Basic Types of Dimensioning Used in Engineering Drawings

By Kelly Curran, Glenn Sokolowski

Learners examine the basic types of dimensioning including unidirectional and aligned systems, and linear, aligned, angled, arrowless, chain, datum, chart, tabular, radius, diameter, typical, and reference dimensions.

Orthographic Projection #1

By Glenn Sokolowski

In this interactive and animated object, learners examine orthographic projection and the Glass Box Theory. Front, side, and top view development is demonstrated with pictorial views of each object to help develop 2D to 3D visualization skills.

Calculating DC Values of a Transistor Amplifier

By Terry Bartelt

In this animated activity, learners view the seven steps that are used to calculate voltage and current values throughout a common-emitter transistor amplifier.

The Superposition Theorem

By Patrick Hoppe

The superposition theorem is explained as it relates to dc circuit analysis. Examples are given.

AC Capacitor: A Water Tank Analogy

By Roger Brown

In this animated lesson, students read an analogy comparing water in a "special" water tank to the current "flow" through a capacitor.

Parallel Circuit Analysis Practice Problems: Circuit #5

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 by each resistor.

Indirect Measurement Instruments

By Kelly Curran

The learner will define indirect measurement, identify common indirect measuring tools, and select the proper measuring tool for the situation.

Series-Parallel DC Circuits Analysis

Learners follow a methodical approach for the dc analysis of series-parallel circuits.

Series-Parallel Circuit Analysis Practice Problems: Circuit #5

Learners examine a series-parallel circuit and solve 14 problems related to voltage, current, and power. A help screen is provided.

The Edison Wire System

Learners read a description of the wiring configuration of a residential Edison Wire System, which consists of a transformer secondary circuit. The circuit supplies two 115-volt sources and one 230-volt source.

P&ID Tag Numbers

Learners study the types of information letters and numbers placed inside general piping and instrumentation diagram symbols.

Hydraulic Systems

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 Dial Caliper

By Barbara Anderegg

Learners review guidelines for the proper use of a dial caliper. Illustrations appear throughout the learning object.

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.

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.

The Triac

Learners study the fundamental operation of a triac, particularly how it is turned on and off. A brief quiz completes the activity.

Abbreviations Representing Electrical Quantities

In this learning activity you'll identify abbreviations that represent quantities associated with electrical circuits.

Hydraulic System Pressure

In this animated activity, learners observe how pressure values throughout a hydraulic system are developed based on pump pressure and the size of the load.

Synchronous & Asynchronous Inputs on a JK Flip-Flop

Students examine the operation of synchronous and asynchronous inputs on a JK Flip-Flop.

Thevenin Voltage: Practice Problems

Students work five practice problems to determine the Thevenin voltage of DC circuits.

Designing a Ladder Diagram

In this animated object, learners examine the design of a ladder circuit that provides manual control to a water pumping system. Students also study modifications to the circuit as the complexity of the system increases.

Norton's Theorem

Learners follow the steps for reducing all of the elements of a complex circuit to a single current source and a single source resistance to create a simple circuit. Several examples are given for dc circuits. The conversion between Thevenin and Norton is also presented.

Basic Elements of Dimensions Used in Engineering Drawings

In this interactive object, students explore the basic elements and common terms associated with dimensions and leaders. A quiz completes the activity.

AC Current Flow

In this interactive and animated object, learners examine the flow of electron current into and out of hot and neutral sockets during each alternation of an AC waveform. A brief quiz completes the activity.

Reaction Curve Tuning Example

Learners perform the steps required for the Ziegler-Nichols Reaction Curve Tuning Method. The process identification procedure is performed, calculations are made, and the proper PID values are programmed into the controller.