ELT 141 Circuits I (4 credits)

Course topics include the introduction and use of DC and AC voltage sources, along with resistors, capacitors and inductors in series, parallel and series/parallel circuits. Circuits are analyzed using Ohm's Law, Watt's law, Kirchhoff's current and voltage laws. The course concludes with the application of these basic concepts to high-pass, low-pass, band-pass and band-reject filters. Laboratory exercises emphasize the construction, analysis, measurement and trouble shooting of basic RLC circuits using state of the art laboratory equipment. Thevenin's theorem, Norton's theorem, transformers, the use of algebra, complex numbers, engineering notation and the use of scientific calculators are also covered. Lecture hours and lab hours are required for this course. Prerequisite: MAT 114 or equivalent.