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Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Building Resistor Circuits Using Breadboards, Perfboards, and Terminal Strips

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

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Inductance

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

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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

Encoders and Decoders

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

Edge Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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

Factors Affecting Inductance

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There are four basic factors of inductor construction determining the…

Basic Ohmmeter Use

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

Heat Sink Calculator

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This calculator helps determine the maximum temperature a device can withstand

Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

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

Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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

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.

Questions relating to project management

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Re-drawing Complex Schematics

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

Low-pass Filters

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

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…

Series-Parallel DC Circuits

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

Electrical Connections

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

Soldering

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

Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

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

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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

Mutual Inductance and Basic Operation

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Behaviors of Inductors wrapped around a Conductive Core Suppose we…

Polyphase Power Systems

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Explain the difference between a balanced polyphase system and an…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Wire Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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

Basic Ammeter Use

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

DIY EE Lab - Setting Up a Home Electronics Lab

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To build the DIY electronics projects described in this textbook, you will need a small work area, a few tools, and some basic electronics supplies. This page describes the setup of a low-cost home electronics laboratory.

Re-drawing Complex Schematics

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

Printed Circuit Board Layout and Manufacture

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

Edge Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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

Low-pass Filters

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

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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

Basic Electricity Worksheet

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

Creating Custom Calibration Resistances

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Often in the course of designing and building electrical meter…

Boolean Algebra

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

Resistors

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

AC Lab - Automotive Alternator as AC Generator

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, you will use an automotive alternator to generate three-phase AC voltage and learn how alternators can function as both generators and motors.

Rectifying Diodes

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

Clipper Circuits

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A circuit which removes the peak of a waveform is known as a clipper.…

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Time Constant Circuits

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

DC Lab - Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will use a potentiometer as a variable resistor to control the speed of a motor and learn how to connect a potentiometer as a rheostat.

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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As an instructor of electronics, I am called upon frequently to help…

Polar Form and Rectangular Form Notation for Complex Numbers

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In order to work with complex numbers without drawing vectors, we…

Harmonic Phase Sequences

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

Circuits and the Speed of Light

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Suppose we had a simple one-battery, one-lamp circuit controlled by a…

Si Lab - Astable Multivibrator Audio Oscillator

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build an astable multivibrator (oscillator) circuit that provides an output in the audio frequency range and learn the effect of component values and supply voltage on oscillation frequency.

Digital Signals and Gates

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While the binary numeration system is an interesting mathematical…

DC Mesh Current Analysis

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

The Instrumentation Amplifier

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What Is an Instrumentation Amplifier? An instrumentation amplifier…

DC Lab - Potentiometer Voltage Divider

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will use potentiometers to vary a voltage and learn about voltage divider ratios and potentiometer applications.

Arithmetic Properties

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Associative Property In addition and multiplication, terms may be…

The Thyristor

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A thyristor is a device that has a number of unusual characteristics.…

Factoring Equivalencies

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Factoring Identities :   a2 - b2 = (a + b) (a - b) a2 + 2ab + b2…

Δ-Y and Y-Δ Conversions

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In many circuit applications, we encounter components connected…

Inductors

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An inductor is a passive two-terminal electrical component that…

Binary Subtraction

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We can subtract one binary number from another by using the standard…

Switched Capacitor Circuitry

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…