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OpAmp Oscillator Circuits

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

Q Factor and Bandwidth of a Resonant Circuit

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The Q, or quality, factor of a resonant circuit is a measure of the…

Capacitance

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

Peak Detector

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A peak detector is a series connection of a diode and a…

Digital Logic Signals

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A rheostat (variable resistor) and a switch are both examples of…

Wiring Color Codes

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Wiring for AC and DC power distribution branch circuits are color…

Parallel Circuits and the Application of Ohm’s Law

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

Complex Circuits

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What do we do if we come across a circuit more complex than the simple…

AC Bridge Circuits

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As we saw with DC measurement circuits, the circuit configuration…

Power Dissipation

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

Resonance in Series-Parallel Circuits

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In simple reactive circuits with little or no resistance, the effects…

Magnetic Fields and Inductance

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Whenever electrons flow through a conductor, a magnetic field will…

Capacitors and Calculus

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Capacitors do not have a stable “resistance” as conductors…

Resistors

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Shown here is the schematic symbol for a resistor: What is the purpose…

Meter Check of a Diode

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The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

Superposition Theorem

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

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.

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Circuit Components

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Remember that this tutorial is not exhaustive by any means, and that…

Capacitor Types

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A capacitor is a passive two-terminal electronic component that…

Phase Shift

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply Two capacitors, 0.1…

Series Circuits and the Application of Ohm’s Law

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

Induction Motor, Large

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

Musical Keyboard as a Signal Generator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Electronic “keyboard” (musical)…

Performance-Based Assessments for Basic Electricity Competencies

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Arc Flash and Arc Blast

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Electromechanical relays used to start and stop high-power electric…

Phasor Mathematics

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Provide a definition for phasor, as the term applies to electrical…

Complex Circuits

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What do we do if we come across a circuit more complex than the simple…

Differentiator and Integrator Circuits

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By introducing electrical reactance into the feedback loops of an…

Power Density Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the power density of an antenna

Digital Signals and Gates

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While the binary numeration system is an interesting mathematical…

Binary Addition

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

Resistors

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Because the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance in…

Timer Circuits

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

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 12AX7 dual triode vacuum tube Two power…

Inductor Quirks

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In an ideal case, an inductor acts as a purely reactive device. That…

Speed Distance Time Calculator

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

Amplifiers

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Practical Benefit of Active Devices The practical benefit of active…

Sound Cancellation

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply Two audio speakers…

The Exclusive-OR Function: The XOR Gate

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What Is an XOR Gate? One element conspicuously missing from the set of…

Three-phase Transformer Circuits

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Since three-phase is used so often for power distribution systems, it…

Binary Count Sequence

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If we examine a four-bit binary count sequence from 0000 to 1111, a…

Coax Impedance Calculator

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A helpful tool for calculating the impedance of a coaxial cable.

Parallel R, L, and C

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We can take the same components from the series circuit and rearrange…

T-Match Impedance Matching Circuits

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A tool designed to compute the values to be used in a T-match Impedance Circuit

Introduction to SPICE

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“With Electronics Workbench, you can create circuit schematics…

R, L and C Summary

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

Hand Calculator Use

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To enter numbers in scientific notation into a hand calculator, there…

Sensing AC Magnetic Fields

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Audio detector with headphones Electromagnet coil…

Frequency and Phase Measurement

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An important electrical quantity with no equivalent in DC circuits is…

Unit Conversion Calculator

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

Nonlinear Conduction

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“Advances are made by answering questions. Discoveries are made…

LC Resonant Frequency Calculator

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A circuit with an inductor (L) and capacitor (C) connected in parallel or series will have a resonant frequency at which their impedances are equal. Given two of the three values—inductance, capacitance, or resonant frequency—this tool will calculate the missing third variable.

Biasing Techniques (BJT)

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In the common-emitter section of this chapter, we saw a SPICE analysis…

Electrical Noise and Interference

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Define what noise means, in the electrical sense of the word. How does…

Radio Circuits

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

More on Spectrum Analysis

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Computerized Fourier analysis, particularly in the form of the FFT…

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

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Determine if the light bulb will de-energize for each of the following…

Transistor Ratings and Packages (IGFET)

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Protective Relays

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