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Resistors

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

Meter Check of a Diode

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The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

Voltmeter Design

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Basic Electricity Competencies

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Stripline Max Current Calculator

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A calculator designed to calculate the maximum current that a stripline can handle

Building Resistor Circuits Using Breadboards, Perfboards, and Terminal Strips

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

Rectifying Diodes

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

Mutual Inductance and Basic Operation

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Behaviors of Inductors wrapped around a Conductive Core Suppose we…

Edge Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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

Wire Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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

Questions relating to project management

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Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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

Basic Voltmeter Use

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What will this voltmeter register when connected to a battery as shown…

Microstrip Crosstalk Calculator

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

Polyphase Power Systems

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Explain the difference between a balanced polyphase system and an…

Basic Ohmmeter Use

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Explain how an ohmmeter is able to measure the resistance of a…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Elementary Circuits

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

DC Lab - Build Your Own Multimeter

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a simple voltmeter and ammeter while learning some fundamentals about circuit measurements.

Electrical Noise and Interference

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Define what noise means, in the electrical sense of the word. How does…

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.

ElectroStatic Discharge

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At the start of this book, we discussed static electricity and how it…

555 Lab - Blue LED Flasher With Voltage Doubler

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a blue LED flasher using a 555 timer and learn the basic theory of a voltage doubler using a transistor switch and a capacitor.

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Contributors (15)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Vol V. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Susceptance and Admittance

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

DC Lab - Build Your Own Multimeter

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a simple voltmeter and ammeter while learning some fundamentals about circuit measurements.

Special-purpose Diodes

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Schottky diodes Schottky diodes are constructed of a metal-to-N…

Series LED Resistor Calculator

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This series LED resistance calculator is perfect for when you have a single LED or a number of the same color of LEDs in series and need to know which resistor you should use.

Rules for Derivatives

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Constant rule Rule of sums Rule of differences Product rule Quotient…

How to Calculate Power in a Series and Parallel Circuit

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When calculating the power dissipation of resistive components, we can…

Valence and Crystal Structure

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Valence: The electrons in the outermost shell, or valence shell, are…

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Class B BJT Amplifiers

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

Precise Diode Circuits

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

Tubes versus Semiconductors

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Devoting a whole chapter in a modern electronics text to the design…

LC Resonant Frequency Calculator

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A circuit with an inductor (L) and capacitor (C) connected in parallel or series will have a resonant frequency at which their impedances are equal. Given two of the three values—inductance, capacitance, or resonant frequency—this tool will calculate the missing third variable.

Optical Data Communication

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A modern alternative to sending (binary) digital information via…

AC Metrology

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In power distribution systems, it is very important to be able to…

Voltage and Current

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As was previously mentioned, we need more than just a continuous path…

Introduction to Complex Numbers

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If I needed to describe the distance between two cities, I could…

Wire Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Design Project: Sensitive Audio Detector

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The choice of step-down transformers to use in a project such as this…

Contributors (14)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Design Project: Sensitive Microphone Amplifier

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Identify which direction each potentiometer wiper must move in this…

Active Filters

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

Bipolar Transistor Biasing Circuits

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

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.

How to Calculate Power in a Series and Parallel Circuit

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When calculating the power dissipation of resistive components, we can…

Stripline Crosstalk Calculator

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

Emergency Response

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Despite lock-out/tag-out procedures and multiple repetitions of…

Wiring Color Codes

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

Amplifier Circuits

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Note, Q3 and Q4 in the figure below are complementary, NPN and PNP…

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…

DC Generator Theory

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Generators used in battery-charging systems must be regulated so as to…

Resistance

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The circuit in the previous section is not a very practical one. In…

The Gated S-R Latch

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It is sometimes useful in logic circuits to have a multivibrator which…

Series Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

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