E-003 Basic Concepts of Alternating Current: 3 PDH
Description of the Basic Concepts of Alternating Current course content
The Basic Concepts of Alternating Current 3 hour PDH online course is a part of the Electrical category courses. This course provides guidance on alternating current concepts and main differences between ac and dc currents.
Alternating current (AC) is an electric current which periodically reverses direction, in contrast to direct current (DC) which flows only in one direction. Alternating current is the form in which electric power is delivered to businesses and residences, and it is the form of electrical energy that consumers typically use when they plug appliances into a wall socket.
This course is based on Chapter 1 of Module 2, “Introduction to Alternating Current and Transformers” of the Navy Electricity and Electronic Training Series (NAVEDTRA 14173).
This course is intended for use by electrical engineers, construction professionals, students and others interested in learning about the AC concepts.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- State the differences between ac and dc voltage and current
- State the advantages of ac power transmission over dc power transmission
- State the “left-hand rule” for a conductor
- State the relationship between current and magnetism
- State the methods by which ac power can be generated
- State the relationship between frequency, period, time, and wavelength
- Compute peak-to-peak, instantaneous, effective, and average values of voltage and current
- Compute the phase difference between sine waves
Refunds and Cancellation Policies
The course is accepted by the Professional Engineering boards in states listed on this page. In an unlikely case the course is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value. For complete list of courses related to Electrical Engineering please click here.
Length of the Course / Activity
This course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 3 hour to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 3 PDH online course, you will need to take a 15 question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved
Certificate of Completion
Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion
This course is accepted in all states mandating continuing education:
AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY
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- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 3 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 7
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self