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Design Project: Power Inverter

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

Power Calculations

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When calculating the power dissipation of resistive components, use…

Regulated Power Sources

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

Voltage, Current, and Resistance

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

AC Power

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

Sources of Electricity

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

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Power Sources

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

Transformer—Power Supply

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

Energy, Work, and Power

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

Digital Logic With Feedback

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With simple gate and combinational logic circuits, there is a definite…

3-bit Binary Counter

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

Edge Coupled Stripline Impedance Calculator

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A calculator for computing the impedance of an edge coupled stripline.

Series R, L, and C

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Let’s take the following example circuit and analyze it:  …

Maximum Power Transfer Theorem

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The Maximum Power Transfer Theorem is not so much a means of analysis…

The Common-gate Amplifier (IGFET)

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Half-wave Rectifier

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

Temperature Coefficient of Resistance

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It is a common phenomenon for the electrical resistance of a substance…

Early Tube History

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Thomas Edison, that prolific American inventor, is often credited with…

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

555 Ramp Generator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 470 µF…

Capacitor Charging and Discharging

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Capacitor Charging and Discharging Experiment Parts and Materials To…

PC Oscilloscope

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

Ring Counters

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If the output of a shift register is fed back to the input. a ring…

Connectors

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An electrical connector, is an electro-mechanical device used to join…

Wire Self Inductance Calculator

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This calculator will help compute the inductance of a length of wire.

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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

Introduction to Junction Field-effect Transistors (JFET)

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A transistor is a linear semiconductor device that controls current…

Nonlinear Conduction

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

Induction Motor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS AC power source: 120VAC Capacitor, 3.3 µF…

Series and Parallel Capacitors

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

Link Budget Calculator

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A Link Budget puts into account all gains and losses a signal goes through in a system as it is transmitted. The calculator calculates the power of the received signal given amplifier and antenna gains, and medium loss.

Basic Voltmeter Use

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What will this voltmeter register when connected to a battery as shown…

Using Multiple Combinational Circuits

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As an example of using several circuits together, we are going to make…

Low-pass Filters

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By definition, a low-pass filter is a circuit offering easy passage to…

Clipper Circuits

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A circuit which removes the peak of a waveform is known as a clipper.…

Circuit With a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Low-voltage incandescent lamp…

Factoring Equivalencies

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Factoring Identities :   a2 - b2 = (a + b) (a - b) a2 + 2ab + b2…

Field-effect-controlled Thyristors

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Two relatively recent technologies designed to reduce the…

Potentiometric Voltmeter

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

Signal Modulation

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A modern method of electrical power control involves inserting a…

Common Sources of Hazard

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Of course, there is a danger of electrical shock when directly…

Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)

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What is Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law (KVL)? The principle known as…

Four-Channel Audio Mixer

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A very common misconception students have about potentiometers is the…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Minimum Parts Red LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

AC Generator Theory

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If an electric current is passed through this wire, which direction…

Decibels Equations

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Transistor as a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

Voltage Regulator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Zener diode, 12…

Capacitor Transient Response

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Because capacitors store energy in the form of an electric field, they…