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What is a Meter?

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A meter is any device built to accurately detect and display an…

Strain Gauges

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If a strip of conductive metal is stretched, it will become skinnier…

Precision Potentiometer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two single-turn, linear-taper potentiometers, 5…

AC Power

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

Safe Meter Usage

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Using an electrical meter safely and efficiently is perhaps the most…

Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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

Series DC Circuits Practice Worksheet with Answers

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In this circuit, three resistors receive the same amount of current (4…

Specific Resistance of Conductors

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Given two lengths of metal wire, which one will have the least…

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

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Determine if the light bulb will de-energize for each of the following…

Bipolar Junction Transistors in Active Mode

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

Simple Circuits

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Shown here is the schematic symbol for a resistor: What is the purpose…

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Performance-Based Assessments for DC Circuit Competencies

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Voltage/Current Converter OpAmp Circuits

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

Multimeters

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Seeing as how a common meter movement can be made to function as a…

Ohm’s Law

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Calculator (or pencil and paper for doing…

Overcurrent Protection

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

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Nonlinear Resistance

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Calculator (or pencil and paper for doing…

Make Your Own Multimeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Sensitive meter movement (Radio Shack catalog #…

Ammeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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Just like voltmeters, ammeters tend to influence the amount of current…

AC Power

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

Parallel DC Circuits Practice Worksheet With Answers

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In this circuit, three resistors receive the same amount of voltage…

Multimeters

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Seeing as how a common meter movement can be made to function as a…

DC Motor Theory

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If the ends of a wire loop are attached to two half-circular metal…

Design Project: Audio Media-Based Signal Generator

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Identify some different ways you can create the sine-wave audio tracks…

Sensitive Voltage Detector

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

Voltage/Current Converter OpAmp Circuits

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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More on AC “polarity”

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Complex numbers are useful for AC circuit analysis because they…

Batteries

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If I wanted to build a battery-powered electric drill, would it be…

Peak Detector

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A peak detector is a series connection of a diode and a…

Linear Computational Circuitry

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

pH Measurement

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A very important measurement in many liquid chemical processes…

AC Voltmeters and Ammeters

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AC electromechanical meter movements come in two basic arrangements:…

More on Spectrum Analysis

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Computerized Fourier analysis, particularly in the form of the FFT…

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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Most ohmmeters of the design shown in the previous section utilize a…

Decibel Measurements

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

AC Metrology

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

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

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Determine if the light bulb will de-energize for each of the following…

Audio Oscillator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Three NPN…

Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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Learning Objectives Rheostat use Wiring a potentiometer as a rheostat…

Circuit Components

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

Series Circuit Rules

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Current Components in a series circuit share the same current: Itotal…

Noise Figure and Noise Temperature Calculator

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This calculator computes the noise figure and noise temperature in a system

Resistance, Reactance, and Impedance

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What will happen to the brightness of the light bulb as the iron core…

Making a Venn Diagram Look Like a Karnaugh Map

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Starting with circle A in a rectangular A’ universe in figure…

An Analogy for Ohm’s Law

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

Electrical Connections

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What, exactly, is necessary to establish electrical continuity between…

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Likely Failures in Unproven Systems

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“All men are liable to error;” —John Locke Whereas…

Shift Registers

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

Synchronous Counters

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What is a Synchronous Counter? A synchronous counter, in contrast to…

Sensing AC Magnetic Fields

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Audio detector with headphones Electromagnet coil…

Introduction to Analog Integrated Circuits

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Analog circuits are circuits dealing with signals free to vary from…

Arithmetic with Scientific Notation

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The benefits of scientific notation do not end with ease of writing…

Series Batteries

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One 9-volt battery  …

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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

Peak, Average, and RMS Measurements

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How is it possible to assign a fixed value of voltage or current (such…

Resonance

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