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Capacitance

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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

Power Calculations

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When calculating the power dissipation of resistive components, use…

Active Filters

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

Basic Ohmmeter Use

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Explain how an ohmmeter is able to measure the resistance of a…

Coil Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a coil.

Rheostat Range Limiting

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Several 10 kΩ resistors One 10 kΩ…

Meter Check of a Diode

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The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

Creating Custom Calibration Resistances

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Often in the course of designing and building electrical meter…

High-pass Filters

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A high-pass filter’s task is just the opposite of a low-pass…

Factors Affecting Capacitance

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There are three basic factors of capacitor construction determining…

Inverting Op-Amp Resistor Calculator

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This calculator determines the bias and feedback of resistors for an inverting op-amp.

Time Constant Circuits

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Generally speaking, how many “time constants” worth of time does…

Induction Motor

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Basic Electricity Competencies

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Positive Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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

Resistance Calculator

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This calculator calculates the resistivity of a component based on its resistance value, length, and cross-sectional area.

Resistor Color Codes

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Try out our Resistor Color Code Calculator in our Tools section.…

Thevenin’s, Norton’s, and Maximum Power Transfer Theorems

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Suppose a 12 volt lead-acid battery has an internal resistance of 20…

Radio Circuits

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

The J-K Flip-Flop

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Another variation on a theme of bistable multivibrators is the J-K…

Magnetic Fields and Inductance

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

Capacitors

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

Nonlinear Resistance

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

Binary Subtraction

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We can subtract one binary number from another by using the standard…

Derivatives of Power Functions of e

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Example Derivatives of e Proportionality Constant When we say that a…

The R/2R DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter)

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The R/2R DAC circuit is an alternative to the binary-weighted-input…

Basic Electromagnetic Relays

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

Capacitance, Reactance, and Admittance Calculator

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

Open-Loop OpAmp Circuits

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Determine what the magnitude and polarity of the voltmeter’s…

Voltage Multipliers (Doublers, Triplers, Quadruplers, and More)

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A voltage multiplier is a specialized rectifier circuit…

Meter Check of a Transistor (BJT)

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Bipolar transistors are constructed of a three-layer semiconductor…

Simple AC Circuit Calculations

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Over the course of the next few chapters, you will learn that AC…

Larger 4-variable Karnaugh Maps

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Knowing how to generate Gray code should allow us to build larger…

Decibel Measurements

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During the early development of telephone technology, a unit was…

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Special Diodes

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

Millman’s Theorem Revisited

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You may have wondered where we got that strange equation for the…

Octal and Hexadecimal to Decimal Conversion

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Although the prime intent of octal and hexadecimal numeration systems…

Introduction to DC Circuits

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“DC” stands for Direct Current, which can refer to either…

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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A chandelier has five light bulbs in it, and one of them is not…

Thermocouples

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Seebeck Effect An interesting phenomenon applied in the field of…

Biasing Techniques (JFET)

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Potential Pitfalls

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Fallacious reasoning and poor interpersonal relations account for more…

Re-drawing Complex Schematics

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Typically, complex circuits are not arranged in nice, neat, clean…

Noninverting Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

The 555 IC

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The 555 integrated circuit is the most popular chip ever manufactured.…

Simple Series Resonance

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

Integrated Circuits

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  A Logic Gate is assigned as an elementary building block of…

Ring Counters

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If the output of a shift register is fed back to the input. a ring…

Switches, Process Actuated

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It is very important to keep in mind that the “normal”…

Introduction to Mixed-Frequency AC Signals

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In our study of AC circuits thus far, we’ve explored circuits…

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

Signal Coupling

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

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

Analysis Options

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AC ANALYSIS: General form: .ac [curve] [points] [start] [final]…

PWM Power Controller

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 100 µF…

Circuit With a Switch

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

Control Circuits

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