The Current, Voltage, and Resistance course provides a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles related to electrical current, voltage, and resistance. These are the building blocks of electrical circuits and form the basis of electrical engineering.
Here are the key topics covered in the course:
Electrical current: Understanding the concept of electrical current as the flow of electric charges. Exploring the units of current (Amperes) and the direction of current flow in a circuit. Studying the different types of current, such as direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC), and their characteristics.
Voltage and potential difference: Learning about voltage and potential difference as the driving force that pushes electric charges in a circuit. Exploring the units of voltage (Volts) and understanding the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance in Ohm’s law.
Resistance and Ohm’s law: Understanding resistance as the opposition to the flow of electric current in a circuit. Learning about Ohm’s law, which states the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance. Studying the units of resistance (Ohms) and the factors that affect resistance, such as the material, length, and cross-sectional area of a conductor.
Circuit analysis: Developing skills in analyzing simple electrical circuits using current, voltage, and resistance concepts. Understanding series and parallel circuits and how to calculate total resistance, current, and voltage in these circuit configurations. Exploring voltage division and current division in complex circuits.
Measurement techniques: Learning various techniques for measuring current, voltage, and resistance in electrical circuits. Exploring different types of measuring instruments, such as multimeters, ammeters, and voltmeters, and understanding their proper usage and limitations. Practicing hands-on measurement techniques in laboratory exercises.
Power and energy: Introducing the concepts of electrical power and energy. Understanding the relationship between power, voltage, and current, and calculating power consumption in electrical devices. Exploring energy transfer and conservation in electrical systems.
Safety considerations: Emphasizing safety practices when working with current, voltage, and resistance. Understanding electrical hazards, proper grounding techniques, and safe handling of electrical equipment. Promoting adherence to electrical codes and regulations to ensure personal safety and prevent electrical accidents.