CMAE1552 AC Power

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.




CMAE1550 or equivalent course

Course Requirements and 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.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes 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

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details