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Electronic Circuits
ELE CIRCUITS
CLASS CODE: EET 251 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Introduction to electronic control systems, feedback control theory, and Programmable Logic Controllers. Electromechanical components: sensors, motors, and driver circuits. Mechanics: gears, springs, friction, and inertia. Interface circuits between mechanics and electronics. Student presentations covering some of the class topics are required. Laboratory exercises are included.
DESCRIPTION: Introduction to electronic control systems, feedback control theory, and Programmable Logic Controllers. Electromechanical components: sensors, motors, and driver circuits. Mechanics: gears, springs, friction, and inertia. Interface circuits between mechanics and electronics. Student presentations covering some of the class topics are required. Computers are used to program PLCs, create graphics for class presentations and write reports. Laboratory exercises are included.
TOPICS: Introduction to electronic control systems, feedback control theory, and Programmable Logic Controllers. Electromechanical components: sensors, motors, and driver circuits. Mechanics: gears, springs, friction, and inertia. Interface circuits between mechanics and electronics.

OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this course students will be able to:
1. Explain the operation of open-loop and closed-loop control systems;
2. Show how process control systems differ from servomechanisms;
3. Identify, and explain the operation of, control system components;
4. Learn technical material from books, or other published sources, and explain it to a group of their peers.

REQUIREMENTS: Students will present assigned conrol theory topics to the class.
PREREQUISITES: EET 151, EET 152, EET 153; Corequisite: Math 112
OTHER: Offered Fall and Winter.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1995