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This resource is one of a series of free online textbooks on electricity and circuits, appropriate for both traditional classroom instruction and independent study. It is part of the Open Book Project, and is an ongoing effort managed by author Tony Kuphaldt. This volume includes chapters on basic concepts in electricity, Ohm's Law, series and parallel circuits, Kirchhoff's circuit laws, batteries and capacitors, metering circuits, and inductance.

Each chapter is supplemented with related diagrams, photos, and detailed explanations of mathematical formulas. The author uses a less formal writing style intended to engage a broad variety of learners regardless of prior knowledge.

SEE RELATED MATERIALS: for a link to classroom experiments designed to accompany the All About Circuits textbook.
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This resource is part of 2 Physics Front Topical Units.


Topic: Electricity and Electrical Energy
Unit Title: Moving Charges and Electric Circuits

Want to go beyond your traditional textbook in a unit on electric circuits? This free web-based textbook offers solid content support for both learners and teachers. The text is student-friendly, blended with many diagrams and photos. Each section is further supplemented with suggested labs and activities. Did we mention, it's free?

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Topic: Electricity and Electrical Energy
Unit Title: Teaching About Electricity in the Middle Grades

Want to brush up on the basics of electricity and circuits? This free web-based textbook is one of the best we've found that presents key ideas in the language of a non-physicist. Topics include electrostatics, conductors and insulators, simple and parallel circuits, resistance, voltage, and current. Highly recommended.

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T. Kuphaldt, All About Circuits: Volume 1 - DC Circuits (2003), <http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/index.html>.
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Kuphaldt, T. (2008, April 20). All About Circuits: Volume 1 - DC Circuits. Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/index.html
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Kuphaldt, Tony. All About Circuits: Volume 1 - DC Circuits. April 20, 2008. http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_1/index.html (accessed 24 April 2014).
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A link to the full set of textbooks by the same author. Subjects include AC circuits, semiconductors, and digital electronics.

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

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