This course extends the basic concepts introduced in DC Analysis (TEL 101) to incorporate time-varying voltages and currents. AC (Alternating Current) circuit analysis introduces the basic behavior of capacitors and inductors, as well as series/parallel circuits. Students also learn to analyze Power (real, reactive, apparent) in various AC circuit configurations, including series/parallel resonance.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Convert circuit elements from time domain to phasor (complex) representation and from phasor back to time domain;
Analyze currents and voltages in Rl, Rc, Rlc circuits using phasors;
Use software simulators to obtain various currents and voltages in Rl, Rc, Rlc circuits;
Calculate reactive, apparent, and real power in single phase and multiphase circuits;
Analyze series and parallel resonant circuits;
Analyze transformer circuits;
Demonstrate knowledge of safety in the use of various test equipment;
Produce an accurate and neat laboratory report.