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Overview of Electrical Theory

COURSE NO: E04-053
Overview of Electrical Theory
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of electrical theory and presents the basic electrical concepts used in the industry. 


A basic understanding of electrical theory is important in any professional environment. Scientists, such as Faraday, Ohm, Lenz, and Kirchhoff have found that electricity seems to behave in a constant and predictable manner in a given condition. These scientists observed and described the predictable characteristics of electricity and electric current in the form of certain rules. These rules are often referred to as "laws".


Although we cannot see the electrons in motion, through experiments and observation we know how they behave. By learning the laws applying to the behavior of electricity and by understanding the methods of producing, controlling, and using it, electricity may be "learned" without ever actually seeing it.


This 4 PDH online course is applicable to electrical and mechanical engineers as well as other professionals who are interested in learning more about the theory and basics of electricity.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the basic electrical terms and symbols
  • Learning about the different types of electricity
  • Learning about the atomic structure and electrical charge
  • Knowing Ohm’s Law and the relationship between current, voltage and resistance
  • Understanding the principles, characteristics and applications of DC and AC
  • Familiarizing with basic electrical circuit requirements and characteristics
  • Learning how to perform series and parallel circuit computations
  • Gaining an overview of the construction of an electrical circuit
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Overview of Electrical Theory”, which is based on Chapter 1 “Basic Electrical Theory and Mathematics” of the NAVY publication number 14026A.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 4 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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