Parallel DC Circuit Analysis
By Patrick Hoppe
The approach to dc circuit analysis is presented to the learner. The approach is demonstrated for the student.
The TI-83 Plus Calculator: The Square Root Function
Learners follow step-by-step instructions for calculating the square root of a number using the TI-83 Plus scientific calculator. Steps for determining impedance are also shown.
The Function Generator: Frequency Control
By Terry Bartelt
Learners read how to use the knobs and the output terminals of a Wavetek Model 25 function generator to obtain a waveform at a desired frequency.
Power Calculations in a Series/Parallel Circuit
In this learning activity you'll explore various ways to calculate the power consumed in a series/parallel circuit.
Time Proportioning Application
In this animated activity, students view the plastic pellets in a profile extrusion machine being melted as the temperature of the heating elements is elevated by a time proportioning control system.
Capacitors Series - Parallel: Practice Problems
Students complete 10 practice problems.
In this animated activity, learners see that changing the resistance value of the load in the secondary of a transformer causes current to vary in the primary.
Total Impedance of a Series Circuit Using Complex Numbers
Students view several examples of how to determine the total impedance of a series circuit. The "j" term is used in all of the calculations.
Learners examine how an electromagnet is formed. Animated illustrations show current running through a coil wrapped around an iron core.
In this learning activity you'll explore the operation of frequency division using several different types of counters.
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.
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.
An Introduction to the Digital Multimeter
In this learning activity you'll explore the functions and proper operation of a digital multimeter.
Op Amp Fundamentals: The Non-Inverting Amplifier
Students are introduced to the non-inverting amplifier configuration. The formulas for closed loop gain and bandwidth are shown, and an example is given.
Parallel RL 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.
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.
Voltage Divider Rule Practice Problems
Learners review the VDR and work six problems. Immediate feedback is given.