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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.

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Linear Computational Circuitry

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

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

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.

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.

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.

ElectroStatic Discharge

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

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.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

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.

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.

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…

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

Tube Lab - Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

Textbook

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

Textbook

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

AC Lab - Sensing AC Magnetic Fields

Textbook

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.

Network Topology

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

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.

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.

High Voltage Ohmmeters

Textbook

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

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

Textbook

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

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

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.

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…

Capacitor Sizing Equation

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Capacitance Formula     Permittivity of Dielectric  …

Contact “Normal” State and Make/Break Sequence

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

DC Branch Current Analysis

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

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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What does the acronym RF stand form, in reference to radio-related…

AC Waveforms

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When an alternator produces AC voltage, the voltage switches polarity…

Introduction to Operational Amplifiers (Op-amps)

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What is an Operational Amplifier (Op-amp)? Operational Amplifiers,…

Intro Lab - Build an Electromagnet

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build an electromagnet and learn about electromagnetism including the relationship of magnetic polarity to current flow.

DC Lab - Parallel Batteries

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will connect batteries in parallel to power a light and learn the relationship between the individual battery currents and the total system current.

SPICE Simulation of Series and Parallel Circuits

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Previously, we examined series circuits and parallel circuits using…

“Ladder” Diagrams

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Ladder diagrams are specialized schematics commonly used to document…

DC Bridge Circuits

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

Inductance, Reactance, and Admittance Calculator

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This calculator gives the reactance and admittance of an inductor or the inductance given the reactance of an inductor

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Dielectric Strengths for Insulators

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Dielectric strength in kilovolts per inch (kV/in): Material*…

Wire Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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A helpful tool for calculating the impedance of a wire microstrip.

Selsyn (Synchro) Motors

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

Networks and Busses

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

General Troubleshooting Tips

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When first approaching a failed or otherwise misbehaving system, the…

An Electric Pendulum

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Capacitors store energy in the form of an electric field, and…

Multimeters

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Seeing as how a common meter movement can be made to function as a…