Basic Electricity

This module introduces students to the fundamentals of current, voltage and resistance and Ohm’s law. In addition, the module introduces essential concepts such as the relationship between temperature and resistance, electron velocity, and the direction of current flow. The module also covers the difference between work and energy and explains the methodology of calculating power consumption.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module the student will be able to:

  • Apply the principle of electric charge
  • Express Coulomb’s Law
  • Define electric current
  • Explain electron flow and conventional flow
  • Describe electric potential and voltage
  • List the five main types of voltage sources
  • Differentiate between a voltage and current source
  • Define resistance
  • Explain the difference between capacitance and inductance
  • Use Ohm’s law to find voltage, current or resistance
  • Describe relationship between temperature and resistance
  • Differentiate between work and energy
  • Determine efficiency of an electrical device
  • Calculate power consumption in kilowatt-hours
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