ETY155 - Electricity

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Subject Description
This course begins the network analysis stream in the Technology program. All of the basic concepts of D.C. electricity are introduced at a math level consistent with that being done in MTH 155. Thevenin and Norton Theorems are covered in the D.C. Networks area.

Credit Status
One subject credit in Computer Engineering Technology, Electronic Engineering Technology programs, and Electronic Engineering Technician programs. 

One credit towards the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training, Applied Electronic Troubleshooting Techniques certificate program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the safe setup, verification, troubleshooting, and operation of the lab equipment (digital multimeters and power supplies), simulation software (OrCAD), and apply calculations to investigate resistive circuits in terms of charge, resistance, current, and voltage
  2. Identify and measure electrical properties in resistive series, parallel and series-parallel circuits using schematic diagrams and breadboard constructions.
  3. Apply the five main circuit laws (Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Voltage and Current Laws, and Voltage and Current Divider Rules) to resistive series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits.
  4. Calculate energy, power, and efficiency in resistive series-parallel circuits.
  5. Explain characteristics and differences between DC voltage and current sources, and describe applications.
  6. Identify and apply network theorems (Superposition Theorem, Thévenin's Theorem, and Maximum Power Transfer Theorem) to resistive circuits.

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