Current in DC Circuits


Download all files as a compressed .zip


Title Current in DC Circuits
Description The goals of this lab are to complete our understanding of how voltage, current, and resistance relate to each other in circuits, and to learn how to use an ammeter to measure current directly. This lab was used in an introductory college-level algebra-based physics course. This was the second of a two part lab on DC circuits. A research study using this lab found that most students found using the simulation more useful and more enjoyable than using real equipment: http://www.colorado.edu/physics/EducationIssues/papers/perc06_keller.pdf
Subject Physics
Level Undergrad - Intro
Type Lab
Duration 120 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Circuits, Electricity
Simulation(s) Circuit Construction Kit (DC Only)


Author(s) Chris Keller
Contact Email keller.christopher@gmail.com
School / Organization University of Colorado at Boulder
Date submitted 1/16/07
Date updated 7/30/10