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Network Protocols

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Aside from the issues of the physical network (signal types and…

Network Topology

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Point-to-Point Connecting two digital devices with a network, would…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Wheatstone Bridge Calculator

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This calculator helps determine the resistance of a variable resistor within a Wheatstone bridge circuit or the differential voltage created across the bridge terminals.

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.

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.

DC Lab - Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will use a potentiometer as a variable resistor to control the speed of a motor and learn how to connect a potentiometer as a rheostat.

Network Protocols

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Aside from the issues of the physical network (signal types and…

Instrumentation Amplifier Gain Calculator

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The instrumentation amplifier calculator will assist in the design and analysis of a conventional instrumentation amplifier circuit by calculating the required resistor values and gain.

DC Lab - Thermoelectricity

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a thermocouple to measure temperature changes and learn about the Seebeck effect.

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.

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.

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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Many electronic circuits use what is called a split or a dual power…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Pressure Unit Conversion Calculator

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This calculator will convert pressure values to ten different standard units for pressure.

Networks and Busses

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The wires between the tank and the monitoring location is  called…

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

Network Topology

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Point-to-Point Connecting two digital devices with a network, would…

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Digital Signals and Gates

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While the binary numeration system is an interesting mathematical…

Applying Ohm’s Law—Rules and Methods for Circuit Analysis

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When analyzing complex series and parallel circuits, it is easy to…

The Unijunction Transistor (UJT)

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Unijunction transistor: Although a unijunction transistor is not a…

Electric Shock

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

Unit Conversion Calculator

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

Stripline Trace Width Calculator

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A calculator designed to calculate the trace width of a stripline based on the maximum current rating

Contact “Bounce”

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When a switch is actuated and contacts touch one another under the…

Contributors (12)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Edge-triggered Latches: Flip-Flops

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So far, we’ve studied both S-R and D latch circuits with enable…

Permanent Magnets

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Centuries ago, it was discovered that certain types of mineral rock…

Si Lab - Half-wave Rectifier

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a half-wave rectifier circuit using a silicon diode and learn about the differences between permanent magnet motor operation on AC vs. DC power.

What is Alternating Current (AC)?

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

Transistor Ratings and Packages (BJT)

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Like all electrical and electronic components, transistors are limited…

Wires and Connections

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Older electrical schematics showed connecting wires crossing, while…

An Analogy for Ohm’s Law

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Ohm’s Law also makes intuitive sense if you apply it to the…

Overcurrent Protection

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What hazards might be posed by a circuit with excessive current going…

Troubleshooting Series and Parallel Circuits

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The jobs of electronics engineers and technicians frequently entail…

Attenuators

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What is Attenuators? Attenuators are passive devices. It is…

Algebraic Substitution for Electric Circuits

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There are two basic Ohm’s Law equations: one relating voltage,…

Voltmeter Design

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Suppose I were about to measure an unknown voltage with a manual-range…