This course starts off with a Brief History of Electronics. It then introduces the first time student to Current Flow, Voltage and Resistance. The course also offers an introduction of Ohm’s Law with several examples explained and the student are presented with Problems that they can solve, with the answers that follow.
The next section covers the Basics In AC and DC Voltage. AC and DC Current and Current Direction. Defines the term quantity Ampere also Covers Basic characteristics of Resistance and Explains the Color Code System and the Tolerance System for Fixed Resistors and other Passive Components that provide Resistance in an Electronic Circuit. This is first step for someone who is entering the field of electronics.
The Math section will cover many different Math Topics Related to the Decimal Numbering System. Al explains the mechanics involved in Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division with both positive and negative numbers’ Al explains fractions and decimal fractions along with Algebra basics. Section ends with an introduction to Trigonometry. All Concepts are backup with Problems so student can reinforce the material that was just explained.
The Next Section (Circuit Analysis) takes the Student thru Calculating Voltage, Current and Resistance on a Series, Parallel and Series Parallel Circuits! Al gives the student a step by step instruction on how to solve these circuit properties. After finishing this course the student should have a very good understanding of Voltage drops, Current Division and Power consumption in a Electronic Circuit.
Advance Circuit Analysis Covers Kirchhoff’s Circuit Laws and Network Theorems , Super Position, Thevenin Theorem and Norton Conversions. Al Gives a detailed explanation on each of these Circuit Analysis Techniques. This course is Broken into two Sections. Section one is Kirchhoff’s Circuit Laws and Section two, network theorems and how they are used to analysis a circuit. Each section is accompanied with problems that the student can perform to reinforce their learning experience.
Capacitance Basic Section, Al Explains what is a Coulomb, and how to determine the charge on a capacitor. How Capacitance reacts in a AC Circuit (Capacitance Reactance) and DC Circuits. What is an RC Time Constant’s? How waveforms are calculated in a RC Circuit. How capacitors add in series and Parallel Circuits.
Inductance Basic Section, Al Explains the principle of Inductance and Inductive Reactance. The Circuit Examples will show how Current and Voltage are affected in a Pure Inductive Circuit and how these properties change as Resistance is added to the mix, in addition to this frequency of the Ac source voltage will be discussed and will show how the phase angle between the Voltage and current will be affected.
Al Explains how Capacitive Reactance (XC) and Inductive Reactance(XL) and Resistance (R) behaves in Alternating Voltage Circuits. Series R L C Circuits & Parallel R L C Circuits are Explained. AL Explains how to find total Impedance ( Z) of the circuit and how the phase angle are calculated with both Current and Voltage. The student should have a understanding of ohms law and basic math skills to take full advantage of this.
The next section Resonance & Resonance Effect. Al Explains a Series Resonant circuit, calculation of the resonant frequency. The characteristics of XC and XL at Resonance. What is tuning. Al Explains the Resonance Frequency Equation for the correct solution . Al also Explains Calculations of Current in a Series Resonant Circuit. Voltage across Resonant Components.
RLC Section, Al Explains R C Low Pass & R L Low filters for Cut off frequency (fc) & phase Angle. Al Explains R C High pass & R L High pass filters for Cut off frequency (fc) & Phase Angle.
Semiconductor Basics Section. Al explains semiconductor Basics, Valance Electrons in Conductors. The difference between semiconductors & conductors. Describes the doping process in, semiconductor material. What is N & P type Material ? Majority & Minority Carries Explained .Diode Curves and Characteristics, of forward and reverse Current flow, by using the Characteristic Diode Curve. Physical Diode Packaging Explained. Electron flow thru Diodes Explained. Schematic Symbol of Diode, Cathode and Anode placement explained. Placement of Physical Diode Explained. How to test a diode, with an ohm meter. A simple diode application Explained. Half Wave rectification, how to calculate peak voltage and the Average DC voltage of a half wave rectification circuit. Basic capacitor filter action is also explained. Full wave rectification, full wave bridge rectification explained and the introduction of the transformers. The Average DC Value of a full wave Rectifier explained. Introduction the two types of junction transistors PNP and NPN . Details reverse and forward bias on the junction transistor(s). Introduction of the three elements of the transistor. Al Explains the Schematic Symbols of the transistor (NPN & PNP). Physical packaging of the transistors shown and explained. How to test a transistor with an ohm meter. Introduction alpha and Beta properties of the transistors along with Ie = Ib + Ic. Explanation of alpha and Beta properties of the transistors along with Ie = Ib + Ic. Introduces Load line (s)with a common emitter circuit . Explanation of both DC and AC transistor parameter’s using the load line. How to find RL using the load line. Phase shift in a common emitter transistor. Explanation of the common Collector Circuit ( also called the emitter follower) Circuit action. Common Base configuration circuit action explained. Summary of the three transistor Configurations, Common Emitter, Common Collector and Common Base.
Brief History of Electronics
Basic Electronic Theory

2A Brief History of Electronics Part 1
The Student will be familiar with some of the Early Pioneers who helped in the advancement of Electronic Field.

3A Brief History of Electronics Part 2
Al explains the History of Electronics and some of the early pioneers who help make this wonderful technology available to all of us.
Beginner Lab Introduction

4Introduction to Basic Electronics Part 1
Introduction to Voltage, Current flow and Resistance.

5Introduction to Basic Electronics Part 2
Battery Action, Current Flow,Switch Action and Intro to Ohm's Law

6Introduction to Basic Electronics Part 3
Battery Action, Current Flow,Switch Action and Intro to Ohm's Law

7Introduction to Basic Electronics Part 4
Additional Problems with Ohm's Law with Answers. Wrap Up !
Understanding Voltage Current & Resistance
Understaning Resistance

10Understanding Voltage, Current and Resistance Part 1
Al Explains, How to measure Voltage with a Voltage Meter. Al explains series aiding and Series opposing voltage Sources, Introduces Ground Reference.

11Understanding Voltage, Current and Resistance Part 2
Al Continues Explaining, How to measure Voltage with a Voltage Meter. Al explains series aiding and Series opposing voltage Sources, Introduces Ground Reference.

12Understanding Voltage, Current and Resistance Part 2
Al Continues Explaining, How to measure Voltage with a Voltage Meter. Al explains series aiding and Series opposing voltage Sources, Introduces Ground Reference.

13Understanding Voltage, Current and Resistance Part 4
AC Voltage Explained
AC RMS Voltage Explained
Peak Voltage and PeakPeak Voltage Explained
Conversion to RMS Voltage to Peak to Peak Voltage & Peak Voltage
CPS Explained
How to Calculate the time for one Cycle.

14Understanding Voltage, Current and Resistance Part 5
AC Voltage Explained
AC RMS Voltage Explained
Peak Voltage and PeakPeak Voltage Explained
Conversion to RMS Voltage to Peak to Peak Voltage & Peak Voltage
CPS Explained
How to Calculate the time for one Cycle.

15Understanding Voltage, Current and Resistance Part 6
Al Explains how to deterimine Ac levels on a Dc Componet Voltage

16Understanding Voltage, Current and Resistance Part 7
AC Current Explained
AC RMS Current Explained
Peak Current and PeakPeak Current Explained
Conversion to RMS Current to Peak to Peak Current & Peak Current
Ohms LAw explained usung Ac Componets

17Understanding Voltage, Current and Resistance Part 8
Al explains Prefixes Milli, Micro, nano etc.
Explains conductor Resistance
Introduction to Resistors
Math for Electronics

18How Resistors are used Part 1
Introduction to Fixed Resistors
Introduction to Potentiometers
Introduction of Rheostats
Introduction to Varistors and Thermisters
Wattage Rating's
Introduction to Resistor Color Codes

19How Resistors are used Part 2
How to Read a 4 Band Color Code Resistor
Determine the Tolerance of the Resistor
Find the Upper Limit and Lower Limit of the Published Resistor Value

20How Resistors are used Part 3
4 Band Color Code Resistors Explained
5 Band Color Code Resistors Explained
Color Code Problem(s) with Answers

21How Resistors are used Part 4
Potentiometers Explained
Rotational Degrees per Ohm Explained
Multiturn Potentiometers Explained

22How Resistors are used Part 5
Rehostats Explained
Varisters Explained
Thermisters Explained
Math for Electronics #1 (Negative Numbers)

23Introduction
Introduction to Math for Electronics. Al Presents what will be covered!

24Order Places 1
Video Explaining the Decimal Places in the Decimal Numbering System

25Order of Places 2
Explanation of Decimal places in the decimal numbering System

26Addition 1
Video on Addition Basics Explained.

27Addition 2
Video on Addition Basics Explained.

28Subtraction
Video on Addition Basics Explained.

29Multiplication 1
Video on Multiplication Basics.

30Multiplication 2
Video on Multiplication Basics.

31Division 1
Video on Division Basics.

32Divison 2
Video on Division Basics.

33Decimal Manipulation of the Percent Sign ( %)
Video on Percent Sign Conversions to Decimal & Decimal to Percent Sign Basics.

34Square & Square Roots
Video on Square & Squareroot Basics.

35Average Values and RMS Values
Video on Average Values & RMS Basics Basics.

36Order of operations , Rounding off a Number , Evaluation of Formulas
Video Show the rules for ,Order of operations , Rounding off a Number & Evaluation of Formulas.
Math For Electronic #2 (Using Fractions)

37Adding Negative Numbers
Video Explaining the Addition Techniques of adding negative numbers.

38Subtracting Negative Numbers
Video Explaining the Subtraction Techniques of adding negative numbers.

39Multiplication, Division of Negative Numbers
Video Explaining the Techniques of Multiplying and Dividing negative numbers.
Math for Electronics #3 (Powers & Roots)

40Multiplication of Fractions
Video Explaining the Techniques of Multiplying Fractions.

41Division of Fractions
Video Explaining the Techniques of Dividing Fractions.

42Multiplying or Dividing a Fraction by a Whole Number
Video Explaining the Multiplying or Dividing a Fraction by a Whole Number.

43Addition & Subtracting of Fractions
Video Explaining the Addition & Subtracting of Fractions.

44Reciprocals and Decimal Fractions
Video Explaining Reciprocals and Decimal Fractions.
Math for Electronic #4 (Powers of Ten)

45Positive Exponents Powers & Roots of Positive Exponents
Video Explaining Positive Exponents Powers & Roots of Positive Exponents.

46Powers & Roots of Negative Numbers
Video Explaining Powers & Roots of Negative Numbers.

47Powers and Roots of Numbers with Exponents
Video Explaining Powers and Roots of Numbers with Exponents.
Math for Electronics #5 (Logarithms)

48Power of Ten Basics
Video Explaining Power of Ten Basics.

49Multiplication & Division Using Powers of Ten
Video Explaining Multiplication & Division Using Powers of Ten.

50Reciprocal, Powers of 10 & Addition & Subtraction & Raising & Roots
Video Explaining Reciprocals , Addition and Subtraction of the Powers of 10, powers & Roots of Powers of 10.
Math for Electronics #6 (Metric System)
Math for Electronic #7 (Algebra)
Math for Electronic #8 (Methods for Solving Equations )

56Literal Numbers, Powers & Roots of Literal Numbers
Video Explaining Literal Numbers, Powers & Roots of Literal Numbers.

57Powers & Roots of Literal Numbers with Equation Evaluation
Video Explaining Literal Numbers, Powers & Roots of Literal Numbers.

58Multiplying or Dividing Literal Numbers with Exponents
Video Explaining Literal Numbers, Multiplying & Dividing of Literal Numbers with Exponets.

59Terms & Factors
Video Explaining Terms & Factors.

60Polynomials
Video Explaining Polynomials.

61Simplifying Algebraic Expressions using Factoring and Cancelling
Video Explaining Simplifying Algebraic Expressions using Factoring and Cancelling.
Math for Electronic #9 (Simultaneous Linear Equations)

62Isolating The Literal Number in an Equation ,using Addition & Subtraction
Video Explaining how to isolating the Literal Number in an Equation.

63Isolating The Literal Number in an Equation ; Using Multiplication & Division #1
Video Explaining how to isolating the Literal Number in an Equation.

64Isolating The Literal Number in an Equation ; Using Multiplication & Division #2
Video Explaining how to isolating the Literal Number in an Equation.

65Isolating The Literal Number in an Equation ; Using Multiplication & Division #3
Video Explaining how to isolating the Literal Number in an Equation.

66Isolating The Literal Number in an Equation ; Using Multiplication & Division #4
Video Explaining how to isolating the Literal Number in an Equation.

67Solutions for Literal Number Exercise
Video Explaining how to isolating the Literal Number in an Equation with Solutions to final Exercise.
Math for Electronic #10 (Introduction to Trigonometry )

68Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations ,Using the Adding or Subtracting Method
Video Explaining Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations ,Using the Adding or Subtracting Method.

69Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations ,Using the Matrix Method
Video Explaining Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations ,Using the Matrix Method.

70Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations . Determinate's for Three Equations. #1
Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations . Determinate's for Three Equations. #1

71Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations . Determinate's for Three Equations. #2
Video Explaining ,Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations . Determinate's for Three Equations.
DC Circuit Analysis (Series Circuits)

72Trigonometric Function, Right Triangle #1
Video explaining the trigonometric functions of a Right Triangle !

73Trigonometric Function, Right Triangle #2
Video explaining the trigonometric functions of a Right Triangle !

74Trigonometric Triangle Functions
Video Explaining Trigonometric Triangle Functions.
DC Circuit Analysis ( Parallel Circuits)

75Introduction

76Series Circuit #1
This sections Introduce the Student to Series Circuits and the properties that define a Series circuit .

77Series Circuit #2
This sections Introduce the Student to Series Circuits and the properties that define a Series circuit .

78Series Circuit #3
This sections Introduce the Student to Series Circuits and the properties that define a Series circuit .