93 documents in category: Analog Clear results

This exercise uses concepts introduced in our experiment relative to implementing circuits with a single source.

This exercise uses concepts introduced in our experiment relative to implementing circuits with a single source.

This exercise uses concepts introduced in our experiment relative to implementing circuits with multiple sources.

This exercise uses concepts introduced in our experiment relative to implementing circuits with multiple sources that are greater than 5V.

This exercise uses concepts introduced in our experiment relative to Kirchhoff's current law.

This exercise uses concepts introduced in our experiment relative to Kirchhoff's current law.

This exercise uses concepts introduced in our experiment relative to Kirchhoff's voltage law.

This exercise uses concepts introduced in our experiment relative to Kirchhoff's voltage law.

Resistors are the most frequently used components in electrical circuits. Since they are so common, they are available in a wide variety of styles and manufacturing techniques. Resistors are manufactured in a variety of ways. Most commonly available commercial resistors are carbon composition or wire-wound; however, resistors on integrated circuits are generally made of semiconductor materials.

The fact that charges exert forces on one another over a distance is explained by the idea of an electric field.

ll electrical principles rely on the concept of electrical charge, or simply charge. The concept of charge is based on the observation that some bodies exert non-gravitational forces on one another when they are placed close together. Like gravity, this force acts at a distance; but unlike gravity, the bodies can either attract or repel each other (gravity only attracts masses to one another).

Use the Analog Discovery™ and a digital multimeter to explore a fundamental equation used in electric circuit analysis and design: Ohm's Law.

Apply a time-varying voltage to a resistor using the Analog Discovery™ waveform generator. We will use the Analog Discovery oscilloscope to measure the resulting current, and plot the voltage as a function of current. The resulting plot will show the resistor's voltage-current characteristic, or I-V curve.

When resistors are connected in series, the combination has an equivalent resistance that is the sum of the resistances of the individual resistors. This property can be useful in creating desired resistance values from a limited selection of fixed resistors. The user will create a 9 kΩ resistor from the resistors available in the Digilent's® Analog Parts Kit.

If the total voltage difference across a set of series resistors is known, the voltage differences across any individual resistor can be determined by the concept of voltage division.

When resistors are connected in parallel, the combination has an equivalent conductance that is the sum of the conductance of the individual resistors. The user will create a 5 kΩ resistor from the resistors available in Digilent's® Analog Parts Kit.

Ohm's Law states that the voltage difference across a resistor is proportional to the current through the resistor. This topic page will guide the user through a set of problems to help understand how to apply Ohm's Law.

Presents some common statistical values used to characterize data which have some random component.

In this exercise, we briefly present the use of the Microsoft® Excel™ spreadsheet software to perform basic statistics. Excel is a powerful software program which can simplify a variety of analyses which are commonly performed in engineering.

In this exercise, we briefly present the use of MATLAB® to perform basic statistics. MATLAB is a powerful software program which can simplify a variety of analyses which are commonly performed in engineering.

This topic page will explain the basics of curve fitting.

In any electric circuit, our typical goal is to move charges around to perform some useful task. This involves both voltage differences and currents. We create voltage differences in the circuit, which provides energy differences (or electromotive forces) which move charges around, creating currents.

This topic page will cover parallel circuit elements. Circuit elements are said to be connected in parallel if all of the elements share the same pair of nodes.