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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…

The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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Bipolar junction transistors (Also known as BJTs) can 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…

Electrical Noise and Interference

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

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

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Digital-to-Analog Conversion

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

Practical Power Factor Correction

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

Circuits and the Speed of Light

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

Millman’s Theorem

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

Factors Affecting Capacitance

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There are three basic factors of capacitor construction determining…

Specific Resistance of Conductors

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

Algebraic Equation Manipulation for Electric Circuits

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The electrical resistance of a conductor at any temperature may be…

Thevenin’s Theorem

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Thevenin’s Theorem states that it is possible to simplify any…

Shock Current Path

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

Harmonics in Polyphase Power Systems

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In the chapter on mixed-frequency signals, we explored the concept of…

Special-purpose Batteries

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

Δ-Y and Y-Δ Conversions

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In many circuit applications, we encounter components connected…

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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

Basic AC-DC Power Supplies

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

Safety Grounding

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In simple AC power systems, one of the two conductors is typically…

Protective Relays

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A special type of relay is one that monitors the current, voltage,…

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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

Power Conversion Circuits

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

Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors

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What is an Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT), and what…

Electromechanical Relay Logic

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In ladder logic symbolism, an electromechanical relay coil is shown as…

Arithmetic Properties

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Associative Property In addition and multiplication, terms may be…

Display Tubes

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

Design Project: Simple Component Curve-Tracer Circuit

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

Basic Ohmmeter Use

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

Capacitor Types

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A capacitor is a passive two-terminal electronic component that…

555 Ramp Generator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 470 µF…

Design Project: Voltmeter

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The most important component of your voltmeter will be the…

Calculus for Electric Circuits

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

Inductor Commutating Circuits

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A popular use of diodes is for the mitigation of inductive…

Coax Impedance Calculator

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A helpful tool for calculating the impedance of a coaxial cable.

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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

Capacitor Impedance Calculator

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This tool calculates a capacitor's reactance for a given capacitance value and signal frequency.

Characteristic Impedance

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Note the “50 ohm” rating printed on the jacket of the cable. What…

Vol I. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

What Are Electric Circuits?

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You might have been wondering how charges can continuously flow in a…

Harmonics in Polyphase Power Systems

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In the chapter on mixed-frequency signals, we explored the concept of…

Solving for Unknown Time

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Sometimes it is necessary to determine the length of time that a…

Flyback Switch Mode Regulator Calculator

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A calculator for computing several parameters needed in the design of a flyback switch mode regulator

What is a Series-Parallel Circuit?

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

Why digital?

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Although many textbooks provide good introductions to digital memory…