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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.

Strain Gauges

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

pH Measurement

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A very important measurement in many liquid chemical processes…

Brushless DC Motor

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Brushless DC motors were developed from conventional brushed DC motors…

4-wire Resistance Measurement

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

Differentiator and Integrator Circuits

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By introducing electrical reactance into the feedback loops of an…

Permanent Magnets

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

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

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…

Sensitive Voltage Detector

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

Single-ended and Differential Amplifiers

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For ease of drawing complex circuit diagrams, electronic amplifiers…

Switches, Process Actuated

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

Thermocouples

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Seebeck Effect An interesting phenomenon applied in the field of…

Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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

Static Electricity Sensor

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

Pulsed-light Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

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.

Differential Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Two NPN…

Physiological Effects of Electricity

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors

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

Component Failure Analysis (Continued)

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“I consider that I understand an equation when I can predict the…

Series and Parallel Capacitors

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

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Time Constant Calculations

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

Algebraic Equation Manipulation for Electric Circuits

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

Component Modeling

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When plotted on a curve tracer, the characteristic curve for a normal…

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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

Sequences

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Arithmetic sequences An arithmetic sequence is a series of numbers…

Digital Communication

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

NAND Gate S-R Flip-Flop

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

Design Project: Audio Tone Control

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Suppose you were installing a high-power stereo system in your car,…

Contactors

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

Superconductivity

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Conductors lose all of their electrical resistance when cooled to…

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Clipper and Clamper Circuits

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

Full-wave Center-tap Rectifier

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

Vol I. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Vol III. Credits

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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major…

Light-Pulse Switch

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It is fairly important to use large value resistors (10 MΩ works…

Series and Parallel AC Circuits

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

Design Project: Audio Power Amplifier

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Explain how the microphone in your amplifier works. How, exactly, does…

Electromechanical Relay Logic

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

Factorials

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

Series and Parallel Component Equivalent Values

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Series and parallel resistances Series and parallel inductances…

Asynchronous Flip-Flop Inputs

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The normal data inputs to a flip flop (D, S and R, or J and K) are…

The Common-gate Amplifier (IGFET)

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Differential Transistor Amplifiers

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

Capacitance Calculator

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This calculates the capacitance of a capacitor based on its charge, Q, and its voltage, V, according to the formula, C=Q/V.

Introduction to Karnaugh Mapping

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Why learn about Karnaugh maps? The Karnaugh map, like Boolean…

Systems of Numeration

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The Romans devised a system that was a substantial improvement over…

Reluctance Motor

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The variable reluctance motor is based on the principle that an…

Bridged-Tee Attenuator Calculator

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This calculator helps you determine the values of the resistors R1 and R2 to be used for a bridged-tee attenuator.

Active Filters

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

Digital Memory Terms and Concepts

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When we store information in some kind of circuit or device, we not…

Band Theory of Solids

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Quantum physics describes the states of electrons in an atom according…

Finite-state Machine

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Feedback is a fascinating engineering principle. It can turn a rather…

Friis Transmission Calculator

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

The Command-line Interface

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If you’ve used DOS or UNIX operating systems before in a…

Open-Loop OpAmp Circuits

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Determine what the magnitude and polarity of the voltmeter’s…

Nonlinear Conduction

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“Advances are made by answering questions. Discoveries are made…