In this animated activity, learners examine how ground fault circuit interrupters work and why they are an important safety feature.
In this animated lesson, students read an analogy comparing water in a "special" water tank to the current "flow" through a capacitor.
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.
In this animated object, learners examine the design of a ladder circuit that provides manual control to a water pumping system. Students also study modifications to the circuit as the complexity of the system increases.
Learners follow the steps for reducing all of the elements of a complex circuit to a single current source and a single source resistance to create a simple circuit. Several examples are given for dc circuits. The conversion between Thevenin and Norton is also presented.
In this interactive object, learners review how to read a caliper. They then test their skills with eight practice questions.
Learners examine the internal parts of a DC electrical motor and then text their knowledge in a drag-and-drop exercise.
The superposition theorem is explained as it relates to dc circuit analysis. Examples are given.
In this interactive object, learners follow steps to find phase voltages in a partial three-phase power distribution circuit.
In this interactive and animated object, learners examine orthographic projection and the Glass Box Theory. Front, side, and top view development is demonstrated with pictorial views of each object to help develop 2D to 3D visualization skills.
Students test their skill at converting binary numbers to decimal numbers. Immediate feedback is provided.
In this animated activity, learners view the seven steps that are used to calculate voltage and current values throughout a common-emitter transistor amplifier.
Students review the Voltage Divider Rule and work practice problems.
In this learning activity you'll identify abbreviations that represent quantities associated with electrical circuits.
The learner studies how electrons travel from one atom to the next. Examples demonstrate how voltage is created by the use of a battery or through magnetism. A quiz completes the activity.
Learners examine the Karnaugh map for a three-variable system. Several examples are given.
Learners follow a methodical approach for the dc analysis of series-parallel circuits.
Learners examine the drawing symbols used for counterbore, countersink, spotface, radius, diameter, and depth. In the quiz that completes the activity, they associate these symbols with machining applications.
Learners work problems to make conversions between RMS, average, peak, and peak-to-peak AC voltages.
In this animated activity, learners study how the magnetic field of an armature can distort the DC motor's main magnetic field. A brief quiz completes the object.
Students follow the steps that are required to select a transformer with the proper ratings. Voltage, frequency, current, and KVA are considered.
Learners examine the operation of a DC Shunt motor and its characteristics. A quiz completes the activity.
In this learning activity you'll practice reading a micrometer.
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.
In this animated activity, learners examine the operation of hydraulic directional control valves and the internal components that divert the fluid.