Capacitors

By Patrick Hoppe

In this animated object, learners examine the basics of capacitance and capacitors.

Capacitors Series - Parallel: Practice Problems

Students complete 10 practice problems.

Capacitors: What's Inside?

Learners examine the properties that determine capacitance.

Cascading Counters

By Terry Bartelt

Learners observe how to cascade PLC counters to extend the maximum count of one counter.

Cascading Timers

Learners study the method of cascading two or more PLC timers to extend their time capacity.

Charging Time Constants of an RC Circuit (Screencast)

In this animated object, students view an explanation of how current, voltage, and the charge on a capacitor of a series RC circuit change during five time constants. A short quiz completes the activity.

Charles's Law

Learners view an animation showing how the volume of a given quantity of gas varies directly with its temperature.

Circuit Protection

In this learning activity you'll explore how a fuse de-energizes a parallel circuit when too many lamps are connected to a power outlet.

Combustible Gas Detectors

Learners examine the theory of operation for a combustible gas detector. A brief quiz completes the activity.

Comparing Analog and Digital Signals

Learners compare animations of analog and digital data signals. A short quiz completes the activity.

Comparing Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Learners examine the differences and similarities between hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Complex Numbers: So What's All the Fuss About?

Learners explore the use of complex numbers through a series AC circuit analysis problem. The steps are compared to the graphical method of finding circuit impedance and the phase angle.

Complex Power

The student studies the method to calculate complex power where the Vrms of a circuit is multiplied by the complex conjugate of the total circuit current. Several examples are given, along with the power triangle.

Complex Power: The Sum of the Individual Real and Reactive Powers

The learner views a method to find the total complex power of a circuit in which the individual real and reactive powers are found and then added together. Several examples are shown, along with the power triangles.

Conductive Probe Sensors

In this animated object, learners study how conductive probe sensors are used to measure conductive liquid in a container.

Conductivity

In this animated activity, learners examine the conductivity of a solution and how its properties affect measurements to determine concentration levels. A brief quiz completes the learning object.

Conductors, Insulators and Resistors

In this animated activity, learners examine why various materials are conductors, insulators, or resistors of current. A short quiz completes the learning object.

Continuous Cycling Tuning Example

By Craig Hemken, Terry Bartelt

In this interactive object, learners follow the steps required for the Ziegler-Nichols Continuous Cycling method. The process identification procedure is performed, calculations are made, and the proper PID values are programmed into the controller.

Continuous-Cycle Reciprocation Circuit

This animated lesson shows how a ladder circuit causes the cylinder of a hydraulic circuit to continuously extend and retract after a Start button has been pressed.

Converting Between Gray and Binary Codes

Learners follow steps to convert numbers from Gray code to binary code. They then view steps to change binary values to Gray code numbers.

Converting Numbers from Standard Form to Engineering Notation

By Ron Wallberg

Learners convert a number from standard form to engineering notation.

Converting Values in Engineering Notation

The learner will convert various values to engineering notation.

Counterbalance Valves

By Terry Bartelt, Stephen Schneider

Learners view an animation of a counterbalance valve in operation and examine the valve’s internal structure.

Counterelectromotive Force

Learners study how a DC motor generates counterelectromotive force. A short quiz completes the object.

Crank Slider Velocity

By James Bourassa

In this animated object, learners identify the basic parts and operation of a crank slider mechanism. They also follow the steps to use rotational input velocity to determine the linear output velocity of a slider component.