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.

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.

Series Circuit Analysis Practice Problems Part 1

By Patrick Hoppe

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.

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.

Thevenin Voltage: Practice Problems

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

The Superposition Theorem

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

Series-Parallel DC Circuits Analysis

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Current Requires Voltage

This learning activity uses a water pressure analogy to present the concept that voltage pressure is required to cause current flow.

The DC Shunt Motor

Learners examine the operation of a DC Shunt motor and its characteristics. A quiz completes the activity.

Fundamentals of a DC Motor

Learners study the interaction between the conductors of the stator and the armature inside a DC motor, which causes the shaft to rotate. A short quiz completes the activity.

Selecting a Proper Single Phase Transformer

By Gary Lindell, Terry Bartelt

Students follow the steps that are required to select a transformer with the proper ratings. Voltage, frequency, current, and KVA are considered.

Active Region Operation of a Transistor

Learners view the operation of an NPN transistor in the active region.

Voltage Divider Rule (VDR)

By Terry Fleischman, Patrick Hoppe

Students review the Voltage Divider Rule and work practice problems.

AC Voltage Conversion Problems

By John Rosz, Terry Bartelt

Learners work problems to make conversions between RMS, average, peak, and peak-to-peak AC voltages.

Inductors

Learners read a description of inductors and view examples of inductors in series and in parallel.

A Drill for Converting Binary Numbers to Decimal Numbers

By John Rosz

Students test their skill at converting binary numbers to decimal numbers. Immediate feedback is provided.

Total Resistance in a Parallel Circuit

The learner will apply the three formulas used to find the total resistance of three types of parallel resistor circuit configurations.

Methods of Producing Electricity

In this learning activity you'll review the six different ways in which electricity is produced: chemical, friction, heat, light, magnetism, and pressure.