This is an online, interactive lab that contains instructions, multimedia, and assessments where students can learn at their own pace. As an instructor, you can create and edit instances of this lab, assign them to students, and view student progress.
This is an online, interactive course that contains instructions, multimedia, and assessments where students can learn at their own pace. As an instructor, you can create and edit instances of this course, assign them to students, and view student progress.
In this lab, students will learn about Kirchoff's Current Law (KCL). KCL states that the sum of the currents flowing into any junction in a circuit is equal to the sum of the currents flowing out of it. Kirchoff's Circuit Law is a fundamental law that allows us to analyze parallel circuits and is often combined with Ohm's law and Kirchoff's Voltage Law to solve for unknown values in a circuit. This lab gives students the opportunity to calculate unknown values using Kirchoff's Current Law and then confirm those values by building a real circuit using the NI ELVIS III.
After completing this lab, students will be able to:
Describe Kirchhoff's Current Law and perform calculations using it.
Calculate current through the pathways of a circuit, given a known supply voltage and resistor configuration.
Basic proficiency using Multisim Live
Basic proficiency using ELVIS III Instruments
Basic knowledge of breadboarding
Basic knowledge of components and their behaviors
NI ELVIS III
Engineering laboratory solution for project-based learning that combines instrumentation and embedded design with a web-driven experience, delivering a greater understanding of engineering fundamentals and system design.
TI Analog Parts Kit for NI ELVIS III
A set of components for circuits and electronics education provided by Texas Instruments which includes all components and building blocks of any introductory electronics laboratories.
Multisim Live is an online, touch-optimized component of Multisim, so students can design and simulate their circuits anywhere, anytime, on any device.