DC ELectricity Applied Math
What you'll learn
- Identify all components of a DC electrical circuit.
- Define and construct simple DC electrical circuits.
- Troubleshoot and analyze DC electrical circuits.
- Execute the necessary math skills values to solve for missing values in DC electrical circuits.
- Students should have basic math skills. know how to use a calculator, and have logical reasoning ability.
This course guides students, 18 years of age and up, through analysis of DC circuits and addresses Ohm's Law, Watts Law, series circuits, parallel circuits, and combination circuits. They will solve for total and branch values of voltage, current, resistance, and power consumed. It could be a great refresher course or a course for students beginning their journey into understanding electrical circuit analysis. It teaches all of the mathematics necessary to calculate for voltage, current, resistance, and wattages prior to the applied lesson. The math consists of simple algebra, conversions, decimals numbers, fractions, and reciprocity. Students should have a basic understanding of the use of a calculator fore the aforementioned skills.
The course assumes no electrical knowledge and begins with defining the necessary components of a complete circuit, and defines what voltage, current, and resistance means in a circuit. It defines and describes the units of measure for each of the components and the standard symbols that are used in the electrical industry. This course is a pre-requisite for the follow up course of alternating current where AC power supplies, inductors, transformers, capacitors, inductive reactance, capacitive reactance, power factor, and impedance are taught. It's necessary to understand the series and parallel configurations as they hold true in AC analysis as well as DC analysis.
Who this course is for:
- This course is designed for learners 18 years of age or older with little or no electrical theory experience. However, it may serve as a review course as well.
My name is Dr. Thomas Viviano and have been teaching electrical theory. Motor control, relay logic, and PLCs for approximately 25 years. I also taught at Temple University, Bucks County Community College, and various trade schools in the electrical mechanical discipline. It’s very important to me that I teach the way that I learn, and that is breaking down large and complicated concepts into smaller and easier to understand chunks. I make sure I am available for questions and added needed assistance when necessary. Welcome to the course and I look forward to working with you.
Thomas Viviano Ph.D.