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Resonance

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

Monostable Multivibrators

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

Switch Contact Design

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

Latch Circuits

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

DC Motor Control Circuits

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

The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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

“Ladder” Diagrams

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Ladder diagrams are specialized schematics commonly used to document…

The S-R Latch

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A bistable multivibrator has two stable states, as indicated by the…

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Light-Pulse Switch

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

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

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Most AC motors are induction motors. Induction motors are favored due…

TTL Logic Gates

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

The TRIAC

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SCRs are unidirectional (one-way) current devices, making them useful…

Heat Sink Calculator

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This calculator helps determine the maximum temperature a device can withstand

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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Before the advent of solid-state logic circuits, logical control…

Switches, Process Actuated

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

What is Alternating Current (AC)?

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

Time-Delay Electromechanical Relays

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

Wound Rotor Induction Motors

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A wound rotor induction motor has a stator like a squirrel cage…

Basic Electromagnetic Relays

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

Digital Logic Functions

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We can construct a simple logic functions for our hypothetical lamp…

Motor Control Circuits

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

AC Commutator Motors

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Charles Proteus Steinmetz’s first job after arriving in America…

Pulse Width Modulation

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Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) uses digital signals to control power…

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.

Special-output Gates

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

Table (landscape view)

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Periodic table of chemical elements.

Inverting Op-Amp Resistor Calculator

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This calculator determines the bias and feedback of resistors for an inverting op-amp.

Power in Electric Circuits

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

DC Lab - 4-wire Resistance Measurement

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will perform a 4-wire Kelvin resistance measurement and learn how to accurately measure resistance.

IGBTs

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Because of their insulated gates, IGFETs of all types have extremely…

Band Theory of Solids

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Quantum physics describes the states of electrons in an atom according…

Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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Every meter impacts the circuit it is measuring to some extent, just…

Unit Conversion Calculator

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Convert to and from different units of length, weight, power, temperature and torque

Synchronous Counters

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What is a Synchronous Counter? A synchronous counter, in contrast to…

Protective Relay Circuits

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Protective relays are special power-sensing devices whose job it is to…

Control Circuits

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Performance-Based Assessments for Digital Circuit Competencies

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Introduction to AC Motors

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After the introduction of the DC electrical distribution system by…

DC Lab - Build Your Own Multimeter

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a simple voltmeter and ammeter while learning some fundamentals about circuit measurements.

From Electric to Electronic

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Introduction This third volume of the book series Lessons In Electric…

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.

Building Series-Parallel Resistor Circuits

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Once again, when building battery/resistor circuits, the student or…

Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

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This tool is designed to compute for the trace width of a microstrip

PN Junctions

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

Symmetric Stripline Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of a symmetric stripline.