Surface Finish

By Barbara Anderegg

Learners review surface finish basics and read how to calculate the roughness average.

DC/AC I: Unit 5 Sample Exam

By Patrick Hoppe

Learners answer 14 questions about series-parallel DC circuits.

Series Circuit Analysis Practice Problems: Circuit #10

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

Time Proportioning Application

By Terry Bartelt

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.

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.

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.

Lathe Project: Turning Between Centers

By Thaddeus Hetzer

Learners read work instructions and view a drawing for turning between centers on a lathe.

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.

Electromagnets

Learners examine how an electromagnet is formed. Animated illustrations show current running through a coil wrapped around an iron core.

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.

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.

Power Factor

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.

Electrical Units, Abbreviations, and Symbols

In this learning activity you'll read introduction to electrical quantities, units, and symbols and test their knowledge in a matching exercise.

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.

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.

Frequency Dividers

In this learning activity you'll explore the operation of frequency division using several different types of counters.

Series-Parallel Practice Problems Circuit 4

In this interactive object, learners work 12 problems dealing with dc circuit analysis.

Sequencer Output Instruction for the SLC-500 PLC

By Craig Hemken

Learners examine the fundamental concepts of sequencer output instruction. A simulated example shows a sequencer in operation.

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.

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.

Proportional Control Amplifier

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.

Voltage Divider Rule Practice Problems

Learners review the VDR and work six problems. Immediate feedback is given.