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Course - Electricity (Fundamentals) - Distance

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  • Entry requirements
    There are no pre-requisites for this course however you should have a good understanding of mathematics
  • Academic Title
    On successful completion of this course students will receive a UK Open Learning Certificate in Fundamentals of Electricity.
  • Course description
    Distance learning is a easy way to update your skills or have a complete career change, as we don’t set any deadlines, you can study the course in your own time, over a timescale to suit your needs.

    Course Overview

    This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and information needed to understand the basics of:
    • Electron theory
    • Magnetism
    • Inductance
    • Capacitance
    • Alternating and direct currents
    Support

    As a UK Open Learning home learning student you will have access to your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. To complete this course it will take in the region of 90 study hours which can be spread over a 12 month timescale, however you may want to do the course sooner than this.

    Exam Details

    Your course consists of the FOUR UNITS, and FOUR Self-Assessment Assignments one after each unit which are for your own revision and you do not need to send into the college for marking.

    There is ONE Tutor Marked Assignment required to be completed and sent to the college for marking. You will find the Tutor Marked assignment at the end of the course.

    UNIT 1:  ELECTRON THEORY AND MAGNETISM
    • Electron Theory
    • Basic Concepts of Matter
    • Molecules
    • Atoms
    • Ions and Ionization
    • Static Electricity
    • Conductors and Insulators
    • Distribution of Charges on Objects
    • Electrostatic Shielding
    • Magnetism
    • History and Definition
    • Forces Between Poles
    • Magnetic Fields
    • Terrestrial Magnetism
    • Theory of Permanent Magnets
    • Electromagnetism

    LESSON 2:  CIRCUITS
    • An Electric Circuit
    • Terminology
    • Kinds of Circuits
    • Electrical Measurements
    • Coulomb
    • Ampere
    • Ohm
    • Volt
    • Watt
    • Practical Values of Electrical Terms
    • Electromotive Force
    • Current
    • Resistance
    • Fixed
    • Adjustable
    • Variable
    • Laws
    • Ohm's Law
    • Kirchoff's Laws
    • Power
    • Special-Case Problem Solving

    UNIT 3:  DIRECT AND ALTERNATING CURRENTS
    • Definition
    • Direct Current
    • Alternating Current
    • History
    • Generation of Current and Voltage by an AC System
    • Principles
    • Generation of AC Voltage
    • Graphic Representation of AC
    • Frequency of AC Voltage and Current Waves
    • Angular Motion
    • Amplitude
    • Determining Amplitude
    • Effective AC Voltage
    • Phase
    • Combining AC Voltage

    UNIT 4:  CAPACITANCE AND INDUCTANCE
    • Capacitance
    • Measure of Capacitance
    • Physical Characteristics
    • Series Connection
    • Parallel Connection
    • Capacitive Reactance
    • Phase Relationship in a Pure Capacitive Circuit
    • Types of Capacitors
    • Inductance
    • Unit of Induction
    • Phase Relationship in a Pure Inductance
    • Inductive Reactance
    • Series and Parallel Connection of Inductor
    • Factors Determining Size of Inductance
    • Series Resistive and Capacitive Circuits
    • Power Dissipation in RC Circuits
    • Effect of Frequency Change in RC Circuits
    • Series Resistive and Inductive Circuits
    • Power Dissipation in RL Circuits
    • Effect of Frequency Change in RL Circuits

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