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Electronic Device Use & Safety - Chapter Summary
In these lessons, you'll learn about electronic device use and safety. There are discussions on electricity safety, properties of transistors, and more. You'll learn about types of light bulbs, energy flow, circuit breakers and fuses. After completing the chapter, you should be able to do the following:
- Discuss electronic devices and the difference in energy flow and transfer
- Explain operation of simple circuits
- Examine properties of transistors, diodes, and semiconductors
- Define resistor and discuss uses
- Assess differences in light bulbs and LED circuits
- Understand differences in fuses and circuit breakers
- Describe how to use electricity safely
- Explore electric shock prevention
We use short and engaging text and video lessons, which help you easily understand the information presented. The video timelines let you navigate the videos and review topics in order of your preference. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge. You can also print the lesson quizzes and use them as worksheets.
1. Electronic Devices: Differences in Energy Flow & Transfer
In electronic devices, energy must be transferred, stored, and then transformed from electrical energy into other forms. In this lesson, learn about this process of energy storage and transformation.
2. Operating Simple Circuits: Parts & Functions
Unlimited types of simple circuits exist. In this lesson, we will go through components that could be part of a simple DC circuit including transducers, resistors, variable resistors, potentiometers, and diodes. We will also discuss how energy transfer is impacted by transducers and potentiometers.
3. Properties of Transistors, Diodes & Semiconductors
When operating with an electronic system, it's important to understand how to control the flow of electricity. In this lesson, we'll look at two semiconductors, transistors and diodes, and see how they help us manage an electrical current.
4. What is a Resistor? - Definition & Uses
In this lesson, you'll find out what a resistor is and how it works. You'll also explore some of the more common uses for resistors and see examples of resistors that are probably in your home right now!
5. The Differences Between Fuses & Circuit Breakers
After completing this lesson, you'll be able to explain what fuses and circuit breakers do and describe the advantages of each. A short quiz will follow.
6. How to Use Electricity Safely
Learn about the dangers of electricity and what safety precautions you can use to protect yourself. Take a quiz to see if you're Mr. Danger or Captain Safety.
7. Electric Shock Prevention: Precautions & Equipment
After reading this lesson, you'll understand just how important it is to use the proper safety equipment to protect not only yourself, but also your products from electric shocks.
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