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Basic Voltmeter Use

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

Superposition Theorem

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Superposition theorem is one of those strokes of genius that takes a…

The P-N Junction

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If a block of P-type semiconductor is placed in contact with a block…

Parallel Batteries

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6-volt batteries 12-volt light bulb, 25 or 50…

Don’t Care Cells in the Karnaugh Map

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

High-Reliability Circuits

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

Practical Considerations - Batteries

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When connecting batteries together to form larger “banks”…

DC Mesh Current Analysis

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

555 Ramp Generator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 470 µF…

555 Monostable Multivibrator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 9V Battery Battery Clip (Radio Shack catalog #…

Component Failure Analysis

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The job of a technician frequently entails…

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Capacitor Charge and Time Constant Calculator

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This calculator computes for the capacitor charge time and energy, given the supply voltage and the added series resistance.

Sources of Electricity

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

Voltage Divider Circuits

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

High-impedance Voltmeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model TL082 recommended…

Capacitor Transient Response

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

Characteristic Impedance

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Note the “50 ohm” rating printed on the jacket of the cable. What…

Resonant Filters

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

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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Most ohmmeters of the design shown in the previous section utilize a…

Design Project: Logic Probe

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What factors determine where potentiometers Rpot1 and Rpot2 must be…

Voltage Follower

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One NPN transistor—models 2N2222 or 2N3403…

The Common-base Amplifier

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The final transistor amplifier configuration (Figure below) we need to…

Practical Considerations - Batteries

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When connecting batteries together to form larger “banks”…

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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

The TRIAC

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

Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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A microcontroller is a specialized type of digital computer used to…

“Ladder” Diagrams

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Ladder diagrams are specialized schematics commonly used to document…

Inductance

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

RF Power Conversion Calculator

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A tool designed to convert RF power from watts to decibels and vice versa

Potentiometer as a Voltage Divider

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Carbon pencil…

Conductors, Insulators, and Electron Flow

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

Voltage Divider Calculator

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The voltage divider is a circuit used to create a voltage less than or equal to the input voltage.

High-Reliability Circuits

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

Finite-length Transmission Lines

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A transmission line of infinite length is an interesting abstraction,…

Input and Output Coupling

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To overcome the challenge of creating necessary DC bias voltage for an…

Basic Algebra and Graphing for Electric Circuits

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

Amplifiers

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Practical Benefit of Active Devices The practical benefit of active…

Phasor Mathematics

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Provide a definition for phasor, as the term applies to electrical…

Ohmmeter Design

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Though mechanical ohmmeter (resistance meter) designs are rarely used…

555 Audio Oscillator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 0.1 µF,…

Binary Overflow

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

Basic Gate Function

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Parts and Materials 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

Susceptance and Admittance

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What is Conductance? In the study of DC circuits, the student of…

Coax Inductance Calculator

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A calculator for computing the inductance of a coaxial cable.

Voltmeter Usage

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted batteries…

CMOS Logic Gates

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

Ring Counters

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

Logic Signal Voltage Levels

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Input Voltages for Logic Gates Logic gate circuits are designed to…

Series Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

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In the last section, we learned what would happen in simple…

Capacitors

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

AC Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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

Rules for Derivatives

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Constant rule Rule of sums Rule of differences Product rule Quotient…

Resonant Filters

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

High-Reliability Circuits

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

Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Serial-out (PISO) Conversion

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Parallel-in/ serial-out shift registers do everything that the…

Harmonics in Polyphase Power Systems

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In the chapter on mixed-frequency signals, we explored the concept of…

Practical Power Factor Correction

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When the need arises to correct for poor power factor in an AC power…

Signal Coupling

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6 volt battery One capacitor, 0.22 µF…

SPICE Quirks

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“Garbage in, garbage out.” —Anonymous SPICE is a…