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Boolean Algebra

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

Basic Electricity Worksheet

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

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) theory

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

Voltmeter Design

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

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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

Edge Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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

Creating Custom Calibration Resistances

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Often in the course of designing and building electrical meter…

Trace Resistance Calculator

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This calculator determines the resistance of a microstrip trace

Building Simple Resistor Circuits

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

Heat Sink Calculator

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This calculator helps determine the maximum temperature a device can withstand

Polyphase Power Systems

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Explain the difference between a balanced polyphase system and an…

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Basic Electricity Competencies

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Electrical Connections

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

Copper Wire Ampacity Table

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Ampacities of copper wire, in free air at 30o C: INSULATION TYPE…

Induction Motor

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

Basic Voltmeter Use

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

Encoders and Decoders

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Pulsed-light Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

The S-R Latch

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A bistable multivibrator has two stable states, as indicated by the…

Power Density Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the power density of an antenna

Voltage Signal Systems

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The use of variable voltage for instrumentation signals seems a rather…

Logarithms

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Definition of a Logarithm     “log” denotes a…

Safe Circuit Design

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As we saw earlier, a power system with no secure connection to earth…

Active Loads in Amplifier Circuits

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We know that the current in a series circuit may be calculated with…

Binary Overflow

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One caveat with signed binary numbers is that of overflow, where the…

Amplifier Circuits

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

Switches

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

Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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

Temperature Coefficient of Resistance

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

Resistance Calculator

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

Polyphase Motor Design

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AC Motors Perhaps the most important benefit of polyphase AC power…

Contributors (2)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Active-mode Operation (JFET)

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JFETs, like bipolar transistors, are able to “throttle”…

Resistors

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

Electromagnetism Experiment

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Magnetic compass Small permanent…

Voltage-to-Current Signal Conversion

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In instrumentation circuitry, DC signals are often used as analog…

Junction Diodes

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There was some historic crude, but usable were some historic crude,…

The D Latch

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Since the enable input on a gated S-R latch provides a way to latch…

Dielectric Strengths for Insulators

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

Binary Count Sequence

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If we examine a four-bit binary count sequence from 0000 to 1111, a…

Oscillator Circuits

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Phase shift oscillator. R1C1, R2C2, and R3C3 each provide 60° of…

Phase Rotation

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Three-Phase Alternator Let’s take the three-phase alternator…

Single-phase Induction Motors

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A three-phase motor may be run from a single-phase power source.…

Introduction to Karnaugh Mapping

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Why learn about Karnaugh maps? The Karnaugh map, like Boolean…

Data Flow

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Buses and networks are designed to allow communication to occur…

The Shockley Diode

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Our exploration of thyristors begins with a device called the…

Design Project: DC Voltage Regulator

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

Universal Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Parallel-out

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The purpose of the parallel-in/ parallel-out shift register is to take…

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…

Historical, Nonmechanical Memory Technologies

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Perhaps the most ingenious technique was that of the delay line. A…

Voltage Divider

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

Critical Temperatures for Superconductors

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Critical temperatures given in Kelvins Material Element/Alloy Critical…

Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors (MOSFET)

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

High-impedance Voltmeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model TL082 recommended…

Definite Integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

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What is a Series-Parallel Circuit?

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With simple series circuits, all components are connected end-to-end…