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Three-phase Power Systems

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What is Split-Phase Power Systems? Split-phase power systems achieve…

Inverting Op-Amp Resistor Calculator

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This calculator determines the bias and feedback of resistors for an inverting op-amp.

Thyristor Application Circuits

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to mathematically…

Electrical Noise and Interference

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Define what noise means, in the electrical sense of the word. How does…

Complex Circuits

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What do we do if we come across a circuit more complex than the simple…

Parallel R, L, and C

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We can take the same components from the series circuit and rearrange…

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Vectors and AC Waveforms

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OK, so how exactly can we represent AC quantities of voltage or…

Si Lab - JFET Current Regulator

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a junction field-effect transistor (JFET) current regulator and learn some of the advantages of JFETs over BJTs for current regulation.

Gas Discharge Tubes

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If you’ve ever witnessed a lightning storm, you’ve seen…

Square Wave Signals

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It has been found that any repeating, non-sinusoidal waveform can be…

Simple Series Resonance

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A similar effect happens in series inductive/capacitive circuits. When…

Biasing Techniques (BJT)

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In the common-emitter section of this chapter, we saw a SPICE analysis…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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Calculate the voltage output by the secondary winding of a transformer…

Si Lab - Astable Multivibrator Audio Oscillator

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build an astable multivibrator (oscillator) circuit that provides an output in the audio frequency range and learn the effect of component values and supply voltage on oscillation frequency.

Feedback

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If some percentage of an amplifier’s output signal is connected…

Voltage-to-Current Signal Conversion

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In instrumentation circuitry, DC signals are often used as analog…

Special-output Gates

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Complementary Output Gates It is sometimes desirable to have a logic…

AC Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to mathematically…

AC Network Analysis

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to mathematically…

Miscellaneous Diode Applications

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to mathematically…

The Common-gate Amplifier (IGFET)

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Basic Logic Gates

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Identify the type of logic gate shown in this schematic diagram, and…

Other Diode Technologies

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Varicap or varactor diodes A variable capacitance diode is known as a…

Electrical Noise and Interference

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Define what noise means, in the electrical sense of the word. How does…

Basic Ohmmeter Use

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Explain how an ohmmeter is able to measure the resistance of a…

Complex Vector Addition

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If vectors with uncommon angles are added, their magnitudes (lengths)…

Binary Overflow

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One caveat with signed binary numbers is that of overflow, where the…

The Common-drain Amplifier (IGFET)

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The Command-line Interface

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If you’ve used DOS or UNIX operating systems before in a…

Historical, Nonmechanical Memory Technologies

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Perhaps the most ingenious technique was that of the delay line. A…

Introduction to SPICE

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“With Electronics Workbench, you can create circuit schematics…

Junction field-effect transistors (JFET)

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to mathematically…

What is the Relationship Between Conductance and Resistance?

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The concept and measurement units of resistance are most often used…

The Triode

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De Forest’s Audion tube came to be known as the triode tube…

Optothyristors

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Like bipolar transistors, SCRs and TRIACs are also manufactured as…

Simultaneous Equations for Circuit Analysis

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Solve this equation for the value of x: x + 5 = 8 How many exact…

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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As an instructor of electronics, I am called upon frequently to help…

Series Resistor-Inductor Circuits

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In the previous section, we explored what would happen in simple…

Ohm’s Law (again!)

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A common phrase heard in reference to electrical safety goes something…

Intro Lab - How to Use an Ammeter to Measure Current

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In this hands-on introduction to electronics, you will experiment with a multimeter and learn how to measure current using the ammeter function.

Contributors (15)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

The Triode

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De Forest’s Audion tube came to be known as the triode tube…

Circuit Wiring

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So far, we’ve been analyzing single-battery, single-resistor…

Building Resistor Circuits Using Breadboards, Perfboards, and Terminal Strips

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Over the course of learning about electricity, you will want to…

AC phase

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If we were to express the series-connected DC voltages as phasors…

Band-pass Filters

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How to Create Band-pass Filter There are applications where a…

Inductor Sizing Equation

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The Inductance Formula     Wheeler’s formulas for…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Peak Detector

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A peak detector is a series connection of a diode and a…

AC Motor Theory

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Electromechanical watt-hour meters use an aluminum disk that is spun…

DC Motor Theory

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If the ends of a wire loop are attached to two half-circular metal…

Time Constant Calculations

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to mathematically…

Four-Channel Audio Mixer

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A very common misconception students have about potentiometers is the…

Contributors (12)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Gate Universality

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NAND and NOR gates possess a special property: they are universal.…

Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

Pulse Width Modulation

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Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) uses digital signals to control power…

Transistor Ratings and Packages (IGFET)

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