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3 Methods for Compensating Localized Heat Generation in Smart Thermostats

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This video goes through one of the most prominent issues with thermostat design, accounting for the…

3D Time of Flight: Understanding the system trade-offs

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Learn how design parameters impact system performance.

Switches, Process Actuated

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It is very important to keep in mind that the “normal” contact…

Sensitive Voltage Detector

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

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.

Pulsed-light Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN transistor—models…

Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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Learning Objectives Rheostat use Wiring a potentiometer as a rheostat…

Static Electricity Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One N-channel junction field-effect transistor,…

Look-up Tables

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Having learned about digital memory devices in the last chapter, we…

Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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

Physiological Effects of Electricity

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Most of us have experienced some form of electric “shock,”…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Differentiator and Integrator Circuits

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By introducing electrical reactance into the feedback loops of op-amp…

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

pH Measurement

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A very important measurement in many liquid chemical processes…

4-wire Resistance Measurement

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

Single-ended and Differential Amplifiers

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For ease of drawing complex circuit diagrams, electronic amplifiers…

Building a Differential Amplifier

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Differential Op-Amp Circuits An op-amp with no feedback is already a…

Thermocouples

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Seebeck Effect An interesting phenomenon applied in the field of…

Differential Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Two NPN…

Permanent Magnets

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors

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

Noise Figure and Noise Temperature Calculator

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This calculator computes the noise figure and noise temperature in a system

Meter Check of a Diode

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The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

Basic Electricity Worksheet

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What is the purpose of the switch shown in this schematic diagram?

Free Space Path Loss Calculator

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This calculator computes for the free space path loss between transmit and receive antennas.

Diode Switching Circuits

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

A Binary Adder

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

JFET Amplifiers

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

Contributors (2)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

An Analogy for Divided Feedback

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A helpful analogy for understanding divided feedback amplifier…

Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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

Meter Check of a Transistor (BJT)

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Bipolar transistors are constructed of a three-layer semiconductor…

Current Mirror BJTs

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

Series-Parallel Combination AC Circuits

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

Introduction to AC Circuits

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“AC” stands for Alternating Current, which can refer to either…

Introduction to Solid-state Device Theory

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This chapter will cover the physics behind the operation of…

Thevenin’s Theorem

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

Field-effect-controlled Thyristors

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Two relatively recent technologies designed to reduce the…

AC Resistor Circuits (Inductive)

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Pure resistive AC circuit: resistor voltage and current are in phase.…

Sum-of-Products and Product-of-Sums Expressions

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Identify each of these logic gates by name, and complete their…

Power Sources

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Stripline Max Current Calculator

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A calculator designed to calculate the maximum current that a stripline can handle

AC Commutator Motors

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Charles Proteus Steinmetz’s first job after arriving in America…

Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of a microstrip.

AC Motor Theory

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Electromechanical watt-hour meters use an aluminum disk that is spun…

Standing Waves and Resonance

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Whenever there is a mismatch of impedance between transmission line…

Heat Sink Calculator

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This calculator helps determine the maximum temperature a device can withstand

Simple Vector Addition

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Remember that vectors are mathematical objects just like numbers on a…

Decibels

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The Bel is Used to Represent Gain In its simplest form, an…

Maximum Power Transfer Theorem

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

Variable Inductor

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

Electrical Signal Types

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With BogusBus, our signals were very simple and straightforward: each…

Modern Nonmechanical Memory

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Now we can proceed to studying specific types of digital storage…

Tube Parameters

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For bipolar junction transistors, the fundamental measure of…

Friis Transmission Calculator

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This calculator computes the power received by an antenna using Friis formula

Algebraic Substitution for Electric Circuits

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

Simultaneous Equations for Circuit Analysis

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Solve this equation for the value of x: x 5 = 8 How many exact…

Precise Diode Circuits

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

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Factoring Equivalencies

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Permanent Magnets

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