20 credits at level HE4
An introduction to fundamental electrical quantites, relationships and laws together with the underlying basic mathematics.
An introduction to the use of laboratory measuring equipment and IT.
An introduction to computer programming and the Internet.
Review of algebraic skills and manipulation of formulae.
Electronic component identification and construction of simple circuits.
Fundamental circuit laws and units.
Ohm's law, Kirchoff's laws, analysis of dc resistive networks, components connected in series and parallel, potential dividers and current division.
Capacitance and inductance, transient behaviour of CR and LR circuits,
electromagnetic induction (motion and transformer).
AC circuits, reactance, impedance, resonance. Instantaneous, peak, rms and mean values of the sinusoidal function. Frequency, angular velocity and periodic time. Phase shift and phasor diagrams.
Searching techniques for the Internet.
Simple programming in C.
Learning will be largely student centred with structure provided by a series of workbooks containing lecture notes, laboratory exercises and tutorials leading to built-in assessment tests.
Students will be required to analyse a number of dc and ac circuits and to measure and evaluate their performance in the laboratory.
An assignment will be completed in an appropriate area of study to show ability to gather technical information, analyse it and present findings comprehensibly.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||identify and select suitable electronic components for dc and ac circuits.||construct simple electronic circuits according to a specification.|
|2.||use appropriate instrumentation to obtain performance measurements from dc and ac circuits.||measure circuit parameters using a variety of test equipment.|
|3.||be able to analyse dc and ac circuits using appropriate mathematical techniques.||solve practical and theoretical problems relating to electrical and electronic circuits.|
|4.||be able to use the Internet effectively to source technical information.||extract and present information from the Internet in a meaningful way.|
|5.||be familiar with an integrated design environment (IDE) to code simple programs in C.||input code, compile and execute simple programs in C.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
J. Bird, Electrical and electronic principles and technology, Oxford : Newnes, 2003
Christopher R. Robertson, Fundamental electrical and electronic principles, Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2001
L Mustoe, Mathematics in Engieering and Science, Wiley, 1998
G Bronson, A First Book of C, Thompson, 2000
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