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Computer Simulation of Electric Circuits

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

Safe Circuit Design

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

AC Resistor Circuits (Inductive)

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Instantaneous Values in AC Circuits Pure resistive AC circuit:…

Linear Computational Circuitry

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

DC Mesh Current Analysis

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

Analysis Techniques for Series Parallel Resistor Circuits

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

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

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A voltage multiplier is a specialized rectifier circuit…

Microstrip Inductance Calculator

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This calculator computes the inductance of a microstrip etched on a PCB.

Inductance

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! One of the fundamental principles of…

Divided Feedback

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

More on Spectrum Analysis

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Computerized Fourier analysis, particularly in the form of the FFT…

Wavelength (TEM) Calculator

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This calculator determines the wavelength of a signal given the frequency and dielectric constant.

Motor Control Circuits

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The interlock contacts installed in the previous section’s motor…

AC Metrology

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In power distribution systems, it is very important to be able to…

Power Supply Circuits

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

T-Pad Attenuator Calculator

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This calculator helps you determine the values of the resistors R1 and R2 to be used for a T-pad attenuator.

Electrons and “holes’’

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Pure semiconductors are relatively good insulators as compared with…

Design Project: Logic Probe

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What factors determine where potentiometers Rpot1 and Rpot2 must be…

Diode Switching Circuits

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Diodes can perform switching and digital logic operations. Forward and…

Capacitor Charge and Time Constant Calculator

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This calculator computes for the capacitor charge time and energy, given the supply voltage and the added series resistance.

Voltage, Current, and Resistance

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Voltage is commonly defined as “electrical pressure.” The unit of…

Biasing Techniques (JFET)

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JFET Current Regulator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One N-channel junction field-effect transistor,…

Successive Approximation ADC

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One method of addressing the digital ramp ADC’s shortcomings is…

Transistor Biasing Calculations

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Although transistor switching circuits operate without bias, it is…

Optical Data Communication

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A modern alternative to sending (binary) digital information via…

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Basic AC-DC Power Supplies

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555 Ramp Generator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 470 µF…

Power in Electric Circuits

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In addition to voltage and current, there is another important…

RC Time Constant Calculator

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The time constant of a series RC circuit is the product of the resistance and capacitance. Given two of the three values—resistance, capacitance, or RC time constant—this tool will calculate the missing third variable.

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Series R, L, and C

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Let’s take the following example circuit and analyze it:  …

Tachogenerators

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An electromechanical generator is a device capable of producing…

Temperature Coefficients of Resistance Table

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Temperature coefficient (α) per degree C: Material Element/Alloy…

Contributors (5)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Introduction to Mixed-Frequency AC Signals

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In our study of AC circuits thus far, we’ve explored circuits…

VSWR / Return Loss Calculator

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A calculator designed to compute the VSWR, reflection coefficient, return loss and matching loss in a transmission line

Design Project: Arbitrary Waveform Generator

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What, exactly, is an arbitrary waveform generator, and for what…

The Common-collector Amplifier

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Our next transistor configuration to study is a bit simpler for gain…

Voltmeter Usage

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted batteries…

Meter Check of a Transistor (BJT)

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Bipolar transistors are constructed of a three-layer semiconductor…