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This page contains links to more than 50 worksheets on basic electricity and DC circuits, plus many more on topics relating to AC circuits and digital electronics. Users may directly interact with the online version of the worksheet, which includes answers. The materials may also be freely downloaded for instructors wishing to print them with solutions hidden. <b><i>Editor's Note:</b> The worksheets are designed as formative assessments to gauge student understanding before moving to the next concept. Most questions require conceptual analysis, while about one third provide practice in performing quantitative operations.</i> This item is part of a larger series of textbooks on electricity and digital electronics, all part of the Open Book Project. Each chapter is supplemented with related diagrams, photos, labs, and problem sets. <b>SEE RELATED MATERIALS:</b> for a link to the entire series by the same authors. (less)

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Tony Kuphaldt

# Ben Franklin as my Lab Partner: The Importance of the Dielectric

This lab manual describes experiments motivated by letters of Ben Franklin describing ... (more)

This lab manual describes experiments motivated by letters of Ben Franklin describing studies of static electricity. It includes explorations of the effect of dielectrics in capacitors and the creation of electrostatic motors. Descriptions of experiments using simple and cheap materials are provided a long with historical descriptions and images. (less)

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Robert Morse

# Boston University Physics Applets: A Resistor and a Capacitor

This web page is an interactive physics problem on RC circuits. The ... (more)

This web page is an interactive physics problem on RC circuits. The user can alter the frequency of the alternating current to observe how this affects the voltage and current. An inductor can be substituted for the capacitor, to view the differences between the two in an AC circuit. The guide on the page explains impedence and how the voltage drop and current can be calculated for each circuit. This is part of a collection of similar simulation-based student activities for introductory physics. (less)

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Andrew Duffy

# Boston University Physics Applets: An RC Circuit - Charging

This web page contains a simulation featuring a series RC circuit with ... (more)

This web page contains a simulation featuring a series RC circuit with a battery, resistor, and capacitor in series. The capacitor is initially uncharged. Current vs. Time and Voltage vs. Time graphs can be viewed simultaneously to help users understand how charging and discharging a capacitor is related to potential difference across the resistor. It also illustrates the point that current is a function of time in a simple circuit to which a capacitor is added. This item is part of a collection of similar simulation-based student activities by the author. (less)

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# The CASTLE curriculum: Capacitor-Aided System for Teaching and Learning Electricity

This workshop given at the 2006 PTEC Conference introduces the CASTLE curriculum ... (more)

This workshop given at the 2006 PTEC Conference introduces the CASTLE curriculum for electricity and magnetism. The lab and curricular materials are available from the vendor. The student manual and teachers guide are available for download. (less)

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Camille Wainwright

# Capacitor Lab

Explore how a capacitor works! Change the size of the plates and ... (more)

Explore how a capacitor works! Change the size of the plates and add a dielectric to see how it affects capacitance. Change the voltage and see charges built up on the plates. Shows the electric field in the capacitor. Measure voltage and electric field. (less)

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PhET Interactive Simulations
PhET Interactive Simulations
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Chris Malley
Kathy Perkins
Malley, Chris
Mike Dubson
Noah Podolefsky
Perkins, Kathy
PhET Interactive Simulations
Podolefsky, Noah

# Capacitor Physlet-Based Curriculum

These examples are from introductory physics and selected examples of advanced material. ... (more)

These examples are from introductory physics and selected examples of advanced material. They can be used at the beginning of class to introduce topics, during the middle of a topic to test whether students are ready to cover additional material, or at the end of a topic to test students' knowledge of the material just covered. This page does not contain frames with links to the Physlets webpage. (less)

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iLumina
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Mario Belloni
Wolfgang Christian

# Capacitor Physlet-Based Curriculum

These examples are from introductory physics and selected examples of advanced material. ... (more)

These examples are from introductory physics and selected examples of advanced material. They can be used at the beginning of class to introduce topics, during the middle of a topic to test whether students are ready to cover additional material, or at the end of a topic to test students' knowledge of the material just covered. This page contains frames with links to the Physlets webpage. (less)

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Physics
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iLumina
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iLumina Digital Library
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Mario Belloni
Wolfgang Christian

# Cardiovascular Interactions: An Interactive Tutorial and Mathematical Model

The maintenance of an adequate cardiac output and systemic arterial blood pressure ... (more)

The maintenance of an adequate cardiac output and systemic arterial blood pressure is a complex process with intricacies that are often difficult to understand. Cardiovascular Interactions is an active learning tool that demonstrates the interactions between the functions of the heart and peripheral circulation. This learning package consists of a Lab Book, a Model, and an Information file. The Lab Book is an interactive tutorial for exploring the relative influences of parameter changes on the cardiovascular system under normal, stressful, or pathophysiological conditions. The learners are guided to predict the direction and relative magnitude of changes of key variables in the cardiovascular system, evaluate the accuracy of their predictions, and describe the cause-and-effect mechanisms involved. Consequences of heart failure, hemorrhage, exercise, and changes in intrathoracic pressure can be explored. The results obtained in the Lab Book are based on a five-compartment mathematical Model, which reflects our current understanding of the basic control of the cardiovascular system. The Model was designed to be complex enough to be realistic, yet not so complex as to be overwhelming. An Information File contains definitions and descriptions of classical physiology about key concepts, including figures, and a detailed description of the Model. Hypertext tags embedded in the Lab Book are used to access the Information File. The Cardiovascular Interactions learning package was designed to run from its CD and so does not need to be installed. (less)

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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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PhD Carl F. Rothe (Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology)
PhD John M. Gersting (Department of Computer Science)

# Cardiovascular Interactions CVI Project

The Cardiovascular Interactions Project is an electronic active learning tool that demonstrates ... (more)

The Cardiovascular Interactions Project is an electronic active learning tool that demonstrates the complex and intricate interactions between the functions of the heart and peripheral circulation to provide an adequate cardiac output during various stresses. (less)

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Mathematics
Life Science
Physics
Education
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Simulations
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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PhD Carl F. Rothe (Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology)

The Cardiovascular Interactions Project is an active learning tool that demonstrates the ... (more)

The Cardiovascular Interactions Project is an active learning tool that demonstrates the complex and intricate interactions between the functions of the heart and peripheral circulation to provide an adequate cardiac output during various stresses. This file is a supplement to the Advances in Physiology Education article by C. F. Rothe & J. M. Gersting. The Article and Version 4 of the CVI Project are at http://advan.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/26/2/98/DC1 (less)

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Mathematics
Life Science
Physics
Education
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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PhD Carl F. Rothe (Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology)

# Charge in a Capacitor Shell

A capacitor is made out of a sphere and a spherical shell ... (more)

A capacitor is made out of a sphere and a spherical shell maintained at a constant potential difference as shown in the animation (charges are given in mC and distances are given in centimeters). (less)

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Physics
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iLumina
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iLumina Digital Library
Author:
Mario Belloni
Wolfgang Christian

# Circuit Construction Kit (AC+DC), Virtual Lab

Build circuits with capacitors, inductors, resistors and AC or DC voltage sources, ... (more)

Build circuits with capacitors, inductors, resistors and AC or DC voltage sources, and inspect them using lab instruments such as voltmeters and ammeters. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Engineering
Physics
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Interactive
Simulations
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PheT
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PhET Interactive Simulations
PhET Interactive Simulations
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Carl Wieman
Dubson, Michael
Kathy Perkins
Michael Dubson
Perkins, Kathy
PhET Interactive Simulations
Reid, Sam
Sam Reid
Wieman, Carl

# Circuit Simulator Applet

The circuit simulator applet allows the user to virtually build and a ... (more)

The circuit simulator applet allows the user to virtually build and a test an infinite number of circuit configurations. The user then can get a reading of the values of voltage and current of each element in the circuit by simply position the cursor over the element. A menu on the top left provides access to a wealth of pre-configured circuits as well an export feature to save your work. The topics range from simple resistive circuits to 555 timer and logic circuits. (less)

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# Circuits

Students are introduced to several key concepts of electronic circuits. They learn ... (more)

Students are introduced to several key concepts of electronic circuits. They learn about some of the physics behind circuits, the key components in a circuit and their pervasiveness in our homes and everyday lives. Students learn about Ohm's Law and how it is used to analyze circuits. (less)

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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
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Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Lauren Cooper
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
TeachEngineering.org
Tyler Maline
No Strings Attached

# Colorado Upper Division Electrostatics (CUE) Assessment

The Colorado Upper Division Electrostatics (CUE) Asssessment is designed to test student ... (more)

The Colorado Upper Division Electrostatics (CUE) Asssessment is designed to test student understanding of core learning goals in junior-level E&M. It consists of a 17-item open-ended test with optional 9-item pretest. The test has good inter-rater reliability and has been validated using multiple measures. The test provided here is version 22 of the CUE which was attached as Appendix B to the article: Stephanie V. Chasteen, Rachel E. Pepper, Marcos D. Caballero, Steven J. Pollock, and Katherine K. Perkins, Colorado Upper-Division Electrostatics diagnostic: A conceptual assessment for the junior level, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 8 (2), 020108 (2012), doi:<a href="10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.8.020108">10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.8.020108</a>. To receive a copy of the most recent version of the test to use in your course, contact Steven Pollock at <a href="mailto:steven.pollock@colorado.edu">steven.pollock@colorado.edu</a>. (less)

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Stephanie V. Chasteen
Steven J. Pollock

# Core Concepts of Systems Engineering

This telecollaborative project is designed to provide students in grades 9-12 with ... (more)

This telecollaborative project is designed to provide students in grades 9-12 with an orientation to systems engineering concepts. Through guided activities students will reverse-engineer a common device that contains both electrical and mechanical components and then create a systems diagram for the deconstructed device. (In this case, the device is a disposable camera.) In partnership with other project participants across the country, learners will reassemble the device and test their reconstruction against quality controls. The project is free with teacher registration. The module includes lesson plans, comprehensive teacher tutorial, reference material, question sets and worksheets, and digital collaboration tools. This resource was developed by the Center for Innovation in Science and Engineering Education (CIESE). Participation is cost-free with teacher registration. <i>Editor's Note: Several components of this activity specifically address a physics curriculum. Disposable flash cameras provide an opportunity for analysis of electric field, charging a capacitor, and energy storage on a capacitor.</i> (less)

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# Dielectric Breakdown Lightning Model

The Dielectric Breakdown Lightning Model implements a common method for modeling lightning ... (more)

The Dielectric Breakdown Lightning Model implements a common method for modeling lightning using a grid with regions of varying electric potential to simulate the electrical charge buildup during a lightning storm. To simulate the source of the lightning in the cloud, we set the potential to zero and place a small region of negative charge near the top of the grid. Along the bottom of the grid, we set the boundary potential to one to simulate the positive charge on the ground. All other grid points are given an initial electric potential equal to 0.5. After solving Laplace's equation, we examine all the grid points that are adjacent to a negative charge. We choose one adjacent point as the new growth site for the lightning, representing a point where the air is ionized and lightning will develop. The Dielectric Breakdown Lightning Model was developed as a final project in a sophomore-level Computational Physics course (Phy 200) using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the jar file will run the program if Java is installed. You can modify this simulation if you have EJS installed by right-clicking within the map and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item. (less)

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Sam Castle

# Ejs Parallel Plate Capacitor Model

The EJS Parallel Plate Capacitor model displays a parallel-plate capacitor which consists ... (more)

The EJS Parallel Plate Capacitor model displays a parallel-plate capacitor which consists of two identical metal plates, placed parallel to one another. The capacitor can be charged by connecting one plate to the positive terminal of a battery and the other plate to the negative terminal. The dielectric constant and the separation of the plates can be changed via sliders. (less)

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