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AC Lab - Using a Transformer to Build a 12 VAC Power Supply

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, build a 12 V alternating current (AC) power supply using a step-down transformer and learn about transformer operation and the purpose of tapped windings.

Performance-Based Assessments for Digital Circuit Competencies

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DC Motor Control Circuits

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How is it possible to electrically measure the torque output by a…

Contact “Normal” State and Make/Break Sequence

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Any kind of switch contact can be designed so that the contacts…

Lenz’s Law and Faraday’s Law Calculator

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This calculator uses Faraday's and Lenz's laws to calculate the magnitude and polarity of the induced electromotive force (EMF) caused by a change in magnetic flux through a closed-loop coil.

AC Lab - Induction Motor

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, build a simple AC permanent capacitor split-phase induction motor and learn the principles of AC induction motor function.

Torque Conversion Calculator

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A tool designed to convert between units of torque

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Switches, Electrically Actuated (Relays)

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The structure behind ladder logic is based on the electrical ladder…

DC Generator Theory

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Generators used in battery-charging systems must be regulated so as to…

Hysteresis

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Thyristors are a class of semiconductor components exhibiting…

Fail-safe Design

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Logic circuits, whether comprised of electromechanical relays or…

Other Specialized Motors

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

Solid-state Relays

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Limitations of Electromechanical Relays As versatile as…

Voltage Regulation

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As we saw in a few SPICE analyses earlier in this chapter, the output…

Switches, Process Actuated

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

Special-output Gates

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

Light-Pulse Switch

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It is fairly important to use large value resistors (10 MΩ works…

Monostable Multivibrators

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

Reluctance Motor

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

Digital Signals and Gates

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While the binary numeration system is an interesting mathematical…

Vol II. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Valence and Crystal Structure

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

DC Lab - Sensitive Voltage Detector With Audio Output

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will construct a voltage detector with adjustable sensitivity and audio output, and you will learn a method for detecting small electrical signals without an oscilloscope.

AC Lab - LC Tank Circuit

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, build a parallel resonant inductor-capacitor circuit and learn about oscillation, resonant frequency, and damping.

Intro Lab - How to Use an Ammeter to Measure Current

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In this hands-on introduction to electronics, you will experiment with a multimeter and learn how to measure current using the ammeter function.

Specific Resistance

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Designing Wire Resistance Conductor ampacity rating is a crude…

Bipolar Transistor Biasing Circuits

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

Insulated Gate Field-Effect Transistors

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

Multiplexers and Demultiplexers

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

ElectroStatic Discharge

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

Simultaneous Equations for Circuit Analysis

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Solve this equation for the value of x: x + 5 = 8 How many exact…

Si Lab - Full-wave Bridge Rectifier With Output Filtering

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In this hands-on semiconductor experiment, build an improved full-wave rectifier with output filtering and learn about capacitive filtering in AC-to-DC power converters.

Simple Circuits

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Shown here is the schematic symbol for a resistor: What is the purpose…

Servo Motor Systems

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

Magnetic Units of Measurement

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In electric circuits, the three basic quantities are voltage (E or V),…

AC Generator Theory

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If an electric current is passed through this wire, which direction…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Solving Series and Parallel Circuits With the Table Method and Ohm’s Law

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The table method provides a structured methodology for ensuring you…

Electrical Signal Types

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With BogusBus, our signals were very simple and straightforward: each…

More on Spectrum Analysis

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

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Practical Considerations - Batteries

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When connecting batteries together to form larger “banks”…

Electric Shock

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It is sometimes said regarding electrical safety that, Ït’s not the…

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

Oscillator Circuits

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

Peak Voltage Calculator

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The peak voltage calculator calculates peak voltage values from the peak-to-peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.

Look-up Tables

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

Ionization (gas-filled) Tubes

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So far, we’ve explored tubes which are totally…

Advanced Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Electronic power conversion circuits known…

Conductor Ampacity

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The smaller the cross-sectional area of any given wire, the greater…

Resistance

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

Lenz’s Law and Faraday’s Law Calculator

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This calculator uses Faraday's and Lenz's laws to calculate the magnitude and polarity of the induced electromotive force (EMF) caused by a change in magnetic flux through a closed-loop coil.

Likely Failures in Proven Systems

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

Radar Maximum Range Calculator

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

Mixed-Frequency Signals

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What is a harmonic frequency? If an oscillator circuit outputs a…

Inductance

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

Resonance in Series-Parallel Circuits

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In simple reactive circuits with little or no resistance, the effects…

Series Resistor-Inductor Circuits

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In the previous section, we explored what would happen in simple…

Non-right Triangle Trigonometry

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The Law of Sines (for any triangle) The Law of Cosines (for any…