Cool Circuits: v. 1

Cool Circuits: v. 1

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For courses in Introduction Circuits, Circuit Analysis, Electronic Circuit Design and Analysis, and Electronics. This book attempts to answer the questions, "Why are we doing this?" and "What is this used for?" when applied to analog electronics. Since most students do not see where or how analog electronics fit into their lives, this book discusses several demonstrations and design examples with the express purpose of showing students some of the cool things that can be done with analog electronics. This book generates engaging real-world examples that show students where analog electronics fit into the overall engineering picture, raises their interest in electronics, and illustrates some of the basic principles.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 206 x 268 x 8mm | 258.55g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0131193430
  • 9780131193437

Table of contents

I. BIRTHDAY CANDLE BLOWER. Temperature Sensor. DC Power Supply. Temperature Sense Comparator. Transistor High Current Driver. II. INFRARED BUG SUCKER. Infrared Emitters and Detectors. Bug Sensor. Comparator Circuit. Vacuum Cleaner Drive Circuit. Power Supply. Complete Circuit. III. KLINGON PAIN STICK. IV. STUN GUN (18 V TO 1000 V BOOST CONVERTER). Complete Circuit. V. DC MOTOR SPEED CONTROLLER. Pulse Width Modulation. Switching Devices. PWM Circuit. Ramp Generator. VI. ELECTRONIC HOTDOG COOKER. Variac. PWM Power Regulation. Complete Electronic Hotdog Cooker Circuit. Electrode Design. Waveforms and Cooked Hotdogs. VII. MAGIC FEEDBACK AUDIO AMPLIFIER. Background. Power Amplfiers. High Current Operational Amplifier. Feedback. Push-Pull Amplifier with Feedback. VIII. PUSH-PULL AMPLIFIER THERMAL INSTABILITY (DESTRUCTIVE). Push-Pull Amplifier with Fixed Bias. Push-Pull Thermal Instability. Fixing the Thermal Instability. IX. TROJAN SURGE PROTECTOR. Surge Suppression Devices. Basic Surge Protection Circuit. Filtered Surge Suppressor Circuit. The Trojan Surge Protector. A. DATASHEETS. REFERENCES. INDEX.show more

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