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Technical Training and Consulting March 2005

Course Announcement: EE101 - Basic DC Circuit Theory

EE101 - Basic DC Circuit Theory is ready for testing. This is the first in the basic electronics series. At this point the course material is complete, although we will make changes based on tester's input.

The purpose of this course is to introduce basic DC circuit theory. By the time the student completes this course, the following concepts will have been introduced.

  • What is an electron and a proton.
  • The concepts of charge, voltage, current, and resistance.
  • Ohm's Law
  • How to compute power dissipated in a resistor
  • How to combine resistors in series and parallel and compute the resultant resistance.
  • Kirchoff's current and voltage laws.
  • How batteries, resistors, wires, and current sources are represented schematically
  • What is a Thevenin equivalent circuit.
  • What is a Norton equivalent circuit

If you are an engineer or have at least a BS in a technical field, this could serve as a review or reference. This course is primarily for technicians or interested persons who do not have a background in electronics, so that they can function in test environments that utilize measurements of and calculations involving DC circuits. This course, however, is a prerequisite for some of the courses that require familiarity with DC circuit theory.

Basic familiarity with algebra is assumed for this course, primarily the ability to solve for a specific variable in a simple equation is assumed. There will be some review of the basic concepts required.