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Display Tubes

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In addition to performing tasks of amplification and switching, tubes…

Design Project: AC-DC Power Supply

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Safety is very important when designing and/or building a device…

AC Metrology

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

Meter Check of a Diode

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The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

Computational Circuits

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When someone mentions the word “computer,” a digital…

Potentiometric Voltmeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One potentiometer, single…

Calculus for Electric Circuits

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Calculus is a branch of mathematics that…

Voltage Divider

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

Precision Potentiometer

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

Musical Keyboard as a Signal Generator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Electronic “keyboard” (musical)…

Flip-Flop Circuits

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

Rectifying Diodes

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

Time Constant Circuits

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Generally speaking, how many “time constants” worth of time does…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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Many electronic circuits use what is called a split or a dual power…

Series-Parallel Combination AC Circuits

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

PC Oscilloscope

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PARTS AND MATERIALS IBM-compatible personal computer with sound card,…

Capacitive Reactance

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

Safe Meter Usage

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

Regulated Power Sources

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Calculus for Electric Circuits

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Calculus is a branch of mathematics that…

Sensitive Voltage Detector

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

Frequency and Phase Measurement

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An important electrical quantity with no equivalent in DC circuits is…

Digital Logic Signals

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

DC Metrology

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Define the following metrological terms: • Uncertainty • Accuracy…

Special Diodes

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

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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Many electronic circuits use what is called a split or a dual power…

Design Project: Audio Media-Based Signal Generator

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

AC Voltmeters and Ammeters

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AC electromechanical meter movements come in two basic arrangements:…

Conductor Ampacity

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The smaller the cross-sectional area of any given wire, the greater…

What is Network Analysis?

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Generally speaking, network analysis is any structured technique used…

Thevenin’s, Norton’s, and Maximum Power Transfer Theorems

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Suppose a 12 volt lead-acid battery has an internal resistance of 20…

Flip-Flop Circuits

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

Junction field-effect transistors (JFET)

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

What is a Meter?

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

Ammeter Design

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

Practical Power Factor Correction

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When the need arises to correct for poor power factor in an AC power…

Thyristor Application Circuits

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

Input and Output Coupling

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To overcome the challenge of creating necessary DC bias voltage for an…

Electrical Noise and Interference

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Define what noise means, in the electrical sense of the word. How does…

Trigonometry for AC Circuits

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

Ohmmeter Usage

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Parts and Materials Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted resistors…

Inverting Op-Amp Resistor Calculator

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This calculator determines the bias and feedback of resistors for an inverting op-amp.

Capacitor Quirks

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As with inductors, the ideal capacitor is a purely reactive device,…

Fuses

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Normally, the ampacity rating of a conductor is a circuit design…

Universal Shift Registers: Parallel-in, Parallel-out

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The purpose of the parallel-in/ parallel-out shift register is to take…

Norton’s Theorem

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What is Norton’s Theorem? Norton’s Theorem states that it…

Stepper Motors

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

Thyristors

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Thyristors are a broad classification of bipolar-conducting…

Common-Emitter Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One NPN transistor—model 2N2222 or 2N3403…

Metric Prefix Conversions

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To express a quantity in a different metric prefix from how it was…

Light-Pulse Switch

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It is fairly important to use large value resistors (10 MΩ works…

Clipper and Clamper Circuits

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

Transistors, Bipolar

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There are not too many circuit symbols for bipolar transistors. There…

The R/2nR DAC: Binary-Weighted-Input Digital-to-Analog Converter

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What Is a R/2nR DAC Circuit? The R/2nR DAC circuit, otherwise known as…

Voltage and Current Calculations

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There’s a sure way to calculate any of the values in a reactive…

Wire Self Inductance Calculator

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This calculator will help compute the inductance of a length of wire.

Converting Truth Tables into Boolean Expressions

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In designing digital circuits, the designer often begins with a truth…

Elementary Circuits

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In the simplest terms you can think of, define what an electrical…