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Memory Devices

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

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

Single-phase Induction Motors

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A three-phase motor may be run from a single-phase power source.…

Design Project: DC Motor

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The armature windings of your DC motor will have very low resistance.…

Boolean Algebra

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

Selsyn (Synchro) Motors

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Normally, the rotor windings of a wound rotor induction motor are…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Safety Grounding

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

Other Specialized Motors

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

Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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As an electric current is passed through a coil of wire, it creates a…

AC Motor Theory

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

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Design Project: Stepper Motor Driver

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

Introduction to AC Motors

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After the introduction of the DC electrical distribution system by…

Brushless DC Motor

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Brushless DC motors were developed from conventional brushed DC motors…

Motor Control Circuits

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The interlock contacts installed in the previous section’s motor…

Reluctance Motor

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The variable reluctance motor is based on the principle that an…

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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

Digital Memory Terms and Concepts

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When we store information in some kind of circuit or device, we not…

Octal and Hexadecimal Numeration

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Because binary numeration requires so many bits to represent…

Low-pass Filters

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By definition, a low-pass filter is a circuit offering easy passage to…

Important Constants

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Euler’s Number Euler’s constant is an important value for…

AC Bridge Circuits

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As we saw with DC measurement circuits, the circuit configuration…

The J-K Flip-Flop

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Another variation on a theme of bistable multivibrators is the J-K…

Resistors Types

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These are the most common types of resistors available. Resistors…

Introduction to AC Circuits

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“AC” stands for Alternating Current, which can refer to…

Series Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

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In the last section, we learned what would happen in simple…

The Cascode Amplifier

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While the C-B (common-base) amplifier is known for wider bandwidth…

Simple AC Circuit Calculations

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Over the course of the next few chapters, you will learn that AC…

Integrator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Operational amplifier, model…

Power Dissipation

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Calculator (or pencil and paper for doing…

Design Project: Audio Power Amplifier

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Explain how the microphone in your amplifier works. How, exactly, does…

AC Resistor Circuits (Capacitive)

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Pure resistive AC circuit: voltage and current are in phase.  …

Capacitor Types

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A capacitor is a passive two-terminal electronic component that…

Parallel Resistor-Inductor Circuits

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Let’s take the same components for our series example circuit…

Rectifier Circuits

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

Voltage Divider Circuits

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

Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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