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.
AC Current Flow
By Terry Bartelt
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.
By Patrick Hoppe
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.
Thevenin Voltage: Practice Problems
Students work five practice problems to determine the Thevenin voltage of DC circuits.
Series-Parallel DC Circuits Analysis
Learners follow a methodical approach for the dc analysis of series-parallel circuits.
Basic DC Electrical Motor Construction
Learners examine the internal parts of a DC electrical motor and then text their knowledge in a drag-and-drop exercise.
Abbreviations Representing Electrical Quantities
In this learning activity you'll identify abbreviations that represent quantities associated with electrical circuits.
Calculating DC Values of a Transistor Amplifier
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 Voltage Conversion Problems
By John Rosz, Terry Bartelt
Learners work problems to make conversions between RMS, average, peak, and peak-to-peak AC voltages.
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 Superposition Theorem
The superposition theorem is explained as it relates to dc circuit analysis. Examples are given.
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.
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.
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.
The Basic Operation of a Diode
In this interactive and animated object, learners examine the operation of a semiconductor diode when it is forward and reverse biased. A brief quiz completes the activity.
The Electrostatic Charge of a Capacitor
In this animated activity, learners examine the conversion of electrical energy into an electrostatic charge within the dielectric material of a capacitor.
Voltage Divider Rule (VDR)
By Terry Fleischman, Patrick Hoppe
Students review the Voltage Divider Rule and work practice problems.
Learners examine the Karnaugh map for a three-variable system. Several examples are given.
The Semiconductor Diode
In this interactive object, learners examine the PN sections of a diode and the diode's forward- and reverse-biased operations. A brief quiz completes the activity.
An Introduction to the Solderless Breadboard
In this learning activity you'll be introduced to the layout and operation of the solderless breadboard.
The Generation of Alternating Current
This learning object describes the production of an alternating current in a generator with a single-loop armature. An illustration of how a sine wave is produced is shown through animation.
DC Current Flow Through a Parallel Circuit
Learners observe current flow throughout the series portion and branches of a parallel circuit. This animated activity includes calculations and a short quiz.
The DC Shunt Motor
Learners examine the operation of a DC Shunt motor and its characteristics. A quiz completes the activity.
Transistor Fundamentals: Voltage-Divider Biased NPN Transistor
Students view drawings of the dc analysis of a voltage-divider biased NPN transistor.