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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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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…

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.

Superconducting Devices

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

Timer Circuits

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Physiological Effects of Electricity

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

Emergency Response

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

Soldering

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

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Ohm’s Law (again!)

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A common phrase heard in reference to electrical safety goes something…

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Electric Shock

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

ElectroStatic Discharge

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

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Pulse Width Modulation

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

Thyristors

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

Quantum Physics

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“I think it is safe to say that no one understands quantum…

Physical Effects of Electricity

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Certain substances are known to physically deform (shorten or…

Light-Pulse Switch

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

Waveform Analysis

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PARTS AND MATERIALS IBM-compatible personal computer with sound card,…

Op-Amp Practical Considerations

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Real operational amplifiers have some imperfections compared to an…

Polarity of voltage drops

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When using conventional current flow, we can trace the direction of…

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

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Determine if the light bulb will de-energize for each of the following…

Algebraic Substitution for Electric Circuits

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There are two basic Ohm’s Law equations: one relating voltage,…

Active-mode Operation (IGFET)

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Questions relating to project management

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The Tetrode

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As the name suggests, the tetrode tube contains four elements: cathode…

Phasor Mathematics

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Provide a definition for phasor, as the term applies to electrical…

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

Resonance in Series-Parallel Circuits

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In simple reactive circuits with little or no resistance, the effects…

Introduction to Operational Amplifiers (Op-amps)

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What is an Operational Amplifier (Op-amp)? Operational Amplifiers,…

Zener Diodes

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Voltage-to-Current Signal Conversion

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

Transformer—Power Supply

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Power transformer, 120VAC step-down to 12VAC,…

Mutual Inductance

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When an electric current is passed through a coil of wire, what…

Current Divider

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Calculator (or pencil and paper for doing…

Motor Control Circuits

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The interlock contacts installed in the previous section’s motor…

Amplifier Circuits

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Note, Q3 and Q4 in the figure below are complementary, NPN and PNP…

Vol I. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…