The Essentials of Electricity and DC Circuit Analysis (Practice Problems Included)

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of electrical direct current (DC) circuits (Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, Series and Parallel Circuits, etc.) and the most common practice problems students face during studying. 12 sections in 4h 40min total course length.

Course Description

This course examines Ohm’s Law, Series and Parallel Circuits, the first, and perhaps most important, the relationship between current, voltage, and impedance, Ohm’s Law, and its relevance to Series and Parallel Circuits. Subsequently, this will lead to the development of Kirchhoff’s Laws as they help to further analyze network analysis and metering circuits.

COURSE UPDATE: The course now includes a special lesson on the most common practice problems students face during solving the circuits.

Conductors and Insulators are investigated along with their connected components, Capacitors, Inductors and how they are influenced by Electromagnetism.

Course Summary

  1. Intro basic electricity
  2. The Nature of electricity
  3. Conductors & Insulators
  4. Current and Electric Circuits
  5. Ohm’s Law
  6. Electric Power
  7. Series and Parallel Circuits
  8. Circuit Theorems
  9. Electric Fields and Capacitance
  10. Magnetism and Inductance
  11. Transient Response Capacitors and Inductors
  12. Practice Problems for DC Circuit Analysis
  13. The Final Exam With 25 Questions

Who Is This Course For

  • Anyone wanting to understand the basic concepts of electricity, it’s laws, theorems and DC circuit analysis as it applied to resistors, capacitors and inductors.


The student should have an understanding of basic math and linear equations.

Downloadable course materials

After purchasing the course, students can download the following materials:

  • DC Circuits Guide

About Instructor

Graham Van Brunt P. Eng., B.Sc.

An entire career in the power sector of engineering, Graham graduated from Queen's university coupled with subsequent studies with Wilfrid Laurier University to travel the globe and apply his skills and garner his protection and control experience internationally. His passion for staying in touch with his profession and his kinship for mentoring has kept him in front of an audience of learners.

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Course Includes

  • 12 Lessons
  • 12 Topics
  • 1 Quiz
  • Course Certificate
  • Lifetime Access