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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…

Series DC Circuits Practice Worksheet with Answers

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

Inductor-Capacitor “tank” Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Oscilloscope Assortment of non-polarized…

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 12AX7 dual triode vacuum tube Two power…

Universal Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Parallel-out

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The purpose of the parallel-in/ parallel-out shift register is to take…

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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

LED Sequencer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4017 decade counter/divider (Radio Shack catalog…

Performance-Based Assessments for AC Circuit Competencies

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PWM Power Controller

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

Transistor Biasing Calculations

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Although transistor switching circuits operate without bias, it is…

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

Junction field-effect transistors (JFET)

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

Clipper and Clamper Circuits

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

Logic Signal Voltage Levels

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

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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

Advanced Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Electronic power conversion circuits known…

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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

Diode Switching Circuits

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Diodes can perform switching and digital logic operations. Forward and…

Special-purpose Diodes

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Schottky diodes Schottky diodes are constructed of a metal-to-N…

“Ladder” Diagrams

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Ladder diagrams are specialized schematics commonly used to document…

Wound Rotor Induction Motors

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

LED Sequencer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4017 decade counter/divider (Radio Shack catalog…

Parallel Batteries

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6-volt batteries 12-volt light bulb, 25 or 50…

Bipolar Junction Transistors

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The bipolar junction transistor (BJT) was named because its operation…

Ohm’s Law Practice Worksheet With Answers

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Define the following terms: energy, work, and power.

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Component Failure Analysis

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The job of a technician frequently entails…

Capacitor Impedance Calculator

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

Ring Counters

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

High-Reliability Circuits

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

Passive Integrator and Differentiator Circuits

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

Batteries

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

Fuses

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

Op-Amp Practical Considerations

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Real operational amplifiers have some imperfections compared to an…

Impedance Matching With Transformers

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

Algebraic Substitution for Electric Circuits

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

What is Alternating Current (AC)?

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

Optoelectronic Devices

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

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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

555 Hysteretic Oscillator

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

LED Resistor Calculator

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An LED resistance calculator is perfect for when you have a single LED and need to know which resistor you should use.

Derivative of a Constant

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    (“c” being a constant)   RELATED…

Electromagnetism Experiment

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Magnetic compass Small permanent…

Voltage-to-Current Signal Conversion

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In instrumentation circuitry, DC signals are often used as analog…

Negative Feedback

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If we connect the output of an op-amp to its inverting input and apply…

4-wire Resistance Measurement

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Electromagnet made from experiment…

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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

Oscillator Circuits

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

Inductors

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An inductor is a passive two-terminal electrical component that…

Summary of Filters

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As lengthy as this chapter has been up to this point, it only begins…

Capacitors

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

Magnetic Units of Measurement

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If the burden of two systems of measurement for common quantities…

Electric Shock Data

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The table of electric currents and their various bodily effects was…

Full-wave Bridge Rectifier

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

Optical Data Communication

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A modern alternative to sending (binary) digital information via…

Contributors (1)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Rectangle Loop Inductance Calculator

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

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Permanent Magnets

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Centuries ago, it was discovered that certain types of mineral rock…

Specific Troubleshooting Techniques

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After applying some of the general troubleshooting tips to narrow the…