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Motor Control Circuits

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

Torque Conversion Calculator

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A tool designed to convert between units of torque

Oscilloscope Trigger Controls

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A very useful tool for observing rotating objects is a strobe light.…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Brushless DC Motor

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Brushless DC motors were developed from conventional brushed DC motors…

Reluctance Motor

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The variable reluctance motor is based on the principle that an…

Servo Motor Systems

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Explain the operation of this “H-bridge” motor control circuit: At…

Induction Motor

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

Design Project: DC Motor

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

Flyback Switch Mode Regulator Calculator

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A calculator for computing several parameters needed in the design of a flyback switch mode regulator

Pulse Width Modulation

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

Stepper Motors

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

Other Specialized Motors

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Shaded Pole Induction Motor An easy way to provide starting torque to…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Single-phase Induction Motors

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

Induction Motor, Large

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

DC Generator Theory

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

Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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As an electric current is passed through a coil of wire, it creates a…

Voltage/Current Converter OpAmp Circuits

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

Current Divider Circuits

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

Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)

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What is Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)? The principle known as…

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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Capacitors, like all electrical components, have limitations that must…

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

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Most AC motors are induction motors. Induction motors are favored due…

Precision Voltage Follower

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

Contributors (13)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Capacitance, Reactance, and Admittance Calculator

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A calculator for solving the capacitance, reactance, and admittance of a capacitor.

Differential Equations

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As opposed to normal equations where the solution is a number, a…

Introduction to Electron Tubes

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An often neglected area of study in modern electronics is that of…

Transistor Ratings and Packages (IGFET)

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The Common-drain Amplifier (IGFET)

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Introduction to Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT)

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The invention of the bipolar transistor in 1948 ushered in a…

Wire Loop Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a wire loop.

Binary Addition

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

Permanent Magnets

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Centuries ago, it was discovered that certain types of mineral rock…

Multi-Stage Transistor Amplifiers

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

Potential Pitfalls

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Fallacious reasoning and poor interpersonal relations account for more…

Networks and Busses

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The wires between the tank and the monitoring location is  called…

Control Circuits

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High-impedance Voltmeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model TL082 recommended…

Four-Channel Audio Mixer

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A very common misconception students have about potentiometers is the…

Power Dissipation

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

Series and Parallel Inductors

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When inductors are connected in series, the total inductance is the…

Voltage Comparator

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Parts and Materials Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

Power Conversion Circuits

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

Polyphase Power Systems

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Explain the difference between a balanced polyphase system and an…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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Before the advent of solid-state logic circuits, logical control…

Modern Nonmechanical Memory

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Now we can proceed to studying specific types of digital storage…

Design Project: DC Motor

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

Logarithms

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Definition of a Logarithm     “log” denotes a…

Finite State Machines

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Up to now, every circuit that was presented was a combinatorial…

NAND Gate S-R Enabled Latch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

Three-phase Power Systems

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What is Split-Phase Power Systems? Split-phase power systems achieve…

Amplifiers

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Practical Benefit of Active Devices The practical benefit of active…

Time-Delay Electromechanical Relays

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What does the normal status of an electrical switch refer to?…

Circuit With a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Low-voltage incandescent lamp…

Design Project: Audio Power Amplifier

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

Microwave Tubes

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For extremely high-frequency applications (above 1 GHz), the…

CMOS Gate Circuitry

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