Introduction to DC/AC Circuits

Basic electrical concepts and laboratory techniques. Current, voltage, resistance and power. Ohm's law, series and parallel resistive circuits. Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws. Loading effects on meters and supplies. Capacitors and Inductors. Charging and discharging. RC and RL time constants. Introduction to AC. Sinusional waveforms, phasors and use of the J operator. Reactance and admittance. Average values and RMS. Laboratory emphasis is on the proper use of standard meters, testing equipment and circuit breadboarding. MATLAB Part I: Introduction to MATLAB, variables, MATLAB functions, data types, writing a MATLAB program, using basic plotting functions. Corequisite: MA-112. (2-2-3)

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