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Latch Circuits

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

Resonance

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

Switch Contact Design

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

Monostable Multivibrators

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

The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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Bipolar junction transistors (Also known as BJTs) can be used as an…

DC Motor Control Circuits

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

Introduction to AC Motors

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After the introduction of the DC electrical distribution system by…

Special-output Gates

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

Likely Failures in Unproven Systems

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“All men are liable to error;” —John Locke Whereas…

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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Calculate the voltage output by the secondary winding of a transformer…

Reluctance Motor

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

DC Motor Control Circuits

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

Switches, Process Actuated

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

Performance-Based Assessments for DC Circuit Competencies

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AC Lab - Large Induction Motor

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

Stepper Motor Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the maximum speed, minimum time per step and maximum power of a stepper motor

DC Motor Theory

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If the ends of a wire loop are attached to two half-circular metal…

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

Time-delay Relays

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What are Time-Delay Relays? Some relays are constructed with a kind of…

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.

What is Alternating Current (AC)?

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Most students of electricity begin their study with what is known as…

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…

CMOS Logic Gates

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

Switch Types

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Though it may seem strange to cover the elementary topic of electrical…

Selsyn (Synchro) Motors

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Normally, the rotor windings of a wound rotor induction motor are…

Memory with moving parts: “Drives”

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The earliest forms of digital data storage involving moving parts was…

Specific Resistance of Conductors

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Given two lengths of metal wire, which one will have the least…

Static Electricity

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What does it mean for an object to have an electric charge? Give an…

Complex Vector Addition

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If vectors with uncommon angles are added, their magnitudes (lengths)…

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

Op-amp Circuits

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

Si Lab - Full-wave Bridge Rectifier

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a full-wave bridge rectifier using silicon diodes and learn some of this circuit's advantages and disadvantages.

Contributors (12)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Decibel Measurements

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During the early development of telephone technology, a unit was…

Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of a microstrip.

Larger 4-variable Karnaugh Maps

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Knowing how to generate Gray code should allow us to build larger…

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.

Introduction to Digital Communication

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In the design of large and complex digital systems, it is often…

Convert MCD to Lumens

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This calculator is useful for calculating the luminous flux for LEDs where the angle is known.

SPICE Models

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The SPICE circuit simulation program provides for modeling diodes in…

Harmonics in Polyphase Power Systems

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In the chapter on mixed-frequency signals, we explored the concept of…

Time-Delay Electromechanical Relays

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What does the normal status of an electrical switch refer to?…

Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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The circuit shown here is a four-bit analog-to-digital converter…

Parallel Resistor-Inductor Circuits

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Let’s take the same components for our series example circuit…

Series Circuit Rules

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Current Components in a series circuit share the same current: Itotal…