Basic Electricity for Telecommunications
This is an introductory level class for non-engineer students who need a grounding in the fundamental concepts of electricity as it relates to the operations of and the impact on telecommunications systems.
The class begins by discussing what electricity is and its basic elements including conductors, resistance, capacitance, inductance, electromagnetism, voltage, amperes, power, and A/C and D/C circuits. This is followed by electrical topics relating to telecommunications including decibels and dBrn, transformers and transducers, twisted pair wire ratings and capacities, types of crosstalk, echo, frequency Vs bandwidth, local loop electronics, RF energy and interference, and the impact of grounding and shielding.
Prerequisites: Telecommunications I or related experience