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3 Methods for Compensating Localized Heat Generation in Smart Thermostats

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3D Time of Flight: Understanding the system trade-offs

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Inverting and Noninverting OpAmp Voltage Amplifier Circuits

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Motor Control Circuits

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Microcontroller Principles

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AC Commutator Motors

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

Wound Rotor Induction Motors

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A wound rotor induction motor has a stator like a squirrel cage…

DC Generator Theory

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Generators used in battery-charging systems must be regulated so as to…

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

Safety Grounding

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

Stepper Motors

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A stepper motor is a “digital” version of the electric…

Other Specialized Motors

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

SPICE Models

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The SPICE circuit simulation program provides for modeling diodes in…

Design Project: DC Motor

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

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…

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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

Introduction to AC Motors

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After the introduction of the DC electrical distribution system by…

Series-Parallel DC Circuits

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Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Design Project: Stepper Motor Driver

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

Thevenin’s, Norton’s, and Maximum Power Transfer Theorems

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Suppose a 12 volt lead-acid battery has an internal resistance of 20…

Half-Adder

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As a first example of useful combinational logic, let’s build a…

Digital-to-Analog Conversion

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If a pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal is sent to a passive…

Arithmetic with Scientific Notation

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The benefits of scientific notation do not end with ease of writing…

555 Ramp Generator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 470 µF…

Memory with moving parts: “Drives”

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The earliest forms of digital data storage involving moving parts was…

Microphones

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Explain how a moving-coil, or dynamic microphone works. Identify how…

Basic Operational Amplifiers

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Determine the output voltage polarity of this op-amp (with reference…

Other Diode Technologies

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

What Are Zener Diodes?

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What Is a Zener Diode? A Zener diode is a special type of rectifying…

The S-R Latch

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A bistable multivibrator has two stable states, as indicated by the…

Electrons and “holes’’

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Pure semiconductors are relatively good insulators as compared with…

Component Failure Analysis (Continued)

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“I consider that I understand an equation when I can predict the…

Introduction to Solid-state Device Theory

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This chapter will cover the physics behind the operation of…

Multi-Stage Transistor Amplifiers

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Voltage/Current Converter OpAmp Circuits

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Sound Cancellation

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply Two audio speakers…

555 Timer Astable Circuit

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In an astable circuit, the output voltage alternates between VCC and 0 volts on a continuous basis.

Clipper Circuits

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A circuit which removes the peak of a waveform is known as a clipper.…

Counter Modulus

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The Unijunction Transistor (UJT)

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Unijunction transistor: Although a unijunction transistor is not a…