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Capacitance Calculator

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This calculates the capacitance of a capacitor based on its charge, Q, and its voltage, V, according to the formula, C=Q/V.

Inductor Quirks

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

Passive Filter Circuits

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

Why L/R and not LR?

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Learn About L/R Time Constants It is often perplexing to new students…

Capacitor Transient Response

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

Voltage and Current Calculations

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Basic AC-DC Power Supplies

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

Inductance

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! One of the fundamental principles of…

Multi-Stage Transistor Amplifiers

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

Calculus for Electric Circuits

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

PN Junctions

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

Active Filters

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

Input and Output Coupling

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

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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

AC Capacitor Circuits

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Capacitors Vs. Resistors Capacitors do not behave the same as…

Resonance in Series-Parallel Circuits

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In simple reactive circuits with little or no resistance, the effects…

Capacitor Sizing Equation

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Capacitance Formula     Permittivity of Dielectric  …

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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

Oscillator Circuits

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

555 Schmitt Trigger

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

Passive Integrator and Differentiator Circuits

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

Simple Parallel (Tank Circuit) Resonance

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Resonance in a Tank Circuit A condition of resonance will be…

Active-mode Operation (BJT)

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When a transistor is in the fully-off state (like an open switch), it…

Inverting and Noninverting OpAmp Voltage Amplifier Circuits

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

Circuit Effects

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

Wire-by-Number project kit introduction

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Wire-by-Number project: simple voltage divider Description: Build a…

Series-Parallel Combination AC Circuits

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

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 12AX7 dual triode vacuum tube Two power…

Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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Learning Objectives Rheostat use Wiring a potentiometer as a rheostat…

Conductors, Insulators, and Electron Flow

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

Ohm’s Law - How Voltage, Current, and Resistance Relate

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The first, and perhaps most important, the relationship between…

Factors Affecting Inductance

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There are four basic factors of inductor construction determining the…

Inductor Transient Response

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Inductors have the exact opposite characteristics of capacitors.…

Inductor-Capacitor “tank” Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Oscilloscope Assortment of non-polarized…

Magnetic Units of Measurement

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In electric circuits, the three basic quantities are voltage (E or V),…

Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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

SPICE Quirks

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

Ohm’s Law

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For a given amount of water pressure, which will flow a greater rate…

Memory with moving parts: “Drives”

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The earliest forms of digital data storage involving moving parts was…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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Many electronic circuits use what is called a split or a dual power…

Antenna Downtilt and Coverage Calculator

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This calculator will determine the correct antenna downtilt angle given the heights of the antennas and distance between them.

Susceptance and Admittance

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

Introduction to Digital Integrated Circuits

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Digital circuits are circuits dealing with signals restricted to the…

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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

Frequency and Phase Measurement

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

Power Conversion Circuits

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

CMOS Gate Circuitry

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Up until this point, our analysis of transistor logic circuits has…

Safe Circuit Design

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As we saw earlier, a power system with no secure connection to earth…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Minimum Parts Red LED Flasher

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

Op-Amp Data

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

PC Oscilloscope

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PARTS AND MATERIALS IBM-compatible personal computer with sound card,…

The Thyristor

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A thyristor is a device that has a number of unusual characteristics.…

Encoder

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What is an Encoder? An encoder is a circuit that changes a set of…

Delta and Wye 3-Phase Circuits

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Label where each of the following electrical quantities would be found…

Oscilloscope Trigger Controls

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A very useful tool for observing rotating objects is a strobe light.…

Inductor Transient Response

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Inductors have the exact opposite characteristics of capacitors.…

Wiring Color Codes Infographic

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Wiring Color Codes Infographic. Released under the Creative Commons…

Current Divider Circuits and the Current Divider Formula

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