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Powers, Resistance, Capacitors and Inductance

Credit: 6 PDH or CE Hours
Course Fee: $90.00
45 pages

In this PDH or CE course the attendee learns the basics of power, resistance, capacitors and inductance, The course first covers power in the DC circuit and energy consumption. Whether referring to mechanical or electrical systems, power is defined as the rate of energy consumption or conversion within that system that is, the amount of energy used or converted in a given amount of time.

The general use of a resistor in a circuit is to limit the amount of current flow. There are a number of methods used in construction and sizing of a resistor that control properties such as resistance value, the precision of the resistance value, and the ability to dissipate heat. While in some applications
the purpose of the resistive element is used to generate heat, such as in propeller anti-ice boots, heat typically is the unwanted loss of energy.

PDH CE Course - Powers, Resistance, Capacitors and Inductance

Another important property in AC circuits, besides resistance and inductance, is capacitance. While inductance is represented in a circuit by a coil, capacitance is represented by a capacitor. In its most basic form, the capacitor is constructed of two parallel plates separated by a nonconductor, called a dielectric. In an electrical circuit, a capacitor serves as a reservoir or storehouse for electricity.

Learning Objective:

The learning objective of this course is that the attendee learns the basics of power, resistance, capacitors and inductance.

Review the quiz before studying the course.

Course Content

Course Author: Franco F. Davati, P.E.

Course 1

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Certificate of completion of the course

This course comes with a multiple-choice quiz. You can view the quiz and take the quiz if you are logged in your account. You can take the quiz for this online PDH course as many times until passed. The passing grade is 70% and above. After you pass the quiz simply follow the page, to pay for the course and print your certificate instantly. A copy of the certificate and receipt for this course will always be in your account.

This online PDH or CE course can also be used as a continuing education course for the following.

PE Mechanical Engineers

PE Electrical Engineers

CE Contractors

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