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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.

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.

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Sources of Electricity

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

Regulated Power Sources

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

AC Power

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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,…

Speed Distance Time Calculator

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

Voltage, Current, and Resistance

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

How to Calculate Power in a Series and Parallel Circuit

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

Design Project: Power Inverter

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

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.

Contributors (3)

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<p> Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological…

NOR Gate S-R Latch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4001 quad NOR gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

VSWR / Return Loss Calculator

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A calculator designed to compute the VSWR, reflection coefficient, return loss and matching loss in a transmission line

CMOS 555 Long Duration Red LED Flasher

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

IGBTs

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Because of their insulated gates, IGFETs of all types have extremely…

Copper Wire Gauge Table

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

DC Motor Theory

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If the ends of a wire loop are attached to two half-circular metal…

AC Motor Theory

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Electromechanical watt-hour meters use an aluminum disk that is spun…

Band Theory of Solids

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Quantum physics describes the states of electrons in an atom according…

Design Project: Signal Generator

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Explain the principle of operation for the particular integrated…

Introduction to Conductance and Conductors

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By now you should be well aware of the correlation between electrical…

AC Resistor Circuits (Capacitive)

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Pure resistive AC circuit: voltage and current are in phase.  …

Performance-Based Assessments for AC Circuit Competencies

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Current Signal Systems

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Current Source It is possible through the use of electronic amplifiers…

Specific Resistance of Conductors

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Given two lengths of metal wire, which one will have the least…

Electric Shock Data

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The table of electric currents and their various bodily effects was…

AC Circuit Equations

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Inductive Reactance     Capacitive Reactance    …

TTL NAND and AND gates

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

Tracking ADC

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A third variation on the counter-DAC-based converter theme is, in my…

What is a Meter?

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A meter is any device built to accurately detect and display an…

Current Signal Systems

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Current Source It is possible through the use of electronic amplifiers…

Copper Wire Ampacity Table

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Ampacities of copper wire, in free air at 30o C: INSULATION TYPE…

DeMorgan’s Theorems

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A mathematician named DeMorgan developed a pair of important rules…

Series DC Circuits Practice Worksheet with Answers

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

Design Project: Sensitive Microphone Amplifier

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Identify which direction each potentiometer wiper must move in this…

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.

OpAmp Oscillator Circuits

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

TTL NOR and OR gates

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TTL Circuit Analysis Let’s examine the following TTL circuit and…

Clipper Circuits

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

Branch Current Method Analysis

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The most straightforward DC network analysis technique is the branch…

Peak, Average, and RMS Measurements

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How is it possible to assign a fixed value of voltage or current (such…

Switch Types

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Though it may seem strange to cover the elementary topic of electrical…

Single-phase Power Systems

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Single phase power system schematic diagram shows little about the…

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Design Project: Audio Power Amplifier

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Explain how the microphone in your amplifier works. How, exactly, does…

Inductors

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! A 5 H inductor is subjected to an electric…

The Common-drain Amplifier (IGFET)

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Scientific Notation

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In many disciplines of science and engineering, very large and very…

Voltage Divider Circuits

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Let’s analyze a simple series circuit and determine the voltage…

The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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Bipolar junction transistors (Also known as BJTs) can be used as an…