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Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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

Soldering

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

Low-pass Filters

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

Building Simple Resistor Circuits

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

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

Setting Up a Home Lab

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In order to build the circuits described in this volume, you will need…

Electrical Connections

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

Printed Circuit Board Layout and Manufacture

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

Inductance

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! One of the fundamental principles of…

Basic Ohmmeter Use

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

Boolean Algebra

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

Microstrip Impedance Calculator

Tools

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

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

Tools

This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of an embedded microstrip.

Copper Wire Ampacity Table

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

Microstrip Wavelength Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the guided wavelength inside a microstrip.

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…

Voltmeter Design

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

Trace Resistance Calculator

Tools

This calculator determines the resistance of a microstrip trace

Encoders and Decoders

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

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Basic Ammeter Use

Worksheets - Assembly

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

Stripline Trace Width Calculator

Tools

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

Soldering

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

Re-drawing Complex Schematics

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

Mutual Inductance and Basic Operation

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Behaviors of Inductors wrapped around a Conductive Core Suppose we…

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

Textbook

The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Current Divider Circuits

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

Thyristor Application Circuits

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

Electric Fields and Capacitance

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Introduction Whenever an electric voltage exists between two separated…

Variable Inductor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Paper tube, from a toilet-paper roll Bar of iron…

Parallel Wire Inductance Calculator

Tools

This tool is designed to calculate the inductance of two parallel wires

Resistors

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

DC Generator Theory

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

Node Voltage Method

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

Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

Semiconductor Devices in SPICE

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The SPICE (Simulation Program, Integrated Circuit Emphesis)…

Digital Signals and Gates

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While the binary numeration system is an interesting mathematical…

Half-wave Rectifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply (6-volt output) 6-volt…

Metric Prefix Conversions

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To express a quantity in a different metric prefix from how it was…

Introduction to Digital Integrated Circuits

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Digital circuits are circuits dealing with signals restricted to the…

Magnetic Units of Measurement

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If the burden of two systems of measurement for common quantities…

Basic Operational Amplifiers

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Determine the output voltage polarity of this op-amp (with reference…

Switches, Electrically Actuated (Relays)

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The structure behind ladder logic is based on the electrical ladder…

Ohm’s Law Calculator

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Calculate circuit parameters using Ohm's Law

CMOS Logic Gates

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

AC Generator Theory

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If an electric current is passed through this wire, which direction…