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CEOE Physics: Circuit Overview - Chapter Summary
As you work through the engaging video lessons and short quizzes in this Circuit Overview chapter, you will strengthen your understanding of the difference between amps of current and watts of power, and discover more about the relationship between current and voltage. Use what you learn to boost your knowledge base so you can do well on the CEOE Physics certification exam. Chapter topics include:
- Examples of insulators and conductors
- Types of electric currents
- The definition of electrical resistance and electric power
- Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's Rules
- Resistor-capacitor circuits
Take the short quiz after each lesson to assess your understanding of the concepts. Use the video transcripts to track down key ideas. If you have any questions about the information presented in this chapter, ask our instructors for guidance and support.
Objectives of the CEOE Physics: Circuit Overview Chapter
This chapter covers the circuit-related concepts you'll likely encounter on the CEOE Physics certification test. Lesson quizzes are modeled after questions on the exam and provide an opportunity to get accustomed to the test format.
The exam itself is computer-administered with a cutoff time of four hours. You must complete eighty multiple-choice questions (accounting for 85% of your score) and one essay (accounting for the remaining 15%).
1. Insulators and Conductors: Examples, Definitions & Qualities
Not all atoms and materials conduct electricity the same way. Define conductivity, learn about insulators and conductors, and understand that good electrical conductors also act as good heat conductors.
2. What is Electric Current? - Definition, Unit & Types
Electrical current involves the flow of charged particles, or electrons, and it is an integral part of electricity. In this lesson, we will dive into the definition of current, as well as the unit and types to understand just how electricity moves.
3. Electrical Resistance: Definition, Unit & Variables
Electrical resistance refers to the force that impedes electrons in an electrical current flowing through a conductor. Explore the causes of electrical resistance, the various factors that can affect the resistance of different objects, as well as the practical applications of objects with high resistance.
4. Ohm's Law: Definition & Relationship Between Voltage, Current & Resistance
Ohm's Law describes the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance. Learn about Ohm's Law and understand this relationship, including its importance. Use the Ohm's Law equation to calculate the values of voltage, current, and resistance.
5. What is Electric Power?
Electric power and its ability to measure energy in watts has become something that technical and non-technical people can understand quite easily. This lesson considers electric power, watts, current, voltage, resistance, and all of these variables' relation to each other.
6. Applying Kirchhoff's Rules: Examples & Problems
Gustav Kirchhoff developed two rules to analyze currents and voltage in complex circuits. Learn how to apply Kirchoff's rules, discover how to use the current and voltage rules, and review examples and problems of each.
7. Resistor-Capacitor (RC) Circuits: Definition & Explanation
A resistor-capacitor (RC) circuit is a type of circuit configuration that is composed of resistive and capacitive elements. Learn more about RC circuits, capacitors, and resistors, explore their combination in a circuit, and understand decay in an RC circuit.
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