Ch 3: AP Physics C: Direct Current Circuits

Watch video lessons on direct current circuits and learn about voltage, resistance, capacitors, and more. These lessons are just a portion of our AP Physics course.

AP Physics C: Direct Current Circuits - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Maybe what you know about electricity stops at the wall outlet, but in this chapter, you can learn about current, voltage, resistance, and more. Our instructors have divided this chapter into smaller lessons, so you can learn about circuits one video at a time. You'll see how electric circuits work, their component parts, and how to categorize different types. You'll learn how to make calculations about current, voltage, and other measurements in circuits. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

• Define and name the units of voltage, current, and resistance
• Explain how current flows through a circuit
• Identify the components of a circuit
• Describe the relationship between current and voltage

VideoObjective
What is Electric Current? - Definition, Unit, and TypesLearn about the movement of electrons, or current, and how it's measured.
Electrical Resistance: Definition, Unit, and VariablesUnderstand the levels of resistance a substance can have against a current.
Electric Circuit Fundamentals: Components and TypesSee the parts of an electric circuit and learn the role of each.
Circuit AnalysisExplore circuits to see how to find voltages and currents within a group of components.
Combining Resistors: Series and ParallelStudy these two types of resistors and the ways they can be combined.
Kirchhoff's RulesExamine these equalities that relate current and voltage within electric circuits.
Resistance: Capacitance (RC) CircuitsTake a look at this type of circuit that has combinations of resistors and capacitors.

11 Lessons in Chapter 3: AP Physics C: Direct Current Circuits
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