This primer introduces the student to the key terms and concepts associated with the silicon diode.
The Elementary AC Generator
By Terry Bartelt
Learners view animations showing the operation of the internal parts of an AC generator. A short quiz completes the activity.
Armature Action of AC Motors
In this animated object, learners study the rotation of the magnetic stator field of an AC motor and how it interacts with the armature to cause rotation. A short quiz completes the activity.
Pulse Train Fundamentals: Practice Problem #2
By Patrick Hoppe
In this interactive object, learners determine the pulse width, period, duty cycle, and frequency of a waveform.
Parallel Circuit Analysis Practice Problems: Circuit #10
In this interactive object, learners solve for total resistance and current, the current through each resistor, the voltage across each resistor, and the power dissipated by each resistor.
Testing a Diode
By Linda Reinke
In this interactive and animated object, learners practice testing a diode. They determine if a diode is good, open, or shorted.
The Zener Diode
In this animated object, learners examine the operation of a zener diode in the forward and reverse bias conditions. A quiz completes the activity.
This learning object introduces the three approximations of a diode.
The Full-Wave Rectifier
Learners view the operation of a full-wave rectifier which has two diodes.
This primer introduces the student to the half-wave rectifier. Both the 1st and 2nd approximations are examined.
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