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Capacitors

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Identify some of the different types of capacitors, and their…

Capacitive Reactance

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The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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Bipolar junction transistors (Also known as BJTs) can be used as an…

Oscillator Circuits

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Special-purpose Diodes

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

Batteries

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If I wanted to build a battery-powered electric drill, would it be…

Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)

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What is Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)? The principle known as…

Si Lab - Zener Diode Voltage Regulator

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a simple DC voltage regulator circuit and learn how to use reverse-biased Zener diodes as voltage clamps.

Active-mode Operation (BJT)

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When a transistor is in the fully-off state (like an open switch), it…

Superposition Theorem

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Differential Transistor Amplifiers

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Voltmeter Design

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

555 Lab - Monostable Multivibrator (One-shot)

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a monostable multivibrator using a 555 timer IC and learn about RC time constant charging and how a one-shot timer operates.

Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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Every meter impacts the circuit it is measuring to some extent, just…

Electrical Energy Calculator

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This calculator will determine the instantaneous energy, sustained energy, and power consumed by an electrical system given two of the three electrical parameters (voltage, current, or resistance) and the time.

Practical Considerations - Batteries

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When connecting batteries together to form larger “banks”…

Standing Waves and Resonance

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Whenever there is a mismatch of impedance between transmission line…

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors

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What is an Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT), and what…

Algebraic Substitution for Electric Circuits

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There are two basic Ohm’s Law equations: one relating voltage,…

Single-phase Induction Motors

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

Logarithms

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Definition of a Logarithm     “log” denotes a…

Making a Venn Diagram Look Like a Karnaugh Map

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Starting with circle A in a rectangular A’ universe in figure…

Temperature Coefficients of Resistance Table

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Temperature coefficient (α) per degree C: Material Element/Alloy…

Thyristors

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Thyristors are a broad classification of bipolar-conducting…

Analog Lab - Voltage Comparator

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build an analog voltage comparator circuit and learn how open-loop operational amplifiers function.

Analysis Techniques for Series Parallel Resistor Circuits

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Guidelines to Series-Parallel Combination Circuit Analysis The goal of…

Contributors (2)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Band-pass Filters

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How to Create Band-pass Filter There are applications where a…

Active-mode Operation (JFET)

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

Edge Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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

The Command-line Interface

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If you’ve used DOS or UNIX operating systems before in a…

Voltage and Current Calculations

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

Contactors

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All About Contactors When a relay is used to switch a large amount of…

Parallel Circuits and the Application of Ohm’s Law

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In this introduction to parallel resistance circuits, we will explain…

Heat Sink Calculator

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This calculator helps determine the maximum temperature a device can withstand

Divided Feedback

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If we add a voltage divider to the negative feedback wiring so that…

DC Motor Theory

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If the ends of a wire loop are attached to two half-circular metal…

Voltage Divider Circuits

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Sum-of-Products and Product-of-Sums Expressions

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Identify each of these logic gates by name, and complete their…

Battery Life Calculator

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This calculator provides three options—basic, intermediate, and advanced—for determining expected battery life for microcontroller, Internet of Things (IoT), and edge processing systems with up to four different operating modes.

DIP Gate Packaging

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Digital logic gate circuits are manufactured as integrated circuits:…

Memory Devices

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

Synchronous Counters

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What is a Synchronous Counter? A synchronous counter, in contrast to…

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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A chandelier has five light bulbs in it, and one of them is not…

Voltage and Current

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As was previously mentioned, we need more than just a continuous path…

The Common-drain Amplifier (IGFET)

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Universal Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Parallel-out

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

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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Binary Overflow

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

Physiological Effects of Electricity

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Most of us have experienced some form of electric “shock,”…

JFET Amplifiers

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Si Lab - BJT Common-emitter Amplifier

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, construct a common-emitter amplifier using a bipolar junction transistor (BJT) and learn about amplifier gain and feedback.

Common Derivatives

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    RELATED WORKSHEETS: Calculus for Electric Circuits…

Larger 4-variable Karnaugh Maps

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Knowing how to generate Gray code should allow us to build larger…

AC Lab - LC Tank Circuit

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, build a parallel resonant inductor-capacitor circuit and learn about oscillation, resonant frequency, and damping.

Polar Form and Rectangular Form Notation for Complex Numbers

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

Circuit Wiring

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So far, we’ve been analyzing single-battery, single-resistor…

AC Waveforms

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Radio waves are comprised of oscillating electric and magnetic fields,…

Decibels

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The Bel is Used to Represent Gain In its simplest form, an…