It is no surprise that electrical and computer engineers enjoy some of the highest starting salaries out of all disciplines of engineering. Circuits are all around us. Oftentimes the word "technology" itself has become synonymous with the electric circuit. Introductory physics classes give a flavor of how to work with electrical circuits, starting with their most fundamental components. After you learn the types and uses of resistors, capacitors, inductors, batteries, and others, you can begin to understand these little things we call circuits that have become so deeply engrained in our modern world.

Simple Loop Circuit
      You will be shown an example of a simple single loop circuit. In this exploration, we will learn how to solve this type of circuit. After a simple introduction to Kirchoff's loop rules, you will solve a circuit and learn about potential drops.  
Updated 8/5/99

Combining Resistors
      In simple circuit problems you will often be asked to find currents and voltages with the fundamental "V=IR" relationship. Unless you can effectively combine resistors in series and parallel, you will have a hard time finding the "R" (Equivalent resistance) for the whole circuit. Given a schematic, can you find the equivalent resistance?  
Updated 8/2/99