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2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
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APR 285 - Motors

1-4 Credit(s)

This class addresses the concepts and principles of electromechanical devices. Emphasis will be placed on the theory and operation of AC and DC motors used in manufacturing and the HVAC industries. Transformers and power distribution systems will be studied along with adjustable frequency AC drives and stepper motors.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will be able to:
1. Have knowledge of mechanical principles, linear motion, simple machines and levers
2. Understand the nature of work, energy, torque, and power and how it is generated
3. Differentiate among transformer types by construction and use
4. Have knowledge of AC motor types, characteristics and nameplate parameters
5. Understand the characteristics of the four types of DC motors, the operating principles and applications of variable frequency drives and the operating principle of the stepper motor

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