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Energy, Work, and Power

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

Transformer—Power Supply

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

Design Project: Power Inverter

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

Regulated Power Sources

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

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…

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…

Power Sources

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Power Calculations

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When calculating the power dissipation of resistive components, use…

Electromagnetic Induction Experiment

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Electromagnet from previous experiment Permanent…

Insulated Gate Field-Effect Transistors

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

AC Voltmeters and Ammeters

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AC electromechanical meter movements come in two basic arrangements:…

An Analogy for Ohm’s Law

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Ohm’s Law also makes intuitive sense if you apply it to the…

IC Fabrication and Packaging

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What does it mean if an integrated circuit comes in DIP form? What…

Stepper Motors

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A stepper motor is a “digital” version of the electric…

Multiplexers and Demultiplexers

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

Larger 4-variable Karnaugh Maps

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Knowing how to generate Gray code should allow us to build larger…

Biasing Techniques (JFET)

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Numbers versus Numeration

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It is imperative to understand that the type of numeration system used…

R, L and C Summary

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With the notable exception of calculations for power (P), all AC…

Battery Construction

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The word battery simply means a group of similar components. In…

Thyristors

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Thyristors are a broad classification of bipolar-conducting…

Transistors, junction field-effect (JFET)

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DC Circuit Equations and Laws

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Power Equation of Ohm’s Law and Joule’s Law NOTE: the symbol…

Introduction to Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT)

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The invention of the bipolar transistor in 1948 ushered in a…

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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The atoms in insulating materials have very tightly-bound electrons,…

Electromagnetism Experiment

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Magnetic compass Small permanent…

Correct use of Ohm’s Law

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Reminders When Using Ohm’s Law One of the most common mistakes…

EIRP Calculator

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A helpful tool for computing the Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) of an antenna

Diodes

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Encoders and Decoders

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What does it mean, in general terms, to encode something? Conversely,…

Encoder

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What is an Encoder? An encoder is a circuit that changes a set of…

Time-delay Relays

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What are Time-Delay Relays? Some relays are constructed with a kind of…

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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The atoms in insulating materials have very tightly-bound electrons,…

RF Power Ratio Conversion Calculator

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This tool is designed to convert power ratios to decibel

Static Electricity Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One N-channel junction field-effect transistor,…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Positive Feedback

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

Balanced Attenuator Calculator

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This balanced attenuator calculator helps you determine the resistor (R1) values for a balanced attenuator.

Magnetic Fields and Inductance

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Whenever electrons flow through a conductor, a magnetic field will…

Flash ADC

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Also called the parallel A/D converter, this circuit is the simplest…

Conductor Size

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It should be common-sense knowledge that liquids flow through…

Coil Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a coil.

Selsyn (Synchro) Motors

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Normally, the rotor windings of a wound rotor induction motor are…

Definite Integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

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Introduction to Digital Communication

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In the design of large and complex digital systems, it is often…

Junction field-effect transistors (JFET)

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

Permeability and Saturation

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The nonlinearity of material permeability may be graphed for better…

555 Ramp Generator

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