# Correlate electricity principles to circuitry and microprocessors.

## Definition

Correlation should include

- atomic structure
- conductors and insulators
- sources of electricity
- positive and negative poles (i.e., directional reference)
- voltage, current, and resistance
- closed circuitry
- power and Watt's law.

## Process/Skill Questions

- How does atomic structure compare to circuitry and microprocessors?
- How does directional reference compare to circuitry and microprocessors?
- Which electrical principles enable the functions of microcomputer processing?

## Related Standards of Learning

## Mathematics

### A.4

The student will solve

- multistep linear and quadratic equations in one variables algebraically;
- quadratic equations in one variables algebraically;
- literal equations for a specified variable;
- systems of two linear equations in two variables algebraically and graphically; and
- practical problems involving equations and systems of equations.

### AII.3

The student will solve

- absolute value linear equations and inequalities;
- quadratic equations over the set of complex numbers;
- equations containing rational algebraic expressions; and
- equations containing radical expressions.

## Science

### PH.11

The student will investigate and understand how to diagram, construct, and analyze basic electrical circuits and explain the function of various circuit components. Key concepts include

- Ohm’s law;
- series, parallel, and combined circuits;
- electrical power; and
- alternating and direct currents.