BTEC Level 3 Unit 6  Electrical and Electronic Principles
This is a mandatory unit
Credit value: 10
This unit aims to give learners an understanding of the underlying physical principles on which electrical and electronic devices and circuits depend.
The BTEC specification for this unit can be found here.
On completion of this unit a learner should:
Be able to use circuit theory to determine voltage, current and resistance in direct current (DC) circuits
Understand the concepts of capacitance and determine capacitance values in DC circuits
Know the principles and properties of magnetism
Be able to use singlephase alternating current (AC) theory.
Assessment
Topics covered by Lesson
There are 4 learning outcomes covered by this unit. These are:



Single Phase AC
Induction  Self and Mutual
Sinusiodal waveform parameters
Graphical method
Use of an oscilloscope
Power Supplies, including half and full wave rectification
Recommended Websites
Another useful site can be found
here
Instructions on the use of a multimeter can be found
here
Recommended Reading
Boyce A, Cooke E, Jones R and Weatherill B, BTEC Level 3 National Engineering Student Book, (Pearson, 2010) ISBN 9781846907241
Robertson C R, Fundamental Electrical and Electronic Principles, (ButterworthHeinemann, 2001) ISBN 0750651458
Lecturer