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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…

Wire Loop Inductance Calculator

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

Common Antiderivatives

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Resistance

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

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Three-phase Y and Delta Configurations

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Three-phase Wye(Y) Connection Initially, we explored the idea of…

Right Triangle Trigonometry

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  A right triangle is defined as having one angle precisely…

Networks and Busses

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

The Antiderivative (Indefinite Integral)

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

Contactors

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All About Contactors When a relay is used to switch a large amount of…

Common Sources of Hazard

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Of course, there is a danger of electrical shock when directly…

“Ladder” Diagrams

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Ladder diagrams are specialized schematics commonly used to document…

Circuit Wiring

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

Wire Self Inductance Calculator

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

Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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Learning Objectives Rheostat use Wiring a potentiometer as a rheostat…

Conductors, Insulators, and Electron Flow

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

Conductance

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When students first see the parallel resistance equation, the natural…

Wiring Color Codes Infographic

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Wiring Color Codes Infographic. Released under the Creative Commons…

Derivative of a Constant

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    (“c” being a constant)   RELATED…

Wiring Color Codes

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

Negative Binary Numbers

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With addition being easily accomplished, we can perform the operation…

Voltage Signal Systems

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The use of variable voltage for instrumentation signals seems a rather…

Frequency and Phase Measurement

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An important electrical quantity with no equivalent in DC circuits is…

Transistor Biasing Calculations

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Although transistor switching circuits operate without bias, it is…

Mesh Current Method and Analysis

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The Mesh-Current Method, also known as the Loop Current Method, is…

Inductors

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An inductor is a passive two-terminal electrical component that…

Synchronous Condenser

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Synchronous motors load the power line with a leading power factor.…

Design Project: Dual-output AC-DC Power Supply

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Safety is very important when designing and/or building a device…

Twisted-Pair Impedance Calculator

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

Bridge Circuits

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No text on electrical metering could be called complete without a…

N-Way Power Divider Calculator

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This calculator determines the total path loss provided by an RF n-way power splitter.

Basic Gate Function

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Parts and Materials 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

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Determine if the light bulb will de-energize for each of the following…

Design Project: Audio Tone Control

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Suppose you were installing a high-power stereo system in your car,…

A Very Simple Computer

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

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Bipolar Junction Transistors

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The bipolar junction transistor (BJT) was named because its operation…

Resistor Color Codes

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Try out our Resistor Color Code Calculator in our Tools section.…

Safe Meter Usage

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Using an electrical meter safely and efficiently is perhaps the most…

Complex Vector Addition

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If vectors with uncommon angles are added, their magnitudes (lengths)…