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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Magnetic Fields and Inductance

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Whenever electrons flow through a conductor, a magnetic field will…

Capacitor Transient Response

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Because capacitors store energy in the form of an electric field, they…

Computational Circuits

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

555 Lab - Advanced Red LED Flasher

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a red LED flasher with a transistor drive to control the current and learn how to use transistors to provide current gain and how to limit LED current.

Class B BJT Amplifiers

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

Speed Distance Time Calculator

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This calculator will solve for either distance, time, or speed given two of the three parameters.

Switches

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What is the purpose of the switch shown in this schematic diagram?

Look-up Tables

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

Feedback

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If some percentage of an amplifier’s output signal is connected…

Permissive and Interlock Circuits

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

Performance-Based Assessments for DC Circuit Competencies

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Transistors, Insulated-gate Field-effect (IGFET or MOSFET)

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We have the symbols for depletion mode and enhancement mode MOSFETs -…

Enhancement-type IGFETs

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Divided Feedback

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If we add a voltage divider to the negative feedback wiring so that…

Decoder

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A decoder is a circuit that changes a code into a set of signals. It…

AC Lab - Automotive Alternator as AC Generator

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, you will use an automotive alternator to generate three-phase AC voltage and learn how alternators can function as both generators and motors.

Special-purpose Diodes

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Schottky diodes Schottky diodes are constructed of a metal-to-N…

Soldering

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Both soldering irons and soldering guns are tools used in the process…

Peak, Average, and RMS Measurements

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How is it possible to assign a fixed value of voltage or current (such…

Sequences

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Arithmetic Sequences An arithmetic sequence is a series of numbers…

Coax Impedance Calculator

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A helpful tool for calculating the impedance of a coaxial cable.

JFET Quirks

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Scientific Notation

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In many disciplines of science and engineering, very large and very…

Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Serial-out (PISO) Conversion

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Parallel-in/ serial-out shift registers do everything that the…

Hand Calculator Use

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To enter numbers in scientific notation into a hand calculator, there…

Digital Ramp ADC

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

AC Waveforms

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Radio waves are comprised of oscillating electric and magnetic fields,…

Mutual Inductance

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If two coils of wire are brought into close proximity with each other…

The J-K Flip-Flop

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Another variation on a theme of bistable multivibrators is the J-K…

DC Lab - Capacitor Charging and Discharging

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build capacitor charging and discharging circuits and learn how to calculate the RC time constant of resistor-capacitor circuits.

Sum and Product Notation

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For reference, this section introduces the terminology used in some…

Gas Discharge Tubes

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

How to Use Thevenin’s Theorem

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This page will walk you step-by-step through the process of…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

555 Lab - Blue LED Flasher With Voltage Doubler

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a blue LED flasher using a 555 timer and learn the basic theory of a voltage doubler using a transistor switch and a capacitor.

Special-purpose Batteries

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Mercury Standard Cell Back in the early days of electrical measurement…

Thyristor Application Circuits

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

Analog Lab - Voltage Comparator

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build an analog voltage comparator circuit and learn how open-loop operational amplifiers function.

Simple AC Circuit Calculations

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Over the course of the next few chapters, you will learn that AC…