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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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Reluctance Motor

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Safety Grounding

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DC Motor Control Circuits

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Introduction to AC Motors

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Motor Control Circuits

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Simultaneous Equations for Circuit Analysis

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

Attenuators

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Voltmeter Design

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555 Timer Monostable Circuit Calculator

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Finite-state Machine

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Introduction to Shift Registers

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555 Schmitt Trigger

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Optical Data Communication

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Early Tube History

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Thomas Edison, that prolific American inventor, is often credited with…

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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Electrical Conduction in Semiconductors

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In any electrically conductive substance, what are charge carriers?…

Shift Registers: Serial-in, Parallel-out (SIPO) Conversion

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Single-ended and Differential Amplifiers

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Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

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Kirchhoff’s Current Law (KCL)

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