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3 Methods for Compensating Localized Heat Generation in Smart Thermostats

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This video goes through one of the most prominent issues with thermostat design, accounting for the…

3D Time of Flight: Understanding the system trade-offs

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Learn how design parameters impact system performance.

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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

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…

ElectroStatic Discharge

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

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…

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

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

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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

Network Protocols

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…

ElectroStatic Discharge

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

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…

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

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…

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

Karnaugh Maps, Truth Tables, and Boolean Expressions

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Who Developed the Karnaugh Map? Maurice Karnaugh, a…

Parallel R, L, and C

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We can take the same components from the series circuit and rearrange…

Thyristor Application Circuits

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

Capacitor Charging and Discharging

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Capacitor Charging and Discharging Experiment Parts and Materials To…

Flip-Flop Circuits

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

Safety Grounding

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

Digital-to-Analog Conversion

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If a pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal is sent to a passive…

Historical, Nonmechanical Memory Technologies

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Perhaps the most ingenious technique was that of the delay line. A…

Circuit Simplification Examples

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Let’s begin with a semiconductor gate circuit in need of…

Radicals

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Definition of a Radical Given the expression where “x” is…

Performance-Based Assessments for Network Analysis Competencies

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Voltage Multipliers (Doublers, Triplers, Quadruplers, and More)

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A voltage multiplier is a specialized rectifier circuit…

Valence and Crystal Structure

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Valence: The electrons in the outermost shell, or valence shell, are…

Make Your Own Multimeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Sensitive meter movement (Radio Shack catalog #…

Biasing Techniques (JFET)

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Balanced Attenuator Calculator

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This balanced attenuator calculator helps you determine the resistor (R1) values for a balanced attenuator.

Stripline Trace Width Calculator

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A calculator designed to calculate the trace width of a stripline based on the maximum current rating

Wire Types and Sizes

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Most electrical wire is covered in a rubber or plastic coating called…

Factoring Equivalencies

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Factoring Identities :   a2 - b2 = (a + b) (a - b) a2 + 2ab + b2…

Voltmeter Usage

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted batteries…