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What is Alternating Current (AC)?

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Most students of electricity begin their study with what is known as…

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

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Most AC motors are induction motors. Induction motors are favored due…

Wound Rotor Induction Motors

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A wound rotor induction motor has a stator like a squirrel cage…

Other Specialized Motors

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Shaded Pole Induction Motor An easy way to provide starting torque to…

Performance-Based Assessments for AC Circuit Competencies

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Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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As an electric current is passed through a coil of wire, it creates a…

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Reluctance Motor

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The variable reluctance motor is based on the principle that an…

AC Commutator Motors

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Charles Proteus Steinmetz’s first job after arriving in America…

Gas Discharge Tubes

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If you’ve ever witnessed a lightning storm, you’ve seen…

Servo Motor Systems

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Explain the operation of this “H-bridge” motor control circuit: At…

Voltmeter Usage

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted batteries…

Radar Maximum Range Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the maximum distance (range) that a radar can detect

Digital Communication

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

A Binary Adder

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Suppose we wanted to build a device that could add two binary bits…

Precise Diode Circuits

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

Finite-length Transmission Lines

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A transmission line of infinite length is an interesting abstraction,…

Series and Parallel Component Equivalent Values

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Series and Parallel Resistances     Series and Parallel…

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…

Phase Shift

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply Two capacitors, 0.1…

Voltage Follower

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One NPN transistor—models 2N2222 or 2N3403…

Decibels

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

Power Supply Circuits

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

Series-parallel R, L, and C

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Now that we’ve seen how series and parallel AC circuit analysis…

Design Project: Intercom System

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Design a passive circuit that will create a "split” ( V/-V) power…

Digital Display Circuits

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What is the purpose of a seven-segment decoder circuit? What is a…

Inductors

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! A 5 H inductor is subjected to an electric…

Contributors (10)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Pulse Width Modulation

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Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) uses digital signals to control power…

Balanced Attenuator Calculator

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This balanced attenuator calculator helps you determine the resistor (R1) values for a balanced attenuator.

Practical Considerations of ADC Circuits

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

Biasing Techniques (BJT)

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In the common-emitter section of this chapter, we saw a SPICE analysis…

Parallel Batteries

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6-volt batteries 12-volt light bulb, 25 or 50…

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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

Edge Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute for the inductance of an edge coupled trace.

Monostable Multivibrators

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We’ve already seen one example of a monostable multivibrator in…

Contributors (15)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Convert MCD to Lumens

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This calculator is useful for calculating the luminous flux for LEDs where the angle is known.

Resistance

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

Dielectric Strengths for Insulators

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Dielectric strength in kilovolts per inch (kV/in): Material*…

The Shockley Diode

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Our exploration of thyristors begins with a device called the…

The DIAC

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Like all diodes, Shockley diodes are unidirectional devices; that is,…

Ohmmeter Usage

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Parts and Materials Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted resistors…

Elementary Circuits

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In the simplest terms you can think of, define what an electrical…

Gas Discharge Tubes

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If you’ve ever witnessed a lightning storm, you’ve seen…

Band-stop Filters

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How to Create a Band-stop Filter? Also called band-elimination,…

Introduction to Karnaugh Mapping

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Why learn about Karnaugh maps? The Karnaugh map, like Boolean…

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

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A voltage multiplier is a specialized rectifier circuit…

Component Failure Analysis (Continued)

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“I consider that I understand an equation when I can predict the…