ELEC 160 Basic Electronics 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Basic knowledge of electricity and electronics is essential for many majors spanning medical, computer, agricultural, navigation, manufacturing, and telecommunications fields in both the public and private sectors. This course covers all the basic concepts in electricity and electronics, including electricity and magnetism, transformers, alternating and direct currents, magnetic fields, and semiconductor devices. A schema of scientific reasoning, methods of inquiry and experimental design are foundational. The scientific method is combined with hands-on laboratory experiments, allowing students to apply quantitative and qualitative reasoning skills, and to solve problems and test hypotheses using data, analysis, and predictive techniques. Applying the scientific method to real-life situations encourages students to develop critical thinking skills.