The Ultimate DC Electrical Circuits Course
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The Ultimate DC Electrical Circuits Course

Discover Electrical Engineering World by Creating and Simulating DC Electrical Circuits.Master Solving Complex Circuits!
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Last updated 9/2019
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This course includes
  • 10 hours on-demand video
  • 3 articles
  • 73 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand Fundamentals of DC Circuits
  • Understand System of Units
  • identifying Circuits' Components
  • Understand All The Electric Quantities
  • Build Simple Circuits
  • Learn Different Types of Switches
  • Learn How to Create Electrical Circuits Practically
  • Identifying Different Configurations in Electric Circuits (Series, Parallel and Hybrid)
  • Understand Ohm's Law
  • Understand Kirchhoff's Rules
  • Understand Dependent Sources
  • Understand Voltage and Current Divider Rules
  • Identifying Star and Delta Configurations
  • Identifying Star-Delta Technique of Solving Circuits
  • Learn Advanced Techniques of Solving Complex Circuits with Tons of Examples
  • Learn Nodal Method
  • Learn Mesh Method
  • Learn Concept of Linearity
  • Identifying Source Transformation Method
  • Understand Superposition Theorem
  • Understand Thevenin's Theorem
  • Understand Norton's Theorem
  • Understand Maximum Power Transfer Theory
  • Learn Different Measurement Techniques in Electrical Circuits
  • Use Protues 8 Software to Build and Analysis Electrical Circuits
  • Performing Lab Tutorials
  • Performing Experiments
Requirements
  • Some Knowledge of Trigonometry
  • Some Math Fundamentals like (x-y axis and slope)
  • Some knowledge of calculus (derivatives and integrals)
  • Be excited about learning
Description

"Have you ever thought about what is happening when you flip a light switch and lamp illuminates"

You simply have to join this course to understand exactly what is happening with the lamp and more.

The Ultimate Electrical DC Circuits Course is the most comprehensive, dynamic, and practical course you will find online.

Here you will find 4 types of tutorials:

  • Lectures with powerpoint presentations illustration.

  • Examples with pen and paper illustration.

  • Practical lab tutorials.

  • Simulation lab tutorials.

All tutorials will be provided with (powerpoint presentations and handwriting) sources.

PART 1:

In this part you will learn the complete fundamentals of electricity which will enable you in the future to understand any topic in the electrical engineering world.

Here we will cover in-depth all the fundamental topics:

  • System of Units

  • SI Units (International System of Units)

  • All the Electric Quantities

    1. Electric Charge

    2. Electric Current

    3. Electric Voltage

    4. Resistance

    5. Power

    6. Energy

  • All the Electric Symbols

  • What is an Electrical Circuit?

  • Components of DC Electrical Circuit

  • Parallel and Series Configurations

  • Designing of DC Electrical Circuit

  • Difference Between Resistance and Resistor

  • Difference Between Resistance and Conductance

  • How to Apply Color-Code Technique

  • Independent and Dependent Sources

  • Different Measurement Devices

There are some summery videos with pen & paper illustration after some topics to help us understand the topic more.

So far we will cover Important Concepts and Laws:

  • Ohm's Law and the Magic Triangle

  • Kirchhoff's Laws:

    1. Kirchhoff's Voltage Law (KVL)

    2. Kirchhoff's Current Law (KCL)

  • Divider Rules:

    1. Current Divider Rule

    2. Voltage Divider Rule

  • Complex Circuits Issue

We have here a lot of Solved Examples to help us understanding the matter more.

In the first part we will have Practical Lab Tutorials:

  • Create your first simple circuit using battery, switch(SPST) and lamp.

  • Use an SPDT switch to control the illumination of two lamps.

  • Learn how to use Multi-Meter to measure all the electric quantities

    1. Measure Voltage (Voltmeter)

    2. Measure Current (Ammeter)

    3. Measure Resistance (Ohmmeter)

  • Learn how to use Clamp-Meter to measure current

  • Apply Ohm's Law Practically

  • Apply Color-Code technique to calculate resistance of a (4-band) resistor Practically

  • Apply Color-Code technique to calculate resistance of a (5-band) resistor Practically

  • Power Consumed by a Resistor

Sounds interesting, right?

After that we will dive into a simulation windows-based software called PROTEUS ,here we will learn how to use this software to do the following:

  • Use SPST switch to create a simple circuit

  • Use SPDT switch to create an electric circuit

  • Use DPDT switch to create a huge electric circuit

  • Apply Ohm's Law

We still in part 1 and now we will have 3 LAB Experiments using PROTEUS software about:

  • Ohm's Law

  • Series and Parallel Connections of resistors

  • Kirchhoff's Laws

PART 2:

In this part you will learn how to analyze and solve the complex DC circuits mathematically.

At the beginning we will understand the STAR configuration and the DELTA then we will learn how to use the STAR-DELTA transformation technique to solve this complex circuits.

So far we will dive into much more complex circuits which we will not be able to solve it using the ordinary concepts and laws, we will learn here all the Advanced Techniques to solve all complex DC circuits:

  • Nodal Method.

  • Mesh Method.

  • Concept of Linearity.

  • Source Transformation Concept.

  • SuperPosition Theorem.

  • Thevenin's Theorem.

  • Norton's Theorem.

  • Maximum Power Transfer Concept.

All these Advanced Techniques will be supported with Tons of Solved and Unsolved Examples which will enable us to master solving all types of complex circuits.

I'll teach you a trick to be sure of your final answer in any example using measurement devices inside PROTEUS.

You'll be able to simulate any circuit with dependent sources using PROTEUS.

We have 2 LAB Experiments using PROTEUS software about:

  • SuperPosition Theorem

  • Thevenin's Theorem

Stand out from the crowd by joining this course, and don't miss the opportunity!

Who this course is for:
  • Electrical Engineering Students
  • Anyone Who Wants To Learn The Complete Base Of DC Electrical Circuits
  • Engineers Who Want Refreshments
Course content
Expand all 98 lectures 09:47:37
+ Getting Started
3 lectures 10:30

Here i will show you our course content, prerequisite and references before we get started

Preview 04:50
Get the most benefits out of course
01:38

We will install proteus 8 demonstration software, The Proteus Design Suite is a complete software solution for circuit simulation and PCB design, it's a windows-only software, you can run it on mac using a virtual machine that runs windows on mac.

Install proteus 8 demonstration
04:02
+ Fundamentals
56 lectures 04:48:30

We will learn what are systems of units, also we will learn base and derived quantities and the main systems of scientific units

System of units
05:40

We will learn in this tutorial the international systems of units, also the most common quantities in electricity and the units of these quantities in SI units.

At the end of this tutorial we will know what is the standard prefixes.

SI Units
04:04

Here we will begin with the first common quantity in electricity which is electric charge.

We will know the types of charges, also we will learn the structure of an atom.

How to differentiate between neutral object, positively charged and negatively charged?

We will discuss the different methods of charging.

What are insulators and conductors?

What is a coulomb unit?

Electric Charges
06:55

Today we will learn more about the second quantity in the most common quantity which is electric current.

What is the actual direction of current and the conventional direction of current?

Difference between AC current and DC current.

How to measure electric current?

Electric Current
03:18

Here i will show you with a pen and paper illustration what is an electric charge and what is an atom.

We will have here more in-depth discussion about atoms ,we will learn the structure of atoms (nucleas, energy levels and valence shell).

Summary (Electric charge)
09:13

We will know here how the electric charges causes the creation of electric current.

Actual and conventional direction of electric current.

Different equations of calculating the electric current.

Summary (Electric current)
06:12

Here we have a constant electric current through time so we will use the elementary equation for calculating electric charges.

Example 1
04:10

Try to solve this example before watching the next tutorial.

Hint: use the same equation that we used in the previous example.

Challenge
00:00

This is just like the first example, we will eleminate here the micro prefix from the equation by multiplying time with (10^-6)

Example 2
02:51

Try to solve this example before watching the next tutorial.

Challenge
00:00

Here we will calculate current using the second equation because electric charges here are not constant through time.

The solution of this example ends at 2:30 ,the rest of the tutorial is a plus.

Example 3
04:22

Today we will learn more about the third quantity in the most common quantity which is electric voltage (potential difference).

We will begin with the physical meaning of the electric potential.

We will know what is voltage.

At the end of tutorial we will see a cool analogy that will help us understand more the concept.

Voltage (Potential difference)
03:56

Today we will learn how to determine potential nodes at our circuit.

Also we will know the assumption of direction of voltage and the equation related to it.

Summary (Voltage) part1
07:37

Here i illustrate again the analogy with a pen and paper illustration (this analogy is really important).

Preview 02:12

Today we will learn more about the fourth quantity in the most common quantity which is resistance ,also we will learn the equation of resistance.

What is the difference between resistor and resistance?

What is the difference between conductance and resistance?


Preview 05:21

Here we will know the different electric symbols for each electric component.

Electric Symbols
02:30

Today we will connect our first electrical circuit, we have aslo a mini-challenge in this exciting tutorial.

Preview 02:27

Increase your productivity with more in-depth learning proteus software.

Preview 07:37

Here we will create our first electrical circuit using proteus, aslo we have a mini-challenge at the end of this tutorial.

Create our first electrical circuit using Proteus
04:02

This our first practical lab tutorial, here we will create our first electrical circuit.

Create our first electrical circuit practically
06:51

Today we will learn components of electrical circuits (Sources ,Loads and switches).

We will learn what is the SPST, SPDT and DPDT switches.

Circuit Components (Part 2)
08:54

Here we will use SPDT switch to control 2 electrical DC motors in proteus.

aslo we will use DPDT switch to control 2 electrical circuits, each circuit has 2 electrical DC motors.

Create an electrical circuit using SPDT and DPDT (in Proteus)
06:48

Today we will use SPDT switch to control the illumination of 2 lamps practically.

Create an electrical circuit using SPDT practically
06:47

Here we will learn how to differentiate between active elements (electric supplies) and passive elements (electric loads).

Circuit Components (Part 3)
03:13

In pen and paper illustration, i will show different types of DC electric sources (Independent and dependent).

Independent and dependent DC sources
11:30

In this fun tutorial we will learn what is series and parallel electrical circuits ,also we will learn how to simplify electrical circuits using this technique.

At the end of this tutorial we will solve an example.

Series and parallel configuration + example
07:55

Ohm's law consider as the most important and basic equation in electrical engineering.

We will know this equation and the magic triangle that makes it more simple.

note: we didn't illustrate power till now, but in the material deal with power equation as it is (Power = Voltage * current) ,untill we hit the concept of power in the upcoming tutorials

Ohm's law and the magic triangle
03:10

To measure electric quantities we need a measuring device.

In this tutorial we will know what is multimeter or (AVO-meter).

Also we will know how to measure electric current using this multimeter (ammeter).

Measurements-part1 (ammeter)
03:31

In this practical tutorial, i will show you what does an ordinary Multimeter look like.

also there is another new type of Multimeter which is (clamp meter).

Multimeter and Clamp-meter (Practically)
03:32

Today we will learn how to use multimeter to measure voltage (voltmeter).

Measurements-part2 (voltmeter)
01:05

In this tutorial we will use multimeter to measure voltage (voltmeter) practically.

How to use voltmeter to measure voltage?
02:54

To measure resistance we need to use our Multimeter in (ohmmeter) mode.

In this tutorial we will learn how to measure a resistance of any object using multimeter.

Also we will learn how to use color code method to know the resistance value of a resistor.

Measurements-part3 (ohmmeter)
05:29

In this lab tutorial i have a 4-band resistor and i will use color code method to calculate the resistance of it.

also i will use ohmmeter to measure it practically.

Measuring 4-band resistor (practically)
05:00

In this lab tutorial i have a 5-band resistor and i will use color code method to calculate the resistance of it.

also i will use ohmmeter to measure it practically.

Measuring 5-band resistor (practically)
03:32

Here we will know other measuring devices (e.g. clamp-meter ,earth-ground meter ,megger).

Measurements-part4 (other measuring devices)
01:56

Here we will use ordinary ammeter to measure electric current of a simple circuit.

Measuring current using ordinary ammeter practically
01:31

Here we will use clamp meter to measure current for the same electrical circuit of the previous tutorial.

Measuring current using clamp-meter practically
02:55

Today we will apply ohm's law using proteus software, also we will know how to using ammeter and voltmeter at proteus.

Applying ohm's law on a circuit using proteus
04:08

We will discuss an experiment about Ohm's law using proteus demonstration.

Experiment 1
07:04

In this experiment we will discuss series and parallel connections.

Experiment 2
07:44

Today we will learn more about the fifth and sixth quantities in the most common quantity which are power and energy.

Power and energy (part1)
07:29

Here we will know the equation of electric energy ,also we will know how to calculate our house's electric bill

Power and energy (part2)
05:23

Today i will show the concept of power, rated power and energy in an easy explanation and fun analogy.

Summary (Power and energy)
08:31

This example is a large example but very important one, here we will calculate current at different time periods also we will draw the value of current at each time interval.

after that we will calculate power and draw values of power at each time interval.

Example
16:17

This practical tutorial will show us what will happen if a resistor conume power more than its rated power.

What could happen if a resistor consume more than its rated power?
03:57

In pen and paper, we will learn steps of calculating a house's monthly electrical bill.

How to calculate your house electrical bill?
04:57

In this example we will calculate the monthly electrical bill using the steps we know from previous tutorials.

Example1
06:04

This is another type of examples to calculate our monthly electrical bill.

Example2
03:10

Today we will hit the concept of node also we will learn how to use KCL to calculate electric current values.

kirchhoff current law (KCL)
05:39
Example1
03:43
Example2
07:51

KVL is the second law in kirchoff's current laws, here we will learn the meaning of a loop and mesh.

Also we will learn how to calculate voltage values.

kirchhoff voltage law (KVL)
06:06
Example
08:38
Experiment 3
06:57

Learn what is the current and voltage divider rules.

Current and voltage divider
04:36

This is our last tutorial in the first section ,we can't solve complex circuits using simple techniques of simplyfing electrical circuits, we need here advanced techiques for simplyfing and analysis complex electric circuits, that we are gonna learn in the next section of our course.

Complex circuits
01:16
+ Simplyfing and Analysis of Resistive Networks Using Advanced Techniques
39 lectures 04:48:36

We will learn here how to solve a little bit complex circuits using star-delta transformation method (this method is only valid if the circuit contain a star or delta configuration).

Star-Delta transformation
06:49

Solving an example on a resistive circuit using star-delta transformation method

Example 1
11:52

Solving an example on a resistive circuit using star-delta transformation method

Example 2
06:11

This is our first advanced method of solving complex circuits.

Nodal method
09:59
Example 1
07:10
Example 2
08:32
Example 3
06:05

We will learn here a new concept called supernode which is a special case in nodal method.

What is a supernode?
04:29
Example 4
11:01
Mesh method
10:52
Example 1
09:18
Example 2
06:23
Example 3
14:15

We will learn here a new concept called supermesh which is a special case in mesh method.

What is supermesh + Example 4
06:21

This is a great tutorial about using proteus demonstration software to get the final result of any unsolved examples.

How to use proteus in getting the final result directly?
05:42

Till now we didn't learn how to draw dependent sources in proteus.

Dependent sources in proteus
06:23

We will solve here examples contaiting dependent sources using proteus demonstration software.

Solving problems containing dependent sources using proteus
05:14

We will learn here a new method of the advanced techniques to solve specific types of the complex circuits.

Concept of linearity
07:48
Example 1
08:16
Example 2
05:04

Here we will learn to simplify circuits using source transformation method.

Source transformation
07:37
Example 1
11:16
Example 2
05:42

If we have more than one independent source on the same circuit we could use superposition theorem to solve our complex circuit.

Superposition theorem
05:18
Example 1
09:33

Here we will discuss an experiment about superposition theorem.

Experiment 4
07:06

We will learn here how to solve complex circuits using thevenin's theorem.

Thevenin's theorem
06:38
Example 1
07:04
Example 2
08:08
Example 3
07:15
Example 4
07:31

Here we will apply thevenin's theorem using practical experiment.

Experiment 5
05:11
Challenge
00:05

We will learn here how to solve complex circuits using norton's theorem.

Norton's theorem
05:27
Example 1
06:31
Example 2
07:44

Today we will learn how to get the maximum power transfer through a resistor by equalising the value of the resistance with thevenin resistance.

Maximum power transfer
05:42

A mathematical proof for maximum power transfer.

Proof
07:46

Here we will solve an example to the maximum power for a resistor.

Example
09:18