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Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Special-purpose Diodes

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

7-segment Display

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4511 BCD-to-7seg latch/decoder/driver (Radio…

Digital Display Circuits

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What is the purpose of a seven-segment decoder circuit? What is a…

Karnaugh Mapping

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Flyback LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

Convert MCD to Lumens

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This calculator is useful for calculating the luminous flux for LEDs where the angle is known.

LED Sequencer

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

Design Project: LED Stroboscope

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A technician uses a stroboscope to “freeze” the rotation of a…

Series LED Resistor Calculator

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This series LED resistance calculator is perfect for when you have a single LED or a number of the same color of LEDs in series and need to know which resistor you should use.

Simple Combination Lock

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4001 quad NOR gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

Optoelectronic Devices

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In this circuit, the electric motor is supposed to turn on whenever…

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Blue LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Minimum Parts Red LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

Transistor as a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

Display Tubes

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In addition to performing tasks of amplification and switching, tubes…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Red LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Digital Display Circuits

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What is the purpose of a seven-segment decoder circuit? What is a…

7-segment Display

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4511 BCD-to-7seg latch/decoder/driver (Radio…

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Pulsed-light Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

Computer Simulation of Electric Circuits

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

Basic Ammeter Use

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Show how this ammeter would be connected to the light bulb circuit to…

Safe Circuit Design

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As we saw earlier, a power system with no secure connection to earth…

Voltage Divider Circuits

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Let’s analyze a simple series circuit and determine the voltage…

Introduction to AC Motors

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After the introduction of the DC electrical distribution system by…

Capacitor Impedance Calculator

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This tool calculates a capacitor's reactance for a given capacitance value and signal frequency.

Likely Failures in Unproven Systems

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“All men are liable to error;” —John Locke Whereas…

What is Alternating Current (AC)?

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

Flip-Flop Circuits

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

Signal Coupling

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6 volt battery One capacitor, 0.22 µF…

Critical Temperatures for Superconductors

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Critical temperatures given in Kelvins Material Element/Alloy Critical…

Harmonic Phase Sequences

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In the last section, we saw how the 3rd harmonic and all of its…

Series DC Circuits Practice Worksheet with Answers

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In this circuit, three resistors receive the same amount of current (4…

Resistance

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The circuit in the previous section is not a very practical one. In…

Contributors (15)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Scientific Notation

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In many disciplines of science and engineering, very large and very…

Common Derivatives

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    RELATED WORKSHEETS: Calculus for Electric Circuits…

Encoders and Decoders

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

AC Waveforms

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When an alternator produces AC voltage, the voltage switches polarity…

A 50-Ohm Cable?

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