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Simple Circuits

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Shown here is the schematic symbol for a resistor: What is the purpose…

Series-Parallel DC Circuits

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Switches

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What is the purpose of the switch shown in this schematic diagram?

Current Divider Circuits

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Thyristor Application Circuits

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Safety Grounding

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

Digital Memory Terms and Concepts

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When we store information in some kind of circuit or device, we not…

Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

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This tool is designed to compute for the trace width of a microstrip

Inductor Quirks

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In an ideal case, an inductor acts as a purely reactive device. That…

Analog Lab - 555 Oscillator (Astable Multivibrator)

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build an oscillator using a 555 timer and learn the theory of operation of the 555 timer when configured as an astable multivibrator.

DC Lab - Build Your Own Multimeter

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a simple voltmeter and ammeter while learning some fundamentals about circuit measurements.

Design Project: Signal Generator

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Explain the principle of operation for the particular integrated…

Boolean Algebra

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Introduction to Network Theorems for Circuit Analysis

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Anyone who’s studied geometry should be familiar with the…

What is Network Analysis?

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The basic application of Ohm’s law to combinations of series and…

Kelvin (4-wire) Resistance Measurement

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Suppose we wished to measure the resistance of some component located…

Soldering

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Both soldering irons and soldering guns are tools used in the process…

Parallel DC Circuits Practice Worksheet With Answers

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In this circuit, three resistors receive the same amount of voltage…

BJT Quirks

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An ideal transistor would show 0% distortion in amplifying a signal.…

Time Constant Calculations

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The Common-base Amplifier

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The final transistor amplifier configuration (Figure below) we need to…

Don’t Care Cells in the Karnaugh Map

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Up to this point we have considered logic reduction problems where…

What Are Electric Circuits?

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You might have been wondering how charges can continuously flow in a…

Digital Lab - Digital Combination Lock

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a digital combination lock with LED output indicators and learn about XOR gate functionality and how to implement NOR logic functionality using diodes.

Bandpass Filter Calculator

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This calculates values of the inductance, capacitance of an inductor and capacitor used in a Butterworth LC bandpass filter.

Decibel Measurements

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During the early development of telephone technology, a unit was…

Switches, Electrically Actuated (Relays)

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The structure behind ladder logic is based on the electrical ladder…

Network Topology

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

Voltage and Current in a Practical Circuit

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

Electromagnetism

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The discovery of the relationship between magnetism and electricity…

AC Lab - Large Induction Motor

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, build a large AC permanent capacitor split-phase induction motor and learn the principles of AC induction motor function.

The Antiderivative (Indefinite Integral)

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  Notice something important here: taking the derivative of f(x)…

Multi-Stage Transistor Amplifiers

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AC Waveforms

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

Calculating Electric Power

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Learn the Power Formula We’ve seen the formula for determining…

Arc Flash and Arc Blast

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Electromechanical relays used to start and stop high-power electric…

More on AC “polarity”

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Complex numbers are useful for AC circuit analysis because they…

Contributors (12)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Gate Universality

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NAND and NOR gates possess a special property: they are universal.…

What is Network Analysis?

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The basic application of Ohm’s law to combinations of series and…

The “Operational” Amplifier

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Long before the advent of digital electronic technology, computers…

Performance-Based Assessments for DC Circuit Competencies

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BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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As an instructor of electronics, I am called upon frequently to help…

BJT Quirks

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An ideal transistor would show 0% distortion in amplifying a signal.…

Bipolar Transistor Biasing Circuits

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