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Edge Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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

Basic Ammeter Use

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Show how this ammeter would be connected to the light bulb circuit to…

Elementary Circuits

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

Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of a microstrip.

Induction Motor

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

Copper Wire Gauge Table

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Solid Cooper Wire Table Size Diameter (inches) Cross-sectional area…

Series-Parallel DC Circuits

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Basic Electricity Competencies

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Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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Calculate the voltage output by the secondary winding of a transformer…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Microstrip Inductance Calculator

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This calculator computes the inductance of a microstrip etched on a PCB.

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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A calculator for solving the maximum current a microstrip can handle.

Building Simple Resistor Circuits

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In the course of learning about electricity, you will want to…

Make Your Own Multimeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Sensitive meter movement (Radio Shack catalog #…

Printed Circuit Board Layout and Manufacture

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

Electrical Connections

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

Low-pass Filters

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

Meter Check of a Diode

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The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

Factors Affecting Inductance

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There are four basic factors of inductor construction determining the…

Simple Circuits

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

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

An Analogy for Ohm’s Law

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

Phase-Locked Loops

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This is a schematic for a simple VCO: The oscillator is of the RC…

Design Project: Sensitive Microphone Amplifier

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Identify which direction each potentiometer wiper must move in this…

Sum and Product Notation

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For reference, this section introduces the terminology used in some…

Voltage, Current, and Resistance

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Voltage is commonly defined as “electrical pressure.” The unit of…

The Shockley Diode

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Our exploration of thyristors begins with a device called the…

Op-Amp Data

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

Characteristic Impedance

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The Parallel Wires of Infinite Length Suppose, though, that we had a…

Non-right Triangle Trigonometry

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The Law of Sines (for any triangle) The Law of Cosines (for any…

Some Examples with AC Circuits

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Let’s connect three AC voltage sources in series and use complex…

PWM Power Controller

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 100 µF…

Pi Attenuator Calculator

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This calculator helps you determine the values of the resistors R1 and R2 to be used for a Pi Attenuator.

The Quadratic Formula

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Solving for x in a given polynomial equation “ax2 + bx + c…

Thevenin-Norton Equivalencies

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Since Thevenin’s and Norton’s Theorems are two equally…

Binary Math

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Step-up and Step-down Transformers

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So far, we’ve observed simulations of transformers where the…

Electric Shock Data

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The table of electric currents and their various bodily effects was…

Edge Coupled Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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This tool helps calculate the impedance of an edge coupled microstrip.

Current Mirror BJTs

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Bipolar Junction Transistor or BJT Current Mirror An often-used…

Resistance Calculator

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This calculator calculates the resistivity of a component based on its resistance value, length, and cross-sectional area.

CMOS 555 Long Duration Flyback LED Flasher

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

Transformer—Power Supply

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Power transformer, 120VAC step-down to 12VAC,…

Boolean Rules for Simplification

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Boolean algebra finds its most practical use in the simplification of…

PC Oscilloscope

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

Series Resistor-Inductor Circuits

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

The Instrumentation Amplifier

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What Is an Instrumentation Amplifier? An instrumentation amplifier…

Introduction to Shift Registers

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Shift registers, like counters, are a form of sequential logic.…

555 Timer Astable Circuit

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In an astable circuit, the output voltage alternates between VCC and 0 volts on a continuous basis.

The R/2R DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter)

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The R/2R DAC circuit is an alternative to the binary-weighted-input…

Permanent Magnets

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Centuries ago, it was discovered that certain types of mineral rock…

Magnetic Units of Measurement

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

Op-Amp Data

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

Precision Potentiometer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two single-turn, linear-taper potentiometers, 5…

Node Voltage Method

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The node voltage method of analysis solves for unknown voltages at…

Energy, Work, and Power

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Digital Circuit Competencies

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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 a simple logic functions for our hypothetical lamp…

Circuit Wiring

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So far, we’ve been analyzing single-battery, single-resistor…