9 How to Measure? Hook up the meter ? –Ohms –Volts –Amps Auto Scale vs. Manual AC vs. DC Common Sense Sanity Check
10 Hands On Practice Students need to build circuits Measure voltage and current in circuit –Voltage Across –Current Through –Blow fuses ??? –Ground ?
11 Regional Level Broad topic coverage General basic concepts Mostly single step Forward problems But thought provoking, not just memory
12 State Level Teams have already succeeded at Regional We assume they can do Ohms law and other simple one-step problems Memorization of formulae will not be successful – teams will need to APPLY the fundamental principles to solve the problems.! Multi Step Backwards solutions
13 Sample Questions Taken (modified) from 2013 Do NOT take as a definitive sample 2014 will have topics not shown Intent is to show level of complexity, word problem context, and schematics. NOTE: Digital logic not in 2013, but will be in 2014.