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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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Microcontroller Principles

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Boolean Algebra

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The Importance of Electrical Safety

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Design Project: DC Motor

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

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…

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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

Inverting and Noninverting OpAmp Voltage Amplifier Circuits

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Polyphase Motor Design

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AC Motors Perhaps the most important benefit of polyphase AC power…

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

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Most AC motors are induction motors. Induction motors are favored due…

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

DC Generator Theory

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

AC Commutator Motors

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Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 12AX7 dual triode vacuum tube Two power…

Induction Motor, Large

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PARTS AND MATERIALS AC power source: 120VAC Capacitor, 3.3 µF…

Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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

Reluctance Motor

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

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Induction Motor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS AC power source: 120VAC Capacitor, 3.3 µF…

DC Motor Theory

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

Transistors, Bipolar

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There are not too many circuit symbols for bipolar transistors. There…

Edge-triggered Latches: Flip-Flops

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So far, we’ve studied both S-R and D latch circuits with enable…

Permeability and Saturation

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The nonlinearity of material permeability may be graphed for better…

AC Resistor Circuits (Inductive)

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Instantaneous Values in AC Circuits Pure resistive AC circuit:…

Differential Equations

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As opposed to normal equations where the solution is a number, a…

Logarithms for Analog Circuits

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The concept of a mathematical power is familiar to most students of…

Metric Notation

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The metric system, besides being a collection of measurement units for…

Bandpass Filter Calculator

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This calculates values of the inductance, capacitance of an inductor and capacitor used in a Butterworth LC bandpass filter.

Series R, L, and C

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Let’s take the following example circuit and analyze it:  …

DC Branch Current Analysis

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Precision Potentiometer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two single-turn, linear-taper potentiometers, 5…

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Electron Activity in Chemical Reactions

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So far in our discussions on electricity and electric circuits, we…

Permissive and Interlock Circuits

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A practical application of switch and relay logic is in control…

Make Your Own Multimeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Sensitive meter movement (Radio Shack catalog #…

Microstrip Inductance Calculator

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This calculator computes the inductance of a microstrip etched on a PCB.

Tachogenerators

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An electromechanical generator is a device capable of producing…

Antenna Downtilt and Coverage Calculator

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This calculator will determine the correct antenna downtilt angle given the heights of the antennas and distance between them.

Servo Motor Systems

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Explain the operation of this “H-bridge” motor control circuit: At…

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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The atoms in insulating materials have very tightly-bound electrons,…