Course Syllabus: Electronics 101
with CEU Certificate*
Perhaps nothing is more representative of modern technological culture than electronic devices. But how do these often mysterious "black boxes" really work? This course presents an overview of the fundamentals of electric/electronic circuit analysis, starting with an overview of electrical theory and moving to simple circuit components like power supplies, resistors, capacitors, and inductors.
The course also provides a light introduction to the actual circuit design, construction, test, and measurement, giving the hobbyist a jumping-off point for further pursuit of the subject. In addition, the course highlights some key concepts of semiconductors and semiconductor devices (like transistors). Finally, the lessons conclude with a look at some applications of the principles discussed throughout the course. The lessons are designed to serve students with a variety of backgrounds, and they require only a minimal level of mathematical aptitude (some algebra is helpful but not necessary to understand the main ideas of the course).
Each lesson provides a sufficient background to help novices understand the principles that underlie the operation of electric and electronic circuits. The course can serve as a review of the basic concepts of circuit theory or as a starting point for a more in-depth study of particular areas of interest, such as semiconductor devices, complex electronic networks, circuit design, and hobbyist electronics.
This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.
Lesson 1 Fundamentals of Electricity
Lesson 2 Voltage and Current
Lesson 3 Power Supplies and Simple Circuits
Lesson 4 Resistor Circuits and Ohms Law
Lesson 5 Resistor Networks
Lesson 6 Capacitor Circuits
Lesson 7 Fundamentals of Magnetism
Lesson 8 Inductor Circuits
Lesson 9 Building Electronic Circuits
Lesson 10 Introduction to Semiconductor Devices
Lesson 11 Electronics Applied: Transformers
Lesson 12 Electronics Applied: Basic Communication Circuits
|Lesson 1 Assignment||20|
|Lesson 1 Fundamentals of Electricity||9|
|Lesson 2 Voltage and Current||9|
|Lesson 3 Assignment||20|
|Lesson 3 Power Supplies and Simple Circuits||10|
|Lesson 4 Assignment||20|
|Lesson 4 Resistor Circuits and Ohms Law||9|
|Lesson 5 Assignment||20|
|Lesson 5 Resistor Networks||10|
|Lesson 6 Assignment||20|
|Lesson 6 Capacitor Circuits||10|
|Lesson 7 Assignment||20|
|Lesson 7 Fundamentals of Magnetism||10|
|Lesson 8 Assignment||20|
|Lesson 8 Inductor Circuits||9|
|Lesson 9 Assignment||20|
|Lesson 9 Building Electronic Circuits||10|
|Lesson 10 Introduction to Semiconductor Devices||10|
|Lesson 11 Assignment||20|
|Lesson 11 Electronics Applied: Transformers||8|
|Lesson 12 Electronics Applied: Basic Communication Circuits||10|
- Understanding Power Supplies and Simple Circuits
- What are Capacitor Circuits?
- How to Apply the Principles of Magnetics and Inductors to Understand Transformers
- Resistor Circuits and Ohms Law
- Understanding Electricity
- Understanding Three-Dimensional Geometry
- Understanding Probability: How to Calculate the Number of Outcomes
- Using INNER and OUTER JOINs in SQL
- What is Skewness in Statistical Terms?
- What is Thermodynamics?
- How to Use Cursors in SQL
- Tables, Databases, and SQL...oh my!
- What Characteristics Does a Solid Have?
- How to Calculate Probabilities for Normally Distributed Data