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

Transformer—Power Supply

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

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Voltage, Current, and Resistance

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

Design Project: Power Inverter

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

Power Sources

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

Energy, Work, and Power

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

Regulated Power Sources

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

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…

555 Timer Astable Circuit

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In an astable circuit, the output voltage alternates between VCC and 0 volts on a continuous basis.

Basic Electricity Worksheet

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What is the purpose of the switch shown in this schematic diagram?

Introduction to Digital-Analog Conversion

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

Node Voltage Method

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The node voltage method of analysis solves for unknown voltages at…

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.

History of SPICE

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SPICE is a computer program designed to simulate analog electronic…

An Electric Pendulum

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Capacitors store energy in the form of an electric field, and…

Voltage Regulation

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As we saw in a few SPICE analyses earlier in this chapter, the output…

Multimeters

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Seeing as how a common meter movement can be made to function as a…

Signal Coupling

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6 volt battery One capacitor, 0.22 µF…

Power Conversion Circuits

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

Special Diodes

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

Pulsed-light Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

Solving for Unknown Time

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Sometimes it is necessary to determine the length of time that a…

Junction Field-effect Transistors

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

Positive Feedback

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As we’ve seen, negative feedback is an incredibly useful…

Vectors and AC Waveforms

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OK, so how exactly can we represent AC quantities of voltage or…

Bit Grouping

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The singular reason for learning and using the binary numeration…

The Common-source Amplifier (JFET)

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Noise Figure Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the noise figure of cascaded amplifiers

Digital Ramp ADC

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Also known as the stairstep-ramp, or simply counter A/D converter,…

Input and Output Coupling

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To overcome the challenge of creating necessary DC bias voltage for an…

The Common-gate Amplifier (JFET)

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Multiplexers

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A multiplexer, abbreviated mux, is a device that has multiple inputs…

History of SPICE

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SPICE is a computer program designed to simulate analog electronic…

Variable Inductor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Paper tube, from a toilet-paper roll Bar of iron…

Electric Shock

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It is sometimes said regarding electrical safety that, Ït’s not the…

Edge-triggered Latches: Flip-Flops

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So far, we’ve studied both S-R and D latch circuits with enable…

Feedback

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If some percentage of an amplifier’s output signal is connected…

TTL NAND and AND gates

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Suppose we altered our basic open-collector inverter circuit, adding a…

Node Voltage Method

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The node voltage method of analysis solves for unknown voltages at…

Wire-by-Number project kit introduction

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Wire-by-Number project: simple voltage divider Description: Build a…

Safe Practices

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If at all possible, shut off the power to a circuit before performing…

Decimal versus Binary Numeration

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Let’s count from zero to twenty using four different kinds of…

Amplifier Gain

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The Voltage Gain Because amplifiers have the ability to increase the…

Performance-Based Assessments for Basic Electricity Competencies

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Unit Conversion Calculator

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Convert to and from different units of length, weight, power, temperature and torque

Hand Calculator Use

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To enter numbers in scientific notation into a hand calculator, there…

Special-output Gates

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Complementary Output Gates It is sometimes desirable to have a logic…

Series Circuit Rules

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Current Components in a series circuit share the same current: Itotal…