In this animated object, learners examine the basics of capacitance and capacitors.
Repetitive Cylinder Cycling
By Terry Bartelt
In this animated activity, learners examine the operation of a pneumatic cylinder that continuously cycles by extending and retracting.
Capacitor/Inductor: An Auto Analogy
By Roger Brown
Learners compare the experience of driving an auto to the circuit responses of RL (resistance/inductance) circuits and RC (resistance/capacitance) circuits. Acceleration, position, speed, and torque are graphed.
By Patrick Hoppe
This primer introduces the student to the half-wave rectifier. Both the 1st and 2nd approximations are examined.
Sine Wave Fundamentals: Practice Problem #2
In this interactive object, learners determine the Vp, Vp-p, Vrms, Vavg, and the frequency of a sine wave that is displayed on an oscilloscope screen.
Parallel RC Circuit Vector and Circuit Analyzer
By James Bourassa, John Rosz
Learners alter circuit variables and view how these changes affect circuit voltage, current, reactance, impedance, and phase angle.
In this interactive object, learners examine the physical facets that determine the value of a capacitor. A brief quiz completes the activity.
This learning activity presents information on how the type of material used for the dielectric of a capacitor affects the capacitor's value in farads.
Capacitive Reactance Practice Problems
Students solve problems on the determination of total capacitive reactance of series-parallel capacitors.
RC Time Constant
By Tim Tewalt, Patrick Hoppe
In this animated object, learners observe the voltage on a capacitor at various time constants when it either charges or discharges. Students then answer questions in the categories of Identify, Compare, and Compute.
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