Electrical Theory
Mark A. Strain, P.E.
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Course Overview
Whether you are a civil or mechanical engineer and are interested in learning a little about the fundamentals of electrical science, or if you are an electrical or computer engineer and would like to brush up on the basics, then this course is appropriate for you. This course is suitable for all engineers of any disciplines.
This course is taken from the “Department of Energy Fundamentals Handbook for Electrical Science”, Volume 1 of 4, Module 1, Basic Electrical Theory. This course describes fundamental electrical concepts and introduces electrical terminology and some of the basic laws of electricity.
Learning Objectives
This course teaches the following learning objectives:

How electrons are organized into electron shells around the nucleus of an atom

How electrical potential plays a role in electrical circuits

The difference between electron flow and conventional current flow in a circuit

The relationship between voltage, current, and resistance

How to apply Ohm’s Law to electrical circuits

How to compute power in an electrical circuit

How inductance measures the ability of a coil to store energy

How capacitance and electric charge are related

How certain crystals generate an electrical charge via the piezoelectric effect

How photons striking the surface of certain materials will cause an electric current via the photoelectric effect

The properties of magnetism

The role that magnetic flux and magnetic flux density play in magnetism

The relationship between magnetism and electrical current
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