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PHY 101- Physical Science I: Electricity and Magnetism

This guide complements the course for Physical Science I

Electricity & Magnetism

Electricity & Magnetism is covered in chapter 6 of your text book. Important topics in this section include electric charge, electricity and matter, electric current, magnetism, and using magnetism.

Resources

Ohm's Law

Ohm's Law

"This program investigates the application and limitations of Ohm’s law. Series circuits and parallel circuits are described. Using equivalent resistance, practical exercises are developed in the application of Ohm’s law to series circuits, parallel circuits, and circuits of greater complexity. Specific modules include Ohm’s Law, Series Circuits, Series Calculations, Parallel Circuits, Parallel Calculations, and Complex Circuits."

Electrical Circuits

Electrical Circuits

"Introducing viewers to the basics of electrical circuits, this video looks at the various components of a circuit while describing voltage, current, resistance, and series and parallel circuits. It also demonstrates a range of calculations that are central to real-world applications of the principles of electricity. Viewers are shown how to use a multimeter and are given a solid understanding of resistors and resistance color coding. The program presents clear verbal and visual explanations of the flow of current through a circuit and how electrical energy is used, in addition to easy-to-follow examples of Ohm’s and Kirchoff’s Laws and how they are applied."

Semiconductors, Diodes, and Transistors

Semiconductors, Diodes, and Transistors

"After a brief history of electronics starting with valves and vacuum tubes, this program explains the operation of semiconductors, diodes, and transistors. It covers the electronic band structure of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors; doping to boost the conductivity of n- and p-type semiconductors; the functioning of LEDs and photodiodes used in remote-control devices and DVD readers; how NPN transistors work; and the action of MOSFETs, core components in the integrated circuits that control computers, phones, and all other electronic devices."