"These interactive engineering contextualised resources are free to use"

Post-16

At the UKESF we are keen to support and promote initiatives to help improve young people’s understanding of Electronics. Electronics depends upon the fundamental principles of electromagnetism and electric circuit design. Therefore, we have been impressed by the resources, recently developed by the Royal Academy of Engineering, to help improve understanding of these ‘fundamental’ principles. These engineering contextualised resources are designed for technician-level courses and apprenticeship programmes; they are really good at explaining some of the main fundamental principles on which Electronic circuits depend.

 

  • Kirchhoff’s Laws
    • Simple circuits, for example those with a single power supply connected in series to a load, are straightforward to analyse in terms of current, voltage drop across loads and power dissipated, using the expressions V = IR and P = IV.
  • Filtering AC Signals
    • An alternating current is not necessarily associated solely with a power supply. Analogue signals from sensors and instruments can also be thought of as being AC signals, although, in contrast to a power supply, the frequency usually changes with time.
  • AC Characteristics & AC Waveform Addition
    • AC waveforms are common in engineering and are found in a wide range of applications such as AC power delivery, instrument measurements, control signals and audio applications.
  • AC Phasors & Fault Detection
    • When AC power is distributed and used in an electrical power application there will usually be a monitoring system in place to detect any faults that will inevitably develop through prolonged, long-term use.
  • AC Power & Power Factor
    • The relationship between voltage and current in an AC system is determined by the impedance of the circuit. The impedance can consist of a resistive component and a reactive component, the latter of which introduces a phase difference between voltage and current.
  • Solenoid Valve – Electromagnetism
    • When AC power is distributed and used in an electrical power application there will usually be a monitoring system in place to detect any faults that will inevitably develop through prolonged, long-term use.

The resources are free to use, but the Academy is keen to know who is using them in order to deomnstrate their worth to funders. Please email them the course and student numbers and which resources were downloaded, as well as any feedback or ideas for future resource topics.