Effects of a Rheostat in a Series Circuit

By Terry Bartelt

In this animated object, learners examine how the way in which a rheostat is connected in series with other resistors causes current and voltage to change as the resistance is varied. A brief quiz completes the activity.

The Purge Level Measurement Method

In this animated object, learners examine how the purge pressure system is used to measure levels of material. A brief quiz completes the activity.

Steel Rules Test

By Kelly Curran

In this learning activity you'll test your knowledge of the different types of steel rules as well as how to use and read them correctly.

Series Circuit Analysis Practice Problems Part 2

By Patrick Hoppe

In this interactive object, learners solve additional problems involving total resistance and current, the current through each resistor, the voltage across each resistor, and the power dissipated.

Gear Nomenclature (Screencast)

By James Bourassa

In this interactive object, learners view various components of gears and read descriptions of them. Learners then identify the location of each of these components in a drag-and-drop exercise.

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.

Through Arc Seam Tracking (TAST)

By cebery

Robotic welding is revolutionizing welder safety, efficiency, and technique. Knowing how to program a robotic welder is key in this ever-changing industry. In this module youâ€™ll explore what Through-Arc Seam Tracking (TAST) is, discover how it works, and see it applied on the job.

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.

Sectional Views

By Glenn Sokolowski

In this interactive object, learners examine sectional views used in engineering drawings. The sections shown are full, half, offset, aligned, revolved, and broken-out. Learners match drawings of sectional views with the names of the views.

Rotating Vector Representation of the Sine Function

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

Concepts of Programming 6: Pseudocode Structure of Assigning Data to Variables

By Jason Vosters

Understand the pseudocode structure of variable declarations, a vital component of programming computer and industrial applications.

Reading a P&ID Loop

Learners follow steps for reading a P&ID diagram of a closed-loop circuit.

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.

Discharging Time Constants of an RC Circuit (Screencast)

In this animated object, learners examine how current, voltage and the discharging capacitor of a series RC changes during 5 time constants. A brief quiz completes the activity.

An Inductor Opposing a Current Change

Learners read how an inductor opposes a current change when it begins to energize and when it begins to de-energize. A short quiz completes the activity.

Karnaugh Maps

Learners examine the Karnaugh map for a three-variable system. Several examples are given.

Simple Pneumatic Circuits

Learners examine the operation of five pneumatic animated circuits that use directional control valves, pilot lines, check valves, needle valves, and cylinders.

Oscilloscope Phase Shift Measurements (Screencast)

In this animated lesson, learners follow the steps required to read the phase shift difference in degrees between two AC waveforms.

AC Current Flow

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.

Transfer Functions: The RC Low Pass Filter

Students 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.

Electrical Switches & Pushbuttons

In this learning activity you'll review the operation and schematic symbols of various types of switches and push buttons used for electronic circuits.

Parallel Inductance: Practice Problems

Students work nine practice problems to determine the total inductance of a parallel circuit. Immediate feedback is given.

Opens and Shorts in a Parallel Circuit

Learners examine the changes in current and voltage values in a parallel circuit when open and short conditions develop. Ohm's Law calculations are shown, and a brief quiz completes the activity.

Logic Symbols

The schematic symbols of logic gates used in digital circuits are shown.

Proper Meter Placement

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