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Intro Lab - Resistor Power Dissipation

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will examine the heat generated by resistors and maybe even make one smoke! Also, learn to calculate power dissipation using Joule's law and resistor power ratings.

Sources of Electricity

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What is the difference between DC and AC electricity? Identify some…

Special Diodes

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

Superposition Theorem

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The superposition theorem is one of those strokes of genius that takes…

Special-purpose Batteries

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Mercury Standard Cell Back in the early days of electrical measurement…

Magnetic Fields and Inductance

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Whenever electrons flow through a conductor, a magnetic field will…

Safe Meter Usage

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Using an electrical meter safely and efficiently is perhaps the most…

Analog Lab - High-impedance Voltmeter

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a high-impedance voltmeter and learn about circuit loading and how to use op amps to reduce loading effects.

The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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

Transistor Biasing Calculations

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Although transistor switching circuits operate without bias, it is…

Electric Fields and Capacitance

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Introduction Whenever an electric voltage exists between two separated…

Basic Electricity Worksheet

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

Rectifying Diodes

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Junction field-effect transistors (JFET)

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

Building Resistor Circuits Using Breadboards, Perfboards, and Terminal Strips

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

Don’t Care Cells in the Karnaugh Map

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Up to this point we have considered logic reduction problems where…

Tube Lab - Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build an audio amplifier using a vacuum tube (triode) and learn about voltage transformers, how to build a high-voltage DC power supply, and how to use a transformer for impedance matching.

Characteristic Impedance

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The Parallel Wires of Infinite Length Suppose, though, that we had a…

Op-Amp Practical Considerations

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Real operational amplifiers have some imperfections compared to an…

DC Mesh Current Analysis

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

The TRIAC

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SCRs are unidirectional (one-way) current devices, making them useful…

Performance-Based Assessments for AC Circuit Competencies

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Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Temperature Converter

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Convert between Celsius, Fahrenheit and Kelvin

Basic Algebra and Graphing for Electric Circuits

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Many different equations used in the analysis of electric circuits may…

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

How to Use Thevenin’s Theorem

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This page will walk you step-by-step through the process of…

Conductors, Insulators, and Electron Flow

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The electrons of different types of atoms have different degrees of…

AC Lab - Using a Transformer to Build a 12 VAC Power Supply

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, build a 12 V alternating current (AC) power supply using a step-down transformer and learn about transformer operation and the purpose of tapped windings.

Clamper Circuits

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The circuits in the figure below are known as clampers or DC…

Power in Electric Circuits

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In addition to voltage and current, there is another important…

Time Constant Circuits

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Generally speaking, how many “time constants” worth of time does…

Reluctance Motor

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The variable reluctance motor is based on the principle that an…

Lock-out / Tag-out

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In this motor control circuit, how would you ensure that there is no…

Coil Inductance Calculator

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This calculator computes the inductance of a wire coil.

Single-ended and Differential Amplifiers

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For ease of drawing complex circuit diagrams, electronic amplifiers…

Universal Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Parallel-out

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

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Oscillator Circuits

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

Resonant Filters

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So far, the filter designs we’ve concentrated on have employed…

Microstrip Wavelength Calculator

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

Op-Amp Practical Considerations

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Real operational amplifiers have some imperfections compared to an…

Meter Check of a Diode

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The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

Vol II. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Venn Diagrams and Sets

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Mathematicians use Venn diagrams to show the logical relationships of…

RMS Voltage Calculator

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This calculator calculates the RMS Voltage value from either the peak voltage, the peak-to-peak voltage, or the average voltage.

Contributors (10)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Advanced Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Electronic power conversion circuits known…

Nonlinear OpAmp Circuits

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

Voltage Divider Circuits

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

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Capacitor Types

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A capacitor is a passive two-terminal electronic component that…

Friis Transmission Calculator

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This calculator computes the power received by an antenna using Friis formula

Copper Wire Ampacity Table

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

Wire Over Plane Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a wire-over-plane setup.

Design Project: DC Motor

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The armature windings of your DC motor will have very low resistance.…

Voltage and Current

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

Other Diode Technologies

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Varicap or varactor diodes A variable capacitance diode is known as a…

Likely Failures in Proven Systems

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The following problems are arranged in order from most likely to least…

Questions relating to project management

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