Students explore the fundamentals of basic electricity for non-engineers.

Subject Matter Experts:
Kirsten D. Smith, MS
Stephan Jones, PhD

Lesson 1

Atomic Level

  • Basic Atomic Structure
  • Conductors & Insulators
  • Resistance

Lesson 2

Components of Electricity

  • Capacitors
  • Resistors
  • Diodes
  • Batteries
  • Electrical Circuits

Lesson 3

Ohm’s Law & The Power Law

  • Ohm’s Law
  • Power Law
  • Relationship of Voltage
  • Current
  • Resistance
  • Wattage

Lesson 4

Signals

  • Source
  • Destination
  • Wave Forms
  • Carrier Signals
  • Encoding
  • Decoding

Lesson 5

Capacitance and Inductance

  • Frequency & Voltage
  • Point of Resonance
  • Frequency Filter

Lesson 6

Shannon’s Law

  • Communication Networks
  • Bandwidth
  • Log2 
  • Signal to Noise Ratio
  • Channel Capacity

Lesson 7

Digitization

  • Nyquist’s Theorem
  • Analog
  • Digital
  • Sampling
  • Binary
  • Modulation Techniques

Lesson 8

Multiplexing

  • Time Division Multiplexing
  • Frequency Division Multiplexing

Lesson 9

Review

  • Mini-case studies pull together the concepts from previous lessons

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