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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.

Pulsed-light Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

Thermocouples

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Seebeck Effect An interesting phenomenon applied in the field of…

Switches, Process Actuated

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

Strain Gauges

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If a strip of conductive metal is stretched, it will become skinnier…

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.

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…

Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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

Differentiator and Integrator Circuits

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By introducing electrical reactance into the feedback loops of an…

Bipolar Junction Transistors

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

Building a Differential Amplifier

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

Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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Learning Objectives Rheostat use Wiring a potentiometer as a rheostat…

Look-up Tables

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

Permanent Magnets

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

pH Measurement

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A very important measurement in many liquid chemical processes…

Differential Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Two NPN…

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Brushless DC Motor

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Brushless DC motors were developed from conventional brushed DC motors…

Sensitive Voltage Detector

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

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Rectifying Diodes

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

Contributors (4)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

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…

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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A calculator for solving the maximum current a microstrip can handle.

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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

Digital Display Circuits

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What is the purpose of a seven-segment decoder circuit? What is a…

DC Branch Current Analysis

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

Conversion From Decimal Numeration

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Because octal and hexadecimal numeration systems have bases that are…

Critical Temperatures for Superconductors

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Critical temperatures given in Kelvins Material Element/Alloy Critical…

Contributors (12)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

3-bit Binary Counter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 555 timer IC (Radio Shack catalog # 276-1723) One…

AC Phase

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Things start to get complicated when we need to relate two or more AC…

Differential Equations

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As opposed to normal equations where the solution is a number, a…

The D Latch

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Since the enable input on a gated S-R latch provides a way to latch…

Factorials

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Definition of a Factorial Denoted by the symbol “!” after…

Circuit Components

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Remember that this tutorial is not exhaustive by any means, and that…

Polyphase Power Systems

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Explain the difference between a balanced polyphase system and an…

Karnaugh Maps, Truth Tables, and Boolean Expressions

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Who Developed the Karnaugh Map? Maurice Karnaugh, a…

PN Junctions

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

Inverting and Noninverting OpAmp Voltage Amplifier Circuits

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

Mesh Current Method and Analysis

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The Mesh-Current Method, also known as the Loop Current Method, is…

Harmonics in Polyphase Power Systems

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

Capacitor Types

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

Stepper Motors

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

Stripline Crosstalk Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate cross-talk coefficient and coupled voltage for a stripline

PC Oscilloscope

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PARTS AND MATERIALS IBM-compatible personal computer with sound card,…

Meter Check of a Transistor (BJT)

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Bipolar transistors are constructed of a three-layer semiconductor…

Voltage, Current, and Resistance

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Voltage is commonly defined as “electrical pressure.” The unit of…

Broadside Coupled Stripline Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of a broadside coupled stripline.

Questions relating to project management

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Integrator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Operational amplifier, model…

Series and Parallel Capacitors

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When capacitors are connected in series, the total capacitance is…

Contributors (9)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

What Is the Skin Effect?

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The Skin Depth of Copper in Electrical Engineering As previously…

Voltage and Current

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As was previously mentioned, we need more than just a continuous path…

Broadside Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a broadside coupled trace.

Systems of Numeration

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Roman Numerals The Romans devised a system that was a substantial…

Sensitive Audio Detector

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

Inverting Op-Amp Resistor Calculator

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This calculator determines the bias and feedback of resistors for an inverting op-amp.

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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