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AC Waveforms

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When an alternator produces AC voltage, the voltage switches polarity…

Performance-Based Assessments for DC Circuit Competencies

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

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Current Divider

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

Ohmmeter Design

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

Series and Parallel AC Circuits

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

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

Simple Circuits

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

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

JFET Amplifiers

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

Design Project: Simple Component Curve-Tracer Circuit

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

What do each of the oscilloscope axes represent, in real-life terms…

Positive Feedback OpAmp Circuits

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

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

Frequency and Phase Measurement

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

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

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

Series-Parallel Combination AC Circuits

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

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

Inverting and Noninverting OpAmp Voltage Amplifier Circuits

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

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

Computational Circuits

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

Meter Check of a Diode

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The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

AC Metrology

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

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

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

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

Oscilloscope Trigger Controls

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

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

AC Bridge Circuits

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As we saw with DC measurement circuits, the circuit configuration…

Rectifier/Filter Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply Bridge rectifier pack…

AC phase

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

If we were to express the series-connected DC voltages as phasors…

Digital Display Circuits

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

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

Voltmeter Usage

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted batteries…

Slope (integrating) ADC

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

Sensitive Voltage Detector

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

Summer and Subtractor OpAmp Circuits

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

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

Rectifier/Filter Circuit

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply Bridge rectifier pack…

Analysis Techniques for Series Parallel Resistor Circuits

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Guidelines to Series-Parallel Combination Circuit Analysis The goal of…

AC Metrology

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

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

Basic Ammeter Use

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

Show how this ammeter would be connected to the light bulb circuit to…

What is a Meter?

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

Component Failure Analysis

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The job of a technician frequently entails…

PWM Power Controller

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 100 µF…

Peak, Average, and RMS Measurements

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

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

Open-Loop OpAmp Circuits

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

Determine what the magnitude and polarity of the voltmeter’s…

Servo Motor Systems

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

Explain the operation of this “H-bridge” motor control circuit: At…

Mixed-Frequency Signals

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

What is a harmonic frequency? If an oscillator circuit outputs a…

Thyristor Application Circuits

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

Series-Parallel DC Circuits

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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…

The Shockley Diode

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Our exploration of thyristors begins with a device called the…

Electric Shock Data

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The table of electric currents and their various bodily effects was…

Q Factor and Bandwidth of a Resonant Circuit

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The Q, or quality, factor of a resonant circuit is a measure of the…

Common-Emitter Amplifier

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

Voltage and Current in a Practical Circuit

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Because it takes energy to force charge to flow against the opposition…

Design Project: DC Motor

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

The armature windings of your DC motor will have very low resistance.…

Introduction to Karnaugh Mapping

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Why learn about Karnaugh maps? The Karnaugh map, like Boolean…

Design Project: Audio Media-Based Signal Generator

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

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

IGBTs

Textbook

Because of their insulated gates, IGFETs of all types have extremely…

Building Series-Parallel Resistor Circuits

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

Venn Diagrams and Sets

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Mathematicians use Venn diagrams to show the logical relationships of…

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

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

Noise Figure and Noise Temperature Calculator

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

Elementary Amplifier Theory

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

Fundamentally, an amplifier is a device that takes in a low-power…

Half-Adder

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As a first example of useful combinational logic, let’s build a…

Non-Inverting Op-Amp Resistor Calculator

Tools

This calculator determines the bias and feedback of resistors for a non-inverting Op-Amp

Digital Logic With Feedback

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With simple gate and combinational logic circuits, there is a definite…

Oscillator Circuits

Worksheets - Oscilloscopes

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

AC Resistor Circuits (Capacitive)

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

Tracking ADC

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A third variation on the counter-DAC-based converter theme is, in my…