Unit 6: Electrical and Electronic Principles

This unit aims to give learners an understanding of the underlying physical principles on which electrical and
electronic devices and circuits depend.

Specification -Unit 6: Electrical and Electronic Principles

Assessment Crteria - Unit 6


Learning Outcome 1 -Be able to use circuit theory to determine voltage, current and resistance in direct current (DC) circuits

DC circuit theory P1 use DC circuit theory to calculate current, voltage and resistance in DC networks
Kirchhoff's First Law - A simple animation that explains this
Kirchoff's Second Law - Another simple animation to explain this
DC networks  
Diodes - Make presents the diode video
Measurements in DC circuits P2 use a multimeter to carry out circuit measurements in a DC network

Learning Outcome 2 -Understand the concepts of capacitance and determine capacitance values in DC circuits

Capacitors What is a capacitor ?
How a capacitor works
Make presents the capacitor
An Introduction to Capacitors - A good tutorial
Electric Permittivity
Capacitor database - select a capacitor base on a variety of crtiteria
A spread sheet to check answers for P6 and M2
Basic Concepts in Electricity Book
Capacitors and capacitance - A very good video
Energy of a capacitor - A very good video
Dielectrics in capacitors - Another very good video
Charging and discharging of a capacitor  
DC network  

Learning Outcome 3 -Know the principles and properties of magnetism

  Force on a current carrying conductor - animation
Magnetism Tutorial
BH curve saturation - wiki
BH data pair generator - data to plot BH curves
How a Magnet works?
Electric Motor - Animation

Learning Outcome 4 -Be able to use single-phase alternating current (AC) theory.

  Phasor Diagram Animation
  Phasor addition and subtraction tutorial




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