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Computer Simulation of Electric Circuits

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Computers can be powerful tools if used properly, especially in the…

SPICE Simulation of Series and Parallel Circuits

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Previously, we examined series circuits and parallel circuits using…

Safe Circuit Design

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As we saw earlier, a power system with no secure connection to earth…

Analog Lab - Precision Voltage Follower Using an Op Amp

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build an op amp voltage follower and learn about negative feedback in operational amplifier circuits.

Analog Lab - Non-inverting Amplifier

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a programmable non-inverting amplifier and learn how to use the negative feedback of an operational amplifier to control the gain.

Introduction to Combinational Logic Functions

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The term “combinational” comes to us from mathematics. In…

Switches, Process Actuated

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It is very important to keep in mind that the “normal”…

Flyback Switch Mode Regulator Calculator

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A calculator for computing several parameters needed in the design of a flyback switch mode regulator

Si Lab - Commutating Diode

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a simple circuit that will teach you how to use a commutating diode to reduce inductive kickback.

Digital Lab - 3-bit Binary Counter

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a 3-bit down counter using J-K flip-flops and learn about asynchronous counter functionality.

Phase-Locked Loops

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This is a schematic for a simple VCO: The oscillator is of the RC…

Pressure Unit Conversion Calculator

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This calculator will convert pressure values to ten different standard units for pressure.

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Magnetic Fields and Inductance

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

Trigonometry for AC Circuits

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Identify which trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, or tangent) are…

Analysis Techniques for Series Parallel Resistor Circuits

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Guidelines to Series-Parallel Combination Circuit Analysis The goal of…

Other Specialized Motors

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

The Silicon-Controlled Switch (SCS)

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If we take the equivalent circuit of an SCR and add another external…

Digital Lab - Digital Combination Lock

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a digital combination lock with LED output indicators and learn about XOR gate functionality and how to implement NOR logic functionality using diodes.

Octal and Hexadecimal Numeration

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Because binary numeration requires so many bits to represent…

Full-Adder

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The half-adder is extremely useful until you want to add more than one…

An Analogy for Divided Feedback

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A helpful analogy for understanding divided feedback amplifier…

Radar Maximum Range Calculator

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

Reluctance Motor

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

Likely Failures in Proven Systems

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The following problems are arranged in order from most likely to least…

Resistors Types

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These are the most common types of resistors available. Resistors…

Parallel Circuit Rules

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Voltage Components in a parallel circuit share the same voltage:…

Multiplexers and Demultiplexers

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

Design Project: Dual-output AC-DC Power Supply

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

Multiple-input Gates

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The Use of Logic Gate Inverters and buffers exhaust the possibilities…

Inductor Sizing Equation

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The Inductance Formula     Wheeler’s formulas for…

Questions to Ask Before Proceeding

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Has the system ever worked before? If yes, has anything happened to…

Digital Communication

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

The R/2R DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter)

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The R/2R DAC circuit is an alternative to the binary-weighted-input…

Timer Circuits

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

Millman’s Theorem

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In Millman’s Theorem, the circuit is re-drawn as a parallel…

AC Motor Theory

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Electromechanical watt-hour meters use an aluminum disk that is spun…

Voltage Divider Circuits

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Let’s analyze a simple series circuit and determine the voltage…

Resonance

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The Q factor of a series inductive circuit is given by the following…

Op-amp Circuits

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

Copper Wire Gauge Table

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

Resonant Filters

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So far, the filter designs we’ve concentrated on have employed…

Valence and Crystal Structure

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Valence: The electrons in the outermost shell, or valence shell, are…

Octal and Hexadecimal Numeration

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Because binary numeration requires so many bits to represent…

Basic Ammeter Use

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Show how this ammeter would be connected to the light bulb circuit to…