Clock Pulse Triggering of Flip-Flops

By Terry Bartelt

This learning object shows the symbols used to represent the type of pulse required at the clock input to activate flip-flops.

Series-Opposing Zener Diodes

In this animated and interactive object, learners examine the voltages that develop across two series zener diodes, which are connected in opposite directions, when DC and AC voltages are applied across them. A brief quiz completes the activity.

Opens Affecting Current in a Series Circuit

In this learning activity you'll review how an open in a series circuit affects current.

Inductors

By Patrick Hoppe

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

Maximum Power Transfer

Learners are introduced to the maximum power transfer theorem. Examples show the load as it varies and the results are graphed.

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.

AC Voltage Conversions

In this animated object, learners examine the formulas used to convert peak, RMS, average, and peak-to-peak AC voltages. A brief quiz completes the activity.

Ohm's Law Practice Problems #3

Learners review Ohm's Law and then work 12 problems. In each of the problems, students are given two of the three variables (voltage, resistance, or current) and are asked to solve for the third.

Voltage Measurements of a Half-Wave Rectifier

In this animated lesson, students view how an oscilloscope and a DC voltmeter measure the voltage of a half-wave rectifier.

Difference Op Amp

Learners examine the fundamental operation of a difference operational amplifier. A brief quiz completes the activity.

Inductance

This learning activity describes the physical properties that affect the inductance, in henries, of an inductor.

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.

Proper Meter Placement

In this learning activity you'll read the steps for proper meter placement for the measurement of resistance, voltage, and current.

Conductors, Insulators and Resistors

In this animated activity, learners examine why various materials are conductors, insulators, or resistors of current. A short quiz completes the learning object.

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.

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.

Rotating Vector Representation of the Sine Function

The learner will be able to represent steady-state AC sinusoidal signals using phase vectors, which will lead to a simplified technique of analyzing AC circuits in a very similar way that we analyze DC circuits.

Oscilloscope Frequency Measurements

Learners read a description of how an oscilloscope is used to measure the frequency of a sine wave.

Transformer Practice Problems

Students solve practice problems on voltage, current, and impedance matching. Examples precede the problems.

A Sample DC/AC I Exam

Students complete a sample exam for DC/AC I. It provides an overview of the material presented in the course.

Pulse Train Fundamentals: Practice Problem #1

In this interactive object, learners determine the pulse width, period, duty cycle, and frequency of a waveform.

The Zener Diode

In this animated object, learners examine the operation of a zener diode in the forward and reverse bias conditions. A quiz completes the activity.

Apparent Power

Learners read an explanation of the concept of apparent power in a power distribution system involving motors, generators, and transformers. A quiz completes this interactive lesson.

Motor Loading

Students view a graphical explanation of how the motor condition (unloaded, 50 percent loaded, fully loaded) affects the phase between voltage and current, the current draw from the AC supply, the amount of power consumed, and the power factor.

Digital-to-Analog Converters

In this animated activity, learners examine how an electronic converter changes digital signals to analog signals. Sections of a synthesizer are identified, and the operation of a D/A converter is demonstrated.