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Low-pass Filters

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

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

Printed Circuit Board Layout and Manufacture

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

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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

Building Simple Resistor Circuits

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

Soldering

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

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…

Make Your Own Multimeter

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

Wire Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

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Determine if the light bulb will de-energize for each of the following…

Factors Affecting Inductance

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There are four basic factors of inductor construction determining the…

Copper Wire Gauge Table

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

Building Simple Resistor Circuits

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

Re-drawing Complex Schematics

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

Basic Ammeter Use

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

Soldering

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

Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

Tools

This tool is designed to compute for the trace width of a microstrip

Boolean Algebra

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

Basic Voltmeter Use

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

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Induction Motor

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

Encoders and Decoders

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

Creating Custom Calibration Resistances

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Often in the course of designing and building electrical meter…

Simple Circuits

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

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

Tools

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

Basic Electricity Worksheet

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

Induction Motor, Large

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

Printed Circuit Board Layout and Manufacture

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

Design Project: Audio Media-Based Signal Generator

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Identify some different ways you can create the sine-wave audio tracks…

Transistors, Bipolar

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

Circuit Simplification Examples

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Let’s begin with a semiconductor gate circuit in need of…

Contributors (11)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Diodes

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A diode is an electronics component made from a combination of a…

Metric Notation

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The metric system, besides being a collection of measurement units for…

Principles of Radio

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One of the more fascinating applications of electricity is in the…

Resonance in Series-Parallel Circuits

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In simple reactive circuits with little or no resistance, the effects…

The Common-gate Amplifier (IGFET)

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Harmonic Phase Sequences

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In the last section, we saw how the 3rd harmonic and all of its…

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Three-phase Transformer Circuits

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Since three-phase is used so often for power distribution systems, it…

Common Sources of Hazard

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Of course, there is a danger of electrical shock when directly…

Series and Parallel Capacitors

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When capacitors are connected in series, the total capacitance is…

Voltage Divider

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

Capacitor Transient Response

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Because capacitors store energy in the form of an electric field, they…

Delta and Wye 3-Phase Circuits

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

Design Project: Arbitrary Waveform Generator

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What, exactly, is an arbitrary waveform generator, and for what…

Multimeters

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Seeing as how a common meter movement can be made to function as a…