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

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Bipolar Junction Transistors

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Strain Gauges

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Static Electricity Sensor

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

Sensitive Voltage Detector

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Differentiator and Integrator Circuits

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Thermocouples

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Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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4-wire Resistance Measurement

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AC Instrumentation Transducers

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Differential Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Two NPN…

Building a Differential Amplifier

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Switches, Process Actuated

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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.

Physiological Effects of Electricity

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

Permanent Magnets

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Pulsed-light Sensor

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Look-up Tables

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Wires and Connections

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Older electrical schematics showed connecting wires crossing, while…

Servo Motor Systems

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Explain the operation of this “H-bridge” motor control circuit: At…

Edge Coupled Trace Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute for the inductance of an edge coupled trace.

Design Project: Stepper Motor Driver

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

The Pentode

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Another strategy for addressing the problem of secondary electrons…

Simple Parallel (Tank Circuit) Resonance

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Resonance in a Tank Circuit A condition of resonance will be…

Full-Adder

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The half-adder is extremely useful until you want to add more that…

Kelvin (4-wire) Resistance Measurement

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Suppose we wished to measure the resistance of some component located…

BJT Quirks

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An ideal transistor would show 0% distortion in amplifying a signal.…

Resonance in Series-Parallel Circuits

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In simple reactive circuits with little or no resistance, the effects…

Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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

Differential Transistor Amplifiers

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors

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

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.

Phase-Locked Loops

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This is a schematic for a simple VCO: The oscillator is of the RC…

Copper Wire Gauge Table

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Solid Cooper Wire Table Size Diameter (inches) Cross-sectional area…

Edge Coupled Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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This tool helps calculate the impedance of an edge coupled microstrip.

Voltage and Current in a Practical Circuit

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Because it takes energy to force charge to flow against the opposition…

DC Generator Theory

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Generators used in battery-charging systems must be regulated so as to…

Antiderivatives of Power Functions of e

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