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Introduction to AC Motors

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After the introduction of the DC electrical distribution system by…

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Series-Parallel DC Circuits

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Tube Lab - Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build an audio amplifier using a vacuum tube (triode) and learn about voltage transformers, how to build a high-voltage DC power supply, and how to use a transformer for impedance matching.

Stepper Motors

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

Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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A microcontroller is a specialized type of digital computer used to…

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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What does the acronym RF stand form, in reference to radio-related…

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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A chandelier has five light bulbs in it, and one of them is not…

Brushless DC Motor

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Brushless DC motors were developed from conventional brushed DC motors…

Design Project: Stepper Motor Driver

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At first it may seem pointless to have the four buffer gates following…

Other Specialized Motors

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Shaded Pole Induction Motor An easy way to provide starting torque to…

AC Commutator Motors

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Charles Proteus Steinmetz’s first job after arriving in America…

Safety Grounding

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In simple AC power systems, one of the two conductors is typically…

Ohm’s Law - How Voltage, Current, and Resistance Relate

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The first, and perhaps most important, relationship between current,…

Decibels

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The Bel is Used to Represent Gain In its simplest form, an…

Parallel Circuit Rules

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Voltage Components in a parallel circuit share the same voltage:…

General Troubleshooting Tips

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When first approaching a failed or otherwise misbehaving system, the…

Series-Parallel Combination AC Circuits

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

Common Derivatives

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    RELATED WORKSHEETS: Calculus for Electric Circuits…

Skin Depth Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate skin depth based on the conductive material being used and the frequency of the signal.

Stripline Crosstalk Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate cross-talk coefficient and coupled voltage for a stripline

What is Network Analysis?

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The basic application of Ohm’s law to combinations of series and…

What is Norton’s Theorem and the Norton Equivalent Circuit?

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This article explains the step-by-step process for determining the…

Passive Filter Circuits

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

Noise Figure Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the noise figure of cascaded amplifiers

Millman’s Theorem

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In Millman’s Theorem, the circuit is re-drawn as a parallel…

Binary Overflow

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

Transistor Ratings and Packages (BJT)

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Like all electrical and electronic components, transistors are limited…

Dielectric Strengths for Insulators

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Dielectric strength in kilovolts per inch (kV/in): Material*…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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Many electronic circuits use what is called a split or a dual power…

IGFET Quirks

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Voltage and Current

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As was previously mentioned, we need more than just a continuous path…

“Long’’ and “Short’’ Transmission Lines

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In DC and low-frequency AC circuits, the characteristic impedance of…

Battery Construction

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The word battery simply means a group of similar components. In…

Contributors (16)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Thermocouples

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Seebeck Effect An interesting phenomenon applied in the field of…

The Common-gate Amplifier (IGFET)

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Ammeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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Just like voltmeters, ammeters tend to influence the amount of current…

Decibels

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The Bel is Used to Represent Gain In its simplest form, an…

History of SPICE

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SPICE is a computer program designed to simulate analog electronic…

DC Lab - Series Batteries

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will connect batteries in series and learn the relationship between the individual battery voltages and the total series voltage.

Vol VI. Credits

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The following is a partial list of contributors to the current online…

Bipolar Transistor Biasing Circuits

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

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.

AC Waveforms

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Radio waves are comprised of oscillating electric and magnetic fields,…

Si Lab - A Simple BJT Current Mirror Circuit

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a simple current mirror using matched bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) and learn about current mirror circuit limitations, the temperature dependence of BJTs, and thermal runaway.

Time Constant Circuits

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

Waveguide Calculator (Circular)

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This tool calculates the cutoff frequency of a circular waveguide

DC Lab - Build Your Own Multimeter

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a simple voltmeter and ammeter while learning some fundamentals about circuit measurements.

Si Lab - Differential Amplifier

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a BJT differential amplifier and learn about a fundamental building block that is the basis of most operational amplifiers.

Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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An oscilloscope is a very useful piece of electronic test equipment.…

Encoders and Decoders

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What does it mean, in general terms, to encode something? Conversely,…

Current Mirror BJTs

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Bipolar Junction Transistor or BJT Current Mirror An often-used…