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This web page is the first chapter in a free online textbook on electric circuits, appropriate for learners with little background in physics. It provides an introduction to static electricity, conductors and insulators, voltage, current, and resistance.

This item is part of a larger series of textbooks on electricity and digital electronics, all part of the Open Book Project. Each chapter is supplemented with related diagrams, photos, and detailed explanations of mathematical formulas. The authors use a less formal writing style intended to engage a diverse variety of learners.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- DC Circuits
= Currents
- Electrostatics
= Charge
= Conductors and Insulators
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Textbook
= Tutorial
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
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Topic: Electricity and Electrical Energy
Unit Title: Moving Charges and Electric Circuits

Good jumping-off point for students with little background in electricity. This is Chapter 1 of free online textbook, All About Circuits. With entertaining language and detailed diagrams, the author helps students form accurate concepts of electron transfer and charge interaction so they can successfully apply the knowledge in a lab.

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T. Kuphaldt, (2003), WWW Document, (http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_1/1.html).
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T. Kuphaldt, All About Circuits: Volume 1: Basic Concepts of Electricity, (2003), <http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_1/1.html>.
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Kuphaldt, T. (2008, April 20). All About Circuits: Volume 1: Basic Concepts of Electricity. Retrieved November 1, 2014, from http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_1/1.html
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Kuphaldt, Tony. All About Circuits: Volume 1: Basic Concepts of Electricity. April 20, 2008. http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_1/1.html (accessed 1 November 2014).
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Kuphaldt, Tony. All About Circuits: Volume 1: Basic Concepts of Electricity. 2003. 20 Apr. 2008. 1 Nov. 2014 <http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/chpt_1/1.html>.
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All About Circuits: Volume 1: Basic Concepts of Electricity:

Is Part Of http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/

A link to the full set of textbooks by the same authors.

relation by Caroline Hall
Accompanies http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_6/index.html

A set of experiments developed to accompany the All About Circuits textbook.

relation by Caroline Hall
Supplements All About Circuits: Experiments: Voltmeter Usage

A related lab by the same author on how to use a multimeter for measuring voltage, current, and resistance.

relation by Caroline Hall
Supplements Practical Physics: Simple Electric Circuits

A set of classroom experiments on simple circuits developed for use at the middle and high school levels.

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