The goal of this course is for you (an absolute beginner) to learn all the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering in the most simple, effective and fast way. Instead of giving you every information at the beginning and bore you with all the details, I will add information as you start to question and start to need it. This is proven to be the best way to learn languages and I believe it's the best way to learn anything. So please ask questions and learned actively!
This course starts with explaining what all the sub-fields in Electrical Engineering (e.g. Signal Processing, Control System, Power System, Telecommunication, Photonics, Microelectronics) are and what Electrical Engineers do. Then you will learn the characteristics of the most basic and common components used in Electrical Engineering (i.e. resistors, capacitors, inductors, power supplies, voltmeters and ammeters). Before you can understand Ohm’s Law and DC Circuit Analysis (e.g. Kirchoff’s Voltage Law and Kirchoff’s Current Law), I will demonstrate what electrical voltage, current, charge and power means with examples.
The second section of the course covers active circuit elements (i.e. operational amplifiers, diodes and transistors). You will learn their characteristics and typical applications. Then we will revisit the passive components and see how they behave in AC circuits. In this part, you will learn why complex numbers exist in AC circuits, how to perform complex number algorithms, and what phase shift is. The last part of this section focuses on power generation, losses and distribution. Here we will introduce fuses and transformers.
Lastly, we will look at practical circuits and follow a few guidelines to help you start building your own circuits.
Lec 1 covers what Electrical Engineering is, what Electrical Engineering covers and what Electrical Engineers do.
Lec 2 explains briefly what resistors, capacitors, inductors and power supply are.
Lec 3 explains what voltage, current, electrical charge, power energy are. It also introduces different types of power supplies.
In this lecture, we go into the details of the definition of electric fields and electric potentials and how they are related to charges.
Lec 4 explains how resistors, capacitors and inductors behave in a DC circuit
This optional lecture covers the commonly-used prefixes in Electrical Engineering and teaches how X-Y plots can be interpreted.
Lec 5 covers Kirchoff’s Current Law, Kirchoff’s Voltage Law, Nodal Analysis and Mesh Analysis.
Lec 6 talks about common resistor circuits and thevenin equivalent circuit
Simple Quiz that helps you revise the important points in Section 1.
Lec 7 covers the characteristics of diodes and transistors as well as their typical application
Lec 8 explains how operational amplifiers (opamps) work with several examples.
Lec 9 talks about AC power and phase shift.
Lec 10 talks about impedance and complex number algorithmic with examples
This quiz covers the important parts in section 2.
Lec 11 covers the basic of power generation, distribution, losses and protection
Lec 12 demonstrates how practical circuits can be analyzed and created.
With many years working in the fields of Electrical Engineering as a research assistant, design engineer and a teacher, I have learned to deliver both the theoretical and practical knowledge to my students in the most direct and simple way.
In my course, You will find that all the lectures follow through one another and I will always include the reason for learning a particular theory.
My philosophy of teaching is to encourage students to start and finish a course by giving them just enough information at the beginning. Then I will provide more details as students begin to think, to try, to encounter problems and to question. This type of active learning has proven to be most effective through my years of teaching which is why I use it here. So learn actively and ask questions!
My goal is for students to learn Electrical Engineering in the most straightforward, simple and efficient way.