Best Electricity Courses

Find the best online Electricity Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Electricity Courses.

Physics: Intro to Electricity & Magnetism

A fun and easy way to boost your physics grades

Created by Scott Redmond - College Physics Tutor and Former Professor

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Students: 25378, Price: Free

Students: 25378, Price:  Free

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of electric charge, electric force, and electric fields, using hand-drawn animations.  This is excellent for students who are taking a physics class but need extra help understanding the material, whether it's because your teacher is hard to understand, you miss some lectures, or you'd simply like a fresh perspective.

Master the Core Concepts of Electricity & Magnetism in this Introductory Course

  • Learn the fundamental concepts, electric charge and electric field, that help the rest of the course go more smoothly.
  • Understand how charging by induction really works so you can guarantee you'll get those grades on your unit test.
  • Explain how the electric field is independent of the test charge.
  • Solve problems involving electric charges moving through electric fields.


Boost Your Grades in Your Electricity & Magnetism Physics Course

This course will boost your physics grades by clearly explaining the fundamental introductory concepts and giving insight into what sorts of difficulties professors like to introduce in exams.  Here, you will learn all about the first two chapters, on electric charge and electric fields, of a standard physics course on electricity and magnetism.  The course author uses his experience teaching college physics to highlight the key ideas and dangerous misconceptions while having some fun with hand-drawn animations and some goofy examples.

At the end of this course, you will have a solid understanding of electric charges and electric fields, and you will know what mistakes to avoid so you can get better grades on your next test or exam.

Electricity & electronics – Robotics, learn by building

Over 21,000 enrolled! Open career opportunities and have fun learning electronics focused on building robots/automation!

Created by Ian Juby - Robotics engineer & Educator at Tech Valley Science Centre

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Students: 25303, Price: $99.99

Students: 25303, Price:  Paid

You can open all kinds of doors for advancement in so many careers with a basic understanding of electronics. Think of all of the fields and hobbies that involve electronics to some degree! This "Robotics: Learn by building" series of courses focuses on robotics - which itself is a very diverse field that has application in everything from industry, manufacturing, laboratory work, or military, even in home automation. 

Updated November 15, 2020

With over 21,000 students enrolled and more than 2,100 five star ratings, students aged 8 to 60+ have enjoyed the course and projects.

In this module 1 course, you will build electronic circuits, actually make some electronic components from scratch and use them in your circuits, learn about electricity, soldering skills, and basic analog electronics.  You'll need some basic math skills and that's it! No prior knowledge of electricity of electronics is required, and yet by the end of this course you'll have built functioning electronic circuits like light flashers, sound effects, and controlling the robotics engineer's best friend, the servo motor which is a motor that turns to a specific direction at your command. You will have even connected that servo motor up to read electrical impulses from the muscles in your arm to control the motor bionically. All courses have captions for the hearing impaired.

Start through the lessons today to begin your personal education journey towards your goals - a horizon now filled with so many more opportunities because of your new-found knowledge.


Course materials:

You will need electronic parts and a breadboard, which you can purchase as an accompanying kit (the Analog Electronics Kit) or provide your own.

The first section of the course (available for free preview) explains what the tools and parts are and what you will need if you are supplying your own electronic parts. 

Tools needed: a multimeter, soldering iron and solder, wire,

This course is the prerequisite for the module II course which is digital electronics where you will work with a computer-on-a-chip and hook that computer up to the real world.  In module III you'll learn robotic drive systems and physics, and gain a wide variety of skills in prototyping so you can actually build your own robots and manufacture your own parts.  In module IV, you'll culminate all you've learned so far as you build a 3D printer from scratch, hook it up to a desktop computer and make your own plastic parts.  The 3D printer is, in effect, a robot which you can then use to make parts for your other robot designs. In module V you can take your robot design and construction skills to the next level with a hands-on approach to autonomous robotic systems: learning about various sensors to know where you are and what your robot is doing, GPS navigation, basic artificial intelligence, powerful microchips known as FPGA's where you literally design a custom circuit on the chip, vision systems and more.

The Complete Basic Electricity & Electronics Course

Learn how Electricity, Electronic Components and Circuits work. Join over 5,000 happy students!

Created by Fabrizio Guerrieri - Electrical Engineer and Teacher

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Students: 13433, Price: $99.99

Students: 13433, Price:  Paid

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

Knowledge of Electricity and Electronics is extremely valuable nowadays!

Electronic circuits are everywhere, from computers and smartphones, to home appliances and cars. Think of all the everyday objects that are becoming “smart”... in the future, most of the things that we own will contain some electronics. Jobs in electronics are in high demand and well paid in almost every country!

Building electronic products is incredibly rewarding, whether you do it professionally or just as a hobby. There is just something different and exciting about designing something physical that can be hold in one’s hand and that interacts with the outside world, and today it has become incredibly easy to get started thanks to cheap development boards such as the Arduino and Raspberry Pi, combined with the right knowledge.

Differently than what happens in other disciplines, knowledge of Electronics does not become obsolete, but it is always current as it is intimately connected to physics and to the fundamental laws of nature. Hence, while new components and chips might come along every year, the fundamental principles of Electronics always stay the same.

WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS COURSE?

While most of the material and courses available online tend to be high-level and focused on applications (for instance, it shows students how to connect components on a breadboard to create a circuit), the goal of this course is to explain the fundamental concepts of Electricity and Electronics, to allow you to fully understand how circuits work. Every topic is addressed starting from the first principles of the underlying physics and fundamental laws, and only later the acquired knowledge is used to explain how to design more complex circuits for different applications.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Fundamental concepts of Electricity (Current, Energy, Voltage, Power)

  • Most important electronic components (Resistor, Capacitors, Diodes, etc)

  • The main laws governing currents and voltages in circuits (Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s laws, etc)

  • Interface with Microcontrollers (coming soon)

ANY PREREQUISITE?

This is an introductory course about the theory of Electricity and Electronics, so no previous knowledge is required. To get the best out of the lessons, students should be comfortable with some basic arithmetic as I will often write and solve equations, in particular when analyzing simple circuits. Understanding a bit of physics can help too, but it is not required. Most importantly, no special hardware or software is required.

Physics : Basics of Electricity for grade 10

Theory with solutions to problems on Electricity

Created by Achal . - When you know better , you do it better !

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Students: 2431, Price: Free

Students: 2431, Price:  Free

Solutions/Theory Physics on Electricity is a self-paced course designed to help Physics students or any other student looking for basic concepts through lot of examples in simpler words. Lot of animations have been included along with examples for explanation of basic concepts. You can view these Video lectures as many times as you want to clear your basic Science concepts.

Few of the features of the course:

  • Highlighted formulas to remember.

  • Each Solution is explained with basic concepts

  • NCERT solutions for Class 10 Physics Chapter 12 Electricity Textbook Exercises

  • Notes, Formulas, Definitions, Key points are included.

  • Easy to understand and remember

Concepts covered:

  • Circuit, electrical symbols used in circuits

  • Electricity, reason for flow of electron

  • Insulators and conductors

  • Potential Difference

  • Resistance

  • Ohm's Law

  • Factors affecting resistance

  • Resistivity, Conductivity

  • Resistance in Parallel and Series

  • Electric Power

  • Heating effect of electric current

Bonus: Additional questions on Electricity and their solutions.

Arrhythmia, AFIB and Palpitations – electricity of the heart

The things you need to know about arrhythmia and electrical issues of the heart.

Created by Kim Milt - Video Producer

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Students: 1806, Price: Free

Students: 1806, Price:  Free

This course was initiated by a scare I personally had with Arrhythmia. Very unexpectedly I had a diagnosis and eventual series of treatments for Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB). It was very frightening at times, mainly because I found nothing of value on the internet. So I contacted some of the top electrophysiologists in Florida, and created this course. We know it will bring you some knowledge and peace if you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with one of the electrical issues of the heart.

The course I created deals with many kinds of Arrhythmia's.

Not only Atrial Fibrillation, but Tachycardia, Sudden Death Syndrome, Palpitations, various Treatments, Implantable devices, Pacemakers, Loop Recorders, Defibrillators and interviews with several highly successful doctors who specialize in these kinds of heart issues.

I hope this course helps you learn the things that might be wrong with you or a loved one, and the current treatments that are available.

70 IGCSE Electricity question you can never miss before Exam

No Cambridge IGCSE physics student can go to the final Exam without answering these questions,

Created by 9 to 12 - Teach your self

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Students: 1312, Price: $19.99

Students: 1312, Price:  Paid

This course is one course of a complete package of courses that is specialized in answering (Cambridge IGCSE Physics past papers)

The course is continuously growing, started with 50 questions, and adding more questions as much as we can,

The package also includes other courses:

IGCSE Mechanics past papers questions

IGCSE Thermal Physics past papers questions

IGCSE Atomic Physics past papers questions

IGCSE Waves past papers questions

I can never imagine a Cambridge IGCSE Physics student who did not:

    1-Answer these past papers questions,

    2-Understand how to read the mark scheme of these questions,

    3-Know how to write a full understandable scientific answer for these questions,

    4-Know the marks distribution among the full answer according to the mark scheme,

There are many differences between watching science for fun or general knowledge, and studying science for an exam,

If you are aiming for an A* or A, reading the books and watching videos to explain the syllabus, are not enough,

You must understand those people who will correct your paper,

Sometimes you understand things, but you are unable to express and explain what is in your mind,

That is why understanding your syllabus perfectly and strongly is not enough,

This is only 40% of the road to the A*,

You must communicate with the minds of the examiners through answering past papers, understanding mark schemes which include the answer they would love to hear from you,

This is 60% of the road,

You must choose the courses that are related to your syllabus, not just (physics syllabus),

Most of videos on the internet may include what you need in your syllabus, but they also include a lot of thing that you do not need,

From 9 to 12 courses, realized this fact,

That is why their courses are specialized in answering past papers for each specific syllabus and not general past papers,

Each question will be answered in the following steps:

    1-The teacher reads the question with loud and clear voice,

    2-3 seconds chance to pause the video so you read it again carefully and try can answer the question yourself in your notebook – if you want-

    3-If you did not pause the video, the countdown ends and the teacher starts to explain the question, giving a quick express revision on the points related to this question in an average of 1 minute,

    4-The teacher gives you the final answer,

    5-The mark scheme is displayed on the screen, and the teacher starts to explain the mark scheme and gives any other possible answers,

    6-The teacher compares the mark scheme with his answer and shows you what are the marks of the question given for and how his answer gets the full mark of the question,

    7-All these steps for each question take an average duration of 2 minute for each question.

Again whether you take them with us or in any other place I can never imagine a Cambridge IGCSE Physics student who goes to the final exam without understanding these questions,

I hope you enjoy and benefit.

Conceptualize Electrical Engineering from high school basic

Basics of Current Electricity

Created by Debi Prosonno Ghosh - Knowledge sharing on Electrical Engineering concepts

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Students: 1055, Price: Free

Students: 1055, Price:  Free

Parents or teachers of people under 18 can take help of this course to educate students on basics of Electrical Engineering. This course is suitable for high school students' parents, who would like them to see and learn more about electrical engineering.

Developing foundation of knowledge on Electrical Enginering subjects to become a successful Electrical Engineer and any other profession that is based on Electrical Engineering fundamentals.

Electrical Engineers Design, Erect,Manufacture,  Commision, Operate, Trouble-shoot, Maintain Power Plant and all other plants and systems that use electricity.

Need for good Electrical Engineer shall always be there. So students should develop themselves as a confident Engineer who can serve the nation.

Electrical Engineering is also the foundation of

  • · Electronics Engineering by which can they can manufacture, maintain electronic gadgets

    · Tele-communication Engineering

    · Computer Engineering

    · Software Programming, etc.

  • This Knowledge Sharing Session shall help all of them build confidence on their basic concepts.

Introduction to Light and Electricity in Physics

Learn the Basics of Light with explanatory conceptual videos of Types of Lens and Electricity

Created by LetsTute Make it Easy - Experts in Mathematics, Science, Accounting & Art and Craft

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Students: 990, Price: Free

Students: 990, Price:  Free

Physics is the branch of science that deals with the structure of matter and how the fundamental constituents of the universe interact.

In physics Light and Electricity are the two important factors, they are very distinct from each other light is a wave and a particle (photon). Whereas electricity, it is a stream of electrons traveling along a wire, filament, etc.

Well, a lot of learners find it difficult to understand these concepts and their fundamentals. So we have designed a course on Light and Electricity to help you understand the concepts and know its various applications.

The content is prepared with great care by our Physics experts

This is a complete course as it involves a series of videos based on a variety of topics and concepts of light and electricity

Each video includes theoretical explanation with real life examples. The course can be taken by any learner who has these two topics as a part of their curriculum or would like to learn about it. This will also help teachers who are willing to give the best quality education to students.

At the end of the course learners will not only understand the concept in depth but also will be able to improve their basics of the concepts and hence score good marks in your exams.

So join us on this course and make learning fun and easy.

Complete Electricity for Electronics, Electrical Engineering

Fundamentals of Electricity & Electric Circuits for Electronics - Circuit Design - Electrical Engineering

Created by Kashif A. - Bestselling Instructor

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Students: 957, Price: $119.99

Students: 957, Price:  Paid

Start understanding and Solving basic Electric Circuits easily and confidently!

If you are looking for a course that will help with your understanding of Electric Circuits and basic Electrical Engineering concepts, this course is for you.

Electric Circuit are the fundamental building blocks of all Electrical and Electronic Systems, and you definitely need a solid understanding of these concepts to advance in anything Electrical in nature. This full course is the best way to jump right in and start understanding/solving Electric Circuits confidently, like never before.


What makes me qualified to teach you Electric Circuits?

I graduated from one of the top-5 Electrical Engineering programs in the US, and I have 10+ years of teaching Electrical Engineering courses as a University Professor, and I have put together this Electric Circuits class.

I am a best-selling instructor of top-rated courses that get great reviews such as:

An incredible learning experience. The instructor is very clear and easily understood. - Walter Simmons

Teaching by an expert teacher. - Abdulkadir Cabuğa

Excellent! I couldn't ask for a better tutorial on whiteboard animations. The course is very thorough, and provides enough practice activities to apply the skills. - Shamuel

My Promise to You:

I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to Electric Circuits, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message.


This course will cover everything you need to know about Electric Circuits:

  • The SI Units and Electric Quantities

  • Electric Circuits and Circuit Analysis

  • Passive Sign Convention

  • Power And Energy

  • Independent and Dependent Sources

  • Ohm's Law

  • Kirchoff's Current & Voltage Laws

  • Power Calculations

  • Nodes, Branches, Loops and Meshes

  • Series and Parallel Connections

  • Solving Circuits with Dependent Sources

  • Solving Linear Equations for Electric Circuits

  • So much more!

BONUS: As a bonus, you'll receive supplemental video lessons about solving Simultaneous Algebraic Equations, Matrices, etc.

By the end of this course, your confidence in dealing with Electric Circuits will soar. You'll have a thorough understanding of how to solve basic Electric Circuits.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!

Cheers,
Kashif

Electricity Markets

Introduction and Research Areas

Created by Omkar Buwa - Assistant Professor

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Students: 218, Price: Free

Students: 218, Price:  Free

“Electricity is the soul of the universe” is a quote by John Wesley, a famous English leader and pioneer of using electricity for curing illness. It is the universal truth now. We can’t imagine a single moment of our life without electricity. After food, cloth and shelter , it is almost the fourth basic need for human beings. Electricity as " Service" is gardually being changed to "Commodity". The competition in the electricity sector is making multiple trading options available to the stakeholders. This has resulted in evolution of Electricity Markets globally. This is elementory course which will introduce Electricity Markets and few research problem statements to the learners. 

The course will start with the introduction of Electricity Markets, Various Stakeholders, and some important terms. Timeline of evolution of the markets and various types of market models will be discussed. This course also covers the classification of markets in detail. Indian electricity market scenario is introduced in one lecture. At last, few research problems are enlisted. This course will be useful for undergraduate students, post graduate students, research scholars as well as industry persons and academicians to understand basics about electricity markets.

Join the course and have a great and joyful learning !!!!

For any further queries, please feel free to connect with me.

Basic Electricity and Electronics

For beginners or interested as a hobby, everything in the name of basic electricity and electronics is on this course.

Created by Joseph Shepherd - Electrical-Electronics Engineer and Instructer

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Students: 194, Price: $39.99

Students: 194, Price:  Paid

In order to have a profession and specialize in the field of Electricity and Electronics, first of all you need to learn the basics of this field. Nowadays, in the fields of automotive, machinery, mechatronics and computers, electrical and electronics are indispensable elements. This course is also designed to meet and contribute to this need.

Most importantly, no special hardware or software is required. This is an introductory course about the theory of Electricity and Electronics, so no previous knowledge is required. To get the best out of the lessons, students should be comfortable with some basic arithmetic as I will often write and solve equations, in particular when analyzing simple circuits. Understanding a bit of physics can help too, but it is not required. Electronic circuits are everywhere, from computers and smartphones, to home appliances and cars. Think of all the everyday objects that are becoming smart in the future, most of the things that we own will contain some electronics. Jobs in electronics are in high demand and well paid in almost every country!

In the Basic Electricity-Electronics course, you will find a lot of lessons about basic concepts, direct current and alternating current principles, circuit analysis, working logic of active circuit elements made of passive and semiconductors, use of circuit simulation programs and use of measuring instruments.

Electromagnetism & Electricity

Basic science & Engineering Course

Created by Dr. Jignesh Makwana - Associate Professor

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Students: 96, Price: $39.99

Students: 96, Price:  Paid

About:

This course is designed to have detail understanding about magnet, electromagnet & electricity. This is very essential course for electrical engineering students. Proper understanding of magnet and electromagnetism will help for further understanding working of major elector-mechanical devices. Course contents includes part of syllabus of first year basic engineering course offers in almost all universities as "Basic Electrical Engineering" or "Element of Electrical Engineering" or under similar title.

Description:

Magnetic flux plays an important role in energy conversion process either form electrical to mechanical or mechanical to electrical. It is very important to have clear understanding of electromagnetism and its role in various applications. Without clear understanding about electromagnetism, it is not possible understand electric motor, generators, wireless power transfer, wireless chargers, or induction heating like advanced applications.  So iif someone is struggling in basic concept of electrical engineering it is advised to go through this course.

This course will be updated continuously for new applications, tutorials and quiz.

Electricity In the 21st Century

Economic Principles and Commercial Practice

Created by Daniel Badger Jr. - Advisor at Hideal Partners

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Students: 95, Price: $44.99

Students: 95, Price:  Paid

The course is designed primarily for business college undergraduates interested in commercial opportunities relating to the electricity industry, including conventional and renewable power generation and supply, trading, project development, banking ,finance and investment. 

The course explores the organization of electricity networks and markets, and explains the commercial strategies and practices used by generators, suppliers, traders, project developers, lenders and investors. Topics include the evolution of  industry organization and regulation; generation technologies; generation economics; wholesale electricity market organisation and practice; the role of the network operator and balancing markets; renewable energy project development, finance and investment.

Introduction and Course Overview (8:40)

· Introduction and Course overview (0:00)

· Some physics (3:45)

1. The Evolution of the Electricity Industry (25:20)

1.1. The monopoly era (0:00)

1.2. The competitive disruption (6:00)

1.3. The renewables disruption (14:15)

1.4. Intermittence and Stranded Costs (18:40)

2. A Still Picture of Electricity Networks (27:00)

2.1. Components of electricity networks (0:00)

2.2. Nine generation technologies described (8:20)

2.3. Nine technologies compared (21:20)

3. Generation Economics (27:00)

3.1. Shares of capacity and generation (0:00)

3.2. Cost structures (6:40)

3.3. Combining fixed and variable cost (13:00)

3.4. Discounting costs to present value (16:30)

3.5. Discounted lifetime generation costs compared (20:00)

4. A Moving Picture of Electricity Networks (21:00)

4.1. Patterns of network load and generation (0:00)

4.2. Balancing load and generation (6:00)

4.3. Least-cost generator dispatch (9:00)

4.4. Balancing load and generation with wind and solar PV (15:30)

5. Introduction to Wholesale Electricity Markets (25:30)

5.1. Wholesale market timelines (0:00)

5.2. Bilateral contracts between suppliers and generators (6:20)

5.3. Supplier PPAs with wind and PV generators (10:30)

5.4. Blind auctions and price determination on power exchanges (15:00)

5.5. Using power exchange to balance supplier position (21:30))

6. Commercial Strategies In Wholesale Electricity Markets (31:30)

6.1. Generation supply and demand curves (0:00)

6.2. Supply, demand and price determination on day-ahead exchange (8:40)

6.3. Managing supplier price risk in the forward market (12:15)

6.4. Supplier shifting price risk to the power trader (17:10)

6.5. Volume and price risk shifting between gas generator and trader (20:00)

6.6. Shifting price risks with derivatives (25:00)

7. The Network Operator and the Balancing Market (31:00)

7.1. Balancing market timeline (0:00

7.2. Demand-management providers (4:00)

7.3. Energy storage providers (6:10)

7.4. Balancing market auction process (11:00)

7.5. Frequency response (13:30)

7.6. The balancing market settlement process (16:15)

7.7. Calculating imbalance penalties (20:00)

8. Wind and Solar PV Project Development (31:00)

8.1. Predicting solar PV energy yield (0:00)

8.2. Wind energy yield calculation (6:15)

8.3. Measuring wind speeds (8:00)

8.4. Correcting for measurement-period bias (10:00)

8.5. Wind turbine power curve and energy yield calculation (16:10)

8.6. Correcting for array effects (19:30)

8.7. Key project development tasks (22:00)

8.8. Price support mechanisms (23:30)

9. Renewable Energy Project Finance and Investment Part 1 (25:30)

9.1. Financing options for project developers (0:00)

9.2. Investing rules and the DCF method (6:00)

9.3. DCF Valuation of PV project in south of France (11:30)

9.4. Gearing to increase equity IRR (18:30)

9.5. Principles of non-recourse project financing (22:40)

10. Renewable Energy Project Finance and Investment Part 2 (25:30)

10.1. CAPM theory for calculating market discount rate (0:00)

10.2. CAPM applied to discount rate for French PV project (3:40)

10.3. Probability of exceedance for annual output (7:45)

10.4. Risk premium and the market discount rate (11:00)

10.5. CAPM discount rate for merchant wind farm in Scotland (15:30)

10.6. Wind revenue  risk premium and market discount rate (19:10)

10.7. Pre-operational revenue risk premium (22:10)

Electricity & Electric circuit Simulation on Thinkercad

Learn basics of Current electricity, Electrical circuits and it's simulation on Thinkercad software

Created by Practical buddy - Instructor

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Students: 82, Price: $19.99

Students: 82, Price:  Paid

I had divided this course into two parts. In the first part, you will be learning some basic concepts of current electricity in great depth and an introduction to thinkercad software. After completing 1st part you will start 2nd part and in that, you will be learning the complex circuitry and its simulation on the thinkercad software. I will not only teach you the traditional methods to solve the complex circuitry but at the same time, I will also provide you some shortcut tricks which help you to solve that circuit quickly.

Part-1:- Current Electricity and introduction to the Thinkercad software

1) Difference between conductors and insulators

2) What is a current?

3) What is a resistor and how to find its value?

4) What is Voltage?

5) What is power and how we can calculate it?

6) Difference between Ac and Dc Circuits?

7) Ohm's Law with experiment

8) Series and Parallel circuits + Numericals

After lecture 7th you will be introduced to the thinkercad software.

Part-2:- Electrical Circuits and its simulation in Thinkercad software

1) What are nodes meshes and loops?

2) KVL and KCL rule

3) Mesh analysis

4) Supermesh analysis

5) Nodal analysis

6) Voltage and Current divider rule

7) Thevenin's Law

8) Norton's Law

Simulation on Thinkercad Software

Electricity, The Basics: Charges, Forces & Fields (Physics)

A Detailed Review of the Fundamentals of Electrical Sciences (Electric Charges, Electric Forces and Electric Fields)

Created by Edouard Reny - Music Producer & Tutor in Physics

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Students: 64, Price: $39.99

Students: 64, Price:  Paid

“Electricity, The Basics” teaches the elementary notions you need to know to fully enjoy learning subjects related to electricity:
Electric Charges, Electric Forces and Electric Fields.


*** Structure of the course ***

“Electricity, The Basics” is structured in 3 sections. All sections contain lessons, applied examples, exercises with detailed corrections, and many tips and tricks on how to approach questions in Physics.

Section 1, “Electric Charges”

This initial section starts from the very beginning by defining what a charge really is. Then, it looks at how to quantify a charge, details the principles of conservation of charge and presents how they interact with each other. It also defines an electric current like a motion of charges and explains why some materials conduct electricity and why others don’t.

Then, the student is invited to play with static electricity! This section presents ‘magic’ tricks that can easily be performed by playing with electric charges. Of course, these demonstrations are followed by explanations on what is really going on physically.

The section concludes with the real definition of a charge by briefly introducing the concept of electric field that is developed further in section 3.

And finally, the student can test his new knowledge with a Quiz video.

Section 2, ”Electric Forces”

In Section 2, the student gets familiar with the mathematical expression of the electric interaction between charges, Coulomb’s Law. The student is presented with the parameters that impact the force between two charges (the magnitude of the charges, the distance between them and the environment in which the charges are located).

The student is also exposed to a variety of training exercises that teaches how to manipulate this equation in order to solve physics problems involving electric charges. The exercises are presented in increasing levels of difficulty.

Section 3, ”Electric Fields”

The concept of electric fields is a cornerstone of all topics related to electricity. This is why it is essential to understand what are electric fields, and feel comfortable when manipulating them. This is what this section is all about: The student is immersed in a journey deep into the foundations of electric fields.

The first video focuses on defining what a field is, and from there, it branches to the definition of an electric field. The 2 videos that follow describe in detail the cause and the effect of an electric field, by introducing the notion of electric field strength. These videos are followed by 3 exercise videos where the student can apply this new knowledge. The last of these exercises shows how Coulomb’s Law emerges naturally from the notion of electric fields.

The 4 lessons and exercise videos after that teach how to manipulate electric fields strengths as vectors. After viewing these 4 videos, you will be able to predict the motion of a charge placed in one or more electric fields.

This naturally leads to the concept of electric field lines in the next two videos, with a special focus on the two most common electric field geometries: radial fields and uniform fields.

The final video is an exam level exercise that centralizes all the notions presented in this section.

*** Who is this course for? ***

This course is suited for high-school students studying Physics (from grade 9 to 12). The content of this course complies with Chapter 5.1 of the IB Physics Program, and topic 7.1 of the A-Level Curriculum.

In addition to the lesson videos, all sections contain many exercises and exam inspired questions. This makes this course a very valuable tool for preparing any upcoming physics exam that may have questions related to electric charges, electric forces and/or electric fields.

This course is also suited as a refresher for early university students that wish to solidify the very basics of electricity.

And of course, any person interested in physics and how the world works would also enjoy the voyage.

This course is also aimed at students that are just getting by with their study of electricity by learning lessons by heart, without really understand what is going on. Students in such a situation might soon hit a wall when they try to move forward in their study of electricity. This course will prevent this by rebuilding the foundations.

Please note that this course does not teach electric circuits, nor does is teach about electric potentials and electrical potential energy. It just gives you a solid understanding of the fundamental notions that will allow you to enjoy the study of these topics. (I am most certainly considering producing such courses in the future).

*** What does this course NOT contain – and potential future developments ***

This course provides the student with a solid understanding of the fundamental notions that will allow him or her to enjoy studying subjects related to electricity. A good mastery of the notions of electric charge, electric force and electric fields is required before studying concepts like electric potential and potential energy. Those concepts are not discussed here. Consequently, this course does not discuss electric circuits either.

Producing such a course is a huge time investment. So, if there is enough interest from students, I will produce “Electricity, The Basics Part 2” focused on electric potentials, electric potential energy and electric currents, as well as the very basics of some components like a battery or a resistor. “Electricity, The Basics Part 3” would be focused on the analysis of electric circuits (resistive circuits). And if, students motivate me to make more courses on this topic, they can expect capacitive circuits. magnetism and/or electromagnetic induction… Let me know in the comments if you would like me to proceed.

*** Enjoy the Voyage! ***

Now, it’s time to tighten your seatbelt, and let’s get started!

*** Note about Captions ***

All videos of sections 1 and 2, and all lesson videos of section 3 have been “hard captioned” (entered manually in a format aimed at optimising the user’s experience).

*** The Teacher ***

Edouard Reny is a PhD in Solid State Chemistry and an engineer in Material Sciences. He has taught at university during his academic years. During his industrial years, he has trained chemical engineers and post-graduate students in electrochemical analytical techniques. Since 2013, he is an independent teacher in Physics. He has supported about a hundred IB Physics, A-Level and AP students, one-on-one or in small groups. And, for now, 100% have passed their Physics exam!

"The physics curricula that are taught today in high schools are truly fascinating, much more than 30 years ago when I myself was a high school student. Still, I do observe a problem… I see it during the first sessions with a new student: a lack of enthusiasm and no fascination whatsoever for the marvels they are being shown… For high school students, Physics appears like a painful topic to handle…

After a few months with me, the students start to feel the fascination, and get inspired by it. Many of my students, that took a tutor (me) just to help them pass this “horrible” topic, got very high marks at exams. And guess what, a large fraction of these are now graduating in an area of Physics at University! They got hooked!

My teaching style is focused on inspiring students, because when you are hooked, study becomes a hobby, and when an activity becomes a hobby, it becomes painless to get good at it: Consequence: the marks go up significantly!"

*** Table of Content ***

  • Introduction Video

SECTION 1: Electric Charges

  • Lecture 1: Introduction

  • Lecture 2: What is a charge?

  • Lecture 3: Quantifying a charge.

  • Lecture 4: Conservation of charge.

  • Lecture 5: Interactions between charges.

  • Lecture 6: Electric currents

  • Lecture 7: Conductors and insulators.

  • Lecture 8: Static electricity magic: the aluminium can

  • Lecture 9: Static electricity magic: the soap bubble

  • Lecture 10: Full definition of an electric charge

  • Lecture 11: Electric charges - quiz video

SECTION 2: Coulomb’s Law (Electric Forces)

  • Lecture 0: Introduction

  • Lecture 1: Lesson

  • Lecture 2: Exercise 1 – Direct application of Coulomb’s Law

  • Lecture 3: Exercise 2 – Position of balance between two charges

  • Episode 4: Exercise 3 – Coulomb’s law in 2 Dimensions

  • Episode 5: Exercise 4 - Exam level Problem

SECTION 3: Electric Fields

  • Lecture 0: Introduction

  • Lecture 1: What is an electric field?

  • Lecture 2: Electric field strength (part 1)

  • Lecture 3: Electric field strength (part 2)

  • Lecture 4: Exercise 1 – Charged sphere in an electric field

  • Lecture 5: Exercise 2 – Electric field of a proton in an hydrogen atom

  • Lecture 6: Exercise 3 – Deriving Coulomb’s Law from electric fields.

  • Lecture 7: Electric field strength vectors in 1D

  • Lecture 8: Exercise 4 – Position of balance between 2 electric charges

  • Lecture 9: Electric field strength vectors in 2D

  • Lecture 10: Exercise 5 – Multiple electric fields in 2 dimensions.

  • Lecture 11: Electric field lines

  • Lecture 12: Radial & uniform fields

  • Lecture 13: Exercise 6 – Motion of a charge between two charged parallel plates

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