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Time-Delay Electromechanical Relays

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What does the normal status of an electrical switch refer to?…

Wire Types and Sizes

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Most electrical wire is covered in a rubber or plastic coating called…

Electron Activity in Chemical Reactions

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So far in our discussions on electricity and electric circuits, we…

Design Project: Sensitive Audio Detector

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

Voltage and Current Calculations

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There’s a sure way to calculate any of the values in a reactive…

Wire-by-Number project kit introduction

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Wire-by-Number project: simple voltage divider Description: Build a…

Electrical Connections

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

Single-phase Induction Motors

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

Simple AC Circuit Calculations

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Over the course of the next few chapters, you will learn that AC…

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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

Gas Discharge Tubes

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If you’ve ever witnessed a lightning storm, you’ve seen…

DC Circuit Equations and Laws

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Power Equation of Ohm’s Law and Joule’s Law    …

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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

Basic Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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When lightning strikes, nearby magnetic compass needles may be seen to…

Fuses

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Normally, the ampacity rating of a conductor is a circuit design…

Voltage Divider Circuits

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Let’s analyze a simple series circuit and determine the voltage…

Performance-Based Assessments for Network Analysis Competencies

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Digital Lab - Introduction

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In this collection of hands-on electronics experiments, build and test digital circuits and learn the fundamentals of digital logic circuits, including gates, counters, logic levels, hysteresis, memory, and more.

Factors Affecting Capacitance

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There are three basic factors of capacitor construction determining…

Protective Relays

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A special type of relay is one that monitors the current, voltage,…

Precise Diode Circuits

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

Overcurrent Protection

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What hazards might be posed by a circuit with excessive current going…

The Common-source Amplifier (IGFET)

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What Is the Skin Effect?

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The Skin Depth of Copper in Electrical Engineering As previously…

Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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

The Pentode

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Another strategy for addressing the problem of secondary electrons…

Early Tube History

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Thomas Edison, that prolific American inventor, is often credited with…

Derivative of a Constant

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    (“c” being a constant)   RELATED…

AC Motor Theory

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Electromechanical watt-hour meters use an aluminum disk that is spun…

Analog Lab - Class B Audio Amplifier

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a Class B push-pull audio amplifier to drive a speaker and learn about crossover distortion and how to minimize it using negative feedback.

Boolean Rules for Simplification

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Boolean algebra finds its most practical use in the simplification of…

Algebraic Equation Manipulation for Electric Circuits

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The electrical resistance of a conductor at any temperature may be…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Intro Lab - A Simple Lighting Circuit

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a battery-operated circuit with a light and learn about open and short circuit failures.

The “Operational” Amplifier

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Long before the advent of digital electronic technology, computers…

Electrical Noise and Interference

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

Integrated Circuits

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  A Logic Gate is assigned as an elementary building block of…

AC Capacitor Circuits

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Capacitors Vs. Resistors Capacitors do not behave the same as…

Look-up Tables

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Having learned about digital memory devices in the last chapter, we…

Data Flow

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Buses and networks are designed to allow communication to occur…

Simple AC Circuit Calculations

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Over the course of the next few chapters, you will learn that AC…

Complex Vector Addition

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If vectors with uncommon angles are added, their magnitudes (lengths)…

Protective Relays

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A special type of relay is one that monitors the current, voltage,…

Attenuators

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What is Attenuators? Attenuators are passive devices. It is…

Reflection Attenuator Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the value of resistance R1 in a reflection attenuator.

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Bandpass Filter Calculator

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This calculates values of the inductance, capacitance of an inductor and capacitor used in a Butterworth LC bandpass filter.

Ring Counters

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If the output of a shift register is fed back to the input. a ring…

Venn Diagrams and Sets

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Mathematicians use Venn diagrams to show the logical relationships of…

Stripline Trace Width Calculator

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

Ohm’s Law

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For a given amount of water pressure, which will flow a greater rate…

Contributors (12)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Clipper Circuits

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

Electrical Connections

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

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Introduction to Diodes And Rectifiers

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All About Diodes A diode is an electrical device allowing current to…

Introduction to Junction Field-effect Transistors (JFET)

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A transistor is a semiconductor device that controls current with the…

Solving for Unknown Time

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Sometimes it is necessary to determine the length of time that a…

Harmonic Phase Sequences

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

Hysteresis

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Thyristors are a class of semiconductor components exhibiting…