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Networks and Busses

Textbook

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

High Voltage Ohmmeters

Textbook

Most ohmmeters of the design shown in the previous section utilize a…

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

Textbook

Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Network Protocols

Textbook

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

Worksheets - Interconnects

Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Parallel Resistor Calculator

Tools

Calculate the equivalent resistance of up to six resistors in parallel with ease while learning how to calculate resistance in parallel and the parallel resistance formula.

Wheatstone Bridge Calculator

Tools

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

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.

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

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.

Networks and Busses

Textbook

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

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

Worksheets - Interconnects

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

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.

AC Lab - Sensing AC Magnetic Fields

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, you will sense AC magnetic fields using a simple wire coil and learn about AC signal coupling, orientation effects, and the impact of shielding using different materials.

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.

ElectroStatic Discharge

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

Network Topology

Textbook

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…

Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…

AC Lab - Induction Motor

Textbook

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.

High Voltage Ohmmeters

Textbook

Most ohmmeters of the design shown in the previous section utilize a…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

Textbook

The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

MESFETs

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DeMorgan’s Theorems

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A mathematician named DeMorgan developed a pair of important rules…

IC Fabrication and Packaging

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What does it mean if an integrated circuit comes in DIP form? What…

Conductors, Insulators, and Electron Flow

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The electrons of different types of atoms have different degrees of…

Copper Wire Gauge Table

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Solid Cooper Wire Table Size Diameter (inches) Cross-sectional area…

What is the Relationship Between Conductance and Resistance?

Textbook

The concept and measurement units of resistance are most often used…

Conductor Ampacity

Textbook

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

Other Waveshapes

Textbook

As strange as it may seem, any repeating, non-sinusoidal waveform is…

Si Lab - BJT Common-collector Voltage Follower

Textbook

In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a voltage follower amplifier using a bipolar junction transistor (BJT) in common-collector configuration and learn about circuit ground and impedance transformations.

TTL NOR and OR gates

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TTL Circuit Analysis Let’s examine the following TTL circuit and…

Electric Shock Data

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The table of electric currents and their various bodily effects was…

Gate Universality

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NAND and NOR gates possess a special property: they are universal.…

Introduction to Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT)

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The invention of the bipolar transistor in 1948 ushered in a…

Superconducting Devices

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Superconducting devices, though not widely used, have some unique…

DIY EE Lab - Introduction to Electronics Projects

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To learn about electronics, you must eventually engage in hands-on experimentation. Knowledge gleaned from books alone has limited use in scientific endeavors. Troubleshooting a circuit can be as important as the knowledge gained from a properly functioning experiment.

Basic Voltmeter Use

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What will this voltmeter register when connected to a battery as shown…

Enhancement-type IGFETs

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Complex Vector Addition

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

Circuit Effects

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The principle of non-sinusoidal, repeating waveforms being equivalent…

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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As an instructor of electronics, I am called upon frequently to help…