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Electrical Signal Types

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With BogusBus, our signals were very simple and straightforward: each…

Arithmetic Properties

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Associative Property In addition and multiplication, terms may be…

“Ladder” Diagrams

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Ladder diagrams are specialized schematics commonly used to document…

Wire Over Plane Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a wire-over-plane setup.

Conductor Ampacity

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

Circuit Wiring

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So far, we’ve been analyzing single-battery, single-resistor…

Electromechanical Relay Logic

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In ladder logic symbolism, an electromechanical relay coil is shown as…

Permissive and Interlock Circuits

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

Networks and Busses

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

AC Lab - Signal and Noise Coupling

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, power a DC motor through a multi-conductor cable to learn how AC signals are coupled between conductors and how to mitigate noise coupling.

Parallel Wire Inductance Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the inductance of two parallel wires

Switch Types

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Though it may seem strange to cover the elementary topic of electrical…

Characteristic Impedance

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The Parallel Wires of Infinite Length Suppose, though, that we had a…

Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…

Wiring Color Codes

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Wiring for AC and DC power distribution branch circuits are color…

Antiderivatives of Power Functions of e

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  Note: this is a very unique and useful property of e. As in…

Speed Distance Time Calculator

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This calculator will solve for either distance, time, or speed given two of the three parameters.

Wire Types and Sizes

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Most electrical wire is covered in a rubber or plastic coating called…

AC Lab - Automotive Alternator as AC Generator

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, you will use an automotive alternator to generate three-phase AC voltage and learn how alternators can function as both generators and motors.

Wire Loop Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a wire loop.

AC Network Analysis

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

The Junction Field-effect Transistor (JFET) as a Switch

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Like its bipolar cousin, the field-effect transistor may be used as an…

Critical Temperatures for Superconductors

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Critical temperatures given in Kelvins Material Element/Alloy Critical…

DC Lab - Potentiometric Voltmeter

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a null-balancing potentiometric voltmeter and learn how to prevent a voltmeter from changing the voltage it is measuring.

Magnetism

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A permanent magnet is a device that retains a magnetic field without…

Practical Considerations of ADC Circuits

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Perhaps the most important consideration of an ADC is its resolution.…

Introduction to AC Motors

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After the introduction of the DC electrical distribution system by…

Systems of Numeration

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Roman Numerals The Romans devised a system that was a substantial…

Peak to Peak Voltage Calculator (VP-P)

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This calculator shows the peak-to-peak voltage (VP-P) value from the peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.

Switched Capacitor Circuitry

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

JFET Biasing Techniques

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Using an example, learn about the different bias techniques for junction field effect transistors (JFETs) like the constant voltage bias, self-bias configuration, and voltage divider biasing.

Power Quality Measurement

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It used to be with large AC power systems that “power…

Square Root, Cube Root, and Nth Root Calculator

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This calculator will determine the square root, cube root, or nth root of a given number, x.

Combination Tubes

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Similar in thought to the idea of the integrated circuit, tube…

555 Lab - Blue LED Flasher With Voltage Doubler

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a blue LED flasher using a 555 timer and learn the basic theory of a voltage doubler using a transistor switch and a capacitor.

ElectroStatic Discharge

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At the start of this book, we discussed static electricity and how it…

Voltage Multipliers (Doublers, Triplers, Quadruplers, and More)

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A voltage multiplier is a specialized rectifier circuit producing…

Digital Logic Signals

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A rheostat (variable resistor) and a switch are both examples of…

Voltage Regulation

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As we saw in a few SPICE analyses earlier in this chapter, the output…

Multi-Stage Transistor Amplifiers

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

Converting Between Thevenin and Norton Equivalent Circuits

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Since Thevenin’s theorem and Norton’s theorems are two…

Power Sources

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There are many different types of power sources, and here some of the…

Computer Simulation of Electric Circuits

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

The TRIAC

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

Op-amp Circuits

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

Contributors (14)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Thyristors

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

Nonlinear Conduction

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“Advances are made by answering questions. Discoveries are made…

Speed Distance Time Calculator

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This calculator will solve for either distance, time, or speed given two of the three parameters.

Peak, Average, and RMS Measurements

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How is it possible to assign a fixed value of voltage or current (such…

Transistors, Bipolar

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

Contributors (12)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Resonance

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The Q factor of a series inductive circuit is given by the following…

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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As an instructor of electronics, I am called upon frequently to help…

Calculus for Electric Circuits

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

The Junction Field-effect Transistor (JFET) as a Switch

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Like its bipolar cousin, the field-effect transistor may be used as an…

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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Most ohmmeters of the design shown in the previous section utilize a…

Important Constants

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Euler’s Number Euler’s constant is an important value for…

Boolean Rules for Simplification

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Boolean algebra finds its most practical use in the simplification of…

Special-purpose Diodes

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