A Guide to Credit for Prior Learning
Typical Learning Experiences of Students Earning Lower-Level Credit:
- Attend electronics program or gain electronics knowledge through work experience or hobbies.
Typical Learning Experiences of Students Earning Upper-Level Credit:
- Students generally do not earn upper-level credit in the area of AC Theory.
If students are familiar with some (but not necessarily all) of the following topics, they may be eligible for lower-level credit in the area of AC Theory. If knowledge of some of the topics is substantial, the students may consider requesting additional credit in more narrowly defined areas.
- Discuss the dynamics of AC current production.
The AC Cycle
- Explain how waves represent AC current.
- What are three ways in which AC currents, EMFs or waves can differ?
- Define phase.
- Define amplitude.
- Define frequency.
Advantages of AC
- Explain the advantages of AC current.
- How would you calculate power loss in a line using the formula for power loss?
- Define inductance.
- Define impedance.
- What is a resistor?
- What are switches?
- What are capacitors?
- What are transformers?
- What are formulas such as Ohm’s Law and Kirchoff’s Law used to calculate?
- Explain how to calculate impedance.
- Explain how to calculate phase angle.
- When does one use vector addition?
- What does the J operator in front of a number indicate?
- Describe the electricity supply system for residential and industrial use as produced by large generators at power stations.