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ElectroStatic Discharge

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pressure Unit Conversion Calculator

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

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Network Protocols

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

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

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

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

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.

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.

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Questions to Ask Before Proceeding

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Has the system ever worked before? If yes, has anything happened to…

DC Lab - Potentiometer Voltage Divider

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will use potentiometers to vary a voltage and learn about voltage divider ratios and potentiometer applications.

Introduction to AC Motors

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After the introduction of the DC electrical distribution system by…

Impedance Transformation

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Standing waves at the resonant frequency points of an open- or…

AC Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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

The Thyristor

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A thyristor is a device that has a number of unusual characteristics.…

Electric Fields and Capacitance

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Introduction Whenever an electric voltage exists between two separated…

Flash ADC

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Also called the parallel A/D converter, this circuit is the simplest…

Trace Resistance Calculator

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This calculator determines the resistance of a microstrip trace

Autotransformers

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How much voltage is there between the following pairs of points in…

Properties of Exponents

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Product of Powers Property am an = am+n   Power of a Product…

Node Voltage Method

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The node voltage method of DC network analysis solves for unknown…

Likely Failures in Proven Systems

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The following problems are arranged in order from most likely to least…

Ring Counters

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If the output of a shift register is fed back to the input. a ring…

DC Generator Theory

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Generators used in battery-charging systems must be regulated so as to…

Component Failure Analysis (Continued)

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“I consider that I understand an equation when I can predict the…

Oscillator Circuits

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Phase shift oscillator. R1C1, R2C2, and R3C3 each provide 60° of…

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.

Metric Prefix Conversions

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To express a quantity in a different metric prefix from how it was…

Analog Lab - Voltage Comparator

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build an analog voltage comparator circuit and learn how open-loop operational amplifiers function.