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Factors Affecting Inductance

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There are four basic factors of inductor construction determining the…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Induction Motor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS AC power source: 120VAC Capacitor, 3.3 µF (or…

Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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An oscilloscope is a very useful piece of electronic test equipment.…

Performance-Based Assessments for Basic Electricity Competencies

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Minterm vs Maxterm Solution

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

Basic Electricity Worksheet

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What is the purpose of the switch shown in this schematic diagram?

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

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Determine if the light bulb will de-energize for each of the following…

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Resistors

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Because the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance in…

Electrical Connections

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

Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

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This tool is designed to compute for the trace width of a microstrip

Edge Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute for the inductance of an edge coupled trace.

Rectifying Diodes

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

Re-drawing Complex Schematics

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Typically, complex circuits are not arranged in nice, neat, clean…

Encoders and Decoders

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

Induction Motor, Large

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PARTS AND MATERIALS AC power source: 120VAC Capacitor, 3.3 µF 120VAC…

Elementary Circuits

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

Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) theory

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

Design Project: Power Inverter

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A common topology for DC-AC power converter circuits uses a pair of…

Pulse Width Modulation

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Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) uses digital signals to control power…

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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

Delta and Wye 3-Phase Circuits

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

Binary Addition

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The Rules of Binary Addition Adding binary numbers is a very simple…

Static Electricity

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It was discovered centuries ago that certain types of materials would…

Contactors

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All About Contactors When a relay is used to switch a large amount of…

Design Project: Arbitrary Waveform Generator

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What, exactly, is an arbitrary waveform generator, and for what…

Correct use of Ohm’s Law

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Reminders When Using Ohm’s Law One of the most common mistakes…

Component Modeling

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When plotted on a curve tracer, the characteristic curve for a normal…

An Analogy for Ohm’s Law

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Ohm’s Law also makes intuitive sense if you apply it to the…

Hyperbolic Functions

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Note: all angles (x) must be expressed in units of radians for these…

Power Dissipation

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

Design Project: DC Motor

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The armature windings of your DC motor will have very low resistance.…

Full-Adder

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The half-adder is extremely useful until you want to add more that…

True, Reactive, and Apparent Power

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

Rectifier Circuits

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

Data - Resistance & Superconductor

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Tables of specific resistance and temperature coefficient of…

Build a Transformer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Steel flat bar, 4 pieces Miscellaneous bolts,…

Contact “Bounce”

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When a switch is actuated and contacts touch one another under the…

Radar Maximum Range Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the maximum distance (range) that a radar can detect

Energy, Work, and Power

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Define the following terms: energy, work, and power.

Permissive and Interlock Circuits

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A practical application of switch and relay logic is in control…

Introduction to Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors

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As was stated in the last chapter, there is more than one type of…

Coax Inductance Calculator

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A calculator for computing the inductance of a coaxial cable.

Wiring Color Codes

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Wiring for AC and DC power distribution branch circuits are color…

Control Circuits

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Hyperbolic Functions

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Note: all angles (x) must be expressed in units of radians for these…

Capacitive Reactance

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

Lock-out / Tag-out

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In this motor control circuit, how would you ensure that there is no…

Nonlinear Resistance

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

Power Calculations

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When calculating the power dissipation of resistive components, use…

Physical Effects of Electricity

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Certain substances are known to physically deform (shorten or…

Inductors

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Reluctance Motor

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors

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The bipolar junction transistor (BJT) was named because its operation…

Protective Relays

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A special type of relay is one which monitors the current, voltage,…

Coil Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a coil.

Digital Logic Functions

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We can construct simple logic functions for our hypothetical lamp…

Component Failure Analysis

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The job of a technician frequently entails…

Simple Parallel Circuits

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