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Si Lab - JFET Switching Circuit and Static Electricity Sensor

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, use a junction field-effect transistor (JFET) to build a sensitive switching circuit and learn about JFET current gain.

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.

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…

Thermocouples

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Seebeck Effect An interesting phenomenon applied in the field of…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

AC Lab - Sensing AC Magnetic Fields

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, you will sense AC magnetic fields using a simple wire coil and learn about AC signal coupling, orientation effects, and the impact of shielding using different materials.

Permanent Magnets

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

Si Lab - Light Sensor (LED Photodetector)

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, use an LED as a light-sensitive photodetector and learn how to use a bipolar transistor in a common-emitter amplifier configuration.

Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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

DC Lab - Thermoelectricity

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a thermocouple to measure temperature changes and learn about the Seebeck effect.

Building a Differential Amplifier

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

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.

pH Measurement

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A very important measurement in many liquid chemical processes…

Look-up Tables

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

Physiological Effects of Electricity

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

Wheatstone Bridge Calculator

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This calculator helps determine the resistance of a variable resistor within a Wheatstone bridge circuit or the differential voltage created across the bridge terminals.

Strain Gauges

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

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…

Single-ended and Differential Amplifiers

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For ease of drawing complex circuit diagrams, electronic amplifiers…

Si Lab - Differential Amplifier

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a BJT differential amplifier and learn about a fundamental building block that is the basis of most operational amplifiers.

Lorentz Force Calculator

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This calculator will determine the combined Lorentz force exerted on a charged particle moving through both an electric field and a magnetic field.

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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

Millman’s Theorem

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In Millman’s Theorem, the circuit is re-drawn as a parallel…

AC Waveforms

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When an alternator produces AC voltage, the voltage switches polarity…

An Analogy for Ohm’s Law

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Ohm’s Law also makes intuitive sense if you apply it to the…

Introduction to Digital-Analog Conversion

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Connecting digital circuitry to sensor devices is simple if the sensor…

Voltage Signal Systems

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The use of variable voltage for instrumentation signals seems a rather…

Intro Lab - How to Use a Voltmeter to Measure Voltage

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In this hands-on introduction to electronics, you will experiment with a multimeter and learn how to measure voltage using the voltmeter function.

Si Lab - Light Sensor (LED Photodetector)

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, use an LED as a light-sensitive photodetector and learn how to use a bipolar transistor in a common-emitter amplifier configuration.

Basic AC-DC Power Supplies

Worksheets - Motion Sensors

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

Junction Field-effect Transistors

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The field effect transistor was proposed by Julius Lilienfeld in US…

Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

Inductor Sizing Equation

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The Inductance Formula     Wheeler’s formulas for…

CMOS Logic Gates

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

Permeability and Saturation

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The nonlinearity of material permeability may be graphed for better…

Design Project: Stepper Motor Driver

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At first it may seem pointless to have the four buffer gates following…

Decibel Calculator

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This calculator will convert voltage or power gains into decibels. Enter one of the three values and the calculator will output the other two.

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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

Autotransformers

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How much voltage is there between the following pairs of points in…

Building a Differential Amplifier

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

Potentiometers

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