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AC Commutator Motors

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Charles Proteus Steinmetz’s first job after arriving in America…

555 Lab - LED Flasher with Inductive Flyback

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a multiple LED flasher and learn how to use inductive flyback to generate a voltage pulse that is greater than the supply voltage.

Single-phase Induction Motors

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A three-phase motor may be run from a single-phase power source.…

DC Lab - Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will use a potentiometer as a variable resistor to control the speed of a motor and learn how to connect a potentiometer as a rheostat.

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Pulse Width Modulation

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

AC Lab - Automotive Alternator as AC Generator

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, you will use an automotive alternator to generate three-phase AC voltage and learn how alternators can function as both generators and motors.

Stepper Motors

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

What is Alternating Current (AC)?

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Most students of electricity begin their study with what is known as…

Polyphase Motor Design

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AC Motors Perhaps the most important benefit of polyphase AC power…

AC Motor Theory

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Electromechanical watt-hour meters use an aluminum disk that is spun…

DC Generator Theory

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

Linear Computational Circuitry

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

Selsyn (Synchro) Motors

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Normally, the rotor windings of a wound rotor induction motor are…

Electric Shock

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

Torque Conversion Calculator

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A tool designed to convert between units of torque

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Stepper Motor Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the maximum speed, minimum time per step and maximum power of a stepper motor

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Digital Lab - 7-segment LED Display

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will control a 7-segment binary-coded decimal (BCD) display and learn about active-low and active-high logic inputs.

Contributors (4)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Making a Venn Diagram Look Like a Karnaugh Map

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Starting with circle A in a rectangular A’ universe in figure…

Performance-Based Assessments for Basic Electricity Competencies

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Radio Circuits

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

Example Circuits and Netlists

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The following circuits are pre-tested netlists for SPICE 2g6, complete…

Linear Computational Circuitry

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

Simple Series Resonance

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A similar effect happens in series inductive/capacitive circuits. When…

Series Circuits and the Application of Ohm’s Law

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In this introduction to series resistance circuits, we will explain…

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Binary Addition

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The Rules of Binary Addition Adding binary numbers is a very simple…

What is a Meter?

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A meter is any device built to accurately detect and display an…

Miscellaneous Diode Applications

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

Non-Inverting Op-Amp Resistor Calculator

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This calculator determines the bias and feedback of resistors for a non-inverting Op-Amp

Power in Electric Circuits

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In addition to voltage and current, there is another important…

Speed Distance Time Calculator

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This calculator will solve for either distance, time, or speed given two of the three parameters.

Vol IV. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Contact “Bounce”

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When a switch is actuated and contacts touch one another under the…

Voltage-to-Current Signal Conversion

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

AC Lab - PC Oscilloscope

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, use a PC-based oscilloscope program to observe waveforms from a musical keyboard and learn basic oscilloscope operation.

Series and Parallel Component Equivalent Values

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Series and Parallel Resistances     Series and Parallel…

Digital Lab - Basic 2-Input NAND Gate Circuit

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build and test a 2-input digital NAND gate with LED indicators and learn to read pinout diagrams, power a digital IC, connect unused inputs and outputs, and use pulldown resistors.

Connectors

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An electrical connector, is an electro-mechanical device used to join…

Likely Failures in Proven Systems

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The following problems are arranged in order from most likely to least…

AC Inductor Circuits

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Resistors vs. Inductors Inductors do not behave the same way as…

Magnetic Units of Measurement

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If the burden of two systems of measurement for common quantities…

Digital Logic With Feedback

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With simple gate and combinational logic circuits, there is a definite…

Parallel Circuits and the Application of Ohm’s Law

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In this introduction to parallel resistance circuits, we will explain…

Waveguide Calculator (Circular)

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This tool calculates the cutoff frequency of a circular waveguide

BJT Quirks

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Current Divider Circuits

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

Encoders and Decoders

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What does it mean, in general terms, to encode something? Conversely,…

Sum-of-Products and Product-of-Sums Expressions

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Identify each of these logic gates by name, and complete their…

DC Lab - Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will use a potentiometer as a variable resistor to control the speed of a motor and learn how to connect a potentiometer as a rheostat.

Si Lab - Commutating Diode

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a simple circuit that will teach you how to use a commutating diode to reduce inductive kickback.

Boolean Rules for Simplification

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Boolean algebra finds its most practical use in the simplification of…

Gate Universality

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

Series Resistor-Inductor Circuits

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In the previous section, we explored what would happen in simple…

Computer Simulation of Electric Circuits

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Computers can be powerful tools if used properly, especially in the…