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Circuit Lab B/C

Post by windu34 » August 13th, 2019, 12:14 pm

Circuit Lab B/C: Participants must complete tasks and answer questions about electricity and magnetism.

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Re: Circuit Lab B/C

Post by NSCDS3RdCaptain » September 4th, 2019, 7:42 pm

Does anybody a good circuit analysis textbook that contains no calc or trig (trying to get one suitable for Div B 6th graders). Thank you so much in advance!
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Re: Circuit Lab B/C

Post by mdv2o5 » September 4th, 2019, 11:10 pm

NSCDS3RdCaptain wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Does anybody a good circuit analysis textbook that contains no calc or trig (trying to get one suitable for Div B 6th graders). Thank you so much in advance!

Physics by Giancoli does not use any calculus or trig in their DC Circuits chapter. That being said, it could more advanced than you might like for 6th graders.

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Re: Circuit Lab B/C

Post by CookiePie1 » September 5th, 2019, 8:52 am

My physics textbook from last year (in AP Physics 1) is pretty good. Everything is explained very well and it contains a lot of practice problems and examples. No calc but contains some basic trig. It's College Physics by Serway and Vuille. Don't let the name fool you though, it's not that bad.
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Re: Circuit Lab B/C

Post by Pastaman202 » September 5th, 2019, 10:34 am

The website allaboutcircuits.com is pretty good for beginners, although it isn’t a textbook. That website was a great introduction and relatively easy information, with a few sections that could be a bit more difficult.

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Re: Circuit Lab B/C

Post by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » September 5th, 2019, 12:23 pm

Pastaman202 wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 10:34 am
The website allaboutcircuits.com is pretty good for beginners, although it isn’t a textbook. That website was a great introduction and relatively easy information, with a few sections that could be a bit more difficult.
I highly recommend this one for people that don't have a solid grasp on physics already. It would be definitely be great for middle schoolers.

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Re: Circuit Lab B/C

Post by Things2do » September 5th, 2019, 7:09 pm

Pastaman202 wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 10:34 am
The website allaboutcircuits.com is pretty good for beginners, although it isn’t [sic] a textbook.
https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/
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Re: Circuit Lab B/C

Post by Pastaman202 » September 5th, 2019, 8:12 pm

Things2do wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Pastaman202 wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 10:34 am
The website allaboutcircuits.com is pretty good for beginners, although it isn’t [sic] a textbook.
https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/
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Re: Circuit Lab B/C

Post by bob23 » September 11th, 2019, 12:09 am

I have a few questions regarding the Circuit Lab test for C division. What types of capacitors will we need to know about? Is it just parallel plate capacitors or also cylindrical, spherical, etc.? What do we need to know regarding AC Circuits? Will we be asked to do calculations on AC Circuits regarding the voltage, current, or information pertaining to capacitors in the circuit, etc.? Do we need to know anything about inductors and inductance?

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Re: Circuit Lab B/C

Post by windu34 » September 11th, 2019, 8:02 am

bob23 wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 12:09 am
I have a few questions regarding the Circuit Lab test for C division. What types of capacitors will we need to know about? Is it just parallel plate capacitors or also cylindrical, spherical, etc.? What do we need to know regarding AC Circuits? Will we be asked to do calculations on AC Circuits regarding the voltage, current, or information pertaining to capacitors in the circuit, etc.? Do we need to know anything about inductors and inductance?
Not official, just my opinion:

All capacitors are fair to be tested
Know characteristics of AC, but you should not have to know AC circuit analysis. Essentially, I would expect to get tested on anything as long as it doesnt involve calculations with phasors. However, you may still need to know concepts with AC circuits, such as behavior with a capacitor.
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