Circuits for Beginners
We start from the very beginning in electronics. What is voltage? What does it physically mean? What is current? What happens in a circuit and how can things like power consumption be calculated?
In this course we learn how to analyze circuits through a variety of methods, including the Kirchoff voltage and current laws, superposition, Node Voltage Analysis, Thevenin’s Theorem and concepts such as impedance matching and maximum power transfer. These are useful to predict the performance of circuits.
We look at various types of equipment used for electrical circuit measurements, including power supplies, multimeters, oscilloscopes, and function generators. At the end of the course, students will be able to use resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and batteries in circuits as well as analyse and design circuits containing these components. One of the circuits built in the course is a light sensing circuit.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
No prerequisites in electronics needed. Students need an understanding of calculus (i.e., how to take a derivative).
- Resistors, Kirchoff’s Voltage and Current Laws
- Linear Circuit Analysis
- Capacitors, Inductors, and LEDs
- Time Dependence in Circuits
- Thevenin-Equivalent Circuits/Input and Output Impedance
Course delivery details
This course is offered through The National University of Singapore, a partner institute of EdX.
2-3 hours per week
- Verified Track -$139
- Audit Track - Free
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
- What is voltage?
- What is current?
- What is power?
- How are these calculated?
- Circuit analysis methods
- Electrical measurement equipment
- How to calculate voltage, current, and power
- How to use resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes in circuits
- Impedance matching
- How to transfer maximum power in a circuit
- How to choose components (power ratings)
Contact this provider
edX For Business helps leading companies upskill their labor forces by making the world’s greatest educational resources available to learners across a wide variety of in-demand fields. edX For Business delivers high-quality corporate eLearning to train and engage your employees...