Voltage Divider Rule Practice Problems

By Patrick Hoppe

Learners review the VDR and work six problems. Immediate feedback is given.

Proportional Control Amplifier

By Terry Bartelt

Learners examine the operation of a proportional control amplifier and the two ways that it is programmed using proportional gain or proportional band. A brief quiz completes the activity.

Sine Wave Fundamentals

Learners examine the characteristics of a sine wave and the various ways to describe it including Vp, Vp-p, Vrms, Vavg, and frequency.

Electrical Generator Basics

In this animated activity, learners examine how a voltage is induced into a conductor when the conductor cuts across magnetic flux lines. They also view the four factors that determine how much voltage is generated. A brief quiz completes the learning object.

Electrical Units, Abbreviations, and Symbols

In this learning activity you'll read introduction to electrical quantities, units, and symbols and test their knowledge in a matching exercise.

The DC Motor

Learners examine the wiring of the primary components of the three types of DC motors, series, shunt, and compound. The operational characteristics of each type of motor are described. A quiz completes the activity.

Wheatstone Bridge

Students follow step-by-step directions on how to make mathematical calculations for a Wheatstone bridge.

Wattmeters

Learners examine the function of the analog wattmeter to measure true power, how it is connected in a circuit, and how the internal components develop a measurement. A brief quiz completes the activity.

Power Factor

Learners read about the concepts of true power, reactive power, and apparent power, and are introduced to the power factor formula. A short quiz completes the activity.

Total Resistance in a DC Parallel Circuit

In this learning activity you'll determine the total resistance in a DC parallel circuit.

Capacitor Values

In this interactive object, learners examine the physical facets that determine the value of a capacitor. A brief quiz completes the activity.

Oscilloscope Phase Shift Measurements

In this animated lesson, learners follow the steps required to read the phase shift difference in degrees between two AC waveforms.

Parallel Circuit Analysis Practice Problems: Circuit #9

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.

Parallel Circuit Analysis Practice Problems Part 2

In this interactive object, students work 11 practice problems and solve for total resistance and current, the current through each resistor, the voltage across each resistor, and the power dissipated.

Overflow and Underflow for Signed Binary Numbers

By John Casey, Terry Bartelt, Terry Fleischman

Learners examine the occurrence of overflow and underflow conditions in a programmable logic controller. It is recommended that users view the learning object “Signed Binary Numbers” in advance of this object.

BCD-to-Seven Segment Decoder

By Terry Bartelt, Terry Fleischman

Learners will understand how binary-coded decimal information is decoded and used to drive a seven-segment display.

GD&T - The Feature Control Frame

By Glenn Sokolowski

In this interactive object, learners examine geometric characteristic symbols, tolerances, datum feature symbols, and other control frame information. A brief 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.

Parallel Circuit Analysis Practice Problems: Circuit #6

The TI-86 Scientific Calculator: Using the Exponent Function

This primer introduces the student to the proper use of the exponent (EE) function on a TI-86 calculator.

Parallel Circuit Analysis Practice Problems: Circuit #3

Parallel Circuit Analysis Practice Problems: Circuit #10

Electrical Switches & Pushbuttons

In this learning activity you'll review the operation and schematic symbols of various types of switches and push buttons used for electronic circuits.

Series-Parallel Circuit Analysis Practice Problems: Circuit 3

In this interactive object, learners solve a series-parallel DC circuit analysis problem. Immediate step-by-step feedback is given.

The TI-86 Calculator: The Square Root Function

Students read step-by-step instructions for determining the square root of a number using the TI-86 calculator.