Ohm's Law

Ohm's Law
In this lab, students will learn about Ohm's law. Ohm's law defines the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance, and is one of the key laws of electrical circuits. Students will use Multisim to simulate the behavior of basic circuits, and then explore further by building and testing circuits with NI ELVIS III to confirm the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance.

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This is lab 1 of 10 in the course, Introduction to Circuits.


After completing this lab, students will be able to:
  1. Describe Ohm's law and use it to perform calculations.
  2. Confirm one of the components of Ohm's law, given the other two.


  • Basic proficiency using Multisim Live
  • Basic proficiency using ELVIS III Instruments
  • Basic knowledge of breadboarding
  • Basic knowledge of components and their behaviors


Engineering laboratory solution for project-based learning that combines instrumentation and embedded design with a web-driven experience, delivering a greater understanding of engineering fundamentals and system design.

TI Analog Parts Kit for NI ELVIS III

A set of components for circuits and electronics education provided by Texas Instruments which includes all components and building blocks of any introductory electronics laboratories.

Multisim Live

Multisim Live is an online, touch-optimized component of Multisim, so students can design and simulate their circuits anywhere, anytime, on any device.

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Required Hardware

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