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Sources of Electricity

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

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…

Special-purpose Diodes

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

Power Sources

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

Regulated Power Sources

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

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…

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…

Transformer—Power Supply

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

The 555 IC

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The 555 integrated circuit is the most popular chip ever manufactured.…

Oscilloscope Trigger Controls

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A very useful tool for observing rotating objects is a strobe light.…

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

Sensitive Audio Detector

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PARTS AND MATERIALS High-quality “closed-cup” audio…

Simple Series Resonance

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A similar effect happens in series inductive/capacitive circuits. When…

What is a Series-Parallel Circuit?

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With simple series circuits, all components are connected end-to-end…

The Shockley Diode

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Our exploration of thyristors begins with a device called the…

Three-phase Y and Delta Configurations

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Three-phase Wye(Y) Connection Initially, we explored the idea of…

Pulse Width Modulation

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

Basic Voltmeter Use

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What will this voltmeter register when connected to a battery as shown…

Power Calculations

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When calculating the power dissipation of resistive components, use…

The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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

Temperature Coefficients of Resistance Table

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Temperature coefficient (α) per degree C: Material Element/Alloy…

Millman’s Theorem

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In Millman’s Theorem, the circuit is re-drawn as a parallel…

Circuit Components

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Remember that this tutorial is not exhaustive by any means, and that…

Coil Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a coil.

Depletion-type IGFETs

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Insulated gate field-effect transistors are unipolar devices just like…

How to Build a Current Mirror Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS   Two NPN transistors—models 2N2222 or…

Programmable Logic Controllers

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The Programmable Logic Controller, or PLC, was invented in the late…

Inductor-Capacitor “tank” Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Oscilloscope Assortment of non-polarized…