RSD Academy

Electronics Technology

DC Circuits


Part 1: What is Electricity

Lesson 1




Reading Assignments

    
A Brief History of the Discovery of Electricity

What is Electricity






Video Lectures


Lecture 1 - A Brief History of the Discovery of Electricity

Conductors, Resistors and Ohm's Law






Other Videos



Electrophorus and Induction

The Secret Life of the Electric Light

Static Electricity (from The Secret Life of the Photocopier)

Lightning Strike Investigated

Lesson 2




Reading Assignments

    

What is an Electrical Circuit

What is Voltage

Polarity

What is Ground (part 1)

What is Current

Summary







Video Lectures


Batteries and Current Flow

Measuring Voltage

What is Ground

Part 2: Basic Electronic Components

Lesson 1




Reading Assignments

    

Conductors and Insulators

Resistors

The Resistor Color Code

Variable Resistors

Lesson 2




Reading Assignments

    

What is Ground (part 2)

Batteries (simplified)

Switches

Connectors



Part 3: Measuring Electricity

Lesson 1




Reading Assignments

    
Units of Measure

SI Prefixes

Lesson 2




Reading Assignments

    

The Multimeter

Measuring Voltage

Measuring Current


Measuring Resistance

Lesson 3




Reading Assignments

    

Ohm's Law

What is Power


Part 4: DC Circuits

Lesson 1




Reading Assignments

    

Preface

Series Circuits

Kirchhoff's Voltage Law

Voltage and Polarity in a Series Circuit

Open Circuits

Voltage Dividers

Summary and Exercises







Video Lectures


Series Circuits and Kirchhoff's Voltage Law

Series Circuit Exercises

Lesson 2




Reading Assignments

    

Parallel Circuits

Kirchhoff's Current Law

Series-Parallel Circuits

Practical Application







Video Lectures



Parallel Circuits and Kirchhoff's Current Law

Parallel Circuit Exercises

Series-parallel Circuits

Series-parallel Circuit Exercises Part 1

Series-parallel Circuit Exercises Part 2


Lesson 3




Reading Assignments

    

Thevenin's Theorem and Output Impedance and Input Impedance

Interaction of Output Impedance and Input Impedance

Impedance Matching

Norton's Theorem





Exercise:



Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Law Practice



Part 5: Advanced Electronic Components in DC Circuits

Lesson 1




Reading Assignments

    

Capacitors

Types of Capacitors

The Capacitor as a Storage Tank

Capacitors in Series

Capacitors in Parallel

RC Time Constants

Discharging Capacitors

Capacitors and Phase

Coupling Capacitors





Exercise:



Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Law Practice

Lesson 2




Reading Assignments

    

Inductors

RL Time Constants

The Inductor as a Flywheel

Factors Affecting Inductance

Inductors in Series and Parallel

Inductors in DC Circuits

Electromagnets, Solenoids and Relays

DC Motors and Generators

Universal Motor

Stepper Motor







Other Videos



How Special Relativity Makes Magnets Work

World's First Electric Generator




Exercise:


Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Law Practice

Lesson 3




Reading Assignments

    

The Speed of Electricity

Batteries

Types of Batteries

Miscilaneous Components