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Design Project: Event Counter

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If your event sensing switch is mechanical in nature, you will likely…

Square Root, Cube Root, and Nth Root Calculator

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This calculator will determine the square root, cube root, or nth root of a given number, x.

Digital Lab - S-R Latch Using NOR Gates

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build an S-R latch using two NOR gates and learn how this type of digital memory operates, including invalid states, race conditions, and the effects of output loading.

What is Network Analysis?

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

Oscillator Circuits

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

Calculating Power Factor

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As was mentioned before, the angle of this “power…

Conductor Size

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It should be common-sense knowledge that liquids flow through…

Branch Current Method Analysis

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The most straightforward DC network analysis technique is the branch…

Open-Loop OpAmp Circuits

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

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Voltage-to-Current Signal Conversion

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In instrumentation circuitry, DC signals are often used as analog…

Clipper Circuits

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A circuit which removes the peak of a waveform is known as a clipper.…

Radio Circuits

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(a) Crystal radio. (b) Modulated RF at antenna. (c) Rectified RF at…

Contributors (13)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Diode Switching Circuits

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Diodes can perform switching and digital logic operations. Forward and…

Magnetism

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A permanent magnet is a device that retains a magnetic field without…

Sequences

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Arithmetic Sequences An arithmetic sequence is a series of numbers…

Physiological Effects of Electricity

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

Capacitor Quirks

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As with inductors, the ideal capacitor is a purely reactive device,…

Dielectric Strengths for Insulators

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

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

DC Lab - Series Batteries

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will connect batteries in series and learn the relationship between the individual battery voltages and the total series voltage.

Binary Subtraction

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We can subtract one binary number from another by using the standard…

Si Lab - Astable Multivibrator Audio Oscillator

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build an astable multivibrator (oscillator) circuit that provides an output in the audio frequency range and learn the effect of component values and supply voltage on oscillation frequency.

Synchronous Counters

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What is a Synchronous Counter? A synchronous counter, in contrast to…

Electrical Signal Types

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With BogusBus, our signals were very simple and straightforward: each…

Switches, Electrically Actuated (Relays)

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

Design Project: Audio Power Amplifier

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Explain how the microphone in your amplifier works. How, exactly, does…

Gas Discharge Tubes

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If you’ve ever witnessed a lightning storm, you’ve seen…

Intro Lab - Nonlinear Resistance

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will compare the resistance of a lamp filament in its on and off states and learn about nonlinear resistances by applying Ohm's law.

Electromagnetic Induction

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While Oersted’s surprising discovery of electromagnetism paved…

Rectifier Circuits

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

555 Lab - Red LED Flasher

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a red LED flasher and learn a useful application of the versatile 555 timer IC.

Design Project: Event Counter

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If your event sensing switch is mechanical in nature, you will likely…

Flip-Flop Circuits

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

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Boolean Relationships on Venn Diagrams

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The fourth example has A partially overlapping B. Though, we will…

Fail-safe Design

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Logic circuits, whether comprised of electromechanical relays or…

Simple Parallel (Tank Circuit) Resonance

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Resonance in a Tank Circuit A condition of resonance will be…

Physiological Effects of Electricity

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