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.
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.
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.
Transfer Functions: The RL Low Pass Filter
Learners read how the transfer function for a RC low pass filter is developed. The transfer function is used in Excel to graph the Vout. The circuit is also simulated in Electronic WorkBench and the resulting Bode plot is compared to the graph from Excel.
Series-Parallel Practice Problems Circuit 4
In this interactive object, learners work 12 problems dealing with dc circuit analysis.
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.
Mathematical Expression of an AC Sine Wave
Students view the mathematical expression of an AC waveform with respect to time (t) and read about the different components of this expression.
Transfer Functions: The RC High Pass Filter
Learners read how the transfer function for a RC high pass filter is developed. The transfer function is used in Excel to graph the Vout. The circuit is also simulated in Electronic WorkBench and the resulting Bode plot is compared to the graph from Excel.
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.
Voltage Waveforms in an Edison Three-Wire System
Learners view the waveforms and voltages of an Edison Three-Wire System and read a description of the polarities across the secondary of the center-tap transformer. This transformer supplies power to residential homes.
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.
Ohm's Law Practice Problems #1
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.
Brain Exercise: Visualization #1
By Glenn Sokolowski
In this interactive object, learners practice their 3D visualization skills by identifying the correct isometric view of an object. Front, side, and top orthographic views are shown.
Phase-Splitting of Single-Phase Motors
By Terry Bartelt, Terry Fleischman
The learner will understand the two methods used to create a phase shift in current between two windings.
DC/AC I: Unit 5 Sample Exam
Learners answer 14 questions about series-parallel DC circuits.
Series-Parallel Circuit Analysis Practice Problems: Circuit 10
Learners examine a series-parallel circuit and solve 14 problems related to voltage, current, and power. A help screen is provided.
Lathe Project: Turning Between Centers
By Thaddeus Hetzer
Learners read work instructions and view a drawing for turning between centers on a lathe.
The Function Generator: Frequency Control
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.
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.
Testing an On/Off Switch
In this learning activity you'll review methods for testing an on/off switch with an ohmmeter and a voltmeter.
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.
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.
Resistor Color Code Practice
In this learning activity you'll build a resistor's color code based on the bands.
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.