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3 Methods for Compensating Localized Heat Generation in Smart Thermostats

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

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Wound Rotor Induction Motors

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A wound rotor induction motor has a stator like a squirrel cage…

Reluctance Motor

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The variable reluctance motor is based on the principle that an…

Selsyn (Synchro) Motors

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

What is Alternating Current (AC)?

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Most students of electricity begin their study with what is known as…

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

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

AC Commutator Motors

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Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Brushless DC Motor

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Brushless DC motors were developed from conventional brushed DC motors…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Other Specialized Motors

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Shaded Pole Induction Motor An easy way to provide starting torque to…

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Complex Number Arithmetic

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Since complex numbers are legitimate mathematical entities, just like…

AC Bridge Circuits

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As we saw with DC measurement circuits, the circuit configuration…

Series Resistor-Inductor Circuits

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In the previous section, we explored what would happen in simple…

DC Mesh Current Analysis

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

Printed Circuit Board Layout and Manufacture

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When a PCB designer speaks of dimensions in thous or mils, what does…

Binary Math

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

The Unijunction Transistor (UJT)

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Unijunction transistor: Although a unijunction transistor is not a…

Parallel Batteries

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6-volt batteries 12-volt light bulb, 25 or 50…

Finite-state Machine

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Feedback is a fascinating engineering principle. It can turn a rather…

Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)

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What is Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)? The principle known as…

AC Metrology

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In power distribution systems, it is very important to be able to…

Physiological Effects of Electricity

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Most of us have experienced some form of electric “shock,”…

Basic Algebra and Graphing for Electric Circuits

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Many different equations used in the analysis of electric circuits may…

Why digital?

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Although many textbooks provide good introductions to digital memory…

Performance-Based Assessments for AC Circuit Competencies

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Computational Circuits

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When someone mentions the word “computer,” a digital…

The Exclusive-OR Function: The XOR Gate

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What Is an XOR Gate? One element conspicuously missing from the set of…

Contributors (11)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Factors Affecting Inductance

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There are four basic factors of inductor construction determining the…

Potential Pitfalls

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Fallacious reasoning and poor interpersonal relations account for more…