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Calculus for Electric Circuits

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Calculus is a branch of mathematics that…

Single-phase Induction Motors

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

Class B Audio Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Dual operational amplifier,…

AC Bridge Circuits

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

Resistor Color Code Calculator and Chart (4-band, 5-band or 6-band)

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A handy tool for reading resistor color code values

Practical Considerations - Inductors

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Inductors, like all electrical components, have limitations which must…

Resistance Calculator

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

Voltage Divider

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

Wiring Color Codes Infographic

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Wiring Color Codes Infographic. Released under the Creative Commons…

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

Resistance

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

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…

Susceptance and Admittance

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What is Conductance? In the study of DC circuits, the student of…

Basic Ohmmeter Use

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

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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As an instructor of electronics, I am called upon frequently to help…

Inductor Transient Response

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Inductors have the exact opposite characteristics of capacitors.…

Ohm’s Law Calculator

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Calculate circuit parameters using Ohm's Law

Specific Resistance

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Designing Wire Resistance Conductor ampacity rating is a crude…

Voltage and Current Calculations

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There’s a sure way to calculate any of the values in a reactive…

What Is the Skin Effect?

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The Skin Depth of Copper in Electrical Engineering As previously…

Waveguides

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A waveguide is a special form of transmission line consisting of a…

Performance-Based Assessments for Digital Circuit Competencies

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Clipper and Clamper Circuits

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

Time Constant Equations

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Value of time constant in series RC and RL circuits Time constant in…

DC Mesh Current Analysis

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

Power in Resistive and Reactive AC circuits

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Consider a circuit for a single-phase AC power system, where a 120…

Inductors

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Design Project: Audio Media-Based Signal Generator

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Identify some different ways you can create the sine-wave audio tracks…

DC Branch Current Analysis

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

Numbers and Symbols

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The expression of numerical quantities is something we tend to take…

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

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A voltage multiplier is a specialized rectifier circuit…

Valence and Crystal Structure

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Valence: The electrons in the outermost shell, or valence shell, are…

Binary Addition

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

Bridge Circuits

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No text on electrical metering could be called complete without a…

Switches, Hand Actuated

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JFET Current Regulator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One N-channel junction field-effect transistor,…

Design Project: Signal Generator

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Explain the principle of operation for the particular integrated…

3-bit Binary Counter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 555 timer IC (Radio Shack catalog # 276-1723) One…

Sensitive Audio Detector

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PARTS AND MATERIALS High-quality “closed-cup” audio headphones…

Circuit Simplification Examples

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Let’s begin with a semiconductor gate circuit in need of…

Nonlinear OpAmp Circuits

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors

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The bipolar junction transistor (BJT) was named because its operation…

Latch Circuits

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What do you think this logic buffer gate will do, with the output…

Networks and Busses

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This collection of wires that I keep referring to between the tank…

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…

TTL NAND and AND gates

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Suppose we altered our basic open-collector inverter circuit, adding a…

Basic Algebra and Graphing for Electric Circuits

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Many different equations used in the analysis of electric circuits may…

Antiderivatives of Power Functions of e

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Note: this is a very unique and useful property of e. As in the case…

Susceptance and Admittance

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What is Conductance? In the study of DC circuits, the student of…

Musical Keyboard as a Signal Generator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Electronic “keyboard” (musical) “Mono”…

Why L/R and not LR?

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Learn About L/R Time Constants It is often perplexing to new students…

Synchronous Condenser

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Synchronous motors load the power line with a leading power factor.…

Boolean Algebraic Properties

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The Commutative Property Another type of mathematical identity,…

Positive Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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

Introduction to Shift Registers

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Shift registers, like counters, are a form of sequential logic.…

Sensitive Audio Detector

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PARTS AND MATERIALS High-quality “closed-cup” audio headphones…

Series R, L, and C

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Let’s take the following example circuit and analyze it: Example…

Half-Adder

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As a first example of useful combinational logic, let’s build a…

Design Project: Logic Probe

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What factors determine where potentiometers Rpot1 and Rpot2 must be…

Shift Registers: Serial-in, Serial-out

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Serial-in, serial-out shift registers delay data by one clock time for…