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Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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

Contactors

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All About Contactors When a relay is used to switch a large amount of…

DC Motor Control Circuits

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How is it possible to electrically measure the torque output by a…

Boolean Algebra

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

AC Lab - Induction Motor

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, build a simple AC permanent capacitor split-phase induction motor and learn the principles of AC induction motor function.

Reluctance Motor

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

What is Alternating Current (AC)?

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

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Servo Motor Systems

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

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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Calculate the voltage output by the secondary winding of a transformer…

Brushless DC Motor

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Brushless DC motors were developed from conventional brushed DC motors…

Pulse Width Modulation

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

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Single-phase Induction Motors

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

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

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

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Linear Computational Circuitry

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

Wound Rotor Induction Motors

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A wound rotor induction motor has a stator like a squirrel cage…

AC Phase

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Things start to get complicated when we need to relate two or more AC…

Intro Lab - Resistor Power Dissipation

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will examine the heat generated by resistors and maybe even make one smoke! Also, learn to calculate power dissipation using Joule's law and resistor power ratings.

The TRIAC

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SCRs are unidirectional (one-way) current devices, making them useful…

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

Gas Discharge Tubes

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If you’ve ever witnessed a lightning storm, you’ve seen…

Boolean Relationships on Venn Diagrams

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The fourth example has A partially overlapping B. Though, we will…

EIRP Calculator

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A helpful tool for computing the Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) of an antenna

Antenna Downtilt and Coverage Calculator

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This calculator will determine the correct antenna downtilt angle given the heights of the antennas and distance between them.

Review of R, X, and Z (Resistance, Reactance and Impedance)

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Before we begin to explore the effects of resistors, inductors, and…

Si Lab - Zener Diode Voltage Regulator

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a simple DC voltage regulator circuit and learn how to use reverse-biased Zener diodes as voltage clamps.

Si Lab - Astable Multivibrator Audio Oscillator

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build an astable multivibrator (oscillator) circuit that provides an output in the audio frequency range and learn the effect of component values and supply voltage on oscillation frequency.

Peak Voltage Calculator

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The peak voltage calculator calculates peak voltage values from the peak-to-peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.

“Long’’ and “Short’’ Transmission Lines

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In DC and low-frequency AC circuits, the characteristic impedance of…

What Are Electric Circuits?

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You might have been wondering how charges can continuously flow in a…

Voltage and Current

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As was previously mentioned, we need more than just a continuous path…

Encoders and Decoders

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

Gate Universality

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

Microwave Tubes

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

Conductors, Insulators, and Electron Flow

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The electrons of different types of atoms have different degrees of…

The Antiderivative (Indefinite Integral)

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  Notice something important here: taking the derivative of f(x)…

Characteristic Impedance

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Note the “50 ohm” rating printed on the jacket of the cable. What…

Capacitors

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Identify some of the different types of capacitors, and their…

R, L and C Summary

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With the notable exception of calculations for power (P), all AC…

Si Lab - JFET Switching Circuit and Static Electricity Sensor

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, use a junction field-effect transistor (JFET) to build a sensitive switching circuit and learn about JFET current gain.

Si Lab - Intro to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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In these hands-on semiconductor electronics experiments, learn to build and test circuits using discrete silicon (Si) devices, including diodes and transistors. Also, learn important circuit designs, including rectifiers, current mirrors, amplifiers, and oscillators.

Practical Considerations - Batteries

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When connecting batteries together to form larger “banks”…

Slope (integrating) ADC

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So far, we’ve only been able to escape the sheer volume of…

Radicals

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Definition of a Radical Given the expression where “x” is…

Delta and Wye 3-Phase Circuits

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Label where each of the following electrical quantities would be found…

Light-Pulse Switch

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

Protective Relays

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A special type of relay is one that monitors the current, voltage,…

Digital Lab - 10-bit Flashing LED Sequencer

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build and test an automated circuit that sequentially flashes 10 LED, and learn about counters, frequency dividers, and switch debouncing.

Peak Voltage Calculator

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The peak voltage calculator calculates peak voltage values from the peak-to-peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.

Unit Conversion Calculator

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Convert to and from different units of length, weight, power, temperature and torque

Elementary Circuits

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In the simplest terms you can think of, define what an electrical…

Fail-safe Design

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Logic circuits, whether comprised of electromechanical relays or…

AC Commutator Motors

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

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

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…

Heat Sink Calculator

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This calculator helps determine the maximum temperature a device can withstand