Introduction to Electrical Engineering
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Introduction to Electrical Engineering

covers all the fundamental knowledge you need in Electrical Engineering
3.7 (43 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
846 students enrolled
Created by Jung-Chang Liou
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • understand what Electrical Engineering is
  • analyse both DC and AC circuits
  • understand the function of R, L, C, diodes, opamps, and transistors
  • design your own circuits using these basic electrical components
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Requirements
  • None
Description

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. 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for those who are interested in Electrical Engineering but have little or no knowledge about it.
  • Basic mathematical skills (e.g. addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) are required. Everything else (if needed) will be covered in this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
03:25:18
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Course Intro
2 Lectures 14:21

This gives you an overview of the course.

Preview 02:37

A taste of what this course is like.

Preview 11:44
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Definition of Electrical Engineering, Passive Components and DC Circuit Analysis
8 Lectures 54:31

Lec 1 covers what Electrical Engineering is, what Electrical Engineering covers and what Electrical Engineers do.

Lecture 1 - What is Electrical Engineering
06:11

Lec 2 explains briefly what resistors, capacitors, inductors and power supply are.

Lecture 2 - Passive Components and Power Supply
03:29

Lec 3 explains what voltage, current, electrical charge, power energy are. It also introduces different types of power supplies.

Lecture 3 - Electrical Quantities and Power Supplies
06:46

In this lecture, we go into the details of the definition of electric fields and electric potentials and how they are related to charges.

Lecture 3.o (Optional) - Charges, Electric Fields and Electric Potentials
05:48

Lec 4 explains how resistors, capacitors and inductors behave in a DC circuit

Lecture 4 - RLC in DC circuits
06:03

This optional lecture covers the commonly-used prefixes in Electrical Engineering and teaches how X-Y plots can be interpreted.

Lecture 4.o (optional) - Common Prefixes and X-Y Plot Interpretation
05:30

Lec 5 covers Kirchoff’s Current Law, Kirchoff’s Voltage Law, Nodal Analysis and Mesh Analysis.

Lecture 5 - DC Analysis Part 1
10:24

Lec 6 talks about common resistor circuits and thevenin equivalent circuit

Lecture 6 - DC Analysis Part 2
10:20

Simple Quiz that helps you revise the important points in Section 1.

Section 1 Quiz
8 questions
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Active Circuit Elements, AC Circuits, and Power System
5 Lectures 36:33

Lec 7 covers the characteristics of diodes and transistors as well as their typical application

Lecture 7 - Active Circuit Elements
07:17

Lec 8 explains how operational amplifiers (opamps) work with several examples.

Lecture 8 - Operational Amplifiers
06:48

Lec 9 talks about AC power and phase shift.

Lecture 9 - AC Circuit Analysis Part 1
06:48

Lec 10 talks about impedance and complex number algorithmic with examples

Lecture 10 - AC Circuit Analysis Part 2
09:28

This quiz covers the important parts in section 2.

Section 2 Quiz
8 questions

Lec 11 covers the basic of power generation, distribution, losses and protection

Lecture 11 - Power System
06:12
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Practical Circuits
1 Lecture 04:25

Lec 12 demonstrates how practical circuits can be analyzed and created.

Lecture 12 - Practical Circuits
04:25

This assessment will test your knowledge on KCL, KVL, Nodal, Mesh Analysis, Ohm's Law and Thevenin Equivalent Circuit.
Circuit Analysis Assessment
1 question
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Reuploads with Music Removed
14 Lectures 01:35:28
(No Music) Lecture 1 - What is Electrical Engineering
06:11

(No Music) Lecture 2 - Passive Components and Power Supply
03:29

(No Music) Lecture 3 - Electrical Quantities and Power Supplies
06:46

(No Music) Lecture 3.o (Optional) - Charges, Electric Fields and Electric Potent
05:48

(No Music) Lecture 4 - RLC in DC circuits
06:03

(No Music) Lecture 4.o (optional) - Common Prefixes and X-Y Plot Interpretation
05:30

(No Music) Lecture 5 - DC Analysis Part 1
10:24

(No Music) Lecture 6 - DC Analysis Part 2
10:20

(No Music) Lecture 7 - Active Circuit Elements
07:17

(No Music) Lecture 8 - Operational Amplifiers
06:48

(No Music) Lecture 9 - AC Circuit Analysis Part 1
06:47

(No Music) Lecture 10 - AC Circuit Analysis Part 2
09:28

(No Music) Lecture 11 - Power System
06:12

(No Music) Lecture 12 - Practical Circuits
04:25
About the Instructor
Jung-Chang Liou
3.9 Average rating
82 Reviews
2,618 Students
2 Courses
Design Engineer

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.