Shorts Affecting Current in a Series Circuit
By Terry Bartelt
In this learning activity you'll review how a short affects current flow and voltage in a series circuit.
Three-Phase Delta Transformer Calculations
By James Bourassa
Using a memory shortcut for calculations, the learner determines line and phase values of current in a three-phase AC configuration. Practice problems complete the activity.
Schematic Diagram Symbols
In this learning activity you'll review various types of common components used in electronics and view their schematic diagram symbols.
Signed Binary Numbers: 2's Complement
By John Casey, Terry Bartelt
Learners use this interactive and animated object to examine the use of binary numbers in a programmable logic controller. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Transfer Functions: The RL Low Pass Filter
By Patrick Hoppe
Learners read how the transfer function for a RC low pass filter is developed. The transfer function is used in Excel to graph the Vout. The circuit is also simulated in Electronic WorkBench and the resulting Bode plot is compared to the graph from Excel.
In this animated activity, learners examine the three main segments of a hydraulic system: power supply, control, and output. A brief quiz completes the learning object.
The Three-Phase AC Generator
By Terry Fleischman
In this 3D animated object, learners examine the way in which a three-phase generator produces three sine waves with three armature coils. A quiz completes the activity.
Brain Exercise: Visualization #2
By Glenn Sokolowski
In this interactive object, learners practice their 3D visualization skills by identifying the correct isometric view of an object.
Total Impedance of a Parallel Circuit Using Complex Numbers
Students read how to determine the total impedance of a parallel circuit using complex numbers. The "J" term is used in the calculations.
Calculating DC Values of a Transistor Amplifier
In this animated activity, learners view the seven steps that are used to calculate voltage and current values throughout a common-emitter transistor amplifier.
Sine Wave Fundamentals: Practice Problem #1
In this interactive object, learners determine the Vp, Vp-p, Vrms, Vavg, and the frequency of a sine wave displayed on an oscilloscope screen.
The Magnetron Ignition System
Learners read an explanation of how the Magnetron Ignition System uses a solid state switching component, a step-up transformer, and magnetism to provide a high voltage spark in a one-cylinder combustion engine.
What Is Electricity?
The learner studies how electrons travel from one atom to the next. Examples demonstrate how voltage is created by the use of a battery or through magnetism. A quiz completes the activity.
The Time Proportioning Operational Amplifier (Screencast)
In this animated object, learners see how a time proportioning operational amplifier varies an average DC voltage. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Converting Rotational Velocity to Linear Velocity
By James Bourassa, John Rosz
In this animated object, students view an example of how to convert rotational velocity to linear velocity. They then work practice problems.
Three Phase Wye Transformer Calculations
In this interactive object, learners follow steps to find phase voltages in a partial three-phase power distribution circuit.
Abbreviations Representing Electrical Quantities
In this learning activity you'll identify abbreviations that represent quantities associated with electrical circuits.
Active Region Operation of a Transistor
Learners view the operation of an NPN transistor in the active region.
Series Circuit Analysis Practice Problems Part 1
In this interactive object, learners solve for total resistance and current, the current through each resistor, the voltage across each resistor, and the power dissipated.
Transfer Functions: The RL High Pass Filter (Screencast)
Learners read how the RL high pass filter is developed. The transfer function is used in Excel to graph the Vout. The circuit is also simulated in Electronic WorkBench and the resulting Bode plot is compared to the graph from Excel.
Analyze a Part Drawing
In this interactive object, learners answer 25 questions regarding part or assembly drawings. The basic areas of blueprint reading are covered.
Calculating Horsepower, RPM, and Torque
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine the formula for horsepower and work practice problems.
GD&T: Geometric Characteristic Symbols
In this interactive object, learners test their knowledge of 14 geometric tolerance control symbols.
The Basic Operation of a Diode
In this interactive and animated object, learners examine the operation of a semiconductor diode when it is forward and reverse biased. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Comparing Hydraulics and Pneumatics
Learners examine the differences and similarities between hydraulic and pneumatic systems.