AC POWER

  • Program: 360 Programs-Center for Mfg & Applied Eng
  • Course: AC Power
  • Course #: CMAE1552
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course covers investigation of alternating current and its behavior in resistive, inductive and reactive series, parallel, and series/parallel circuits; use of test instrumentation; and electromagnetic induction.

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:
Demonstrate basic safety procedures designed to protect the learners, components, and equipment
Perform calculations using Pythagorean Theorem, the laws of Sine and co-sine, and vector analysis, in relation to electric circuits
Analyze the principles of AC generation and the phase relationships in AC circuits
Define inductance and analyze the effects of inductor in AC circuits
Define capacitance and analyze the effects of capacitor in both AC and DC circuits
Analyze alternating circuits containing resistance, inductance, and capacitance and the laws that govern them
Construct and make measurements for AC circuits from simple to complex
Describe the relationship between true power and apparent power
Identify and solve problems associated AC circuits
Examine transformer applications and the different types of transformers

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  CMAE1550 or equivalent course
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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