- Course Number:
- CMET 227
- Course Title:
- Applied Electricity Fundamentals
- Credit Hours:
- 2
- Lecture Hours:
- 10
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- 0
- Lab Hours:
- 30
- Special Fee:
- $12.00

#### Course Description

Introduces fundamental principles of electricity as applied to mechanical systems. Principle topics covered: basic electrical theory, electric motors, controls, and energy consumption considerations. Prerequisites: CMET 112. Audit available.#### Intended Outcomes for the course

The student will be able to:

- Apply basic principles of electricity to the analysis of electric circuits.
- Describe how the basic components of a photovoltaic electric system function.
- Explain the principle of operation and characteristics of a three-phase motor.
- Operate a Volt/Amp meter to analyze simple DC circuits.
- Describe energy conservation in the context of a reusable energy system.
- List two main purposes of transformers and perform various basic transformer computations.

#### Outcome Assessment Strategies

- Homework, laboratory worksheets, and quizzes may be used to assess outcomes.
- Specific evaluation procedures will be defined during the first week of class.
- In general, grading will depend on homework, quizzes, and lab work.

#### Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

THEMES, CONCEPTS, AND ISSUES:

- Electrical circuits consist of certain basic components.
- Renewable energy applications are a "real world" use of circuit components and principles.
- Energy conservation depends on design choices.
- Three-phase motors are found in many practical applications.

CONTENT

- Basic Principles of Electricity
- OHMS Law
- Kirchoff's Law
- Direct Current
- Alternating Current
- Series circuits
- Parallel circuits

- Photovoltaic Electric Systems
- Batteries
- Charge controllers
- Inverters
- Loads

- Electric Motors
- Types
- Operation
- Control

- In The Laboratory
- Measure current
- Measure voltage
- Measure power
- Observe and measure photovoltaic electric system operation
- Observe and measure motor operation

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

The student will be able to:

- Apply basic electrical principles to circuit analysis.
- Sketch a simple photovoltaic electric system.
- Sketch the output of a three-phase motor.
- Apply conservation principles in designing the load for a photovoltaic electric system.