FE Resources

The Academy has recently developed a series of interactive engineering contextualised resources for technician level courses. These were created following feedback from college lecturers on more mechanical and electrical principles.

These resources are free to use, but to demonstrate to funders their worth, we need to know who is using them. So please email us the courses, student numbers using them and the resources you have downloaded: contact Stylli Charalampous.

The Academy would value your thoughts on future resources topic ideas - please contact Stylli Charalampous with your feedback.

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AC phasors and fault detection

Electrical & Electronic: AC theory | Resistance, reactance and impedance

Mathematics: Phasors | Vector addition | Pythagoras' theorem | Trigonometry

Prerequisites: None

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AC power and power factor

Electrical & Electronic: AC true, reactive and apparent power | AC power factor

Mathematics: Vector addition | Pythagoras' theorem | Trigonometry

Prerequisites: AC phasors and fault detection
 

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Filtering AC signals

Electrical & Electronic: AC Theory | Resistance, reactance and impedance | Potential divider in an AC circuit | Low pass and high pass filters

Mathematics: Vector addition | Pythagoras' theorem | Trigonometry | Phasor multipilcation and division (stretch)

Prerequisites: AC phasors and fault detection

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Kirchhoff's laws

Electrical & Electronic: Ohm's law | Electrical power | Kirchhoff's current law (1st law)  | Kirchhoff's voltage law (2nd law) | Resistors in series and parallel

Mathematics: Simultaneous equations

Prerequisites: None

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AC characteristics and AC waveform addition

Electrical & Electronic: Voltmeter | Waveforms | Amplitude | Time period | Frequency | Instantaneous values | Peak-to-peak value | Peak value | Combining waveforms | Root mean square (rms) value | Phase angle | Form factor | Average value

Mathematics:  Square and square roots | Basic arithmetic

Prerequisites:  None

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Solenoid valve – electromagnetism

Electrical & Electronic: The solenoid | Magnetic flux | Magnetic flux density | Magnetomotive force | Field strength | Permeability

Prerequisites: None

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Centre of gravity of composite bodies

Mechanical: Centre of gravity | Forces | Moments

Mathematics: Ratios | Algebra

Prerequisites:  None

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Forces, centre of gravity, reactions and stability

Mechanical: Centre of gravity | Forces | Moments | Reactions | Resolving forces on an inclined plane

Mathematics: Angles | Trigonometric identities

Prerequisites:  Centre of gravity of composite bodies

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Friction and sliding

Mechanical:  Forces | Friction

Mathematics: Trigonometric calculations and identities

Prerequisites:  Forces, centre of gravity, reactions and stability

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Force on a dam wall

Mechanical:  Forces | Reaction | Pressure | Moments

Mathematics: Algebra | Areas and volumes | Arithmetic | Integration

Prerequisites:  Centre of gravity, reactions and stability  &  Friction and sliding

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Co-planar forces on a crane

Mechanical:  Direct forces | Concurrent co-planar forces | Forces diagram | Resultant of a set co-planar forces | Conditions for equilibrium and motion | Newton's second law

Mathematics: Vector addition | Resolving a vector into two perpendicular components | Trigonometric functions for sine and cosine | Trigonometric identities | Simultaneous equations

Prerequisites: None