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Capacitor Types

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A capacitor is a passive two-terminal electronic component that…

AC Network Analysis

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Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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Capacitors, like all electrical components, have limitations that must…

Magnetic Fields and Inductance

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

Basic AC-DC Power Supplies

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Inductor Transient Response

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Inductors have the exact opposite characteristics of capacitors.…

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.

Series-Parallel Combination AC Circuits

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DC Lab - Capacitor Charging and Discharging

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build capacitor charging and discharging circuits and learn how to calculate the RC time constant of resistor-capacitor circuits.

Input and Output Coupling

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To overcome the challenge of creating necessary DC bias voltage for an…

Impedance

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Capacitors

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Identify some of the different types of capacitors, and their…

Capacitor Transient Response

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

555 Lab - Red LED Flasher

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a red LED flasher and learn a useful application of the versatile 555 timer IC.

Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

Active Filters

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Factors Affecting Inductance

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There are four basic factors of inductor construction determining the…

Resonance

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

Review of R, X, and Z (Resistance, Reactance and Impedance)

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Before we begin to explore the effects of resistors, inductors, and…

Passive Integrator and Differentiator Circuits

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

AC Power

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If a sinusoidal voltage is applied to an impedance with a phase angle…

SPICE Simulation of Series and Parallel Circuits

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Previously, we examined series circuits and parallel circuits using…

Simple Series Resonance

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

Resistor Color Codes

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Try out our Resistor Color Code Calculator in our Tools section.…

Circuit Effects

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

Feedback

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

Complex Voltage and Current Calculations

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There are circumstances when you may need to analyze a DC reactive…

Dielectric Strengths for Insulators

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

Specific Resistance

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Designing Wire Resistance Conductor ampacity rating is a crude…

Multi-Stage Transistor Amplifiers

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Magnetic Fields and Inductance

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

DC Lab - Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will use a potentiometer as a variable resistor to control the speed of a motor and learn how to connect a potentiometer as a rheostat.

DC Bridge Circuits

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Voltage and Current Calculations

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There’s a sure way to calculate any of the values in a reactive…

Circuit Components

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Remember that this tutorial is not exhaustive by any means, and that…

Performance-Based Assessments for DC Circuit Competencies

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Current Divider Circuits and the Current Divider Formula

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A parallel circuit is often called a current divider for its ability…

Calculating Power Factor

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As was mentioned before, the angle of this “power…

Inductors

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! A 5 H inductor is subjected to an electric…

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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A chandelier has five light bulbs in it, and one of them is not…

Operational Amplifier Models

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While mention of operational amplifiers typically provokes visions of…

N-Way Power Divider Calculator

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

Metric Notation

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The metric system, besides being a collection of measurement units for…

DC Lab - Parallel Batteries

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will connect batteries in parallel to power a light and learn the relationship between the individual battery currents and the total system current.

Ideal Diode Current and Voltage Calculator

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This calculator solves for any single missing value in the ideal diode I-V equation for a forward-biased PN-junction diode. Parameters are current, saturation current, voltage, temperature, and ideality factor.

Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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Parallel Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

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

Fundamentals of SPICE programming

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Programming a circuit simulation with SPICE is much like programming…

DC Lab - Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will use a potentiometer as a variable resistor to control the speed of a motor and learn how to connect a potentiometer as a rheostat.

Wires and Connections

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Older electrical schematics showed connecting wires crossing, while…

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

Valence and Crystal Structure

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

Multiplexers and Demultiplexers

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

Design Project: Sensitive Audio Detector

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The choice of step-down transformers to use in a project such as this…

Introduction to Operational Amplifiers (Op-amps)

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

The NOT Gate

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The single-transistor inverter circuit illustrated earlier is actually…

Current Divider Circuits and the Current Divider Formula

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A parallel circuit is often called a current divider for its ability…

Definite Integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

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