# Circuit Lab Div. C 2013 - Merrillville Community School

```Circuit Lab Div. C 2013
Bro. Nigel Pratt
[email protected]
Dr. Alan Chalker
[email protected]
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WARNING
This PowerPoint presentation was
based on DRAFT rules for the 2013
SO season. The final rules found
in the 2013 Coaches Manual may
be different from what is found
here. The Coaches Manual
supersedes any of the following.
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Event Description
 Tests knowledge of DC electrical circuits
 May include hands-on labs or problems in addition to
written questions
 Includes both theoretical and practical questions
 Students may use non-programmable calculators
 Notes, books or computers are not allowed – event
supervisor will provide sheet of formulas
 2 students per team allowed
 50 minutes for event
 Points awarded for correct answers or technique
 Ties broken using designated questions or tasks
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Required Areas of Knowledge
 Circuit concepts, definitions and principles (e.g. voltage and current
sources, EMF, resistance, and applications of series and parallel
circuits
 Circuit analysis theory (e.g. Ohm’s Law, parallel and series
resistors, Kirchhoff’s Laws)
 Circuit analysis practice (e.g. the use of voltmeters, ammeters,
ohmmeters and multimeters, resistor color codes and their uses in
series and parallel circuits, wheatstone bridges)
 Intermediate circuits concepts, definitions, and principles (e.g.
electrical SI base and derived units, capacitance, ideal diodes,
electron current)
 Interpretation of data sets from computer or calculator sensors /
probes
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Suggested Study / Reference Materials
 Start with Physics textbooks – most have chapters on this
material
 Websites:
 Wikipedia (DC circuit analysis, Series and Parallel
Circuits, Ohm’s Law, etc.)
 Ibiblio (Lessons in Electric Circuits, Volume I-DC, Volume
V-Ref, Volume VI-Experiments)
 Circuit Books:
 Electric Circuits, James W. Nilsson
 The Art of Electronics, Paul Horowitz
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2007 State Exam
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2007 State Exam: Reference Page
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2007 State Exam: Problem 1
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2007 State Exam: Problem 2
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2007 State Exam: Problem 3
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2007 State Exam: Problem 4
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2007 State Exam: Problem 5
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2007 State Exam: Problem 6
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2007 State Exam: Problem 7
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2007 State Exam: Problem 8
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2007 State Exam: Problem 9
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2007 State Exam: Problem 10
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2007 State Exam: Problem 11
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2007 State Exam: Tiebreaker
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Questions?
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