COMPLEX AC CIRCUITS

  • Program: Electronics Technology
  • Course: Complex AC Circuits
  • Course #: ELEC1100
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with the basic electronic concepts as they apply to RCL circuits such as resonant, filter and timing circuits. The student will compute voltages, currents and times in these circuits. These will then be compared with data measured with both multimeter and oscilloscope. Circuits will be designed and evaluated by breadboarding and/or computer simulation software.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Explain the operation of RCL circuits
Calculate the impedance of combination RCL circuits
Analyze series and parallel resonant circuits
Calculate the circuit Q, bandwidth and Resonant Frequency of RCL circuits
Discuss the applications of resonant circuits
Calculate the Power Factor of a circuit
Analyze low pass different types of filter circuits
Determine time constants for different circuit configurations
Analyze the universal time constant chart

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  ELEC1050 or equivalent
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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