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Chapt.6A Chapt.6B
Chapt. 14
Chapt. 15
Chapt. 16
Chapt. 17
Chapt. 18

Meter Math

Directory of Select Electronic Sites 

Military Electronics
Sound Ranging

Electrical Energy



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Chapter 6
AC Circuits and Filters
Troubleshooting Laboratory

  Switch to Tutorials  (For those who need to study theory before they can attempt Virtual Troubleshooting.)  

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AC Circuits and Capacitance

It is possible to generate electricity by spinning a coil within a magnetic field.  A sinusoidal voltage is generated as a result of this spinning coil.

Read  Site Linker 31 and 40. Use Menu to find AC topics. 

View Applet showing: "The relations between circular motion, simple harmonic motion and waves"


Capacitor Demonstration:

Troubleshooting Laboratory

The animation below shows the input and output of the differentiator circuit. The signal Generator provides a 1 kHz square wave input to RC circuit. C is provided by a virtual capacitance decade box.

Vertical sensitivity = 1 volt/cm
Horizontal sensitivity  = .2 ms/cm

RC Circuit Demonstration:


DSL and voice on same line implemented with filters


AC: Look Inside p.80 of Chapt.2 
Capacitors: Look Inside p.102 of Chapt.2  
Inductors: Look Inside p.113 of Chapt.2


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Logic Circuits
(New 2011 Format)

JavaScript for scientific Calculation  You may have noticed that I have not discussed calculations in this tutorial.  I  teach calculations using JavaScript. JavaScript programs can be developed with Notepad and  Internet Explorer. These programs are on most computers that use Windows.



Also See: Impedance Calculators- resistive, inductive, capacitive, and resonant.

 and    AC POWER and ENERGY BASICS ( Power Factor, Watts,VA, etc.)



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The best way to learn electronics and system troubleshooting
Force Fields 
A Physics E&M  Primer for Electronic Students


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  Resistor Networks 

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  Digital Circuits 
(Windows required)

Pilot a spaceship. Visit Motion in Space.

Land a  spaceship on spacestation with a small gravitational Field.
 Soft Landing Game


  Heat Engine Thermodynamics 
with system Troubleshooting.



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It consolidates most of the material in the kits 3, 4,5,7 and 8 plus some additional material in a single PDF file. I believe the PDF format will be supported for a long time and when you buy just one copy you can make copies for your classes and school for years to come. Details 


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Kits Contain Resister Networks, Wheatstone Bridge, Ammeter, Capacitor Circuits, RLC(Resistor, Inductor, Capacitor Circuits, and Complex filters.  Lots of faulty circuits included for troubleshooting.

Also Included as part of our Free System Troubleshooting learning method are:

1. Meter Math (Click here)    Troubleshooting Numeric Systems.

2. JavaScript for scientific Calculations (Click here) I teach you how to program and perform electronic calculations simultaneously. 

3.  Electronic Concepts our  best free e-Book (Click here)  For engineers and technicians.


The Internet provides you with all the graphics and text about electronics that one can imagine.  My site and e-books are special, because they provide not only free books, but the books include FREE virtual circuits to observe and troubleshoot.  You get virtual circuits with out the expense of Brick and Mortar bread boards.  Industry does not need technicians that have simply read about electronics circuits, that is why electronics schools have laboratories in addition to classrooms.  I provide laboratory manuals combined with virtual circuits for you to troubleshoot. That makes this site and its free downloads different, if not uniquePlease bookmark my site  and download some or all of my free e-books and simulations. 

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