Series Circuit Analysis Practice Problems Part 1

By Patrick Hoppe

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

Thevenin Voltage: Practice Problems

Students work five practice problems to determine the Thevenin voltage of DC circuits.

The Superposition Theorem

The superposition theorem is explained as it relates to dc circuit analysis. Examples are given.

Series-Parallel DC Circuits Analysis

Learners follow a methodical approach for the dc analysis of series-parallel circuits.

Series-Parallel Circuit Analysis Practice Problems: Circuit #5

Learners examine a series-parallel circuit and solve 14 problems related to voltage, current, and power. A help screen is provided.

Norton's Theorem

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.

What Is Electricity?

By Terry Bartelt

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.

Abbreviations Representing Electrical Quantities

In this learning activity you'll identify abbreviations that represent quantities associated with electrical circuits.

Voltage Divider Rule (VDR)

By Terry Fleischman, Patrick Hoppe

Students review the Voltage Divider Rule and work practice problems.

Parallel Circuit Analysis Practice Problems: Circuit #5

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

How Current Requires Voltage

This learning activity uses a water pressure analogy to present the concept that voltage pressure is required to cause current flow.

Total Resistance in a Parallel Circuit

The learner will apply the three formulas used to find the total resistance of three types of parallel resistor circuit configurations.

The Magnetron Ignition System

Learners read an explanation of how the Magnetron Ignition System uses a solid state switching component, a step-up transformer, and magnetism to provide a high voltage spark in a one-cylinder combustion engine.

A Sample DC/AC I Exam

Students complete a sample exam for DC/AC I. It provides an overview of the material presented in the course.

Kirchhoff's Current Law - Parallel Circuits

In this learning activity you'll explore Kirchhoff's Current Law and view examples of its application.

Ohm's Law: Current

By Tim Tewalt, Patrick Hoppe

Learners study animated rheostat settings that show how current flow is inversely proportional to resistance. Ten review questions complete the learning object.

Interpreting the Resistor Color Code

Students examine how to interpret resistor color code bands to determine resistance values and tolerance ranges. This interactive learning object has audio content and includes exercises.

Current Divider Rule Practice Problems

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

Inductors

Learners read a description of inductors and view examples of inductors in series and in parallel.

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.

Current Divider Rule (CDR)

Students review the Current Divider Rule (CDR) and work practice problems.

Total Resistance of a Series Circuit

In this learning activity you'll review the process of solving for the total resistance in a series DC circuit.

Inductor Series - Parallel: Practice Problems

Students complete 10 practice problems.

Methods of Producing Electricity

In this learning activity you'll review the six different ways in which electricity is produced: chemical, friction, heat, light, magnetism, and pressure.

Conductors, Insulators and Resistors

In this animated activity, learners examine why various materials are conductors, insulators, or resistors of current. A short quiz completes the learning object.