Circuit Song

In case there are students who are struggling in the beginning circuits course, I am providing this little jingle to help you remember stuff.

You should be able to figure out the tune once you start reading.

Verse 1
Ohmic Donald had a circuit.
E-I-E-Diode
And on that circuit he had a …
… resistor!
E-I-E-Diode
With a voltage drop here and a voltage drop there.
Here a drop, there a drop, everywhere a drop-drop.
Ohmic Donald had a circuit.
E-I-E-Diode

Verse 2
Ohmic Donald had a circuit.
E-I-E-Diode
And on that circuit he had a …
… capacitor!
E-I-E-Diode
With a stored charge here and a stored charge there.
Here a charge, there a charge, everywhere a charge-charge.
Ohmic Donald had a circuit.
E-I-E-Diode

Verse 3
Ohmic Donald had a circuit.
E-I-E-Diode
And on that circuit he had a …
… inductor!
E-I-E-Diode
With magnetic flux here and magnetic flux there.
Here a flux, there a flux, everywhere a flux-flux.
Ohmic Donald had a circuit.
E-I-E-Diode

Verse 4
Ohmic Donald had a circuit.
E-I-E-Diode
And on that circuit he had a …
… transistor!
E-I-E-Diode
With a switch-switch here and a switch-switch there.
Here a switch, there a switch, everywhere a switch-switch.
Ohmic Donald had a circuit.
E-I-E-Diode

Any other components that a young student of electronics should know?

And yes, I know that inductors deal more with Faraday’s Law than with Ohm’s Law. If we stuck only with Ohm’s Law, there would not be very many verses.

Its rising is from one end of the heavens,
And its circuit to the other end of them;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

Psalm 19:6

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This little article thingy was written by Some Guy sometime around 6:21 pm and has been carefully placed in the Technical category.

One Response to “Circuit Song”

  1. Ricky Anderson Says:

    Wow. Bigger geek than me!

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