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Capacitive Reactance

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555 Schmitt Trigger

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 9V Battery Battery Clip (Radio Shack catalog #…

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

Simple Series Resonance

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A similar effect happens in series inductive/capacitive circuits.…

Rheostat Range Limiting

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Several 10 kΩ resistors One 10 kΩ…

Specific Resistance

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Designing Wire Resistance Conductor ampacity rating is a crude…

AC Inductor Circuits

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

Superposition Theorem

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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…

Digital Logic Signals

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A rheostat (variable resistor) and a switch are both examples of…

SPICE Quirks

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

True, Reactive, and Apparent Power

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

Component Failure Analysis

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The job of a technician frequently entails…

Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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

Advanced Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Electronic power conversion circuits known…

DC Motor Control Circuits

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How is it possible to electrically measure the torque output by a…

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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

Series and Parallel AC Circuits

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Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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

Simultaneous Equations for Circuit Analysis

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Solve this equation for the value of x: x 5 = 8 How many exact…

Mutual Inductance

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When an electric current is passed through a coil of wire, what…

What Are Zener Diodes?

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What Is a Zener Diode? A Zener diode is a special type of rectifying…

Broadside Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a broadside coupled trace.

Logarithms for Analog Circuits

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

Quantum Devices

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Most integrated circuits are digital, based on MOS (CMOS) transistors.…

Read-Only Memory (ROM)

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Read-only memory (ROM) is similar in design to static or dynamic RAM…

Capacitor Charge and Time Constant Calculator

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This calculator computes for the capacitor charge time and energy, given the supply voltage and the added series resistance.

Venn Diagrams and Sets

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Mathematicians use Venn diagrams to show the logical relationships of…

Thermocouples

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Seebeck Effect An interesting phenomenon applied in the field of…

Half-Adder

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

The Silicon-Controlled Switch (SCS)

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If we take the equivalent circuit of an SCR and add another external…

Voltmeter Usage

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted batteries…

Sensing AC Electric Fields

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Audio detector with headphones CROSS-REFERENCES…

Design Project: Audio Tone Control

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Red LED Flasher

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

Introduction to Complex Numbers

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If I needed to describe the distance between two cities, I could…

Digital Communication

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Monostable Multivibrators

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We’ve already seen one example of a monostable multivibrator in use:…

More on Spectrum Analysis

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Computerized Fourier analysis, particularly in the form of the FFT…

Voltage Divider

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

A Very Simple Computer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Three batteries, each one with a different…

The Common-source Amplifier (JFET)

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Sum and Product Notation

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For reference, this section introduces the terminology used in some…

Introduction to Solid-state Device Theory

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This chapter will cover the physics behind the operation of…

More on AC “polarity”

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Complex numbers are useful for AC circuit analysis because they…

The Shockley Diode

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Our exploration of thyristors begins with a device called the…

Waveguide Calculator (Rectangular)

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This tool calculates the cutoff frequency of a rectangular waveguide

Numeration Systems

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Digital computers communicate with external devices through ports:…

Common Sources of Hazard

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

Practical Considerations - Batteries

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When connecting batteries together to form larger “banks”…

Transistors, junction field-effect (JFET)

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Vol III. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Frequency and Phase Measurement

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An important electrical quantity with no equivalent in DC circuits is…

Digital-to-Analog Conversion

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If a pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal is sent to a passive…

Contributors (7)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Mutual Inductors

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Circuit Effects

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The principle of non-sinusoidal, repeating waveforms being equivalent…

Inductive Reactance

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Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…