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Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

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

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…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

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.

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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

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.

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 12AX7 dual triode vacuum tube Two power…

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

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

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.

ElectroStatic Discharge

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

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.

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Network Topology

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

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Network Protocols

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

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.

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

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.

The Common-emitter Amplifier

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At the beginning of this chapter, it illustrates how transistors could…

Boolean Algebraic Identities

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In mathematics, an identity is a statement true for all possible…

Intro Lab - Circuit With a Switch

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will control a light with a switch and learn the basics of connecting toggle (on/off) switches into circuits.

Static Electricity

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

L-Match Impedance Matching Circuits

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This calculator is designed to compute for the parameters needed to design a L-Match Impedance Circuit

Speed Distance Time Calculator

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This calculator will solve for either distance, time, or speed given two of the three parameters.

555 Schmitt Trigger

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 9V Battery Battery Clip (Radio Shack catalog #…

Selsyn (Synchro) Motors

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

Battery Ratings

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Because batteries create current flow in a circuit by exchanging…

Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

Heat Sink Calculator

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This calculator helps determine the maximum temperature a device can withstand

Digital Communication

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

Slope (integrating) ADC

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So far, we’ve only been able to escape the sheer volume of…

Electrical Signal Types

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With BogusBus, our signals were very simple and straightforward: each…

Introduction to Solid-state Device Theory

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This chapter will cover the physics behind the operation of…

Re-drawing Complex Schematics

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Typically, complex circuits are not arranged in nice, neat, clean…

DIP Gate Packaging

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Digital logic gate circuits are manufactured as integrated circuits:…

Design Project: Audio Tone Control

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Suppose you were installing a high-power stereo system in your car,…

An Analogy for Ohm’s Law

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

Safety Grounding

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In simple AC power systems, one of the two conductors is typically…