Wolfram U

Introduction to Electric Circuits

  • Interactive Course
  • Beginner

Course Level: Beginner

Requirements: This course requires knowledge of basic algebra and calculus.


Explore the fundamentals of electric circuits in this interactive course using Wolfram Language and Wolfram System Modeler. User-friendly diagrams, visualizations and models intuitively demonstrate how electric circuits behave. After covering circuit components, the course moves on to basic theoretical concepts, including electric current, charge, voltage, power, resistivity and serial and parallel circuits, as well as voltage and current dividers. Later sections of the course focus on circuit analysis methods and how to analyze and design circuits using operational amplifiers. After working with the examples of practical circuits shown in this course, you'll have the knowledge to analyze and design your own circuits for more specialized applications like audio synthesis.

Featured Products & Technologies: Wolfram Language (available in Mathematica and Wolfram|One), Wolfram System Modeler

You'll Learn To

  • Understand basic electrical components and their mathematical behavior
  • Analyze circuits using mesh and nodal analysis, as well as by applying superposition
  • Analyze and design circuits using operational amplifiers
  • Identify an assortment of components and circuits used for audio synthesis

About This Interactive Course

It's free and easy to get started with open interactive courses using the Wolfram Cloud—sign in with your Wolfram ID or create one. No plan is required. This interactive course includes video lessons, quizzes, exercises, a final exam and a scratch notebook, all in an easy-to-use interface. From the interactive course, click Track My Progress to chart your certification progress as you go. Recommended best practice for completing this interactive course is to start with Lesson 1 and progress through the video lessons, taking each quiz in the order it appears in the table of contents.