Nature of Electricity


5 hours

  Course Prerequisites:
Basic Industrial Math (Block X21)

  What Students Learn:
  • Explain the operation of a simple circuit.
  • Define the terms: conductor, insulator, and resistor.
  • Demonstrate that unlike charges attract and like charges repel.
  • List the dangers and benefits of static electricity.
  • Define the terms: volt, ampere, and ohm.
  • Describe common notations and prefixes used to identify electrical and electronic values.
  • Identify carbon resistors, potentiometers, and rheostats, and explain how they work.
  • Identify the common electrical symbols used in schematic diagrams.
  • Explain the difference between a series and parallel circuit.



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