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PC Oscilloscope

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

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

The Instrumentation Amplifier

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What Is an Instrumentation Amplifier? An instrumentation amplifier…

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Computer Simulation of Electric Circuits

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

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…

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,…

Power Supply Circuits

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

A Very Simple Computer

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

Divided Feedback

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If we add a voltage divider to the negative feedback wiring so that…

Single-phase Induction Motors

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

Edge Coupled Stripline Impedance Calculator

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A calculator for computing the impedance of an edge coupled stripline.

Commutating Diode

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6 volt battery Power transformer, 120VAC…

The TRIAC

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SCRs are unidirectional (one-way) current devices, making them useful…

Fundamentals of SPICE programming

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Programming a circuit simulation with SPICE is much like programming…

555 Monostable Multivibrator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 9V Battery Battery Clip (Radio Shack catalog #…

Introduction to AC Motors

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After the introduction of the DC electrical distribution system by…

Contributors (2)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Design Project: Sensitive Audio Detector

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The choice of step-down transformers to use in a project such as this…

Oscilloscope Trigger Controls

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A very useful tool for observing rotating objects is a strobe light.…

Conventional Versus Electron Flow

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“The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of…

Current Divider Circuits and the Current Divider Formula

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A parallel circuit is often called a current divider for its ability…

Current Divider

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

Contact “Normal” State and Make/Break Sequence

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Any kind of switch contact can be designed so that the contacts…

Introduction to Karnaugh Mapping

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Why learn about Karnaugh maps? The Karnaugh map, like Boolean…

Design Project: LED Stroboscope

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A technician uses a stroboscope to “freeze” the rotation of a…

Binary Subtraction

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We can subtract one binary number from another by using the standard…

Pulse Width Modulation

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Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) uses digital signals to control power…

Multiple-input Gates

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The Use of Logic Gate Inverters and buffers exhaust the possibilities…

Diode Switching Circuits

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Diodes can perform switching and digital logic operations. Forward and…

Conductor Ampacity

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The smaller the cross-sectional area of any given wire, the greater…

Multimeters

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Seeing as how a common meter movement can be made to function as a…

Building a Differential Amplifier

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Differential Op-Amp Circuits An op-amp with no feedback is already a…

Introduction to Complex Numbers

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If I needed to describe the distance between two cities, I could…

How to Build a Current Mirror Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS   Two NPN transistors—models 2N2222 or…

Special-purpose Batteries

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Mercury Standard Cell Back in the early days of electrical measurement…

Microstrip Patch Antenna Calculator

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This tool calculates the dimensions of the microstrip patch antenna given the desired operating frequency.

Asynchronous Flip-Flop Inputs

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The normal data inputs to a flip flop (D, S and R, or J and K) are…

DC Branch Current Analysis

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

Current Mirror BJTs

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Bipolar Junction Transistor or BJT Current Mirror An often-used…

Karnaugh Maps, Truth Tables, and Boolean Expressions

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Who Developed the Karnaugh Map? Maurice Karnaugh, a…

A Very Simple Computer

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

Algebraic Substitution for Electric Circuits

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There are two basic Ohm’s Law equations: one relating voltage,…

Regulated Power Sources

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

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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A calculator for solving the maximum current a microstrip can handle.

What is a Meter?

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A meter is any device built to accurately detect and display an…

Skin Depth Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate skin depth based on the conductive material being used and the frequency of the signal.

What is a Filter?

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It is sometimes desirable to have circuits capable of selectively…

Inductance, Reactance, and Admittance Calculator

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This calculator gives the reactance and admittance of an inductor or the inductance given the reactance of an inductor