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AMNT 260 : Aircraft Electrical Systems Theory

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Aircraft Electrical Systems Theory
This course is an introduction to aircraft electrical systems. The study of the principles and concepts of basic DC and AC electrical theory, magnetism, batteries, generators, motors, voltage regulators, circuit protection, and electrical component installations are included in this course.

This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge into the principles, fundamentals and technical procedures in the subject area. Upon successful completion of the course the student will a have an operational knowledge of aircraft electrical systems theory and applications.

1. Describe and apply aircraft electrical components and flow application, including operation and maintenance.2. Interpret the fundamental physics of electricity production as it relates to aircraft.3. Illustrate series, parallel, and complex DC circuits with resistors using mathematical equations of Ohm's and Kirchoff's Laws.4. Identify and demonstrate the theory, design, and construction of different types of aircraft batteries, their use, safety, and care.5. Interpret basic rules of AC circuits with resistance, capacitance, and inductance.6. Classify, describe and explain various types of aircraft protection devices and their applications.7. Evaluate basic principles in the use of electrical measuring instruments for aircraft system indication, circuit analysis and troubleshooting.8. Compare and contrast the basic fundamentals of AC and DC motors.9. Recognize and describe the various types of voltage controls for use in electrical systems.10. Differentiate and explain the basic principle of AC alternators and DC generators.11. Describe and defend the role of the aviation maintenance mechanic in ensuring airworthiness during the performance of aircraft inspections.

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Terry (TJ) Porter - 3/1/2015
John "Keith" Wilson - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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