The Complete Basic Electricity & Electronics Course
- 6.5 hours on-demand video
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Understand the concept of electric Voltage and Current
- Understand how the most important electronic components work
- Analyze and design basic electronic circuit
- Desire to learn how electronic components and circuits really work
- No hardware, software or components are required
- Basic arithmetic and physics
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
Knowledge of Electricity and Electronics is extremely valuable nowadays!
Electronic circuits are everywhere, from computers and smartphones, to home appliances and cars. Think of all the everyday objects that are becoming “smart”... in the future, most of the things that we own will contain some electronics. Jobs in electronics are in high demand and well paid in almost every country!
Building electronic products is incredibly rewarding, whether you do it professionally or just as a hobby. There is just something different and exciting about designing something physical that can be hold in one’s hand and that interacts with the outside world, and today it has become incredibly easy to get started thanks to cheap development boards such as the Arduino and Raspberry Pi, combined with the right knowledge.
Differently than what happens in other disciplines, knowledge of Electronics does not become obsolete, but it is always current as it is intimately connected to physics and to the fundamental laws of nature. Hence, while new components and chips might come along every year, the fundamental principles of Electronics always stay the same.
WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS COURSE?
While most of the material and courses available online tend to be high-level and focused on applications (for instance, it shows students how to connect components on a breadboard to create a circuit), the goal of this course is to explain the fundamental concepts of Electricity and Electronics, to allow you to fully understand how circuits work. Every topic is addressed starting from the first principles of the underlying physics and fundamental laws, and only later the acquired knowledge is used to explain how to design more complex circuits for different applications.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Fundamental concepts of Electricity (Current, Energy, Voltage, Power)
Most important electronic components (Resistor, Capacitors, Diodes, etc)
The main laws governing currents and voltages in circuits (Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s laws, etc)
Interface with Microcontrollers (coming soon)
This is an introductory course about the theory of Electricity and Electronics, so no previous knowledge is required. To get the best out of the lessons, students should be comfortable with some basic arithmetic as I will often write and solve equations, in particular when analyzing simple circuits. Understanding a bit of physics can help too, but it is not required. Most importantly, no special hardware or software is required.
- Makers who want to understand how electronic components really works
- College students who want to refresh basic topics of electronics
- Electrical Engineers who have forgotten the basics
Who is the instructor? Is this course right for me? What will I learn? All of this will be answered in this lesson.
In this lesson you will learn what are the main components of an atom: the proton, the neutron and the electron. You will discover that proton and electron have the same charge but with a different sign.
You will discover how the electric current is calculated from a flux of electrons into a metallic wire. You will learn the proper unit of measurement of the current and how to assign the direction of the current accordingly to the convention used in physics and industry.
With the help of a simple example you will learn how "Work" is defined in Physics
This lesson talks about the main components of a battery, the chemical reaction happening between them and the charge imbalance that results from it
In this lesson you will learn what is resistance and how it is related to voltage and current
In this lesson you will compare a simple electric circuit with an "equivalent" hydraulic circuit
In this lesson you will learn the definition of Electric Power and its relationship with Energy
In this lesson you will derive the relationship between the Electrical Power, the Voltage and the Current
In this lesson you will derive the equation for the power dissipated in a resistor
In this lesson you will learn the difference between Power and Energy via an Hydraulic example
In this lesson you will meet the capacitor for the first time and understand what are its basic applications
In this lesson you will learn what is a diode, its schematic symbol and the names of its two terminals