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Electrical Connections

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What, exactly, is necessary to establish electrical continuity between…

Setting Up a Home Lab

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In order to build the circuits described in this volume, you will need…

Derivative of a Constant

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    (“c” being a constant)   RELATED…

Permissive and Interlock Circuits

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

Switch Contact Design

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A switch can be constructed with any mechanism bringing two conductors…

Setting Up a Home Lab

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In order to build the circuits described in this volume, you will need…

Connectors

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An electrical connector, is an electro-mechanical device used to join…

Resistance

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The circuit in the previous section is not a very practical one. In…

Circuit With a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Low-voltage incandescent lamp…

Wire Self Inductance Calculator

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

Networks and Busses

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

Wiring Color Codes

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

Right Triangle Trigonometry

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  A right triangle is defined as having one angle precisely…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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Learning Objectives Rheostat use Wiring a potentiometer as a rheostat…

Antiderivatives of Power Functions of e

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

Electromechanical Relay Logic

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

Conductors, Insulators, and Electron Flow

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

The Antiderivative (Indefinite Integral)

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  Notice something important here: taking the derivative of f(x)…

Solving Simultaneous Equations: The Substitution Method and the Addition Method

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What are Simultaneous Equations and Systems of Equations? The terms…

“Ladder” Diagrams

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Ladder diagrams are specialized schematics commonly used to document…

Conductors and Insulators

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Given two lengths of metal wire, which one will have the least…

Twisted-Pair Impedance Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the characteristic impedance of a twisted-pair cable

Stripline Max Current Calculator

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A calculator designed to calculate the maximum current that a stripline can handle

Digital Ramp ADC

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Also known as the stairstep-ramp, or simply counter A/D converter,…

JFET Current Regulator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One N-channel junction field-effect transistor,…

Temperature Coefficient of Resistance

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You might have noticed on the table for specific resistances that all…

Printed Circuit Board Layout and Manufacture

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When a PCB designer speaks of dimensions in thous or mils, what does…

Introduction to Digital-Analog Conversion

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Connecting digital circuitry to sensor devices is simple if the sensor…

Four-Channel Audio Mixer

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A very common misconception students have about potentiometers is the…

Clamper Circuits

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The circuits in the figure below are known as clampers or DC…

Precision Voltage Follower

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

Q Factor and Bandwidth of a Resonant Circuit

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The Q, or quality, factor of a resonant circuit is a measure of the…

Vectors and AC Waveforms

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OK, so how exactly can we represent AC quantities of voltage or…

Finite-state Machine

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Feedback is a fascinating engineering principle. It can turn a rather…

Boolean Algebraic Properties

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Another type of mathematical identity, called a “property”…

Resistivity Calculator

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This calculator calculates the resistivity of a component based on its resistance value, length, and cross-sectional area.

Comparator with Hysteresis (Schmitt Trigger) Calculator

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This calculator will compute the required resistor ratio (R2/R1) and reference voltage (VREF) to create the desired high (VTH) and low (VTL) threshold voltages in a non-inverting comparator circuit with hysteresis (commonly called a Schmitt trigger).

Noninverting Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

Voltage Regulator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Zener diode, 12…

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…

The Shockley Diode

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Our exploration of thyristors begins with a device called the…