E-005 Basic Electrical Theory

E-005 Basic Electrical Theory – PHOTO

Basic Electrical Theory

The Basic Electrical Theory 4 hour PDH online course is a part of the Electrical category courses. This course describes basic electrical concepts and introduces electrical terminology. The course looks at the fundamental origins of electricity, starting from the forces within an atom. It introduces the First Law of Electrostatics, terminology and units of measurement. It discusses methods of producing voltage and describes magnetism and magnetic circuits.

This course is based on Module 1, “Basic Electrical Theory” of the Department of Energy Publication DOE-HDBK-1011/2-92, “Electrical Science”.

This course is intended for use by electrical engineers, design and construction professionals, students and others interested in learning about basic electrical theory.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to explain and calculate the following:

  • Describe and define terms and parameters used in electrical engineering
  • Describe various methods of producing voltage
  • Describe permeability of ferromagnetic, paramagnetic and diamagnetic materials
  • Explain the physical qualities of a magnetic circuit
  • Explain the cause of hysteresis losses
  • Explain Faraday’s law of induced voltage and Lenz’s law of induction

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