This is an online course that gives detailed description of the electrical system blackout that happened August 14th, 2003. This was one of the largest blackouts in US history, that affected more than 150 million people. This course will cover the conditions prior to the start of the blackout sequence, conditions prior to the start of the blackout sequence, casual events leading to the power system cascade, and the cascading failure of the power system.
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a twenty (20) question multiple-choice quiz. The quiz can be retaken unlimited times until a passing grade of 70% or better is earned. This course satisfies six (6) professional development hours (PDH) of continuing education.
This course provides an excellent overview of 1) AC motor theory, applications, and industrial usage, 2) Transformers and transformer design, 3) Instruments and measuring devices, and 4) distribution systems.
AC circuit theory can cause engineers a lot of difficulty; however this course will attempt to make the concept easy to see and understand. Numerous pictures and graphs are used to show the basic fundamentals of how Alternating Current works. This course also details the general theory and equations for AC Circuit analysis, AC generators and AC Motors.