up coming 36 hr course 12/3/11

36 hrmath electric August bcc 2012 reg form

This class is a required prerequisite* to the Introductory 40-hour Photovoltaic (PV) Design and Installation Class. Those who pass the test at the end of the class will be able to register for the 40-hour Introductory PV class. Those who have not mastered the material will have to retake this class.

*Electricians and electrical engineers are not required to take this class.

Topical Outline
Introduction to power, current voltage, resistance, Ohms Law and Watts Law
Problem solving
Load calculations
Structure of the atom
Valence shells
Conductors
Insulators
Semiconductors
Electrical fields
Magnetism, electrical history and service types
Electrical production
AC & DC
Transformers
Generators
Batteries
Electromagnetic induction
Sine waves
Inverters and rectifiers
Loads
Voltage drop
Ampacity
PV and photons
Semiconductors
Circuits
OCPDs
Resistive, inductive and capacitive loads
Wiring in series and parallel circuits
Examples & problem solving
Voltage drop
Wiring in parallel; examples and practice problems
Combination circuits; practice problems
Meter types and uses
Hands-on exercises
Service panels and voltages
Short circuits and overcurrents
Demand and calculated load
Grounding and bonding
Conduits
NEC

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