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Achieve Precise Measurement for Smoke Detector Designs

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This video provides an introduction to the internal components of typical smoke detectors.

Automotive transients introduction

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A 12-V automotive battery rail is subject to many transients. The purpose of the front-end power…

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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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…

The Junction Field-effect Transistor (JFET) as a Switch

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Like its bipolar cousin, the field-effect transistor may be used as an…

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…

Digital-to-Analog Conversion

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If a pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal is sent to a passive…

The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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Bipolar junction transistors (Also known as BJTs) can be used as an…

Electrical Noise and Interference

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Define what noise means, in the electrical sense of the word. How does…

Elementary Circuits

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

Insulated-gate Field-effect Transistors (MOSFET)

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The Insulated-Gate Field-Effect Transistor (IGFET), also known as…

Performance-Based Assessments for Network Analysis Competencies

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Parallel Batteries

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

How to Build a Current Mirror Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS   Two NPN transistors—models 2N2222 or…

Bipolar Transistor Biasing Circuits

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

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

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.

Potentiometer as a Voltage Divider

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Carbon pencil…

Maximum Power Transfer Theorem

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The Maximum Power Transfer Theorem is not so much a means of analysis…

Magnetic Fields and Inductance

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Whenever electrons flow through a conductor, a magnetic field will…

Contactors

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All About Contactors When a relay is used to switch a large amount of…

Calculating Electric Power

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Learn the Power Formula We’ve seen the formula for determining…

Voltage/Current Converter OpAmp Circuits

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

AC phase

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If we were to express the series-connected DC voltages as phasors…

Voltmeter Usage

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted batteries…

Series DC Circuits Practice Worksheet with Answers

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In this circuit, three resistors receive the same amount of current (4…

Millman’s Theorem

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

Series-Parallel Combination AC Circuits

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

N-Way Power Divider Calculator

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This calculator determines the total path loss provided by an RF n-way power splitter.

Potential Pitfalls

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Fallacious reasoning and poor interpersonal relations account for more…

Performance-Based Assessments for Network Analysis Competencies

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Series Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

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

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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

Basic Algebra and Graphing for Electric Circuits

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

Design Project: Voltmeter

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The most important component of your voltmeter will be the…

Rectifier Circuits

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

Sensitive Audio Detector

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PARTS AND MATERIALS High-quality “closed-cup” audio…

Precision Potentiometer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two single-turn, linear-taper potentiometers, 5…

An Electric Pendulum

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Capacitors store energy in the form of an electric field, and…

Switch Contact Design

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A switch can be constructed with any mechanism bringing two conductors…

Clipper Circuits

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A circuit which removes the peak of a waveform is known as a clipper.…

Memory Devices

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

High-pass Filters

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A high-pass filter’s task is just the opposite of a low-pass…

Nonlinear OpAmp Circuits

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

AC Inductor Circuits

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

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

Basic Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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When lightning strikes, nearby magnetic compass needles may be seen to…

Basic Voltmeter Use

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

Temperature Converter

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Convert between Celsius, Fahrenheit and Kelvin