Electricity is so ever-present in our lives, we can forget how revolutionary power from an outlet is. Too often we focus on what electricity can do for us, not how it does it, yet demand is growing for electrical and electronic engineers as we decarbonize the power grid, put additional EVs on the roads, and add more and more electronics to everything around us.
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If you're new to electrical engineering, Basic Concepts & Basic Laws of Electric Circuits will start you off with the fundamentals, by looking at the items you have around the house and how they function. Next, Methods of Analysis & Basic Theorems of Electric Circuits will explore the different approaches to building and analyzing circuits, starting from simple examples and leading to the more-complex real-world circuits you'll run across.
By this point, we've all heard about the current wars, a dispute between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) so deeply rooted even automakers pick sides. However, our world runs on both; AC powers many of the electronics you use, while DC charges the batteries and runs the motors. How, and when, to turn one from the other and divide it up among your circuits is the difference between a cool new design and a small fire.
First, you'll learn the fundamentals of both AC and DC "choppers," which allow you to step down or step up the current to properly match power sources so the circuits you design can handle the load.
Then, you can look at inverters, which change DC to AC. Inverters are needed anywhere you've got batteries or other power sources, and mastering them is key to building better circuits.
Once you know the theory, you can start learning the parts of the circuits around you.
- Operational Amplifiers, Capacitors & Inductors: Ever wonder how your phone turns data into music? It's thanks to a Digital-to-Analog Converter or DAC, and this course will explain how a few parts turn bytes into music and so much more.
- Induction Machines: If you've ever used an electric drill, you've used an induction motor. You'll discover how magnetic fields can drive small appliances, tools, and a host of other stuff around the house.
- DC Machines: When you need power, DC machines bring torque. You'll learn why and how to build them.
- Rectifiers: Rectifiers "straighten" current to prevent blown circuits and other disasters.
Finally, you'll trace the power lines back to the source.
Basics of Light Current Systems for Electrical Engineering will explore how the systems in your house, from the alarms to the outlets, pull from the main circuits to function.
Fundamentals of Synchronous Machines for Electrical Engineering will show you how AC generators and motors connect to AC power grids.
High Voltage Generation for Electrical Engineering details how to create high voltage AC power for industrial machinery and other tools.
And Complete Generation Course for Electrical Engineering goes to the power plant to show how power is generated, distributed, and stored.
Whether you want to build the clean grid of the future, or just want to understand how the stuff around you works, this online education will show you how, and for 95% off.
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