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Resistors Types

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These are the most common types of resistors available. Resistors…

Conductors, Insulators, and Electron Flow

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The electrons of different types of atoms have different degrees of…

True, Reactive, and Apparent Power

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Reactive Power We know that reactive loads such as inductors and…

Parallel Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

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

Capacitor Transient Response

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Because capacitors store energy in the form of an electric field, they…

Calculating Electric Power

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Learn the Power Formula We’ve seen the formula for determining…

Precision Potentiometer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two single-turn, linear-taper potentiometers, 5…

AC Resistor Circuits (Inductive)

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Instantaneous Values in AC Circuits Pure resistive AC circuit:…

Creating Custom Calibration Resistances

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Often in the course of designing and building electrical meter…

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…

An Electric Pendulum

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Capacitors store energy in the form of an electric field, and…

SPICE Quirks

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“Garbage in, garbage out.” —Anonymous SPICE is a…

Time Constant Calculations

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

Mutual Inductance

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If two coils of wire are brought into close proximity with each other…

Capacitor Impedance Calculator

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This tool calculates a capacitor's reactance for a given capacitance value and signal frequency.

Open-Loop OpAmp Circuits

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

Series LED Resistor Calculator

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This series LED resistance calculator is perfect for when you have a single LED or a number of the same color of LEDs in series and need to know which resistor you should use.

CMOS 555 Long Duration Minimum Parts Red LED Flasher

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

Sensitive Audio Detector

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

Op-Amp Data

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Parametric data for all semiconductor op-amp models except the CA3130…

Contributors (3)

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<p> Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological…

Conductor Ampacity

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The smaller the cross-sectional area of any given wire, the greater…

Coil Inductance Calculator

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This calculator computes the inductance of a wire coil.

Rectifier/Filter Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply Bridge rectifier pack…

Parallel Resistor Calculator

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Calculate the equivalent resistance of up to six resistors in parallel with ease while learning how to calculate resistance in parallel and the parallel resistance formula.

Pulse Width Modulation

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Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) uses digital signals to control power…

Sensing AC Magnetic Fields

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Audio detector with headphones Electromagnet coil…

Conductance

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When students first see the parallel resistance equation, the natural…

A Very Simple Circuit

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Parts and Materials 6-volt battery 6-volt incandescent lamp Jumper…

Voltage Regulator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Zener diode, 12…

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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

Historical, Nonmechanical Memory Technologies

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Perhaps the most ingenious technique was that of the delay line. A…

The S-R Latch

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A bistable multivibrator has two stable states, as indicated by the…

Larger 4-variable Karnaugh Maps

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

Optical Data Communication

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A modern alternative to sending (binary) digital information via…

Summer and Subtractor OpAmp Circuits

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

Electromagnetism

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The discovery of the relationship between magnetism and electricity…

Negative Feedback

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If we connect the output of an op-amp to its inverting input and apply…

Contributors (15)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Negative Binary Numbers

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With addition being easily accomplished, we can perform the operation…

Junction Field-effect Transistors

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The field effect transistor was proposed by Julius Lilienfeld in US…

Introduction to Combinational Logic Functions

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The term “combinational” comes to us from mathematics. In…

Parallel Batteries

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6-volt batteries 12-volt light bulb, 25 or 50…

Parallel Wire Inductance Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the inductance of two parallel wires

Microstrip Wavelength Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the guided wavelength inside a microstrip.

Factorials

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

Logarithms for Analog Circuits

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The concept of a mathematical power is familiar to most students of…

Band-pass Filters

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How to Create Band-pass Filter There are applications where a…

Biasing Techniques (BJT)

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

Series Batteries

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One 9-volt battery  …

Component Failure Analysis (Continued)

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“I consider that I understand an equation when I can predict the…

Rules for Limits

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    RELATED WORKSHEETS: Calculus for Electric Circuits…

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…

The D Latch

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Since the enable input on a gated S-R latch provides a way to latch…

Node Voltage Method

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The node voltage method of analysis solves for unknown voltages at…

Nonlinear OpAmp Circuits

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

Dielectric Strengths for Insulators

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Dielectric strength in kilovolts per inch (kV/in): Material*…

Light-Pulse Switch

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It is fairly important to use large value resistors (10 MΩ works…