Contents

  • Introduction
    • Objectives

      By the end of this course in Basic Electronics, you will be able toUnderstand how basic circuits workUnderstand the flow of electricity around a circuitUnderstand the co...

    • Why Study Electronics?

       In today's world, electronics are everywhere - from the computer you are reading this from to the phone in your pocket. ...

  • What is Electricity
  • Power Generation
    • Batteries

      Batteries are devices that convert chemical energy into electrical energy.There are two types of battery:Disposable Batteries...

    • Electrical Energy from Wind

      If you live in a place where the wind blows consistently, t...

    • Electrical Energy from the Sun

      Solar CellsTo convert sola...

    • Electrical Energy from Nuclear Energy

      Nuclear power uses uranium and plutonium.The reactor undergoes a controlled nuclear reaction, which create...

    • Electrical Energy from Fossil Fuels

      Fossil fuels are carbon based fuels.They were created millions of years ago from decaying plant materials.They include oil, coal and gas.When burned, fossil fuels release carbon dioxid...

    • Electrical Energy from Gravity

      Gravity is a great way to store energy. Water can be stored behind dams and then released, turning turbines, creating electrical energy. A hydroelectric power station does just that. ...

  • Electrical Components
    • LEDs

      LEDs or Light Emitting Diodes are small lights that come in many different colours and sizes.  They even emit infra-red and ultra-violet light.LEDs are use...

    • Switches

      Switches are used to start and stop the flow of electricity. There are many different types of switches: TOGGLE SWITCH ...

    • Resistors

      The resistor is an important elec...

    • Wiring

      To get electricity to the electrical components, we need a conductor of some kind.  Conductors allow electricity to pass through.One of the best materials at conducting electricity is ...

  • Conclusion
    • Electronics and the Future

      Since the 1980s, computers and electronics have become part of our daily lives, from cell phones, cars and calculators to toys, televisions and toasters.They have also been getting smaller and smaller.In...