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Networks and Busses

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

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

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.

Network Protocols

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

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 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…

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.

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

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.

Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Parallel Resistor Calculator

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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.

ElectroStatic Discharge

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

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.

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.

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.

Diodes

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A diode is an electronics component made from a combination of a…

Boolean Arithmetic

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Let us begin our exploration of Boolean algebra by adding numbers…

Series-Parallel Combination AC Circuits

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

Millman’s Theorem Revisited

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You may have wondered where we got that strange equation for the…

Attenuators

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

Introduction to Digital-Analog Conversion

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Connecting digital circuitry to sensor devices is simple if the sensor…

Electrons and “holes’’

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Pure semiconductors are relatively good insulators as compared with…

Digital Logic Signals

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A rheostat (variable resistor) and a switch are both examples of…

Diode Switching Circuits

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Diodes can perform switching and digital logic operations. Forward and…

Ohm’s Law Calculator

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Calculate circuit parameters using Ohm's Law

Static Electricity

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It was discovered centuries ago that certain types of materials would…

Polar Form and Rectangular Form Notation for Complex Numbers

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In order to work with complex numbers without drawing vectors, we…

Encoders and Decoders

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What does it mean, in general terms, to encode something? Conversely,…

Twisted-Pair Impedance Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the characteristic impedance of a twisted-pair cable

DC Lab - Rate-of-change Indicator

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build an analog differentiator circuit that outputs a signal proportional to the rate-of-change and learn about one of the advantages of analog circuits.

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.

Open-Loop OpAmp Circuits

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Determine what the magnitude and polarity of the voltmeter’s…

Wire Over Plane Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a wire-over-plane setup.

Practical Power Factor Correction

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When the need arises to correct for poor power factor in an AC power…

DIP Gate Packaging

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Digital logic gate circuits are manufactured as integrated circuits:…