Electric Circuits


In this unit we will take a brief look at electric circuits.  We will focus on Ohm's law (E=IR or some people use V=IR) and the relationships of electromotive force (voltage), current (amperes) and resistance (ohms) have in both series and parallel circuits.  We will consider the effect of the law of conservation of matter and energy as we determine the electrical properties of the circuit.  We will expand beyond the idealized circuits when we consider the effects of wire resistance and internal resistance of batteries.  We will include the everyday effects of power and energy in simple electric circuits.

Labs will include:  Sparky the Electrician, Ohm Ohm on the Range (parts 1-3), The Long Way Ohm and You Light Up My Life.

 

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Internet Resources:

Sumary of math properties in series and parallel circuits

Physics Gateway Lessons - symbols, units, equations for circuits

Articles on Electricity

Some advanced circuits for those who like a challenge from Glendale Community College

The Physics Classroom - Bookmark this site for physics!