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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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Physical Effects of Electricity

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Certain substances are known to physically deform (shorten or…

Ohm’s Law (again!)

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Quantum Physics

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Thyristors

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Soldering

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

What Is the Skin Effect?

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The Skin Depth of Copper in Electrical Engineering As previously…

Design Project: Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Signal Generator

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What shape of voltage waveform would you expect to measure (using an…

Superconducting Devices

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Superconducting devices, though not widely used, have some unique…

ElectroStatic Discharge

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

Skin Depth Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate skin depth based on the conductive material being used and the frequency of the signal.

Electric Shock

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It is sometimes said regarding electrical safety that, Ït’s not the…

Light-Pulse Switch

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It is fairly important to use large value resistors (10 MΩ works…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Timer Circuits

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AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Physiological Effects of Electricity

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

Pulse Width Modulation

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Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) uses digital signals to control power…

Emergency Response

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Despite lock-out/tag-out procedures and multiple repetitions of…

CMOS Gate Circuitry

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Up until this point, our analysis of transistor logic circuits has…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Minimum Parts Red LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors

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What is an Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT), and what…

Read-Only Memory (ROM)

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Read-only memory (ROM) is similar in design to static or dynamic RAM…

Rate-of-change Indicator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries Capacitor, 0.1 µF…

Practical Considerations - Inductors

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Inductors, like all electrical components, have limitations which must…

Vol III. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Minterm vs Maxterm Solution

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Practical Considerations - Batteries

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When connecting batteries together to form larger “banks”…

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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

Stepper Motors

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The Common-source Amplifier (JFET)

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Design Project: Dual-output AC-DC Power Supply

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Safety is very important when designing and/or building a device…

Potentiometer as a Voltage Divider

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Carbon pencil…

Kirchhoff’s Current Law (KCL)

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What Is Kirchhoff’s Current Law? Kirchhoff’s Current Law,…

TTL NAND and AND gates

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Suppose we altered our basic open-collector inverter circuit, adding a…

PWM Power Controller

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 100 µF…

Introduction to AC Motors

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After the introduction of the DC electrical distribution system by…

Stripline Crosstalk Calculator

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Circuits and the Speed of Light

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Suppose we had a simple one-battery, one-lamp circuit controlled by a…