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Electrical Energy Calculator

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This calculator will determine the instantaneous energy, sustained energy, and power consumed by an electrical system given two of the three electrical parameters (voltage, current, or resistance) and the time.

Voltage, Current, and Resistance

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

Speed Distance Time Calculator

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This calculator will solve for either distance, time, or speed given two of the three parameters.

Power Sources

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There are many different types of power sources, and here some of the…

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Design Project: Power Inverter

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A common topology for DC-AC power converter circuits uses a pair of…

Energy, Work, and Power

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Define the following terms: energy, work, and power.

Transformer—Power Supply

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Power transformer, 120VAC step-down to 12VAC,…

Sources of Electricity

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What is the difference between DC and AC electricity? Identify some…

Power Calculations

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When calculating the power dissipation of resistive components, use…

Lenz’s Law and Faraday’s Law Calculator

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This calculator uses Faraday's and Lenz's laws to calculate the magnitude and polarity of the induced electromotive force (EMF) caused by a change in magnetic flux through a closed-loop coil.

AC Power

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If a sinusoidal voltage is applied to an impedance with a phase angle…

Regulated Power Sources

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

Design Project: Radio Transmitter

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Research the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) guidelines on…

Design Project: Sensitive Microphone Amplifier

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Identify which direction each potentiometer wiper must move in this…

JFET Amplifiers

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

Factors Affecting Inductance

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There are four basic factors of inductor construction determining the…

Capacitance

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

Full-Adder

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

Speed Distance Time Calculator

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This calculator will solve for either distance, time, or speed given two of the three parameters.

The J-K Flip-Flop

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Another variation on a theme of bistable multivibrators is the J-K…

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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The Common-base Amplifier

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The final transistor amplifier configuration (Figure below) we need to…

High-pass Filters

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A high-pass filter’s task is just the opposite of a low-pass…

Lock-out / Tag-out

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In this motor control circuit, how would you ensure that there is no…

Microphones

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Explain how a moving-coil, or dynamic microphone works. Identify how…

Sound Cancellation

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply Two audio speakers…

Electrical Noise and Interference

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Define what noise means, in the electrical sense of the word. How does…

A Very Simple Circuit

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Parts and Materials 6-volt battery 6-volt incandescent lamp Jumper…

Junction field-effect transistors (JFET)

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

Flip-Flop Circuits

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

Ohmmeter Design

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Though mechanical ohmmeter (resistance meter) designs are rarely used…

Slope (integrating) ADC

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So far, we’ve only been able to escape the sheer volume of…

Wound Rotor Induction Motors

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A wound rotor induction motor has a stator like a squirrel cage…

Electrical Conduction in Semiconductors

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In any electrically conductive substance, what are charge carriers?…

Potentiometric Voltmeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One potentiometer, single…

Series DC Circuits Practice Worksheet with Answers

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In this circuit, three resistors receive the same amount of current (4…

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

The Instrumentation Amplifier

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What Is an Instrumentation Amplifier? An instrumentation amplifier…

Component Failure Analysis (Continued)

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

Antiderivatives of Power Functions of e

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  Note: this is a very unique and useful property of e. As in…

Building Series-Parallel Resistor Circuits

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Once again, when building battery/resistor circuits, the student or…

An Analogy for Ohm’s Law

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

Junction Diodes

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There was some historic crude, but usable were some historic crude,…

Delta-Sigma ADC

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One of the more advanced ADC technologies is the so-called…

Bipolar Junction Transistors in Active Mode

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

Sensitive Voltage Detector

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

The TRIAC

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SCRs are unidirectional (one-way) current devices, making them useful…

Magnetic Fields and Inductance

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Whenever electrons flow through a conductor, a magnetic field will…

Zener Diodes

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

Don’t Care Cells in the Karnaugh Map

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Up to this point we have considered logic reduction problems where…

Rectifier/Filter Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply Bridge rectifier pack…

Contributors (7)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…