Lesson 1/Learning Event 1
INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICITY
Describe the fundamentals of AC and DC electricity as applied to automotive equipment.
Given information on the history and theory of electricity; characteristics of conductors and
induction; electrical symbols and circuits; and common circuit defects.
Answer 70 percent of the multiple-choice items covering introduction to automotive electricity.
Learning Event 1:
DESCRIBE PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM
During the past 100 years, electricity became more important to man as each year went by. Today,
in our homes, we depend on it for light, heat, and music. It provides power to operate water
pumps, tools, kitchen appliances, and many other household items. Outside of the home, we also
depend on electricity for many things. The family car is a good example. It uses electricity for
lights, music, heat, and to make the engine run.