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

Special-purpose Diodes

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

AC Lab - Using a Transformer to Build a 12 VAC Power Supply

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, build a 12 V alternating current (AC) power supply using a step-down transformer and learn about transformer operation and the purpose of tapped windings.

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.

How to Calculate Power in a Series and Parallel Circuit

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When calculating the power dissipation of resistive components, we can…

Regulated Power Sources

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

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.

Power Sources

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

Sources of Electricity

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

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.

Counter Modulus

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Digital Lab - Introduction

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In this collection of hands-on electronics experiments, build and test digital circuits and learn the fundamentals of digital logic circuits, including gates, counters, logic levels, hysteresis, memory, and more.

The “Operational” Amplifier

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Long before the advent of digital electronic technology, computers…

Properties of Exponents

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Product of Powers Property am an = am+n   Power of a Product…

Pulse Width Modulation

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Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) uses digital signals to control power…

The Common-gate Amplifier (JFET)

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Waveguide Calculator (Rectangular)

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This tool calculates the cutoff frequency of a rectangular waveguide

Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) theory

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

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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Many electronic circuits use what is called a split or a dual power…

Voltage Multipliers (Doublers, Triplers, Quadruplers, and More)

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A voltage multiplier is a specialized rectifier circuit producing…

Power in Resistive and Reactive AC circuits

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Consider a circuit for a single-phase AC power system, where a 120…

Scientific Notation and Metric Prefixes

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Write the following exponential expressions in expanded form: 101 =…

AC Network Analysis

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

Building Series-Parallel Resistor Circuits

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

AC phase

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If we were to express the series-connected DC voltages as phasors…

Voltmeter Design

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As was stated earlier, most meter movements are sensitive devices.…

Intro Lab - Ohm’s Law

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Project Overview This project employs all of the skills…

Design Project: Sensitive Microphone Amplifier

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Identify which direction each potentiometer wiper must move in this…

Network Topology

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Point-to-Point Connecting two digital devices with a network, would…

Si Lab - Full-wave Center-tap Rectifier

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a full-wave rectifier for AC to DC conversion and learn about center-tapped transformers.

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

Finite State Machines

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Up to now, every circuit that was presented was a combinatorial…

Kirchhoff’s Current Law (KCL)

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What Is Kirchhoff’s Current Law? Kirchhoff’s Current Law,…

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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What does the acronym RF stand form, in reference to radio-related…

Switches, Hand Actuated

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A switch is an electrical component that can “make” or…

Design Project: Dual-output AC-DC Power Supply

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Safety is very important when designing and/or building a device…

AC Lab - PC Oscilloscope

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, use a PC-based oscilloscope program to observe waveforms from a musical keyboard and learn basic oscilloscope operation.

Building a Differential Amplifier

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

Practical Power Factor Correction

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When the need arises to correct for poor power factor in an AC power…

Analog and Digital Signals

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Instrumentation is a field of study and work centering on measurement…

Arithmetic with Scientific Notation

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The benefits of scientific notation do not end with ease of writing…

Series-Parallel DC Circuits

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

Quantum Physics

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“I think it is safe to say that no one understands quantum…

Design Project: DC Voltage Regulator

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It may seem difficult to even start on a project such as this, with no…

Don’t Care Cells in the Karnaugh Map

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

Calculating Electric Power

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Learn the Power Formula We’ve seen the formula for determining…

Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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

RF Power Ratio Conversion Calculator

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This tool is designed to convert power ratios to decibel

Factors Affecting Inductance

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There are four basic factors of inductor construction determining the…

Thyristors

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