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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…

Rules for Derivatives

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

Contact “Normal” State and Make/Break Sequence

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

Permissive and Interlock Circuits

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

Antiderivatives of Power Functions of e

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

Setting Up a Home Lab

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

Electromechanical Relay Logic

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

Common Antiderivatives

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Contact “Bounce”

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When a switch is actuated and contacts touch one another under the…

Electromagnetic Induction

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While Oersted’s surprising discovery of electromagnetism paved…

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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

Introduction to Conductance and Conductors

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By now you should be well aware of the correlation between electrical…

Parallel Wire Inductance Calculator

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

The Antiderivative (Indefinite Integral)

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

Copper Wire Ampacity Table

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

Switch Types

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

Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…

Resistance

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

Copper Wire Gauge Table

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Solid Cooper Wire Table Size Diameter (inches) Cross-sectional area…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Networks and Busses

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

Harmonics in Polyphase Power Systems

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In the chapter on mixed-frequency signals, we explored the concept of…

Some Examples with AC Circuits

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Let’s connect three AC voltage sources in series and use complex…

Introduction to Mixed-Frequency AC Signals

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In our study of AC circuits thus far, we’ve explored circuits…

High-impedance Voltmeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model TL082 recommended…

High-Reliability Circuits

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

Measurement Circuits

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Figure below shows a photodiode amplifier for measuring low levels of…

Binary Math

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

AC Phase

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Things start to get complicated when we need to relate two or more AC…

Series and Parallel Component Equivalent Values

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Series and Parallel Resistances     Series and Parallel…

CMOS Logic Gates

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Musical Keyboard as a Signal Generator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Electronic “keyboard” (musical)…

Audio Oscillator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Three NPN…

Thevenin’s Theorem

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Thevenin’s Theorem states that it is possible to simplify any…

Decibels

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The Bel is Used to Represent Gain In its simplest form, an…

DC Branch Current Analysis

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

Basic Electromagnetic Relays

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

Computational Circuits

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When someone mentions the word “computer,” a digital…

Coax Inductance Calculator

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A calculator for computing the inductance of a coaxial cable.

Trace Resistance Calculator

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This calculator determines the resistance of a microstrip trace

Capacitance, Reactance, and Admittance Calculator

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A calculator for solving the capacitance, reactance, and admittance of a capacitor.