Electronics S1W6: Voltage Dividers and Potentiometers

DC Electronics: Learn to use the Voltage Divider Formula to solve series resistive circuits and Kirchhoff's Current Law.
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Electronics: Voltage Dividers and Potentiometers S1W6

This Basics Electronics Course will teach you how to solve series resistor circuits. To understand Direct Current (DC) Electronics, you need to master four resistor configurations:

  1. Series Resistor Circuits
  2. Parallel Resistor Circuits
  3. Series-Parallel Resistor Circuits
  4. Complex Resistor Circuits
This course will teach you to master the first category above.
  • Master and solve series resistor circuits using the Voltage Divider Formula.
  • Learn to correctly apply the Voltage Divider Formula to series resistive circuits.
  • Understand the concept of Kirchhoff's Current Law (KCL).

You will understand exactly how to solve series circuit voltage divider resistor problems!

The Voltage Divider Formula allows you to solve series resistive values in an electronic circuit. This information is mandatory for any hobbyist or professional who needs to understand how electronic circuits work. This course is a quality product taught by a college instructor who has been teaching electronics for over twenty years. It is the equivalent of a full week of college level training at a community college or technical university.

The primary teaching method is instructor led lectures using PowerPoint slide presentations. Drawings, images and schematics are used to clearly illustrate each electronic principle. There are ten separate lectures that take you through the concepts of Ohm's Law and series circuits in a clear, simple manner. A number of quizzes are included test your retention of the lecture material.

At the end of this course, you will have a solid grasp of the principles of voltage dividers and the application of this formula to the solution of electronic circuit problems.

What are the requirements?

  • Students should understand Ohm's Law before starting this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Use the Voltage Divider Formula to solve series resistive circuits.
  • Describe how a potentiometer (pot) works.
  • Describe Kirchhoff's Current Law and describe its use in parallel electronic circuits

What is the target audience?

  • This course for hobbyists and professionals who want to know how Direct Current (DC) Electronics circuits work.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Voltage Divider Theory and the Voltage Divider Formula
03:13

This video describes what is coming up in this ten lecture series on Voltage Dividers, potentiometers and Kirchhoff's Current Law

09:57

This video reviews the use of Ohm's Law to solve a series resistance circuit, in preparation for the Voltage Divider Formula which follows.

10:26

This video reviews the use of Ohm's Law to solve a series resistance circuit, in preparation for the Voltage Divider Formula which follows.

19:28

This video describes the Voltage Divider Formula and how it is used in electronic circuits.

4 questions

Solve series circuits using the Voltage Divider Formula

09:53

The student walks through several voltage divider problems with the instructor, in preparation for solving circuit problems by themself in later videos.

05:27
The student walks through several voltage divider problems with the instructor, in preparation for solving circuit problems by themself in later videos.
Voltage Divider Practice
2 questions
Section 2: Voltage Divider Examples
19:54

Potentiometers are common in all electronic circuit applications. This video explains in detail how they work.

3 questions

Questions about potentiomaters (Pots)

13:13

In this and the following video, the student walks through voltage divider problems with the instructor.

08:39
In this and the

previous video, the student walks through voltage divider problems with the instructor.

Section 3: Kirchhoff's Voltage and Current Laws
14:53

A knowledge of Kirchhoff's Current Law is important for the student to understand for the week of instruction following this course.

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Instructor Biography

Richard Vannoy, College programming, database and electronics instructor

College teacher for computer programming (C, C++, Visual Basic, Python, Java), database (SQL, Access), microcontrollers, Programmable Logic Controllers, basic and intermediate electronics for seventeen years. Teaching awards include Instructor of the Quarter (Four Awards), Regional Instructor of the Quarter, Employee of the Year, Employee of the Month (Two Awards)

Ten years employed as computer programmer.

Degrees: Computer Programming, Electronics, Information Technology.

Interests: Arduino, 8051 Assembly Programming, robotics, electronics

Founder and past president of San Diego Robotics Society. Member and guest lecturer Riverside and Long Beach Robotics Societies.

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