User:Wrouse/Electrical Principles/Electric current flow

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On completion of this unit, and as a result of instruction and practical activities, the candidate should be able to:
  1. Describe the basic concept of a flow of electric current.
  2. Define the coulomb
  3. Describe the process of conduction (electron and hole) in metallic conductors and in intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors
  4. Name practical examples of conductors, insulators and semiconductors
  5. Describe the heating, magnetic and chemical effects of electric current
  6. Define current, voltage, resistance, energy and power, and state the units used
  7. State Ohm's law and use the law to solve simple series and parallel circuits including voltage and current division
  8. Calculate resistance when dimensions and resistivity are given
  9. Distinguish between materials with positive and negative temperature coefficients of resistance
  10. State Kirchhoff’s laws and use them to solve problems for circuits of up to three branches