
Troubleshoot various dc circuits