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Characteristic Impedance

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

Zener Diodes

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Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

The P-N Junction

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

Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) theory

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The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Wound Rotor Induction Motors

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A wound rotor induction motor has a stator like a squirrel cage…

Design Project: Dual-output AC-DC Power Supply

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Safety is very important when designing and/or building a device…

Time Constant Calculations

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Bipolar Junction Transistors in Active Mode

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Regulated Power Sources

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Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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Battery Construction

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The word battery simply means a group of similar components. In…

Specific Resistance of Conductors

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Given two lengths of metal wire, which one will have the least…

Other Diode Technologies

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

Ohmmeter Design

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

How to Use Thevenin’s Theorem

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

Voltmeter Usage

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted batteries…

Thevenin’s, Norton’s, and Maximum Power Transfer Theorems

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Suppose a 12 volt lead-acid battery has an internal resistance of 20…

What Are Zener Diodes?

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What Is a Zener Diode? A Zener diode is a special type of rectifying…

Protective Relay Circuits

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Protective relays are special power-sensing devices whose job it is to…

Three-phase Transformer Circuits

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Since three-phase is used so often for power distribution systems, it…

AC Waveforms

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

Digital Lab - Basic 2-Input NAND Gate Circuit

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build and test a 2-input digital NAND gate with LED indicators and learn to read pinout diagrams, power a digital IC, connect unused inputs and outputs, and use pulldown resistors.

Electron Versus Conventional Flow

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In this electrical circuit, trace the direction of current through the…

Beam Power Tubes

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In the beam power tube, the basic four-element structure of the…

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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What does the acronym RF stand form, in reference to radio-related…

Active-mode Operation (BJT)

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

True, Reactive, and Apparent Power

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Reactive Power We know that reactive loads such as inductors and…

JFET Current Regulator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One N-channel junction field-effect transistor,…

Ammeter Design

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What would happen to this meter movement, if connected directly to a…

Decibel Measurements

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During the early development of telephone technology, a unit was…

Electron Activity in Chemical Reactions

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

Ohm’s Law - How Voltage, Current, and Resistance Relate

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The first, and perhaps most important, relationship between current,…

Bipolar Junction Transistors

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The bipolar junction transistor (BJT) was named because its operation…

Diode Switching Circuits

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Diodes can perform switching and digital logic operations. Forward and…

Passive Integrator and Differentiator Circuits

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Calculus is a branch of mathematics that…

DC Lab - Parallel Batteries

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will connect batteries in parallel to power a light and learn the relationship between the individual battery currents and the total system current.

Specific Resistance of Conductors

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Given two lengths of metal wire, which one will have the least…

Input and Output Coupling

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

Active Filters

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Beam Power Tubes

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In the beam power tube, the basic four-element structure of the…

Torque Conversion Calculator

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A tool designed to convert between units of torque

Voltage Regulator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Zener diode, 12…

Logic Signal Voltage Levels

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

Peak Detector

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A peak detector is a series connection of a diode and a…

JFET Amplifiers

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AC Inductor Circuits

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Resistors vs. Inductors Inductors do not behave the same way as…

Light-Pulse Switch

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It is fairly important to use large value resistors (10 MΩ works…

Series LED Resistor Calculator

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This series LED resistance calculator is perfect for when you have a single LED or a number of the same color of LEDs in series and need to know which resistor you should use.

555 Monostable Multivibrator

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

AC Waveforms

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When an alternator produces AC voltage, the voltage switches polarity…

What is a Series-Parallel Circuit?

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With simple series circuits, all components are connected end-to-end…

Octal and Hexadecimal Numeration

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Because binary numeration requires so many bits to represent…

Systems of Numeration

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Roman Numerals The Romans devised a system that was a substantial…

DC Lab - Parallel Batteries

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will connect batteries in parallel to power a light and learn the relationship between the individual battery currents and the total system current.

Negative Feedback

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If we connect the output of an op-amp to its inverting input and apply…

Speed Distance Time Calculator

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This calculator will solve for either distance, time, or speed given two of the three parameters.

Performance-Based Assessments for Network Analysis Competencies

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Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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