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Impedance

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Rectifier Circuits

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Oscilloscope Trigger Controls

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

Inverting and Noninverting OpAmp Voltage Amplifier Circuits

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TTL Logic Gates

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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A chandelier has five light bulbs in it, and one of them is not…

Rectifying Diodes

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Half-wave Rectifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply (6-volt output) 6-volt…

Sensitive Audio Detector

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

Multiplexers and Demultiplexers

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Slope (integrating) ADC

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

Miscellaneous Diode Applications

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555 Ramp Generator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 470 µF…

Voltmeter Usage

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted batteries…

Performance-Based Assessments for Semiconductor Circuit Competencies

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Capacitive Reactance

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Op-Amp Practical Considerations

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Real operational amplifiers have some imperfections compared to an…

Peak, Average, and RMS Measurements

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

Clipper and Clamper Circuits

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Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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

Analog and Digital Signals

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Instrumentation is a field of study and work centering on measurement…

Decibel Measurements

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

Kelvin (4-wire) Resistance Measurement

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Suppose we wished to measure the resistance of some component located…

Power Measurement

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Power measurement in AC circuits can be quite a bit more complex than…

Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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

Design Project: Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Signal Generator

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What shape of voltage waveform would you expect to measure (using an…

Analysis Techniques for Series Parallel Resistor Circuits

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

Performance-Based Assessments for DC Circuit Competencies

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Clipper and Clamper Circuits

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Rectifier/Filter Circuit

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

Overcurrent Protection

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

Rectifying Diodes

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Ammeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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

Ammeter Design

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Ammeters Measure Electrical Current A meter designed to measure…

Capacitors

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

Voltage Divider Circuits

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Basic Ohmmeter Use

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Explain how an ohmmeter is able to measure the resistance of a…

TTL Logic Gates

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Creating Custom Calibration Resistances

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Often in the course of designing and building electrical meter…

Bipolar Junction Transistors in Active Mode

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Resistance

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The circuit in the previous section is not a very practical one. In…

Phasor Mathematics

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Provide a definition for phasor, as the term applies to electrical…

Logarithms

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Definition of a Logarithm     “log” denotes a…

Introduction to Combinational Logic Functions

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The term “combinational” comes to us from mathematics. In…

Reluctance Motor

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The variable reluctance motor is based on the principle that an…

Creating Custom Calibration Resistances

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Often in the course of designing and building electrical meter…

Algebraic Substitution for Electric Circuits

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There are two basic Ohm’s Law equations: one relating voltage,…

Design Project: LED Stroboscope

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A technician uses a stroboscope to “freeze” the rotation of a…

Thermoelectricity

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Length of bare (uninsulated) copper wire Length of…

Electron Activity in Chemical Reactions

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So far in our discussions on electricity and electric circuits, we…

Trigonometric Equivalencies

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Transistor Ratings and Packages (JFET)

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Shift Registers

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Differential Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries Two NPN…

Contactors

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All About Contactors When a relay is used to switch a large amount of…

Friis Transmission Calculator

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This calculator computes the power received by an antenna using Friis formula

Elementary Circuits

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

Counter Modulus

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Switched Capacitor Circuitry

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Harmonics in Polyphase Power Systems

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In the chapter on mixed-frequency signals, we explored the concept of…