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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.

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

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.

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

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.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

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.

Pressure Unit Conversion Calculator

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

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.

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

Network Protocols

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

Resonance

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The Q factor of a series inductive circuit is given by the following…

Measurements of AC Magnitude

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So far we know that AC voltage alternates in polarity and AC current…

Si Lab - Simple Op Amp

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a custom operational amplifier (op amp) and learn about the application of current mirrors and the use of negative feedback in op amp circuits.

Rectifier Circuits

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What is Rectification? Now we come to the most popular application of…

Open-Loop OpAmp Circuits

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

Capacitor Sizing Equation

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Capacitance Formula     Permittivity of Dielectric  …

Contributors (9)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

Solving Series and Parallel Circuits With the Table Method and Ohm’s Law

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The table method provides a structured methodology for ensuring you…

Early Tube History

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Thomas Edison, that prolific American inventor, is often credited with…

Superposition Theorem

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The superposition theorem is one of those strokes of genius that takes…

Voltage and Current in a Practical Circuit

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Because it takes energy to force charge to flow against the opposition…

Numbers versus Numeration

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It is imperative to understand that the type of numeration system used…

Stripline Max Current Calculator

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A calculator designed to calculate the maximum current that a stripline can handle

Meter Check of a Diode

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The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Class C BJT Amplifiers

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A common class of operation used in radio-frequency (RF) amplifier…

Contact “Normal” State and Make/Break Sequence

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Any kind of switch contact can be designed so that the contacts…

Voltage Divider Circuits

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Let’s analyze a simple series circuit and determine the voltage…

DC Lab - Sensitive Voltage Detector With Audio Output

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will construct a voltage detector with adjustable sensitivity and audio output, and you will learn a method for detecting small electrical signals without an oscilloscope.