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High-impedance Voltmeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model TL082 recommended…

JFET Amplifiers

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

Full-wave Center-tap Rectifier

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

Practical Power Factor Correction

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

Battery Construction

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

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

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

555 Schmitt Trigger

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

Ring Counters

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

Switched Capacitor Circuitry

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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

Impedance

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Performance-Based Assessments for AC Circuit Competencies

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Introduction to Digital Integrated Circuits

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Digital circuits are circuits dealing with signals restricted to the…

Standing Waves and Resonance

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Whenever there is a mismatch of impedance between transmission line…

Current Mirror BJTs

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Bipolar Junction Transistor or BJT Current Mirror An often-used…

Design Project: Intercom System

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Design a passive circuit that will create a "split” ( V/-V) power…

Design Project: AC-DC Power Supply

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

Fuses

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Normally, the ampacity rating of a conductor is a circuit design…

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

PWM Power Controller

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 100 µF…

Op-Amp Practical Considerations

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Real operational amplifiers have some imperfections compared to an…

Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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Every meter impacts the circuit it is measuring to some extent, just…

Special Diodes

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Digital Communication

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Wound Rotor Induction Motors

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

Algebraic Substitution for Electric Circuits

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There are two basic Ohm’s Law equations: one relating voltage,…

Inductance

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

Fuses

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Normally, the ampacity rating of a conductor is a circuit design…

Basic Gate Function

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

Timer Circuits

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Phase Rotation

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Three-Phase Alternator Let’s take the three-phase alternator…

Battery Construction

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

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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Calculate the voltage output by the secondary winding of a transformer…

Zener Diodes

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Design Project: Simple Component Curve-Tracer Circuit

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What do each of the oscilloscope axes represent, in real-life terms…

Power Sources

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There are many different types of power sources, and here some of the…

Simple Series Circuits

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On this page, we’ll outline the three principles you should…

Wire Types and Sizes

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Most electrical wire is covered in a rubber or plastic coating called…

Logic Signal Voltage Levels

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

High-impedance Voltmeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model TL082 recommended…

Design Project: Arbitrary Waveform Generator

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What, exactly, is an arbitrary waveform generator, and for what…

Circuits and the Speed of Light

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Suppose we had a simple one-battery, one-lamp circuit controlled by a…

Wire Over Plane Inductance Calculator

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

Factors Affecting Capacitance

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There are three basic factors of capacitor construction determining…

The R/2nR DAC: Binary-Weighted-Input Digital-to-Analog Converter

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What Is a R/2nR DAC Circuit? The R/2nR DAC circuit, otherwise known as…

Ohm’s Law Calculator

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Calculate circuit parameters using Ohm's Law

Binary Count Sequence

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If we examine a four-bit binary count sequence from 0000 to 1111, a…

Setting Up a Home Lab

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In order to build the circuits described in this volume, you will need…

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.

Specific Resistance of Conductors

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

Polar Form and Rectangular Form Notation for Complex Numbers

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In order to work with complex numbers without drawing vectors, we…

Pulse Width Modulation

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

Networks and Busses

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The wires between the tank and the monitoring location is  called…

Arithmetic Properties

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Associative Property In addition and multiplication, terms may be…

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.

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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As an instructor of electronics, I am called upon frequently to help…

Trigonometry for AC Circuits

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Identify which trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, or tangent) are…

What is Alternating Current (AC)?

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Most students of electricity begin their study with what is known as…

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Active-mode Operation (BJT)

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