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Basics of Electricity

How to test and understand basic electrical circuits.
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Created by Daniel Miller
Last updated 2/2015
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What Will I Learn?
Calculate circuits
Explain the interaction of amps, volts, and resistance
Explain the interaction of volts, amps, and watts
Understand basic safety concerns of electrical circuits
Use of a multimeter to test circuits
Compare parallel and series circuits
Compare direct and alternating currents
Calculate the cost of operating electrical components
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  • Use of a calculator, possesion of a multimeter

In order to understand, make or repair anything electrical from house wiring, automotive wiring, small electronic kits, electric motors etc. a basic understanding of electricity is needed.

This course will explain the basic principles of electricity along with how to test and apply them.

The course is intended as an introductory course for those who would like to be able to dabble in electronics and electricity. It is not intended to make you a proficient electrician. Remember electricity can be dangerous and have lasting consequences.

The course will consist of video clips/lectures. Images, charts, and brief reading as supplemental information. Quizzes are available for self assessment and practice of the information.

Who is the target audience?
  • The course is intended for those who want to dabble in electronic kits
  • If you aren't afraid of electricity, but don't really undestand it.
  • Increase confidence in testing simple electrical circuits and appliances
  • IT IS NOT to teach you how to make complicated electrical systems
  • IT IS NOT intended to teach you how to wire anything
  • IT IS NOT going to make you an electrician
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Curriculum For This Course
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Basics of Electricity and Calculating Circuits
1 Lecture 06:28

Topics covered in this lecture include: Ohms Law. Explanation of what Volts, Amps and Ohms are. Explanation of what Watts are and how to calculate them. How to calculate the cost of running an electrical circuit.

Preview 06:28
Circuit Types and Calculating Resistance
1 Lecture 05:37
Comparison of Series and Parallel Circuits and calculating their resistance.
Types of Electricity
1 Lecture 02:55

This lecture will explain the two forms that electricity is used in. It will discuss where they are found and what implications this has for their use.

Preview 02:55
Using a multimeter to measure and understand electrical circuits.
2 Lectures 19:12
Electrical Safety
1 Lecture 02:54

Discussion of the things to be concerned about regarding electrical safety.

Electrical Safety
About the Instructor
2.5 Average rating
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48 Students
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Agriculture Education Instructor and Agricultural Producer

With a lifelong passion for agriculture and teaching others I look forward to being your instructor.

My knowledge and experience will be put to work for you. My educational experience began with a BS in Agriculture Education from Washington State University (minors in Ag Technology Management and Agriculture Economics.) I then continued with a Masters Degree from Iowa State University (Professional in Agriculture) and over 14 years experience as a High School Agriculture Instructor (courses in Plant Science, Animal Science, Welding, Construction, Ag Mechanics, Horticulture, Ag Business.)

My experience includes operating my own farm in which I raise hay, small grains (wheat and barley), cattle and hogs. I also sell firewood and operate an internet business (Miller's Woodcutting) that provides plans for the construction of firewood related machinery (log splitters, firewood processors, skidding arches, etc.)

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