Electronic Workbench Basics: Opening a File for Simulation

By Patrick Hoppe

Students read an introduction to the electronic workbench and view a demonstration of how to open a file for circuit simulation.

Electrical Opens and Shorts

By Terry Bartelt, David Schwid

In this animated activity, learners examine the difference between opens and shorts in an electrical circuit. A brief quiz completes the object.

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.

Series 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.

Oscilloscope Frequency Measurements

By Terry Bartelt

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

Timing Diagrams

The explanation and use of timing diagrams used in digital electronics to graphically show the operation of various circuits are given.

Analog Voltmeter Operation

Students follow the procedure to measure voltage with an analog voltmeter. They examine the use of the Function Switch and the Range Switch. A brief quiz completes the activity.

Operation of Full-Wave Bridge Rectifier

By Matthew Treu

In this learning activity you'll explore the operation of a full-wave bridge rectifier circuit.

The Transistor Switch

The learner views the operation of a transistor switching from saturation to cutoff. A brief quiz completes the activity.

Resistor Color Code Practice

In this learning activity you'll build a resistor's color code based on the bands.

Automotive Electrical Systems: Ohm's LawPractice Problems #2

By Andrew Rinke, Patrick Hoppe

Learners review Ohm's Law and then work 12 problems to help them apply the law to automotive electrical systems. 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.

Current Divider Rule Practice Problems

In this interactive object, learners review the CDR and work nine problems. Immediate feedback is given.

Current and Voltage Parameters of Digital Circuitry

In this interactive learning object, students read about the voltage and current parameters commonly found on a data sheet. A brief quiz completes the activity.

Noninverting Op Amp

In this animated object, learners examine the fundamental operation of a noninverting operational amplifier. A brief quiz completes the activity.

Ignition System of a Combustion Engine

Students view the parts and movements of a combustion engine in this animated activity. Each part is described.

Batteries

Learners are introduced to primary and secondary batteries. Examples are given.

Logic State Indicators

Instructions on how to interpret state indicator symbols for input and output terminals of digital devices is presented.

Average Voltages of Pulsating DC Voltages

In this learning activity, learners will learn to calculate the average voltage produced by half-wave and full-wave rectifiers.

An Algorithm for Converting a Hexadecimal Number to a Decimal Number

By Kevin Ritzman

In this animated and interactive object, learners follow two methods for converting a hexadecimal number to a decimal number. They test their knowledge in exercises at the end of the learning object.

Voltage Sources in Series

In this learning activity you'll explore the effect of connecting voltage sources in series to increase voltage applied to a load.

Parallel RC Circuit Vector and Circuit Analyzer

The Optocoupler

In this animated object, learners examine the operation of an optocoupler, specifically how it is connected to external components to provide interfacing and isolation and how it responds to excessive frequencies. A quiz completes the activity.

Inductors

This learning activity describes the abilities of an inductor coil to oppose alternating current and to pass direct current.

An Impedance Matching Application

Learners consider why an impedance matching transformer is needed to connect an antenna to a television.

The MOD Number

Learners read how to calculate the MOD number and how it is used.