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Applied Electronics

Applied Electronics 100 Hours Certificate Course.

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Applied Electronics Online Course

This Applied Electronics online course teaches the principles of electronics plus how the theory is applied

It will provide the building blocks for working with a number of electrical systems including: audio and visual equipment, devices that are powered by batteries, computers and much more.

If you are completing electronics related apprenticeship or are competing with others to get into one, this is the course for you. If you have an interest in the basics of electronics and would like to understand its application better, this course should benefit you.

In addition to so much more, you will learn that there are two main types of electronics, linear and non-linear.

A linear circuit is one in which the circuit parameters are not changed with respect to the current and voltage. That is to say, the flow of electricity (current), is directly proportional to the applied voltage (i.e. the voltage you feed into the circuit). For example, if we increase the applied voltage, then the current flowing through the circuit will also increase. Some examples of linear electronic components are resistors, capacitors and inductors.

A non-linear circuit is one in which the circuit parameters are changed with respect to the current and voltage. In these situations, the flow of electricity is not directly proportional to the applied voltage. Some examples of non-linear electronic components are diodes and transistors.

This Certificate in Applied Electronics begins with the nature and scope of electronics and then covers important subjects such as: measuring electricity, electrical circuits, digital electronics, working with electronics, plus a special project.

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Course Structure: Applied Electronics BSC113

1 Nature and Scope of Electronics

  • Introduction
  • Linear Electronics
  • Non-linear Electronics
  • AC and DC Current
  • Electrostatics
  • Conductors and Insulators
  • Electroscopes
  • The Electric Field
  • Current
  • Safety Warning
  • Using an Electrician

2 Measuring Electricity

  • Introduction
  • What is Voltage?
  • What is Resistance?
  • Ohm’s Law
  • Relationship Between Electricity and Power
  • Generating & Storing Electricity
  • Turbines and Generators
  • Fusion Power
  • Solar Cells
  • Batteries

3 Passive Components

  • Resistors
  • Capacitors
  • Inductors
  • Magnets
  • Magnetic Forces: Ferromagnetism, Creating Magnets, Curie Temperature, Earths Magnetic Field, Geomagnetic Reversal
  • Electromagnetism: Electromagnetism and Solenoids, Electric motors
  • Magnetic Force (Fmag)
  • Right-hand Rule
  • Inductors
  • Lenzs Law

4 Electric Circuits

  • Introducing Circuits
  • Conductors
  • Insulators or Non-Conductors
  • Fuses
  • Circuit breakers
  • Normally Closed (NC) and Normally Open (NO) Contacts
  • Circuits
  • Reading Schematic Diagrams

5 Other Electric Components

  • Printed Circuit Boards (PCB)
  • Bread board
  • Switches
  • SPST (Single Pole, Single Through)
  • SPDT (Single Pole, Double Through)
  • DPST (Double Pole, Single Through)
  • DPDT (Double Pole, Double Throw)
  • Transistors
  • Semi-conductors
  • Integrated Circuits (IC, chip, microchip)
  • Relays
  • NO (Normally open) and NC (normally Closed)
  • Diode

6 Input and Output Devices

  • Introduction
  • Input Devices
  • Output Devices
  • Interactions with Input and Output Devices
  • How some Input Devices Work
  • How some Output Devices Work
  • Signals Processing

7 Digital Electronics

  • Digital v Analogue Electronics
  • Binary
  • Mechanical analogue computers and noise
  • Digital/Analogue audio
  • Digital/Analogue images
  • Analogue radio/tv and digital transmission of signals
  • Logic
  • Synchronous vs Asynchronous systems
  • Algorithms

8 Working With Electronics

  • Soldering
  • Wire strippers/criming tools
  • Anti-static straps
  • Multimeters and how to use them: How to use a multimeter, Forming connections in a series or parallel, Measuring voltage, Measuring current, Measuring resistance
  • Electrical tape
  • Terminals
  • Punch down tool
  • Cable ties
  • Printed Circuit Boards and Etching

9 Special Project

  • Employers will inevitably test your knowledge at an interview, to see if you can apply what you have learned to their business. Therefore in this lesson, you will utilise what you have learned so far, to complete a special project.
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