# Aviation Maintenance: General 103

- Course Number:
- AMT 193
- Transcript Title:
- AM: General 103
- Created:
- Jul 26, 2022
- Updated:
- Oct 12, 2022
- Total Credits:
- 6
- Lecture Hours:
- 0
- Lecture / Lab Hours:
- 132
- Lab Hours:
- 0
- Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
- No
- Satisfies General Education requirement:
- No
- Grading Options
- A-F, Audit
- Default Grading Options
- A-F
- Repeats available for credit:
- 0

## Course Description

Examines the theory and application of basic DC and AC electrical concepts, definitions, and laws. Introduces passive electrical components, electrical sources, schematic symbols, and electrical wiring diagrams. Explains the methods of safe and accurate measurement of DC and AC electrical quantities using basic electrical test equipment. Provides troubleshooting defective components, observing the characteristics of electrical components in test circuits, and wiring circuits from schematic diagrams. Prerequisites: AMT 192. Audit available.

## Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

- Apply electrical theory to aircraft systems and components.
- Identify and apply the factors affecting voltage, resistance and current to aircraft electrical circuits.
- Measure and calculate electrical power.
- Identify electrical components and interpret wiring diagrams.
- Demonstrate electrical testing and monitoring instruments for aircraft electrical circuits.
- Calculate and measure capacitance and inductance.

## Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies

The determination of assessment strategies is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: writings (journals, self-reflections, pre writing exercises, essays), quizzes, tests, midterm and final exams, group projects, presentations (in person, videos, etc), self-assessments, experimentations, lab reports, peer critiques, responses (to texts, podcasts, videos, films, etc), student generated questions, Escape Room, interviews, and/or portfolios.

## Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

## Course Content

##### Outcome #1:** Apply electrical theory to aircraft systems and components.**

- Determine the basic operating principles of AC and DC electrical instruments and galvanometer
- Understand the meaning of the mathematical prefixes used with electrical quantities
- Identify and use common electrical symbols during the analysis of basic electrical circuits
- Determine power requirements of a circuit when voltage and resistance are known

##### Outcome #2:** Identify and apply the factors affecting voltage, resistance and current to aircraft electrical circuits.**

- Use an ohmmeter to check continuity and shorted circuits
- Determine power requirements of a circuit when voltage and resistance are known
- The factors that affect the voltage drop in an electrical conductor
- Identify the factors that affect the voltage drop in an electrical conductor

##### Outcome #3:** Measure and calculate electrical power.**

- Determine the power furnished by a generator to an electrical system
- Calculate Ohms Law problems for current, voltage, resistance and voltage drop in series, parallel and complex circuits
- Determine the power requirements of an electrical motor at a specified efficiency and load
- The relationship of power and phase in AC circuits

##### Outcome #4:** Identify electrical components and interpret wiring diagrams.**

- Trace electrical circuits using circuit diagrams
- Identify electrical circuits and symbols using wiring diagrams
- Understand the function of resistors, thermistors, thermocouples, switches, circuit protection and Wheatstone bridges

##### Outcome #5:** Demonstrate electrical testing and monitoring instruments for aircraft electrical circuits.**

- Connect voltmeters and ammeters into electrical circuits.
- Determine the purpose of a shunt resistor when used with an ammeter.
- Describe the effects of connecting cells in series or parallel
- Determine the power the power furnished by a generator to an electrical system
- Identify the power requirements of an electrical motor at a specific efficiency and load

##### Outcome #6:** Calculate and measure capacitance and inductance.**

- The effect of capacitive and inductive reactance in an electrical circuit
- The cause, effect and prevention of counter-EMF
- The interrelationship of capacitive and inductive reactance for high/low frequency filtration and frequency resonance
- The relationship of total impedance to an AC electrical circuit

## Suggested Texts and Materials

Aviation Maintenance Technician Handbook, Federal Aviation Administration; Introduction to Aircraft Maintenance, 3rd Edition, Avotek

## Related Instruction

#### Computation: 48 Hours

#### Outcomes

- Apply electrical theory to aircraft systems and components.
- Identify and apply the factors affecting voltage, resistance and current to aircraft electrical circuits.
- Measure and calculate electrical power.

6. Calculate and measure capacitance and inductance.

#### Content

- Understand the meaning of the mathematical prefixes used with electrical quantities (RI hours 4.5)
- Determine power requirements of a circuit when voltage and resistance are known (RI hours 4.5)
- Determine the power furnished by a generator to an electrical system (RI hours 6)
- Calculate Ohms Law problems for current, voltage, resistance and voltage drop in series, parallel and complex circuits (RI hours 7.5)
- Determine the power requirements of an electrical motor at a specified efficiency and load (RI hours 6)
- The effect of capacitive and inductive reactance in an electrical circuit (RI hours 7.5)
- The interrelationship of capacitive and inductive reactance for high/low frequency filtration and frequency resonance (RI hours 7.5)
- The relationship of total impedance to an AC electrical circuit (RI hours 4.5)