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Digital Logic Signals

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A rheostat (variable resistor) and a switch are both examples of…

Ohmmeter Design

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

Class B BJT Amplifiers

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

Overcurrent Protection

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What hazards might be posed by a circuit with excessive current going…

How to Use an Ammeter to Measure Current

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Parts and Materials   6-volt battery   6-volt incandescent…

Resonance

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The Q factor of a series inductive circuit is given by the following…

Basic Operational Amplifiers

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Determine the output voltage polarity of this op-amp (with reference…

Arc Flash and Arc Blast

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Electromechanical relays used to start and stop high-power electric…

Decibel Measurements

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During the early development of telephone technology, a unit was…

Digital Display Circuits

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What is the purpose of a seven-segment decoder circuit? What is a…

Rectifying Diodes

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

Questions relating to project management

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Ammeter Design

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What would happen to this meter movement, if connected directly to a…

Design Project: Arbitrary Waveform Generator

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What, exactly, is an arbitrary waveform generator, and for what…

Linear Computational Circuitry

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

Specific Troubleshooting Techniques

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After applying some of the general troubleshooting tips to narrow the…

Slope (integrating) ADC

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So far, we’ve only been able to escape the sheer volume of…

Series and Parallel AC Circuits

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

Optoelectronic Devices

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In this circuit, the electric motor is supposed to turn on whenever…

AC Metrology

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In power distribution systems, it is very important to be able to…

Special Diodes

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

Successive Approximation ADC

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One method of addressing the digital ramp ADC’s shortcomings is…

Contributors (7)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Bit Grouping

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The singular reason for learning and using the binary numeration…

Combination Tubes

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Similar in thought to the idea of the integrated circuit, tube…

Wavelength (TEM) Calculator

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This calculator determines the wavelength of a signal given the frequency and dielectric constant.

Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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As an electric current is passed through a coil of wire, it creates a…

Voltage, Current, and Resistance

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

Phase-locked Loops

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Complex Voltage and Current Calculations

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There are circumstances when you may need to analyze a DC reactive…

Building Series-Parallel Resistor Circuits

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Once again, when building battery/resistor circuits, the student or…

The Tetrode

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As the name suggests, the tetrode tube contains four elements: cathode…

Control Circuits

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Peak to Peak Voltage Calculator (VP-P)

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This calculator shows the peak-to-peak voltage (VP-P) value from the peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.

Wheatstone Bridge Calculator

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This calculator helps determine the resistance of a variable resistor within a Wheatstone bridge circuit or the differential voltage created across the bridge terminals.

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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As an instructor of electronics, I am called upon frequently to help…

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Static Electricity Sensor

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

Radicals

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Definition of a Radical Given the expression where “x” is…

Circuit Simplification Examples

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Let’s begin with a semiconductor gate circuit in need of…

Positive Feedback

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

AC Circuit Equations

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Inductive Reactance     Capacitive Reactance    …

Transistor as a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

Radicals

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Definition of a Radical Given the expression where “x” is…

Venn Diagrams and Sets

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Mathematicians use Venn diagrams to show the logical relationships of…

Capacitors

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Identify some of the different types of capacitors, and their…

Using Multiple Combinational Circuits

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As an example of using several circuits together, we are going to make…

Active-mode Operation (BJT)

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When a transistor is in the fully-off state (like an open switch), it…

Capacitors and Calculus

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Capacitors do not have a stable “resistance” as conductors…

Early Tube History

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Thomas Edison, that prolific American inventor, is often credited with…

Karnaugh Maps, Truth Tables, and Boolean Expressions

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Who Developed the Karnaugh Map? Maurice Karnaugh, a…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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Before the advent of solid-state logic circuits, logical control…

LED Sequencer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4017 decade counter/divider (Radio Shack catalog…

Introduction to Digital Communication

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

Principles of Radio

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

Parallel Wire Inductance Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the inductance of two parallel wires

The “Buffer” Gate

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If we were to connect two inverter gates together so that the output…

Trigonometry for AC Circuits

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Identify which trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, or tangent) are…

Microprocessor Programming

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The “vocabulary” of instructions which any particular…

The P-N Junction

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If a block of P-type semiconductor is placed in contact with a block…