This course introduces the fascinating study of electricity, which has become a vital part in our lives; from the gigantic hydroelectric turbines providing energy to whole cities, to the microscopic transistors in digital devices like a computer, everything can be explained, calculated, designed and built with a knowledge of electronics.
Electronics has been, since its inception, a science of Westernkind. A few important scientists and engineers will be seen through the course.
This course is meant to teach from the very roots how everything works, enabling the student to think for him or herself how to design circuits and solve problems. It also has the added benefit of putting to practice concepts learned in physics and math.
About the exercises:
The exercises can be done with a calculator and having the slides available. Obviously the solutions documents are not for the students to see.
The practices are optional, but it’s always more fun to see things work in real life. If you want to give it a try you will need:
– 9V battery
– 10 ohm / 0.5W resistors, 4 of them
– 9V lightbulb (or a little more, up to 12 more or less)
– 6V lightbulb (optional, you could also reuse the 9V one)
– A commuter switch
– Some wire, electrical tape and scissors
This course requires some basic knowledge of physics and math (mostly how to use formulas and solve equations), but most concepts are reviewed before applying them in electronics. Besides that, there is no age requirement.
None of the practices are dangerous in any way, but should be done under supervision of an adult.
This is the first iteration of this course. It has been thoroughly reviewed, but mistakes and errors are always possible. In such a case, or for feedback/questions, contact Iberian Rider at IberianRider@protonmail.com.