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Design Project: Audio Media-Based Signal Generator

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

Differential Transistor Amplifiers

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Bipolar Transistor Biasing Circuits

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AC Waveforms

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Radio waves are comprised of oscillating electric and magnetic fields,…

Mixed-Frequency Signals

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

Voltage Divider

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

Passive Integrator and Differentiator Circuits

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

Specific Troubleshooting Techniques

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

AC Network Analysis

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Setting Up a Home Lab

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In order to build the circuits described in this volume, you will need…

Multiplexers and Demultiplexers

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AC Bridge Circuits

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

Linear Computational Circuitry

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Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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The circuit shown here is a four-bit analog-to-digital converter…

DC Metrology

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Define the following metrological terms: • Uncertainty • Accuracy…

Nonlinear OpAmp Circuits

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Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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An oscilloscope is a very useful piece of electronic test equipment.…

The Common-emitter Amplifier

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At the beginning of this chapter, it illustrates how transistors could…

Computational Circuits

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

Performance-Based Assessments for AC Circuit Competencies

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Phase-Locked Loops

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This is a schematic for a simple VCO: The oscillator is of the RC…

Frequency and Phase Measurement

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

Servo Motor Systems

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

Mixed-Frequency Signals

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

AC Voltmeters and Ammeters

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AC electromechanical meter movements come in two basic arrangements:…

The Common-emitter Amplifier

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At the beginning of this chapter, it illustrates how transistors could…

Mesh Current Method and Analysis

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The Mesh-Current Method, also known as the Loop Current Method, is…

Special-purpose Batteries

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Mercury Standard Cell Back in the early days of electrical measurement…

Practical Power Factor Correction

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

Tachogenerators

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An electromechanical generator is a device capable of producing…

Peak Detector

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

Calculating Power Factor

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As was mentioned before, the angle of this “power…

Batteries

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

Voltmeter Design

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Suppose I were about to measure an unknown voltage with a manual-range…

Ammeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

DC Bridge Circuits

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Measurement Circuits

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Figure below shows a photodiode amplifier for measuring low levels of…

Conductor Ampacity

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

Display Tubes

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

AC Inductor Circuits

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Resistors vs. Inductors Inductors do not behave the same way as…

Numeration Systems

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Digital computers communicate with external devices through ports:…

Differential Equations

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As opposed to normal equations where the solution is a number, a…

Permissive and Interlock Circuits

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A practical application of switch and relay logic is in control…

Induction Motor, Large

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PARTS AND MATERIALS AC power source: 120VAC Capacitor, 3.3 µF…

Inverting Op-Amp Resistor Calculator

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

The common-drain Amplifier (JFET)

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Polyphase Power Systems

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Explain the difference between a balanced polyphase system and an…

Quantum Physics

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“I think it is safe to say that no one understands quantum…

Noise Figure Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the noise figure of cascaded amplifiers

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Arc Flash and Arc Blast

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

Op-Amp Data

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Parametric data for all semiconductor op-amp models except the CA3130…

Digital Logic Signals

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

TTL NAND and AND gates

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Suppose we altered our basic open-collector inverter circuit, adding a…

Analysis Techniques for Series Parallel Resistor Circuits

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

Trace Resistance Calculator

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This calculator determines the resistance of a microstrip trace

Tracking ADC

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

DC Motor Control Circuits

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How is it possible to electrically measure the torque output by a…

Power Conversion Circuits

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