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High School Electronics with Lab

If you are looking for an electronics course for your high school student, there is one on the Internet for free! It is called Lessons in Electric Circuits by Tony R. Kupphaldt and was written to be suitable for high school or college credit. It is in six volumes:

Volume I covers basic DC electric circuit concepts and components
  • Chapter 1: BASIC CONCEPTS OF ELECTRICITY
  • Chapter 2: OHM'S LAW
  • Chapter 3: ELECTRICAL SAFETY
  • Chapter 4: SCIENTIFIC NOTATION AND METRIC PREFIXES
  • Chapter 5: SERIES AND PARALLEL CIRCUITS
  • Chapter 6: DIVIDER CIRCUITS AND KIRCHHOFF'S LAWS
  • Chapter 7: SERIES-PARALLEL COMBINATION CIRCUITS
  • Chapter 8: DC METERING CIRCUITS
  • Chapter 9: ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENTATION SIGNALS
  • Chapter 10: DC NETWORK ANALYSIS
  • Chapter 11: BATTERIES AND POWER SYSTEMS
  • Chapter 12: THE PHYSICS OF CONDUCTORS AND INSULATORS
  • Chapter 13: CAPACITORS
  • Chapter 14: MAGNETISM AND ELECTROMAGNETISM
  • Chapter 15: INDUCTORS
  • Chapter 16: RC AND L/R TIME CONSTANTS

Volume II covers AC circuits, including filters, transformers and motors
  • Chapter 1: BASIC AC THEORY
  • Chapter 2: COMPLEX NUMBERS
  • Chapter 3: REACTANCE AND IMPEDANCE -- INDUCTIVE
  • Chapter 4: REACTANCE AND IMPEDANCE -- CAPACITIVE
  • Chapter 5: REACTANCE AND IMPEDANCE -- R, L, AND C
  • Chapter 6: RESONANCE
  • Chapter 7: MIXED-FREQUENCY AC SIGNALS
  • Chapter 8: FILTERS
  • Chapter 9: TRANSFORMERS
  • Chapter 10: POLYPHASE AC CIRCUITS
  • Chapter 11: POWER FACTOR
  • Chapter 12: AC METERING CIRCUITS
  • Chapter 13: AC MOTORS
  • Chapter 14: TRANSMISSION LINES

Volume III covers semiconductors and solid state devices
  • Chapter 1: AMPLIFIERS AND ACTIVE DEVICES
  • Chapter 2: SOLID-STATE DEVICE THEORY
  • Chapter 3: DIODES AND RECTIFIERS
  • Chapter 4: BIPOLAR JUNCTION TRANSISTORS
  • Chapter 5: JUNCTION FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS ***INCOMPLETE***
  • Chapter 6: INSULATED-GATE FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS ***INCOMPLETE***
  • Chapter 7: THYRISTORS
  • Chapter 8: OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS
  • Chapter 9: PRACTICAL ANALOG SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS ***INCOMPLETE***
  • Chapter 10: ACTIVE FILTERS ***PENDING***
  • Chapter 11: DC MOTOR DRIVES ***PENDING***
  • Chapter 12: INVERTERS AND AC MOTOR DRIVES ***PENDING***
  • Chapter 13: ELECTRON TUBES

Volume IV covers digital computing- logic gates, switches and digital communication
  • Chapter 1: NUMERATION SYSTEMS
  • Chapter 2: BINARY ARITHMETIC
  • Chapter 3: LOGIC GATES
  • Chapter 4: SWITCHES
  • Chapter 5: ELECTROMECHANICAL RELAYS
  • Chapter 6: LADDER LOGIC
  • Chapter 7: BOOLEAN ALGEBRA
  • Chapter 8: KARNAUGH MAPPING
  • Chapter 9: COMBINATIONAL LOGIC FUNCTIONS
  • Chapter 10: MULTIVIBRATORS
  • Chapter 11: SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS ***INCOMPLETE***
  • Chapter 12: SHIFT REGISTERS
  • Chapter 13: DIGITAL-ANALOG CONVERSION
  • Chapter 14: DIGITAL COMMUNICATION
  • Chapter 15: DIGITAL STORAGE (MEMORY)
  • Chapter 16: PRINCIPLES OF DIGITAL COMPUTING

Volume V is the reference materials
  • Chapter 1: USEFUL EQUATIONS AND CONVERSION FACTORS
  • Chapter 2: COLOR CODES
  • Chapter 3: CONDUCTOR AND INSULATOR TABLES
  • Chapter 4: ALGEBRA REFERENCE
  • Chapter 5: TRIGONOMETRY REFERENCE
  • Chapter 6: CALCULUS REFERENCE
  • Chapter 7: USING THE SPICE CIRCUIT SIMULATION PROGRAM
  • Chapter 8: TROUBLESHOOTING -- THEORY AND PRACTICE
  • Chapter 9: CIRCUIT SCHEMATIC SYMBOLS
  • Chapter 10: PERIODIC TABLE OF THE ELEMENTS

Volume VI is the Lab with all the experiments that are needed to complete the course
  • Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION
  • Chapter 2: BASIC CONCEPTS AND TEST EQUIPMENT
  • Chapter 3: DC CIRCUITS
  • Chapter 4: AC CIRCUITS
  • Chapter 5: DISCRETE SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS
  • Chapter 6: ANALOG INTEGRATED CIRCUITS
  • Chapter 7: DIGITAL INTEGRATED CIRCUITS
  • Chapter 8: 555 TIMER CIRCUITS

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