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Basic Electricity Worksheet

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

Factors Affecting Inductance

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There are four basic factors of inductor construction determining the…

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Soldering

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Both soldering irons and soldering guns are tools used in the process…

Resistors

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Basic Electricity Competencies

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Low-pass Filters

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

Microstrip Crosstalk Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate cross-talk coefficient and coupled voltage for a microstrip.

Edge Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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

Trace Resistance Calculator

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This calculator determines the resistance of a microstrip trace

Voltmeter Design

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Suppose I were about to measure an unknown voltage with a manual-range…

Polyphase Power Systems

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Explain the difference between a balanced polyphase system and an…

Automotive Alternator

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Project Parts and Materials Automotive alternator (one required, but…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Simple Circuits

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Shown here is the schematic symbol for a resistor: What is the purpose…

Rectifying Diodes

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

Wire Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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A helpful tool for calculating the impedance of a wire microstrip.

Printed Circuit Board Layout and Manufacture

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When a PCB designer speaks of dimensions in thous or mils, what does…

Stripline Trace Width Calculator

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A calculator designed to calculate the trace width of a stripline based on the maximum current rating

Broadside Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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

Ammeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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Just like voltmeters, ammeters tend to influence the amount of current…

What is Network Analysis?

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Generally speaking, network analysis is any structured technique used…

Half-Adder

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

AC Circuit Equations

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Inductive Reactance     Capacitive Reactance    …

Encoders and Decoders

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

Conductor Ampacity

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The smaller the cross-sectional area of any given wire, the greater…

Vol V. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

The Common-base Amplifier

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The final transistor amplifier configuration (Figure below) we need to…

Delta and Wye 3-Phase Circuits

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

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Binary Addition

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

Superposition Theorem

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Superposition theorem is one of those strokes of genius that takes a…

Parallel R, L, and C

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We can take the same components from the series circuit and rearrange…

Servo Motor Systems

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Explain the operation of this “H-bridge” motor control circuit: At…

Hysteresis

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Thyristors are a class of semiconductor components exhibiting…

IGFET Amplifiers

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

Switches

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

Optothyristors

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Like bipolar transistors, SCRs and TRIACs are also manufactured as…

Scientific Notation

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In many disciplines of science and engineering, very large and very…

Absolute dB scales

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Decibel as Absolute Unit of Power It is also possible to use the…

Transistors, Bipolar

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There are not too many circuit symbols for bipolar transistors. There…

Data - Resistance & Superconductor

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Tables of specific resistance and temperature coefficient of…

Twisted-Pair Impedance Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the characteristic impedance of a twisted-pair cable

T-Match Impedance Matching Circuits

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A tool designed to compute the values to be used in a T-match Impedance Circuit

Tachogenerators

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An electromechanical generator is a device capable of producing…

Design Project: DC Voltage Regulator

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It may seem difficult to even start on a project such as this, with no…

Design Project: Audio Tone Control

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

Other Waveshapes

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As strange as it may seem, any repeating, non-sinusoidal waveform is…

Dielectric Strengths for Insulators

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

Energy, Work, and Power

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

Polarity of voltage drops

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

Scientific Notation in SPICE

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The SPICE circuit simulation computer program uses scientific notation…

Signal Coupling

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6 volt battery One capacitor, 0.22 µF…

Series Resistor-Inductor Circuits

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In the previous section, we explored what would happen in simple…

Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors (MOSFET)

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The Insulated-Gate Field-Effect Transistor (IGFET), also known as…

Band-pass Filters

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How to Create Band-pass Filter There are applications where a…

A Very Simple Computer

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Blue LED Flasher

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

Why L/R and not LR?

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