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Maximum Power Transfer Theorem

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The Maximum Power Transfer Theorem is not so much a means of analysis…

Finite-length Transmission Lines

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A transmission line of infinite length is an interesting abstraction,…

Three-phase Transformer Circuits

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Since three-phase is used so often for power distribution systems, it…

Other Waveshapes

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As strange as it may seem, any repeating, non-sinusoidal waveform is…

Coax Impedance Calculator

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A helpful tool for calculating the impedance of a coaxial cable.

Network Topology

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Point-to-Point Connecting two digital devices with a network, would…

Peak Detector

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

Pulse Width Modulation

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Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) uses digital signals to control power…

Network Protocols

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Aside from the issues of the physical network (signal types and…

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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What does the acronym RF stand form, in reference to radio-related…

RF Power Conversion Calculator

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A tool designed to convert RF power from watts to decibels and vice versa

Decibels

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The Bel is Used to Represent Gain In its simplest form, an…

Data Flow

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Buses and networks are designed to allow communication to occur…

Optical Data Communication

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A modern alternative to sending (binary) digital information via…

Voltage and Current Calculations

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

Mutual Inductance

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When an electric current is passed through a coil of wire, what…

Absolute dB scales

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Decibel as Absolute Unit of Power It is also possible to use the…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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Just as devices have been made to measure certain physical quantities…

Radar Maximum Range Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the maximum distance (range) that a radar can detect

Characteristic Impedance

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The Parallel Wires of Infinite Length Suppose, though, that we had a…

Contributors (1)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

T-Pad Attenuator Calculator

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This calculator helps you determine the values of the resistors R1 and R2 to be used for a T-pad attenuator.

Boolean Algebraic Properties

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Another type of mathematical identity, called a “property”…

Contributors (16)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Introduction to Boolean Algebra

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Mathematical rules are based on the defining limits we place on the…

Systems of Numeration

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Roman Numerals The Romans devised a system that was a substantial…

Other Diode Technologies

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Varicap or varactor diodes A variable capacitance diode is known as a…

High-Reliability Circuits

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

Convert MCD to Lumens

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This calculator is useful for calculating the luminous flux for LEDs where the angle is known.

More on Spectrum Analysis

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

Simple Parallel (Tank Circuit) Resonance

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Resonance in a Tank Circuit A condition of resonance will be…

Polyphase Power Systems

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Explain the difference between a balanced polyphase system and an…

Connectors

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An electrical connector, is an electro-mechanical device used to join…

DIY EE Lab - Introduction to Electronics Projects

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To learn about electronics, you must eventually engage in hands-on experimentation. Knowledge gleaned from books alone has limited use in scientific endeavors. Troubleshooting a circuit can be as important as the knowledge gained from a properly functioning experiment.

Conductors and Insulators

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

The NOT Gate

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The single-transistor inverter circuit illustrated earlier is actually…

Fuses

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

Lenz’s Law and Faraday’s Law Calculator

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This calculator uses Faraday's and Lenz's laws to calculate the magnitude and polarity of the induced electromotive force (EMF) caused by a change in magnetic flux through a closed-loop coil.

Sum-of-Products and Product-of-Sums Expressions

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Identify each of these logic gates by name, and complete their…

What is a Series-Parallel Circuit?

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With simple series circuits, all components are connected end-to-end…

An Analogy for Divided Feedback

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A helpful analogy for understanding divided feedback amplifier…

Contributors (6)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Ohm’s Law Practice Worksheet With Answers

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Define the following terms: energy, work, and power.

What is a Series-Parallel Circuit?

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With simple series circuits, all components are connected end-to-end…

DC Lab - Voltage Divider

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a resistive voltage divider and observe how Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's voltage law (KVL) function in real circuits using a voltmeter and an ammeter.

Twisted-Pair Impedance Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the characteristic impedance of a twisted-pair cable

Performance-Based Assessments for Digital Circuit Competencies

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The S-R Latch

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A bistable multivibrator has two stable states, as indicated by the…

Negative Feedback

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If we connect the output of an op-amp to its inverting input and apply…

Measurement Circuits

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

Inductor Commutating Circuits

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A popular use of diodes is for the mitigation of inductive…

The J-K Flip-Flop

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Another variation on a theme of bistable multivibrators is the J-K…

Parallel Circuits and the Application of Ohm’s Law

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In this introduction to parallel resistance circuits, we will explain…

The Common-base Amplifier

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The final transistor amplifier configuration (Figure below) we need to…

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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

Early Tube History

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Thomas Edison, that prolific American inventor, is often credited with…

Contributors (3)

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<p> Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological…

Shift Registers: Serial-in, Serial-out

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Serial-in, serial-out shift registers delay data by one clock time for…

Analog Lab - Precision Voltage Follower Using an Op Amp

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build an op amp voltage follower and learn about negative feedback in operational amplifier circuits.

Series and Parallel Inductors

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When inductors are connected in series, the total inductance is the…