M: Electric Circuits (Ohm's Law and Kirchhoff's Laws)

It is expected that students will demonstrate an ability to use Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's laws and
apply them to direct current circuits in everyday situations.

It is expected that students will:

M1.  define electric current
M2.  solve problems involving:

• current
• time
• charge

M3.  relate conventional current direction to the direction of electron flow in a conductor
M4.  define resistance in terms of Ohm's law
M5.  solve problems involving:

• electric potential difference
• current
• resistance

M6.  calculate the total (equivalent) resistance for resistors connected in parallel, series, or a combination
M7.  state Kirchhoff's laws and apply them to circuits containing one source of electric potential difference
M8.  demonstrate the ability to construct circuits from schematic diagrams
M9.  demonstrate the correct placement and use of an ammeter and voltmeter in a circuit
M10.  define electromotive force (emf), terminal voltage, and internal resistance
M11.  solve problems using:

• terminal voltage
• electromotive force (emf)
• internal resistance
• current
• electric potential difference