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Susceptance and Admittance

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

Transistor Biasing Calculations

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Although transistor switching circuits operate without bias, it is…

Capacitor Charging and Discharging

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In this experiment, we will aim to learn about the following…

Parallel Resistor-Inductor Circuits

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Let’s take the same components for our series example circuit…

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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

Basic Ohmmeter Use

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

Multi-Stage Transistor Amplifiers

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

LED Resistor Calculator

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An LED resistance calculator is perfect for when you have a single LED and need to know which resistor you should use.

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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What does the acronym RF stand form, in reference to radio-related…

Voltage Divider

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

Permeability and Saturation

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The nonlinearity of material permeability may be graphed for better…

Design Project: Audio Tone Control

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Suppose you were installing a high-power stereo system in your car,…

Factors Affecting Capacitance

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There are three basic factors of capacitor construction determining…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Red LED Flasher

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

Potentiometers

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

AC Circuit Equations

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Inductive reactance Capacitive reactance Impedance in relation to R…

Induction Motor

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

Series and Parallel Capacitors

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When capacitors are connected in series, the total capacitance is…

Active Filters

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

Introduction to Conductance and Conductors

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By now you should be well aware of the correlation between electrical…

Look-up Tables

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Having learned about digital memory devices in the last chapter, we…

The DIAC

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Like all diodes, Shockley diodes are unidirectional devices; that is,…

Stripline Max Current Calculator

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A calculator designed to calculate the maximum current that a stripline can handle

Data - Resistance & Superconductor

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Tables of specific resistance and temperature coefficient of…

The “Buffer” Gate

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If we were to connect two inverter gates together so that the output…

PWM Power Controller

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

Voltmeter Design

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Suppose I were about to measure an unknown voltage with a manual-range…

Current Divider

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Network Analysis Competencies

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Simple Circuits

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

Boolean Algebraic Identities

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In mathematics, an identity is a statement true for all possible…

Inductance, Reactance, and Admittance Calculator

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This calculator gives the reactance and admittance of an inductor or the inductance given the reactance of an inductor

Three-phase Power Systems

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What is Split-Phase Power Systems? Split-phase power systems achieve…

Introduction to SPICE

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Thyristor Application Circuits

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

Larger 5 & 6-variable Karnaugh Maps

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Larger Karnaugh maps reduce larger logic designs. How large is large…

Introduction to Conductance and Conductors

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By now you should be well aware of the correlation between electrical…

Electrical Conduction in Semiconductors

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

The P-N Junction

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If a block of P-type semiconductor is placed in contact with a block…

Basic Electromagnetic Relays

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

Voltage/Current Converter OpAmp Circuits

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

AC Inductor Circuits

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Resistors vs. Inductors Inductors do not behave the same way as…

Design Project: LED Stroboscope

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

555 Hysteretic Oscillator

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Try out our 555 Timer Astable Circuit in our Tools section. PARTS AND…

PN Junctions

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

Simple Circuits

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

Resistance, Reactance, and Impedance

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What will happen to the brightness of the light bulb as the iron core…

Peak Voltage Calculator

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The peak voltage calculator calculates peak voltage values from the peak-to-peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.

Successive Approximation ADC

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One method of addressing the digital ramp ADC’s shortcomings is the…

Oscillator Circuits

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

Sensitive Voltage Detector

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

Decibel Measurements

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

Active Filters

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

Digital Codes

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Boolean Arithmetic

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Let us begin our exploration of Boolean algebra by adding numbers…

Build a Transformer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Steel flat bar, 4 pieces Miscellaneous bolts,…

Parallel Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

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Using the same value components in our series example circuit, we will…

Protective Relays

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

The Importance of Electrical Safety

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With this lesson, I hope to avoid a common mistake found in…

Data Flow

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Buses and networks are designed to allow communication to occur…