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Special-purpose Diodes

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Schottky diodes Schottky diodes are constructed of a metal-to-N…

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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What does the acronym RF stand form, in reference to radio-related…

High-Reliability Circuits

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

Design Project: Radio Transmitter

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Research the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) guidelines on…

Quantum Physics

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

Principles of Radio

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One of the more fascinating applications of electricity is in the…

Link Budget Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the power at the receiver using link budget analysis.

Radio Circuits

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

Free Space Path Loss Calculator

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This calculator computes for the free space path loss between transmit and receive antennas.

Resistor Color Code Calculator and Chart (4-band, 5-band or 6-band)

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A handy tool for reading resistor color code values

The Unijunction Transistor (UJT)

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Unijunction transistor: Although a unijunction transistor is not a…

Induction Motor, Large

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PARTS AND MATERIALS AC power source: 120VAC Capacitor, 3.3 µF…

Octal and Hexadecimal Numeration

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Because binary numeration requires so many bits to represent…

Rate-of-change Indicator

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

Capacitance

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

The “Operational” Amplifier

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Long before the advent of digital electronic technology, computers…

Questions to Ask Before Proceeding

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Has the system ever worked before? If yes, has anything happened to…

An Analogy for Ohm’s Law

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Ohm’s Law also makes intuitive sense if you apply it to the…

Calculating Power Factor

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

Dielectric Strengths for Insulators

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

DC Generator Theory

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Generators used in battery-charging systems must be regulated so as to…

Combination Tubes

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Similar in thought to the idea of the integrated circuit, tube…

Multi-Stage Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Three NPN transistors—model 2N2222 or 2N3403…

Conductance

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When students first see the parallel resistance equation, the natural…

Build a Transformer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Steel flat bar, 4 pieces Miscellaneous bolts,…

Wire Self Inductance Calculator

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This calculator will help compute the inductance of a length of wire.

LED Sequencer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4017 decade counter/divider (Radio Shack catalog…

Ohm’s Law

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

Full-wave Bridge Rectifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply (6 volt output) Four…

Fail-safe Design

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Logic circuits, whether comprised of electromechanical relays or…

Design Project: DC Motor

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The armature windings of your DC motor will have very low resistance.…

A 50-Ohm Cable?

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Early in my explorations of electricity, I came across a length of…

Introduction to Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors

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As was stated in the last chapter, there is more than one type of…

Transistors, Insulated-gate Field-effect (IGFET or MOSFET)

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Voltage Divider Calculator

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The voltage divider is a circuit used to create a voltage less than or equal to the input voltage.

Time Constant Equations

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Value of time constant in series RC and RL circuits Time constant in…

Electrical Transients

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This chapter explores the response of capacitors and inductors to…

4-wire Resistance Measurement

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Electromagnet made from experiment…

Divided Feedback

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If we add a voltage divider to the negative feedback wiring so that…

Gate Universality

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

Inductor Transient Response

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Inductors have the exact opposite characteristics of capacitors.…

Potentiometers

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

The S-R Latch

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A bistable multivibrator has two stable states, as indicated by the…

Protective Relay Circuits

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Protective relays are special power-sensing devices whose job it is to…

Metric Prefix Conversions

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To express a quantity in a different metric prefix from how it was…

Free Space Path Loss Calculator

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This calculator computes for the free space path loss between transmit and receive antennas.

Radar Maximum Range Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the maximum distance (range) that a radar can detect

Switches, Hand Actuated

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The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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Bipolar junction transistors (Also known as BJTs) can be used as an…