Online Class: Electronics 101
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12Lessons

23Exams &
Assignments 
19Hours
average time 
1.9CEUs

1,714Students
have taken this course
Course Description
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 an introduction to the actual circuit design, construction, test, and measurement, giving the hobbyist a jumpingoff 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 indepth study of particular areas of interest, such as semiconductor devices, complex electronic networks, circuit design, and hobbyist electronics.
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Course Lessons
Lesson 1 Fundamentals of Electricity
 Lesson 1 Video
 Review 2 Videos: Basic Atomic Structure; Conductors Insulators Semiconductors
 Complete Assignment: An Introduction
 Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
 Complete Exam: Lesson 1 Fundamentals of Electricity
Lesson 2 Voltage and Current
 Lesson 2 Video
 Review Article: Kinetic Energy vs. Potential Energy
 Review Video: Current and Voltage
 Complete Exam: Lesson 2 Voltage and Current
Lesson 3 Power Supplies and Simple Circuits
 Lesson 3 Video
 Review 2 Articles: Elementary Circuits; How Do Batteries Work?
 Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
 Complete Exam: Lesson 3 Power Supplies and Simple Circuits
Lesson 4 Resistor Circuits and Ohms Law
 Lesson 4 Video
 Review 2 Videos: Ohm's Law; What Is a Resistor?
 Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
 Complete Exam: Lesson 4 Resistor Circuits and Ohms Law
Lesson 5 Resistor Networks
 Lesson 5 Video
 Review Video: Resistors in Parallel
 Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
 Complete Exam: Lesson 5 Resistor Networks
Lesson 6 Capacitor Circuits
 Lesson 6 Video
 Review Video: Capacitor charging
 Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
 Complete Exam: Lesson 6 Capacitor Circuits
Lesson 7 Fundamentals of Magnetism
 Lesson 7 Video
 Review 2 Videos: Electric Currents and Magnetic Fields; Electromagnetic Induction
 Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
 Complete Exam: Lesson 7 Fundamentals of Magnetism
Lesson 8 Inductor Circuits
 Lesson 8 Video
 Review 2 Videos: Inductor Basics; Understanding Inductors
 Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
 Complete Exam: Lesson 8 Inductor Circuits
Lesson 9 Building Electronic Circuits
 Lesson 9 Video
 Review Video: How to Set Up an Electronics Lab
 Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
 Complete Exam: Lesson 9 Building Electronic Circuits
Lesson 10 Introduction to Semiconductor Devices
 Lesson 10 Video
 Review 2 Videos: How do they make Silicon Wafers and Computer Chips?; Semiconductor Technology at TSMC
 Complete Exam: Lesson 10 Introduction to Semiconductor Devices
Lesson 11 Electronics Applied: Transformers
 Lesson 11 Video
 Review 2 Videos: DC and AC; How Transformers Work
 Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
 Complete Exam: Lesson 11 Electronics Applied: Transformers
Lesson 12 Electronics Applied: Basic Communication Circuits
 Lesson 12 Video
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 Take Survey: Program Evaluation Followup Survey (End of Course)
 Complete Exam: Lesson 12 Electronics Applied: Basic Communication Circuits
 Complete: Final Exam
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Learning Outcomes
 Describe wiring and currents.
 Define Alternating Current [AC] and Direct Current [DC] Circuits.
 Describe Solder, Fuses, Connectors, Adapters and Switches.
 Describe transmitters and receivers.
 Know the functionalities of Integrated Circuits, Transistors, Resistors, Capacitors and Diodes.
 Identify schematic symbols.
 Know the functionalities and purposes of power supplies and multimeters.
 Describe amplifiers and transistors.
 Describe voltage regulators, transformers and transducers.
 Define basic electronic formulas, and
 Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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