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Electromagnetism

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The discovery of the relationship between magnetism and electricity…

Series and Parallel AC Circuits

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

Time-Delay Electromechanical Relays

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

Boolean Algebra

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

Monostable Multivibrators

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

Tube Lab - Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build an audio amplifier using a vacuum tube (triode) and learn about voltage transformers, how to build a high-voltage DC power supply, and how to use a transformer for impedance matching.

TTL Logic Gates

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

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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Just as devices have been made to measure certain physical quantities…

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

Electromechanical Relay Logic

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In ladder logic symbolism, an electromechanical relay coil is shown as…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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

The J-K Flip-Flop

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Another variation on a theme of bistable multivibrators is the J-K…

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…

Protective Relays

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A special type of relay is one that monitors the current, voltage,…

Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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

Switch Contact Design

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

AC Bridge Circuits

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As we saw with DC measurement circuits, the circuit configuration…

Likely Failures in Unproven Systems

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

Time Constant Calculations

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

TTL Logic Gates

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

Resonance

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Digital Circuit Competencies

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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.

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

Series and Parallel AC Circuits

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

Tube Lab - Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build an audio amplifier using a vacuum tube (triode) and learn about voltage transformers, how to build a high-voltage DC power supply, and how to use a transformer for impedance matching.

DC Motor Theory

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

Lorentz Force Calculator

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This calculator will determine the combined Lorentz force exerted on a charged particle moving through both an electric field and a magnetic field.

Polyphase Motor Design

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AC Motors Perhaps the most important benefit of polyphase AC power…

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.

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

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.

Contact “Normal” State and Make/Break Sequence

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

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Selsyn (Synchro) Motors

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

Contactors

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All About Contactors When a relay is used to switch a large amount of…

JFET Biasing Techniques

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Using an example, learn about the different bias techniques for junction field effect transistors (JFETs) like the constant voltage bias, self-bias configuration, and voltage divider biasing.

Trace Resistance Calculator

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This calculator determines the resistance of a microstrip trace

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Elementary Amplifier Theory

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Fundamentally, an amplifier is a device that takes in a low-power…

Wattmeter Design

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Power in an electric circuit is the product (multiplication) of…

Electron Versus Conventional Flow

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In this electrical circuit, trace the direction of current through the…

Resistors

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

Nonlinear OpAmp Circuits

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

Design Project: Signal Generator

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Explain the principle of operation for the particular integrated…

Important Constants

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Euler’s Number Euler’s constant is an important value for…

Design Project: Power Inverter

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A common topology for DC-AC power converter circuits uses a pair of…

Design Project: DC Voltage Regulator

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It may seem difficult to even start on a project such as this, with no…

Introduction to Conductance and Conductors

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By now you should be well aware of the correlation between electrical…

Protective Relay Circuits

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

Waveguide Calculator (Rectangular)

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This tool calculates the cutoff frequency of a rectangular waveguide

The Common-source Amplifier (JFET)

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Memory with moving parts: “Drives”

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

Strain Gauges

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If a strip of conductive metal is stretched, it will become skinnier…

RMS Voltage Calculator

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This calculator calculates the RMS Voltage value from either the peak voltage, the peak-to-peak voltage, or the average voltage.

Introduction to Combinational Logic Functions

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