Basic Electricity

Basic Electricity in Information & Communication Technology

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

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

CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS

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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