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Gas Discharge Tubes

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

Pulse Width Modulation

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Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) uses digital signals to control power…

Battery Construction

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

Time Constant Calculations

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Kirchhoff’s Laws

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Many electronic circuits use what is called a split or a dual power…

Measurements of AC Magnitude

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So far we know that AC voltage alternates in polarity and AC current…

CMOS Gate Circuitry

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Up until this point, our analysis of transistor logic circuits has…

Special-purpose Batteries

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

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…

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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

IGBTs

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Because of their insulated gates, IGFETs of all types have extremely…

Si Lab - JFET Current Regulator

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a junction field-effect transistor (JFET) current regulator and learn some of the advantages of JFETs over BJTs for current regulation.

SPICE Models

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The SPICE circuit simulation program provides for modeling diodes in…

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

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

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Active-mode Operation (JFET)

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

The Common-emitter Amplifier

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At the beginning of this chapter, it illustrates how transistors could…

Special Diodes

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Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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

AC Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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The atoms in insulating materials have very tightly-bound electrons,…

Design Project: AC-DC Power Supply

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

DC Circuit Equations and Laws

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

Inductors

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! A 5 H inductor is subjected to an electric…

Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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

Impedance

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Polyphase Motor Design

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AC Motors Perhaps the most important benefit of polyphase AC power…

Si Lab - Full-wave Bridge Rectifier With Output Filtering

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In this hands-on semiconductor experiment, build an improved full-wave rectifier with output filtering and learn about capacitive filtering in AC-to-DC power converters.

Optoelectronic Devices

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In this circuit, the electric motor is supposed to turn on whenever…

Low-pass Filters

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By definition, a low-pass filter is a circuit offering easy passage to…

Don’t Care Cells in the Karnaugh Map

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

Single-phase Induction Motors

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

Electric Shock

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It is sometimes said regarding electrical safety that, Ït’s not the…

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Capacitors

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

Special Diodes

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The R/2R DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter)

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The R/2R DAC circuit is an alternative to the binary-weighted-input…

Basic Operational Amplifiers

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Determine the output voltage polarity of this op-amp (with reference…

Ammeter Design

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

Band Theory of Solids

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Quantum physics describes the states of electrons in an atom according…

AC Lab - Introduction

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In this series of hands-on electronics experiments, build alternating current (AC) circuits and learn about basic electrical engineering circuit concepts, including transformers, motors, phase shifts, signal coupling, and noise cancellation.

Rectangle Loop Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a rectangle loop.

Impedance Matching With Transformers

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Suppose you were to take a 3 kW electric heater rated for 240 VAC and…

Basic Ohmmeter Use

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Explain how an ohmmeter is able to measure the resistance of a…

Autotransformers

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How much voltage is there between the following pairs of points in…

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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Just as devices have been made to measure certain physical quantities…

Practical Considerations - Transformers

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Power Capacity As has already been observed, transformers must be well…

Square Root, Cube Root, and Nth Root Calculator

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This calculator will determine the square root, cube root, or nth root of a given number, x.

Tracking ADC

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A third variation on the counter-DAC-based converter theme is, in my…

Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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The circuit shown here is a four-bit analog-to-digital converter…

Open-Loop OpAmp Circuits

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Determine what the magnitude and polarity of the voltmeter’s…

Power Conversion Circuits

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

Applying Ohm’s Law—Rules and Methods for Circuit Analysis

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When analyzing complex series and parallel circuits, it is easy to…

Digital Signals and Gates

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While the binary numeration system is an interesting mathematical…

Rectifier Circuits

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What is Rectification? Now we come to the most popular application of…

Inductance

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

Boolean Rules for Simplification

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

An Analogy for Ohm’s Law

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Ohm’s Law also makes intuitive sense if you apply it to the…