# Ch 16: Overview of Circuits

### About This Chapter

Learn about the various types of electrical circuits we face in daily life. This chapter can improve your understanding of insulators and conductors, as well as Ohm's law.

## Overview of Circuits - Chapter Summary

This chapter provides an overview of electric circuits, including the qualities of insulators and conductors. It goes on to discuss energy transfer and conservation in electrical circuits and the impedance in alternating current circuits. The chapter also explains RC and RLC series circuits. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:

• Define what semiconductors and superconductors are, and provide their properties
• List the different types of electric currents
• Explain the function of an ammeter
• Discuss the variables of electric resistance
• Define Ohm's Law and explain the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance
• Explain what electric power is and how a voltmeter is used to measure it
• Provide examples and problems to applying Kirchhoff's rules
• Alternate current power calculations

Our chapters are taught via short video lessons that have an available transcription for your convenience. Test your knowledge by taking the multiple choice quizzes available at the end of each lesson.

14 Lessons in Chapter 16: Overview of Circuits
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