An Introduction to the Solderless Breadboard
By Patrick Hoppe
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the layout and operation of the solderless breadboard.
Hydraulic Cylinder Speed
By Terry Bartelt
In this interactive and animated object, learners examine why the piston of a hydraulic cylinder extends slower than it retracts. A brief quiz completes the activity.
In this animated and interactive object, learners examine the interaction between a conductor that represents a motor armature and a magnetic field that represents a motor’s main field. This interaction causes the shaft to turn.
Basic Elements of Dimensions Used in Engineering Drawings
By Glenn Sokolowski
In this interactive object, students explore the basic elements and common terms associated with dimensions and leaders. A quiz completes the activity.
An Introduction to the Digital Multimeter
In this learning activity you'll explore the functions and proper operation of a digital multimeter.
Designing a Cylinder Dwell Circuit
This animated lesson shows how a ladder circuit uses timer-on delays to cause an extrusion machine to operate.
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.
Operation of Full-Wave Bridge Rectifier
By Matthew Treu
In this learning activity you'll explore the operation of a full-wave bridge rectifier circuit.
Active Region Operation of a Transistor
Learners view the operation of an NPN transistor in the active region.
Converting Numbers from Standard Form to Engineering Notation
By Ron Wallberg
Learners convert a number from standard form to engineering notation.
Transformer Practice Problems
Students solve practice problems on voltage, current, and impedance matching. Examples precede the problems.
What Is Torque?
Learners read a description of torque and study the factors that cause its magnitude to change. A brief quiz completes the activity.
A Sample DC/AC I Exam
Students complete a sample exam for DC/AC I. It provides an overview of the material presented in the course.
Noninverting Op Amp
In this animated object, learners examine the fundamental operation of a noninverting operational amplifier. A brief quiz completes the activity.
This learning activity describes the physical properties that affect the inductance, in henries, of an inductor.
In this animated activity, learners examine how an electronic converter changes digital signals to analog signals. Sections of a synthesizer are identified, and the operation of a D/A converter is demonstrated.
Current in a Series Circuit
In this learning activity you'll determine what happens to current flow in a series circuit when the resistance is changed.
Learners examine how air-to-open valves and air-to-close valves are used in different situations. A brief quiz completes the activity.
Hydraulic Mechanical Force
This animated lesson shows how to calculate the amount of force generated by hydraulic cylinders.
Hydraulic Schematic Symbol Flashcards
By John Rosz
This interactive object is designed to help learners memorize schematic symbols used in hydraulic diagrams. Learners quiz themselves using electronic flashcards.
Armature Action of AC Motors
In this animated object, learners study the rotation of the magnetic stator field of an AC motor and how it interacts with the armature to cause rotation. A short quiz completes the activity.
DC Compound Motors
Learners study animation showing the operation of cumulative and differential DC compound motors. A short quiz completes the activity.
Hall-Effect Sensor Application
Learners view practical examples of how a Hall-effect sensor is used.
Bandwidth Capacity Techniques
By Dennis Fontaine, Terry Bartelt
In this learning activity you'll follow the process of converting digital data into a series of analog signals.
Voltages Across Series and Parallel Capacitive Circuits
In this interactive and animated object, learners examine how dc voltages develop across capacitors that are connected in series and in parallel.