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Component Failure Analysis

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The job of a technician frequently entails…

Potentiometric Voltmeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One potentiometer, single…

Introduction to Conductance and Conductors

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

Capacitance

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

Simple Parallel Circuits

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On this page, we’ll outline the three principles you should…

Algebraic Substitution for Electric Circuits

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There are two basic Ohm’s Law equations: one relating voltage,…

Resonance

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The Q factor of a series inductive circuit is given by the following…

Potentiometers

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

Single-phase Induction Motors

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

Inductor Transient Response

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Inductors have the exact opposite characteristics of capacitors.…

Resistors Types

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

An Electric Pendulum

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

Series R, L, and C

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

Nonlinear Conduction

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“Advances are made by answering questions. Discoveries are made…

Design Project: Sensitive Microphone Amplifier

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Identify which direction each potentiometer wiper must move in this…

Passive Integrator and Differentiator Circuits

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

Rate-of-change Indicator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries Capacitor, 0.1 µF…

Inductor Quirks

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In an ideal case, an inductor acts as a purely reactive device. That…

Ohm’s Law Calculator

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Calculate circuit parameters using Ohm's Law

Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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As an electric current is passed through a coil of wire, it creates a…

Voltage Regulation

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As we saw in a few SPICE analyses earlier in this chapter, the output…

Power Sources

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

Rectifier Circuits

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

N-Way Power Divider Calculator

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This calculator determines the total path loss provided by an RF n-way power splitter.

The common-drain Amplifier (JFET)

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Demultiplexers

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A demultiplexer, sometimes abbreviated dmux, is a circuit that has one…

Basic Electromagnetic Relays

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

Other Diode Technologies

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Varicap or varactor diodes A variable capacitance diode is known as a…

Rectifier/Filter Circuit

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

Electrical Connections

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What, exactly, is necessary to establish electrical continuity between…

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

Introduction to Operational Amplifiers (Op-amps)

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What is an Operational Amplifier (Op-amp)? Operational Amplifiers,…

Resistors

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

The Common-gate Amplifier (IGFET)

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Resonant Filters

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So far, the filter designs we’ve concentrated on have employed…

Harmonic Phase Sequences

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In the last section, we saw how the 3rd harmonic and all of its…

Skin Depth Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate skin depth based on the conductive material being used and the frequency of the signal.

Multi-Stage Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Three NPN transistors—model 2N2222 or 2N3403…

Encoders and Decoders

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What does it mean, in general terms, to encode something? Conversely,…

Potato Battery

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One large potato One lemon (optional) Strip of…

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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A calculator for solving the maximum current a microstrip can handle.

Resistance, Reactance, and Impedance

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

Practical Considerations of ADC Circuits

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Perhaps the most important consideration of an ADC is its resolution.…

Properties of Exponents

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Product of Powers Property am an = am+n   Power of a Product…

Depletion-type IGFETs

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Insulated gate field-effect transistors are unipolar devices just like…

What Are Electric Circuits?

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You might have been wondering how charges can continuously flow in a…

Decimal versus Binary Numeration

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Let’s count from zero to twenty using four different kinds of…

Voltmeter Design

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As was stated earlier, most meter movements are sensitive devices.…

Coefficients of Specific Resistance

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Specific resistance at 20o C:  Material Element/Alloy ohm-cmil/ft…

Waveguide Calculator (Circular)

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This tool calculates the cutoff frequency of a circular waveguide

Electrical Connections

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What, exactly, is necessary to establish electrical continuity between…

Sensing AC Magnetic Fields

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Audio detector with headphones Electromagnet coil…

Minterm vs Maxterm Solution

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So far we have been finding Sum-Of-Product (SOP) solutions to logic…

Voltage and Current in a Practical Circuit

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

Valence and Crystal Structure

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

The Instrumentation Amplifier

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What Is an Instrumentation Amplifier? An instrumentation amplifier…

Common Sources of Hazard

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Of course, there is a danger of electrical shock when directly…

Voltage Follower

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One NPN transistor—models 2N2222 or 2N3403…

Magnetic Fields and Inductance

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

Series-parallel R, L, and C

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