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Don’t Care Cells in the Karnaugh Map

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Up to this point we have considered logic reduction problems where…

Peak, Average, and RMS Measurements

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

Karnaugh Maps, Truth Tables, and Boolean Expressions

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Who Developed the Karnaugh Map? Maurice Karnaugh, a…

Multiplexers

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A multiplexer, abbreviated mux, is a device that has multiple inputs…

Simple Combination Lock

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4001 quad NOR gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

TTL Logic Gates

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

Boolean Algebraic Identities

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In mathematics, an identity is a statement true for all possible…

Oscillator Circuits

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

Latch Circuits

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What do you think this logic buffer gate will do, with the output…

Special-output Gates

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Complementary Output Gates It is sometimes desirable to have a logic…

Introduction to Digital-Analog Conversion

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Connecting digital circuitry to sensor devices is simple if the sensor…

555 Timer Astable Circuit

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In an astable circuit, the output voltage alternates between VCC and 0 volts on a continuous basis.

Introduction to Boolean Algebra

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Mathematical rules are based on the defining limits we place on the…

Binary Addition

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The Rules of Binary Addition Adding binary numbers is a very simple…

Series-Parallel Combination AC Circuits

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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Shift registers, like counters, are a form of sequential logic.…

7-segment Display

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4511 BCD-to-7seg latch/decoder/driver (Radio…

DIP Gate Packaging

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Digital logic gate circuits are manufactured as integrated circuits:…

Half-Adder

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As a first example of useful combinational logic, let’s build a…

Asynchronous Counters

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In the previous section, we saw a circuit using one J-K flip-flop that…

Phase Rotation

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Three-Phase Alternator Let’s take the three-phase alternator…

Contributors (8)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Autotransformers

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How much voltage is there between the following pairs of points in…

Contact “Bounce”

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

Introduction to Network Theorems

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Anyone who’s studied geometry should be familiar with the…

Static Electricity

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It was discovered centuries ago that certain types of materials would…

RMS Voltage Calculator

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This calculator calculates the RMS Voltage value from either the peak voltage, the peak-to-peak voltage, or the average voltage.

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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What does the acronym RF stand form, in reference to radio-related…

An Analogy for Divided Feedback

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A helpful analogy for understanding divided feedback amplifier…

Summer and Subtractor OpAmp Circuits

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

Sources of Electricity

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What is the difference between DC and AC electricity? Identify some…

Inductor Transient Response

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Inductors have the exact opposite characteristics of capacitors.…

What Are Zener Diodes?

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

ElectroStatic Discharge

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At the start of this book, we discussed static electricity and how it…

Electromagnetism Experiment

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Magnetic compass Small permanent…

Scientific Notation and Metric Prefixes

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Write the following exponential expressions in expanded form: 101 =…

Power Calculations

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When calculating the power dissipation of resistive components, use…

Introduction to AC Circuits

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“AC” stands for Alternating Current, which can refer to…

Boolean Algebra

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

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Some Examples with AC Circuits

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

Potentiometric Voltmeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One potentiometer, single…

Quantum Physics

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“I think it is safe to say that no one understands quantum…

Historical, Nonmechanical Memory Technologies

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Perhaps the most ingenious technique was that of the delay line. A…

Solid-state Relays

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Limitations of Electromechanical Relays As versatile as…

Contributors (13)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Phasor Mathematics

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Provide a definition for phasor, as the term applies to electrical…

Switch Contact Design

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A switch can be constructed with any mechanism bringing two conductors…

Making a Venn Diagram Look Like a Karnaugh Map

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Starting with circle A in a rectangular A’ universe in figure…

Properties of Exponents

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Product of Powers Property am an = am+n   Power of a Product…

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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

Circuit Simplification Examples

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Let’s begin with a semiconductor gate circuit in need of…

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

An Analogy for Divided Feedback

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A helpful analogy for understanding divided feedback amplifier…

Electromechanical Relay Logic

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

555 Schmitt Trigger

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 9V Battery Battery Clip (Radio Shack catalog #…

Delta and Wye 3-Phase Circuits

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Label where each of the following electrical quantities would be found…

NAND Gate S-R Enabled Latch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

Circuits and the Speed of Light

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Suppose we had a simple one-battery, one-lamp circuit controlled by a…

The Antiderivative (Indefinite Integral)

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