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Shock Current Path

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As we’ve already learned, electricity requires a complete path…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Conductors, Insulators, and Electron Flow

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

Ohm’s Law (again!)

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A common phrase heard in reference to electrical safety goes something…

AC Metrology

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In power distribution systems, it is very important to be able to…

Elementary Circuits

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In the simplest terms you can think of, define what an electrical…

Optoelectronic Devices

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

Oscilloscope Trigger Controls

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A very useful tool for observing rotating objects is a strobe light.…

Voltmeter Usage

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted batteries…

Variable Inductor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Paper tube, from a toilet-paper roll Bar of iron…

Don’t Care Cells in the Karnaugh Map

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

Ammeter Design

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

AC Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Component Modeling

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When plotted on a curve tracer, the characteristic curve for a normal…

Static Electricity

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What does it mean for an object to have an electric charge? Give an…

Characteristic Impedance

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

Full-wave Bridge Rectifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply (6 volt output) Four…

Batteries

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

Power Measurement

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Power measurement in AC circuits can be quite a bit more complex than…

“Ladder” Diagrams

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Ladder diagrams are specialized schematics commonly used to document…

Display Tubes

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In addition to performing tasks of amplification and switching, tubes…

Bandpass Filter Calculator

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This calculates values of the inductance, capacitance of an inductor and capacitor used in a Butterworth LC bandpass filter.

Performance-Based Assessments for Basic Electricity Competencies

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Capacitive Reactance

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

Gas Discharge Tubes

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

Practical Considerations - Transformers

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

Introduction to Discrete Semiconductor Circuits

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A semiconductor device is one made of silicon or any number of other…

Static Electricity

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What does it mean for an object to have an electric charge? Give an…

RF Power Ratio Conversion Calculator

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This tool is designed to convert power ratios to decibel

Light-Pulse Switch

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

Inverting Op-Amp Resistor Calculator

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This calculator determines the bias and feedback of resistors for an inverting op-amp.

A Binary Adder

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Suppose we wanted to build a device that could add two binary bits…

Wiring Color Codes

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Wiring for AC and DC power distribution branch circuits are color…

Digital Display Circuits

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What is the purpose of a seven-segment decoder circuit? What is a…

AC Bridge Circuits

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As we saw with DC measurement circuits, the circuit configuration…

Introduction to Combinational Logic Functions

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The term “combinational” comes to us from mathematics. In…

Minterm vs Maxterm Solution

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So far we have been finding Sum-Of-Product (SOP) solutions to logic…

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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

Contributors (11)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Full-Adder

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The half-adder is extremely useful until you want to add more that…