Basic Direct Current (DC) Theory
This online engineering PDH course introduces the basic concepts of direct current (DC). It starts by describing the various types of DC sources. It explains the relevant DC circuit terminology. It demonstrates a series of basic DC circuit calculations by providing pertinent examples. It introduces conventional and electron flow and voltage polarity as well as defines Kirchhoff's Laws. Finally it discusses DC circuit analysis and faults.
This 3 PDH online course is applicable to electrical and computer engineers, design and construction personnel, technical staff and facility operators who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the theory of direct current.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Identifying DC sources
- Familiarizing with DC circuit terminology
- Performing DC circuit calculations
- Understanding voltage polarity and current direction
- Knowing Kirchhoff's laws
- Analyzing DC circuits and identifying circuit faults
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Module 2, "Basic DC Theory" of the Department of Energy Publication DOE-HDBK-1011/2-92, "Electrical Science".
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