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Capacitor Types

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

Calculus for Electric Circuits

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

Oscillator Circuits

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Capacitor Transient Response

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

Series R, L, and C

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

Calculating Power Factor

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

Passive Filter Circuits

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

AC Lab - Phase Shift in a Capacitive Circuit

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, build a simple RC circuit that demonstrates phase shift and learn how out-of-phase AC voltages do not add algebraically.

Inductance

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

AC Network Analysis

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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.

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Capacitors and Calculus

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Capacitors do not have a stable “resistance” as conductors…

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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

Radio Circuits

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(a) Crystal radio. (b) Modulated RF at antenna. (c) Rectified RF at…

Capacitor Impedance Calculator

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

Capacitors

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

Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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

Passive Integrator and Differentiator Circuits

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

Design Project: Intercom System

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Design a passive circuit that will create a "split” ( V/-V) power…

Speed Distance Time Calculator

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This calculator will solve for either distance, time, or speed given two of the three parameters.

Capacitor Transient Response

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

Magnetic Units of Measurement

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

Analog Lab - 555 Ramp Signal Generator

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, construct a signal generator circuit that creates two different types of ramp signals and learn how capacitors charge when connected to resistors and constant current sources.

An Electric Pendulum

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

Si Lab - Multi-stage Amplifier

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, construct a three-stage common-emitter amplifier using bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) and learn about multi-stage gain and feedback.

Temperature Coefficient of Resistance

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You might have noticed on the table for specific resistances that all…

Time Constant Circuits

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Series and Parallel AC Circuits

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

Permeability and Saturation

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The nonlinearity of material permeability may be graphed for better…

Basic AC-DC Power Supplies

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

Low-pass Filters

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By definition, a low-pass filter is a circuit offering easy passage to…

Polarity of voltage drops

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When using conventional current flow, we can trace the direction of…

Open-Loop OpAmp Circuits

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

Band Theory of Solids

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Quantum physics describes the states of electrons in an atom according…

Design Project: Sensitive Microphone Amplifier

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Identify which direction each potentiometer wiper must move in this…

Design Project: Logic Probe

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What factors determine where potentiometers Rpot1 and Rpot2 must be…

Impedance Matching With Transformers

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Suppose you were to take a 3 kW electric heater rated for 240 VAC and…

Pi-Match Impedance Matching Calculator

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This calculator is designed to compute the parameters required to design a Pi-Match Impedance Circuit

Properties of Exponents

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

Lorentz Force Calculator

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This calculator will determine the combined Lorentz force exerted on a charged particle moving through both an electric field and a magnetic field.

Simple Parallel (Tank Circuit) Resonance

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

Reluctance Motor

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The variable reluctance motor is based on the principle that an…

Introduction to Electron Tubes

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An often neglected area of study in modern electronics is that of…

Inductive Reactance

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

Display Tubes

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In addition to performing tasks of amplification and switching, tubes…

Digital Lab - 7-segment LED Display

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will control a 7-segment binary-coded decimal (BCD) display and learn about active-low and active-high logic inputs.

Latch Circuits

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What do you think this logic buffer gate will do, with the output…

What is Norton’s Theorem and the Norton Equivalent Circuit?

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This article explains the step-by-step process for determining the…

Circuit Effects

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

Introduction to Conductance and Conductors

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

Synchronous Counters

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What is a Synchronous Counter? A synchronous counter, in contrast to…

Series Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

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In the last section, we learned what would happen in simple…

The Common-emitter Amplifier

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At the beginning of this chapter, it illustrates how transistors could…

Time-delay Relays

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What are Time-Delay Relays? Some relays are constructed with a kind of…

The DIAC

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Like all diodes, Shockley diodes are unidirectional devices; that is,…

What is a Meter?

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A meter is any device built to accurately detect and display an…

Elementary Circuits

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In the simplest terms you can think of, define what an electrical…

Conductors and Insulators

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Given two lengths of metal wire, which one will have the least…