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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.

Design Project: Power Inverter

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

AC Lab - Using a Transformer to Build a 12 VAC Power Supply

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, build a 12 V alternating current (AC) power supply using a step-down transformer and learn about transformer operation and the purpose of tapped windings.

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.

Voltage, Current, and Resistance

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

Speed Distance Time Calculator

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

Special-purpose Diodes

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

AC Power

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

Power Sources

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

How to Calculate Power in a Series and Parallel Circuit

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

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.

Regulated Power Sources

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

Bridge Circuits

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No text on electrical metering could be called complete without a…

TTL Logic Gates

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

Physiological Effects of Electricity

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Most of us have experienced some form of electric “shock,”…

Encoders and Decoders

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

Ohmmeter Design

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Though mechanical ohmmeter (resistance meter) designs are rarely used…

Latch Circuits

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What do you think this logic buffer gate will do, with the output…

Contact “Normal” State and Make/Break Sequence

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Any kind of switch contact can be designed so that the contacts…

Intro Lab - Build an Electromagnet

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build an electromagnet and learn about electromagnetism including the relationship of magnetic polarity to current flow.

Stripline Crosstalk Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate cross-talk coefficient and coupled voltage for a stripline

Band-pass Filters

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How to Create Band-pass Filter There are applications where a…

Atomic Structure

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Shown here is a simplified representation of an atom: the smallest…

AC Resistor Circuits (Capacitive)

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

Si Lab - A Simple BJT Current Mirror Circuit

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a simple current mirror using matched bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) and learn about current mirror circuit limitations, the temperature dependence of BJTs, and thermal runaway.

Principles of Radio

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One of the more fascinating applications of electricity is in the…

Soldering

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Both soldering irons and soldering guns are tools used in the process…

Programmable Logic Controllers

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

DC Lab - Potentiometer Voltage Divider

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will use potentiometers to vary a voltage and learn about voltage divider ratios and potentiometer applications.

Characteristic Impedance

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The Parallel Wires of Infinite Length Suppose, though, that we had a…

What is Network Analysis?

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The basic application of Ohm’s law to combinations of series and…

Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…