Exploriments: Electricity - Voltage Measurement in Series and Parallel Electrical Circuits
By IL&FS Education and Technology Services Ltd.
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This Exploriment app presents an environment in which you can learn about potential difference, voltage and voltmeter. Compare characteristics of voltage in series and parallel circuits. Use a voltmeter to measure potential difference across one and more devices in a circuit. Understand and verify the cumulative nature of voltage drops in case of devices in series and explore voltage measurement with reference to a base voltage.
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Activity 1: Basic Voltmeter Operation
--- Understand how to use a voltmeter to measure potential difference
--- Relate voltage terminals and polarity
Activity 2: Voltage across a Device
--- Explore voltage measurement across devices in a series-parallel combination circuit
--- Understand equality of voltage across multiple parallel branches
Activity 3: Cumulative Voltage in Series
--- Understand the cumulative nature of voltage in series
--- Measure, record and verify addition of voltage in series
Activity 4: Voltage in Parallel Circuits
--- Explore characteristics of voltage in parallel circuits
--- Measure, record and verify that potential difference is equal across same set of parallel branches
Activity 5: Relative Voltage
--- Measurement of voltage drop at a point in the circuit with reference to a base voltage
--- Easy and intuitive touch and move interactions for moving devices and wires around
--- Worksheets and quizzes for reinforcing conceptual understanding
--- Unlimited “RESET” option for practicing with circuits with varying values for each turn
What's New in Version 1.2
iOS 6 issues FIXED. The critical bug faced on iOS6, namely incomplete circuit generation due to missing devices is now fixed.
Existing app users on iOS6, please update to this version immediately to ensure a working app.
- Category: Education
- Updated: 03 October 2012
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 9.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: IL&FS Education and Technology Services Ltd.
- © 2011 IL&FS Education
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.