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AC Instrumentation Transducers

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Just as devices have been made to measure certain physical quantities…

Musical Keyboard as a Signal Generator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Electronic “keyboard” (musical)…

Digital Communication

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

Computer Simulation of Electric Circuits

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Computers can be powerful tools if used properly, especially in the…

PC Oscilloscope

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PARTS AND MATERIALS IBM-compatible personal computer with sound card,…

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

A Very Simple Computer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Three batteries, each one with a different voltage…

Power Supply Circuits

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There are three major kinds of power supplies: unregulated (also…

Networks and Busses

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The wires between the tank and the monitoring location is  called…

Waveform Analysis

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PARTS AND MATERIALS IBM-compatible personal computer with sound card,…

The Instrumentation Amplifier

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What Is an Instrumentation Amplifier? An instrumentation amplifier…

What is a Filter?

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It is sometimes desirable to have circuits capable of selectively…

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

Wire Self Inductance Calculator

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This calculator will help compute the inductance of a length of wire.

Practical Considerations - Transformers

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Power Capacity As has already been observed, transformers must be well…

Digital Logic Functions

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We can construct a simple logic functions for our hypothetical lamp…

Class C BJT Amplifiers

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A common class of operation used in radio-frequency (RF) amplifier…

Meter Check of a Transistor (BJT)

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Bipolar transistors are constructed of a three-layer semiconductor…

Microprocessors

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Early computer science pioneers such as Alan Turing and John Von…

Shift Registers

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Simple Circuits

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Shown here is the schematic symbol for a resistor: What is the purpose…

Electromagnetic Induction Experiment

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Electromagnet from previous experiment Permanent…

Factoring Equivalencies

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Factoring Identities :   a2 - b2 = (a + b) (a - b) a2 + 2ab + b2…

Tube Parameters

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For bipolar junction transistors, the fundamental measure of…

Susceptance and Admittance

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What is Conductance? In the study of DC circuits, the student of…

Capacitance

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

Specific Troubleshooting Techniques

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After applying some of the general troubleshooting tips to narrow the…

Bridge Circuits

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No text on electrical metering could be called complete without a…

Special-purpose Diodes

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Schottky diodes Schottky diodes are constructed of a metal-to-N…

NAND Gate S-R Flip-Flop

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

Three-phase Y and Delta Configurations

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Three-phase Wye(Y) Connection Initially, we explored the idea of…

Contactors

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All About Contactors When a relay is used to switch a large amount of…

What is a Series-Parallel Circuit?

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With simple series circuits, all components are connected end-to-end…

Sum and Product Notation

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For reference, this section introduces the terminology used in some…

Finite State Machines

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Up to now, every circuit that was presented was a combinatorial…

Electromagnetism Experiment

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Magnetic compass Small permanent…

Series Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

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

The Tetrode

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As the name suggests, the tetrode tube contains four elements: cathode…

Rate-of-change Indicator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries Capacitor, 0.1 µF…

Applications of Resonance

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So far, the phenomenon of resonance appears to be a useless curiosity,…

Digital Display Circuits

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What is the purpose of a seven-segment decoder circuit? What is a…

Miscellaneous Diode Applications

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Passive Integrator and Differentiator Circuits

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Calculus is a branch of mathematics that…

The Common-drain Amplifier (IGFET)

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Voltage Divider Circuits

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

Beam Power Tubes

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In the beam power tube, the basic four-element structure of the…

Larger 4-variable Karnaugh Maps

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Knowing how to generate Gray code should allow us to build larger…

The “Buffer” Gate

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If we were to connect two inverter gates together so that the output…

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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

Introduction to AC Motors

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After the introduction of the DC electrical distribution system by…

Conductors, Insulators, and Electron Flow

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The electrons of different types of atoms have different degrees of…