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Setting Up a Home Lab

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

Conductors, Insulators, and Electron Flow

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

Switch Types

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

Solving Simultaneous Equations: The Substitution Method and the Addition Method

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

Networks and Busses

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

Parallel Wire Inductance Calculator

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

Derivative of a Constant

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    (“c” being a constant)   RELATED…

Electrical Connections

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

Building Simple Resistor Circuits

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In the course of learning about electricity, you will want to…

Rules for Derivatives

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Constant rule Rule of sums Rule of differences Product rule Quotient…

Wiring Color Codes Infographic

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Wiring Color Codes Infographic. Released under the Creative Commons…

Copper Wire Ampacity Table

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Ampacities of copper wire, in free air at 30o C: INSULATION TYPE…

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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A chandelier has five light bulbs in it, and one of them is not…

Wiring Color Codes

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

The Antiderivative (Indefinite Integral)

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

Connectors

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

Wire Types and Sizes

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

Antiderivatives of Power Functions of e

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

Electrical Signal Types

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

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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

Permissive and Interlock Circuits

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

Optothyristors

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Like bipolar transistors, SCRs and TRIACs are also manufactured as…

Battery Construction

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The word battery simply means a group of similar components. In…

Polyphase Power Systems

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Explain the difference between a balanced polyphase system and an…

Look-up Tables

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Having learned about digital memory devices in the last chapter, we…

Light-Pulse Switch

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It is fairly important to use large value resistors (10 MΩ works…

Microstrip Crosstalk Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate cross-talk coefficient and coupled voltage for a microstrip.

Power Calculations

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When calculating the power dissipation of resistive components, use…

MESFETs

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Inductor Commutating Circuits

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A popular use of diodes is for the mitigation of inductive…

Switches, Electrically Actuated (Relays)

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The structure behind ladder logic is based on the electrical ladder…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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Before the advent of solid-state logic circuits, logical control…

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

What Are Zener Diodes?

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What Is a Zener Diode? A Zener diode is a special type of rectifying…

Contributors (6)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Full-Adder

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The half-adder is extremely useful until you want to add more than one…

AC Resistor Circuits (Capacitive)

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Pure resistive AC circuit: voltage and current are in phase.  …

How to Build a Current Mirror Circuit

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

Tank Circuit Resonance Calculator

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This calculator computes the resonant frequency of a tank circuit

Power Supply Circuits

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

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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