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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,…

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Regulated Power Sources

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Energy, Work, and Power

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

AC Power

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

Voltage, Current, and Resistance

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

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…

Design Project: Power Inverter

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

Mutual Inductance

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If two coils of wire are brought into close proximity with each other…

Calculating Power Factor

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As was mentioned before, the angle of this “power…

Biasing Techniques (IGFET)

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Differential Transistor Amplifiers

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Parallel Batteries

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6-volt batteries 12-volt light bulb, 25 or 50…

Protective Relay Circuits

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Protective relays are special power-sensing devices whose job it is to…

Millman’s Theorem

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Switches, Process Actuated

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It is very important to keep in mind that the “normal”…

Servo Motor Systems

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Explain the operation of this “H-bridge” motor control circuit: At…

Digital Memory Terms and Concepts

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When we store information in some kind of circuit or device, we not…

Switches, Hand Actuated

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

Conversion From Decimal Numeration

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Because octal and hexadecimal numeration systems have bases that are…

Microstrip Inductance Calculator

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This calculator computes the inductance of a microstrip etched on a PCB.

Microstrip Trace Width Calculator

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This tool is designed to compute for the trace width of a microstrip

Simultaneous Equations for Circuit Analysis

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Solve this equation for the value of x: x + 5 = 8 How many exact…

Practical Considerations - Batteries

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When connecting batteries together to form larger “banks”…

Basic AC-DC Power Supplies

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Differentiator and Integrator Circuits

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By introducing electrical reactance into the feedback loops of an…

NAND Gate S-R Flip-Flop

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

The Thyristor

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A thyristor is a device that has a number of unusual characteristics.…

Introduction to DC Circuits

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“DC” stands for Direct Current, which can refer to either…

Introduction to Karnaugh Mapping

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Why learn about Karnaugh maps? The Karnaugh map, like Boolean…

Oscillator Circuits

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Phase shift oscillator. R1C1, R2C2, and R3C3 each provide 60° of…

Capacitor Types

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A capacitor is a passive two-terminal electronic component that…

Review of R, X, and Z (Resistance, Reactance and Impedance)

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Before we begin to explore the effects of resistors, inductors, and…

Half-wave Rectifier

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

Broadside Coupled Stripline Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of a broadside coupled stripline.

JFET Amplifiers

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Biasing Techniques (JFET)

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Thermocouples

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Seebeck Effect An interesting phenomenon applied in the field of…

Historical, Nonmechanical Memory Technologies

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Perhaps the most ingenious technique was that of the delay line. A…

Parallel Circuit Rules

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Voltage Components in a parallel circuit share the same voltage:…

Summary of Filters

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As lengthy as this chapter has been up to this point, it only begins…

Boolean Rules for Simplification

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Boolean algebra finds its most practical use in the simplification of…

Non-right Triangle Trigonometry

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The Law of Sines (for any triangle) The Law of Cosines (for any…

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

4-wire Resistance Measurement

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Electromagnet made from experiment…

What are “Series” and “Parallel” Circuits?

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Circuits consisting of just one battery and one load resistance are…

Voltage Divider Circuits

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

555 Timer Monostable Circuit Calculator

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This calculator computes for the output pulse width of a 555 timer monostable circuit