This primer introduces the student to the key terms and concepts associated with the silicon diode.
Voltage, Resistance, and Current Relationships
By Terry Bartelt
In this learning activity you'll explain how voltage and resistance in a series circuit affect current flow.
Process Control Tutorial: The Chocolate Milk Machine
By Jon Stenerson
Students view the operation of a process controls system and examine the components and their function to prepare to work with the actual system.
Instantaneous Current Calculations of an Energizing RL Circuit (Using a TI-36X Calculator)
Learners view a sample of the keystrokes on a TI-36X calculator that are required to solve for the instantaneous current of an energizing RL circuit.
Internal Elements of a 555 Timer
In this highly interactive object, learners examine the internal elements of a 555 IC and their operation. Learners then test their knowledge in a variety of exercises.
Testing a Diode
By Linda Reinke
In this interactive and animated object, learners practice testing a diode. They determine if a diode is good, open, or shorted.
The Zener Diode
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of a zener diode in the forward and reverse bias conditions. A quiz completes the activity.
By Patrick Hoppe
This learning object introduces the three approximations of a diode.
The Full-Wave Rectifier
Learners view the operation of a full-wave rectifier which has two diodes.
This primer introduces the student to the half-wave rectifier. Both the 1st and 2nd approximations are examined.
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