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BASIC ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS FOR CONTROL FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS 3rd Edition
by
Lawrence (Larry) M. Thompson
Copyright © 2006 by ISA—Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society
ISBN13: 9781556179884
ISBN10: 155617988X
LIST OF CHAPTER OBJECTIVES
CHAPTER 1—ELECTRICAL BASICS
1. Identify electromotive force, current, charge, and work.
2. Define Volt, Amp, and Ohm
3. Determine the fundamental relationship between potential,
current, and resistance.
4. Use numerical prefixes as applied to electricity.
CHAPTER 2—TERMINOLOGY
Define:
Accuracy
Precision
Measurement Uncertainty
Resolution
Least Count
Primary Standard
Secondary Standard
Shop Standard
Calibration
Binary
Octal
Decimal
Hexadecimal
XVI LIST OF CHAPTER OBJECTIVES
CHAPTER 3—MEASUREMENT ERRORS
1. For a given set of measurements, determine:
a. the arithmetic mean
b. individual deviation
c. average deviation
2. Identify the one method to consistently reduce random error in
measurements.
3. Given a table of values, calculate the:
a. deviation
b. mean
c. standard deviation
CHAPTER 4—BASIC ELECTRICAL MEASUREMENT
1. On a given circuit, determine the correct points for measurement
of voltage across selected components.
2. When given two of the three basic quantities use Ohm’s Law to
determine the third.
3. Discuss how to measure current in a:
a. series circuit
b. parallel circuit
4. List the precautions to be taken with each type of measurement.
CHAPTER 5—METER MOVEMENTS
1. List the precautions necessary when using a meter.
2. Match the digital meter display with its significant characteristic.
CHAPTER 6—DC VOLTAGE MEASUREMENT
1. Select the appropriate procedures to determine the value of analog
DC voltmeter multiplier resistors.
2. Draw the schematic of an analog voltmeter, labeling the values for
each multiplier resistor for specified ranges.
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3. Differentiate between a digital DC voltmeter and an analog DC
voltmeter, listing these differences.
4. Perform the appropriate procedures to determine the multiplier
values for extending DC voltmeter range.
5. For a given meter, determine the meter sensitivity.
CHAPTER 7—DC CURRENT MEASUREMENT
1. Determine the total current and total resistance for multiple
resistor combinations in parallel.
2. Draw the circuit position of a meter when measuring current.
3. Perform the appropriate procedures to determine the shunt values
for extending DC ammeter range.
4. Determine meter error when given a list of measurements and the
true values, plotting a calibration curve.
CHAPTER 8—DC BRIDGES
1. Using standard bridge arithmetic, determine the value of an
unknown resistor when given operating values.
2. Determine current flow in a Wheatstone Bridge.
3. Determine the multiplier resistor necessary for a bridge to measure
a selected resistance range.
CHAPTER 9—AC FUNDAMENTALS
1. Given an alternating current waveform, determine the:
a. amplitude
b. frequency
c. phase
d. time period
2. Define the difference in energy content of a direct versus
alternating current.
XVIII LIST OF CHAPTER OBJECTIVES
CHAPTER 10—AC SOURCE FUNDAMENTALS
1. List the general procedures for using a signal/function generator to
produce a specific signal frequency, amplitude, and shape.
2. List the procedure for calibrating the output of a signal/function
generator in applications.
CHAPTER 11—THE OSCILLOSCOPE
1. Identify and label the major components of a cathode ray tube (CRT).
2. Identify and level waveform characteristics when given specified
oscilloscope display waveforms and input/time settings.
3. Identify and determine Lissajous patterns.
CHAPTER 12—REACTIVE COMPONENTS
1. Determine the time constant for an RC circuit.
2. Determine the time constant for an LC circuit.
3. Determine the capacitive reactance when given the capacitance
and frequency.
4. Determine the inductive reactance when given the inductance and
frequency.
5. Determine the impedance of various reactive circuits.
CHAPTER 13—AC MEASUREMENT
1. Draw the waveforms that will be present across a resistor and
diode in series for a specified applied input.
2. Identify and label a halfwave rectifying circuit.
3. Determine the output of a fullwave rectifying circuit.
CHAPTER 14—SOLID STATE: PRINCIPLES
1. Identify bipolar transistors from their schematic representations.
2. Identify characteristics of bipolar transistor amplifiers.
3. Differentiates between transistors used in switching circuits versus
ones used in linear circuits.
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4. Draw the selfbiasing circuitry for the collector to base biasing for
bipolar transistors.
5. Determine the primary function of a bipolar transistor.
CHAPTER 15—ZENER DIODES, SCRS, AND TRIACS
1. Determine degree of voltage regulation for a given power supply.
2. Draw the output waveform of an SCR triggered at a selected point
on the input alternations.
3. Draw the output waveform of a TRIAC triggered at a selected point
on the input alternations.
4. Draw the output waveform of a SCR circuit using zero crossing
firing on selected alternations.
CHAPTER 16—OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS
1. Identify the basic operational amplifier circuits and determine the
outputs when given inputs for the:
a. inverting amplifier
b. noninverting amplifier
c. voltage follower
d. integrator
e. differentiator
f. differential amplifier
g. summing amplifier
CHAPTER 17—DIGITAL LOGIC
1. When given various logic gates and their inputs, determine the
outputs. This includes
a. AND
b. NAND
c. OR
d. NOR
e. XOR
f. NEGATE
XX LIST OF CHAPTER OBJECTIVES
CHAPTER 18—ANALOG/DIGITAL CONVERSION
1. Determine the outputs for given inputs for different A/D and D/A
types.
2. Determine the output of an A/D converter in natural and twos
complement format.
CHAPTER 19—INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS
1. Identify the various electrical and electronic principles learned in
this course when applied to actual industrial circuitry (this
objective is not measured in writing). 
