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Building Series-Parallel Resistor Circuits

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Once again, when building battery/resistor circuits, the student or…

Switch Contact Design

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A switch can be constructed with any mechanism bringing two conductors…

A 50-Ohm Cable?

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

RC Time Constant Calculator

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The time constant of a series RC circuit is the product of the resistance and capacitance. Given two of the three values—resistance, capacitance, or RC time constant—this tool will calculate the missing third variable.

Feedback

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If some percentage of an amplifier’s output signal is connected…

Vol II. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Si Lab - Commutating Diode

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a simple circuit that will teach you how to use a commutating diode to reduce inductive kickback.

Passive Integrator and Differentiator Circuits

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

Oscillator Circuits

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

Design Project: Logic Probe

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What factors determine where potentiometers Rpot1 and Rpot2 must be…

Speed Distance Time Calculator

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

L-Match Impedance Matching Circuits

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This calculator is designed to compute for the parameters needed to design a L-Match Impedance Circuit

Bridge Circuits

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

Series-parallel R, L, and C

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Now that we’ve seen how series and parallel AC circuit analysis…

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…

Transistor Biasing Calculations

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Although transistor switching circuits operate without bias, it is…

Susceptance and Admittance

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

Capacitance

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

Electromagnetic Induction

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While Oersted’s surprising discovery of electromagnetism paved…

Capacitors and Calculus

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

Inductor Sizing Equation

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The Inductance Formula     Wheeler’s formulas for…

Oscillator Circuits

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Phase shift oscillator. R1C1, R2C2, and R3C3 each provide 60° of…

Other Waveshapes

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As strange as it may seem, any repeating, non-sinusoidal waveform is…

Permissive and Interlock Circuits

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A practical application of switch and relay logic is in control…

Time Constant Circuits

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

Polar Form and Rectangular Form Notation for Complex Numbers

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In order to work with complex numbers without drawing vectors, we…

Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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

Important Constants

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Euler’s Number Euler’s constant is an important value for…

Arithmetic with Scientific Notation

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The benefits of scientific notation do not end with ease of writing…

Contributors (2)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Analog Lab - 555 Ramp Signal Generator

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, construct a signal generator circuit that creates two different types of ramp signals and learn how capacitors charge when connected to resistors and constant current sources.

Tube Lab - Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build an audio amplifier using a vacuum tube (triode) and learn about voltage transformers, how to build a high-voltage DC power supply, and how to use a transformer for impedance matching.

DC Lab - An Analog Computer For Averaging

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a simple circuit that computes the average of voltages and learn about analog computers and their application.

The R/2nR DAC: Binary-Weighted-Input Digital-to-Analog Converter

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What Is a R/2nR DAC Circuit? The R/2nR DAC circuit, otherwise known as…

Decoder

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A decoder is a circuit that changes a code into a set of signals. It…

AC Lab - Large Induction Motor

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

Voltage and Current in a Practical Circuit

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Because it takes energy to force charge to flow against the opposition…

Design Project: Intercom System

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Design a passive circuit that will create a "split” ( V/-V) power…

AC Phase

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

VSWR / Return Loss Calculator

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A calculator designed to compute the VSWR, reflection coefficient, return loss and matching loss in a transmission line

ElectroStatic Discharge

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At the start of this book, we discussed static electricity and how it…

The R/2nR DAC: Binary-Weighted-Input Digital-to-Analog Converter

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What Is a R/2nR DAC Circuit? The R/2nR DAC circuit, otherwise known as…

Single-phase Induction Motors

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

Analysis Techniques for Series Parallel Resistor Circuits

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Guidelines to Series-Parallel Combination Circuit Analysis The goal of…

Contributors (10)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Inductance

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! One of the fundamental principles of…

Scientific Notation

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

Digital Memory Terms and Concepts

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When we store information in some kind of circuit or device, we not…

JFET Amplifiers

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

Factorials

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Definition of a Factorial Denoted by the symbol “!” after…

Series Circuits and the Application of Ohm’s Law

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

OpAmp Oscillator Circuits

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

Electrical Conduction in Semiconductors

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In any electrically conductive substance, what are charge carriers?…

What is Network Analysis?

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The basic application of Ohm’s law to combinations of series and…

Intro Lab - Ohm’s Law

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Project Overview This project employs all of the skills…

Single-phase Power Systems

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Single phase power system schematic diagram shows little about the…

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Nonlinear OpAmp Circuits

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

Derivative of a Constant

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    (“c” being a constant)   RELATED…

Power Sources

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There are many different types of power sources, and here some of the…