Lessons In Electrical Circuits 6 Volume Course on CD

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Electronics is an exciting field of study. Everything you touch nowadays from computers to your dishwasher depend on proper operation of a complex array of electronics. Lessons in Electrical Circuits is a modern six volume course that will teach you everything there is to know about electronics and circuits. Also included on this CD is 100s of companion worksheets and exercises to help you better understand the course materials plus a bonus book - Lessons in Industrial Instrumentation Textbook (3200 pages) - which will teach you everything you want to know about all the equipment electrical experimenters use in their every day explorations.

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Electronics is an exciting field of study. Everything you touch nowadays from computers to your dishwasher depend on proper operation of a complex array of electronics. Lessons in Electrical Circuits is a modern six volume course that will teach you everything there is to know about electronics and circuits. Also included on this CD is 100s of companion worksheets and exercises to help you better understand the course materials plus a bonus book - Lessons in Industrial Instrumentation Textbook (3200 pages) - which will teach you everything you want to know about all the equipment electrical experimenters use in their every day explorations.

Here is a detailed look at what is in each volume of Lessons in Electrical Circuits:


Volume 1, DC Circuits, 538 pages Volume 2, AC Circuits, 554 pages
1 BASIC CONCEPTS OF ELECTRICITY 1.1 What is alternating current (AC)?
1.1 Static electricity 1.2 AC waveforms
1.2 Conductors, insulators, and electron flow 1.3 Measurements of AC magnitude
1.3 Electric circuits 1.4 Simple AC circuit calculations
1.4 Voltage and current 1.5 AC phase
1.5 Resistance 1.6 Principles of radio
1.6 Voltage and current in a practical circuit  
1.7 Conventional versus electron flow 2 COMPLEX NUMBERS
  2.1 Introduction
OHM's LAW 2.2 Vectors and AC waveforms
2.1 How voltage, current, and resistance relate 2.3 Simple vector addition
2.2 An analogy for Ohm's Law 2.4 Complex vector addition
2.3 Power in electric circuits 2.5 Polar and rectangular notation
2.4 Calculating electric power 2.6 Complex number arithmetic
2.5 Resistors 2.7 More on AC polarity
2.6 Nonlinear conduction 2.8 Some examples with AC circuits
2.7 Circuit wiring  
2.8 Polarity of voltage drops REACTANCE AND IMPEDANCE - INDUCTIVE
2.9 Computer simulation of electric circuits 3.1 AC resistor circuits
  3.2 AC inductor circuits
ELECTRICAL SAFETY 3.3 Series resistor-inductor circuits
3.1 The importance of electrical safety 3.4 Parallel resistor-inductor circuits
3.2 Physiological effects of electricity 3.5 Inductor quirks
3.3 Shock current path 3.6 More on the skin effect
3.4 Ohm's Law (again!)  
3.6 Emergency response 4.1 AC resistor circuits
3.7 Common sources of hazard 4.2 AC capacitor circuits
3.8 Safe circuit design 4.3 Series resistor-capacitor circuits
3.9 Safe meter usage 4.4 Parallel resistor-capacitor circuits
3.10 Electric shock data 4.5 Capacitor quirks
4.1 Scientific notation 5.1 Review of R, X, and Z
4.2 Arithmetic with scientific notation 5.2 Series R, L, and C
4.3 Metric notation 5.3 Parallel R, L, and C
4.4 Metric prefix conversions 5.4 Series-parallel R, L, and C
4.5 Hand calculator use 5.5 Susceptance and Admittance
4.6 Scientific notation in SPICE  
SERIES AND PARALLEL CIRCUITS 6.1 An electric pendulum
5.1 What are series and parallel circuits? 6.2 Simple parallel (tank circuit) resonance
5.2 Simple series circuits 6.3 Simple series resonance
5.3 Simple parallel circuits 6.4 Applications of resonance
5.4 Conductance 6.5 Resonance in series-parallel circuits
5.5 Power calculations 6.6 Q and bandwidth of a resonant circuit
5.6 Correct use of Ohm's Law  
5.7 Component failure analysis MIXED-FREQUENCY AC SIGNALS
5.8 Building simple resistor circuits 7.1 Introduction
  7.2 Square wave signals
6.1 Voltage divider circuits 7.4 More on spectrum analysis
6.2 Kirchhoff 's Voltage Law (KVL) 7.5 Circuit effects
6.3 Current divider circuits  
6.4 Kirchhoff 's Current Law (KCL) FILTERS
  8.1 What is a filter?
7.1 What is a series-parallel circuit? 8.3 High-pass filters
7.2 Analysis technique 8.4 Band-pass filters
7.3 Re-drawing complex schematics 8.5 Band-stop filters
7.4 Component failure analysis 8.6 Resonant filters
7.5 Building series-parallel resistor circuits  
DC METERING CIRCUITS 9.1 Mutual inductance and basic operation
8.1 What is a meter? 9.2 Step-up and step-down transformers
8.2 Voltmeter design 9.3 Electrical isolation
8.3 Voltmeter impact on measured circuit 9.4 Phasing
8.4 Ammeter design 9.5 Winding configurations
8.5 Ammeter impact on measured circuit 9.6 Voltage regulation
8.6 Ohmmeter design 9.7 Special transformers and applications
8.7 High voltage ohmmeters 9.8 Practical considerations
8.8 Multimeters  
8.9 Kelvin (4-wire) resistance measurement POLYPHASE AC CIRCUITS
8.10 Bridge circuits 10.1 Single-phase power systems
8.11 Watt meter design 10.2 Three-phase power systems
8.12 Creating custom calibration resistances 10.3 Phase rotation
  10.4 Polyphase motor design
ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENTATION SIGNALS 10.5 Three-phase Y and Delta configurations
9.1 Analog and digital signals 10.6 Three-phase transformer circuits
9.2 Voltage signal systems 10.7 Harmonics in polyphase power systems
9.3 Current signal systems 10.8 Harmonic phase sequences
9.4 Tachogenerators  
9.5 Thermocouples POWER FACTOR
9.6 pH measurement 11.1 Power in resistive and reactive AC circuits
9.7 Strain gauges 11.2 True, Reactive, and Apparent power
  11.3 Calculating power factor
DC NETWORK ANALYSIS 11.4 Practical power factor correction
10.1 What is network analysis?  
10.2 Branch current method AC METERING CIRCUITS
10.3 Mesh current method 12.1 AC voltmeters and ammeters
10.4 Node voltage method 12.2 Frequency and phase measurement
10.5 Introduction to network theorems 12.3 Power measurement
10.6 Millman's Theorem 12.4 Power quality measurement
10.7 Superposition Theorem 12.5 AC bridge circuits
10.8 Thevenin's Theorem 12.6 AC instrumentation transducers
10.9 Norton's Theorem  
10.10 Thevenin-Norton equivalencies AC MOTORS
10.11 Millman's Theorem revisited 13.1 Introduction
10.12 Maximum Power Transfer Theorem 13.2 Synchronous Motors
10.13 Delta X and Delta Y conversions 13.3 Synchronous condenser
  13.4 Reluctance motor
11.1 Electron activity in chemical reactions 13.6 Brushless DC motor
11.2 Battery construction 13.7 Tesla polyphase induction motors
11.3 Battery rations 13.8 Wound rotor induction motors
11.4 Special-purpose batteries 13.9 Single-phase induction motors
11.5 Practical considerations 13.10 Other specialized motors
  13.11 Selsyn (synchro) motors
12.1 Introduction  
12.2 Conductor size TRANSMISSION LINES
12.3 Conductor ampacity 14.1 A 50-ohm cable?
12.4 Fuses 14.2 Circuits and the speed of light
12.5 Specific resistance 14.3 Characteristic impedance
12.6 Temperature coefficient of resistance 14.4 Finite-length transmission lines
12.7 Superconductivity 14.5 Long and short transmission lines
12.8 Insulator breakdown voltage 14.6 Standing waves and resonance
12.9 Data 14.7 Impedance transformation
  14.8 Wave Guides
13.1 Electric fields and capacitance  
13.2 Capacitors and calculus  
13.3 Factors affecting capacitance  
13.4 Series and parallel capacitors  
13.5 Practical considerations  
14.1 Permanent magnets  
14.2 Electromagnetism  
14.3 Magnetic units of measurement  
14.4 Permeability and saturation Volume 4, Digital, 503 pages
14.5 Electromagnetic induction  
14.6 Mutual inductance NUMERATION SYSTEMS
  1.1 Numbers and symbols
INDUCTORS 1.2 Systems of numeration
15.1 Magnetic fields and inductance 1.3 Decimal versus binary numeration
15.2 Inductors and calculus 1.4 Octal and hexadecimal numeration
15.3 Factors affecting inductance 1.5 Octal and hexadecimal to decimal conversion
15.4 Series and parallel inductors 1.6 Conversion from decimal numeration
15.5 Practical considerations  
RC AND L/R TIME CONSTANTS 2.1 Numbers versus numeration
16.1 Electrical transients 2.2 Binary addition
16.2 Capacitor transient response 2.3 Negative binary numbers
16.3 Inductor transient response 2.4 Subtraction
16.4 Voltage and current calculations 2.5 Overflow
16.5 Why L/R and not LR? 2.6 Bit groupings
16.6 Complex voltage and current calculations  
16.7 Complex circuits LOGIC GATES
16.8 Solving for unknown time 3.1 Digital signals and gates
  3.2 The NOT gate
  3.3 The buffer gate
Volume 3, Semiconductors, 508 pages 3.4 Multiple-input gates
  3.5 TTL NAND and AND gates
1.1 From electric to electronic 3.7 CMOS gate circuitry
1.2 Active versus passive devices 3.8 Special-output gates
1.3 Amplifiers 3.9 Gate universality
1.4 Amplifier gain 3.10 Logic signal voltage levels
1.5 Decibels 3.11 DIP Gate packaging
1.6 Absolute dB scales  
1.7 Attenuators SWITCHES
  4.1 Switch types
SOLID-STATE DEVICE THEORY 4.2 Switch contact design
2.1 Introduction 4.3 Contact normal state and make/break sequence
2.2 Quantum physics 4.4 Contact bounce
2.3 Valence and Crystal structure  
2.4 Band theory of solids ELECTROMECHANICAL RELAYS
2.5 Electrons and holes 5.1 Relay construction
2.6 The P-N junction 5.2 Contactors
2.7 Junction diodes 5.3 Time-delay relays
2.8 Bipolar junction transistors 5.4 Protective relays
2.9 Junction field-effect transistors 5.5 Solid-state relays
2.10 Insulated-gate field-effect transistors (MOSFET)  
2.11 Thyristors LADDER LOGIC
2.12 Semiconductor manufacturing techniques 6.1 Ladder diagrams
2.13 Superconducting devices 6.2 Digital logic functions
2.14 Quantum devices 6.3 Permissive and interlock circuits
2.15 Semiconductor devices in SPICE 6.4 Motor control circuits
  6.5 Fail-safe design
DIODES AND RECTIFIERS 6.6 Programmable logic controllers
3.1 Introduction  
3.2 Meter check of a diode BOOLEAN ALGEBRA
3.3 Diode ratings 7.1 Introduction
3.4 Rectifier circuits 7.2 Boolean arithmetic
3.5 Peak detector 7.3 Boolean algebraic identities
3.6 Clipper circuits 7.4 Boolean algebraic properties
3.7 Clamper circuits 7.5 Boolean rules for simplification
3.8 Voltage multipliers 7.6 Circuit simplification examples
3.9 Inductor commutating circuits 7.7 The Exclusive-OR function
3.10 Diode switching circuits 7.8 DeMorgan's Theorems
3.11 Zener diodes 7.9 Converting truth tables into Boolean expressions
3.12 Special-purpose diodes  
3.13 Other diode technologies KARNAUGH MAPPIN
3.14 SPICE models 8.1 Introduction
  8.2 Venn diagrams and sets
BIPOLAR JUNCTION TRANSISTORS 8.3 Boolean Relationships on Venn Diagrams
4.1 Introduction 8.4 Making a Venn diagram look like a Karnaugh map
4.2 The transistor as a switch 8.5 Karnaugh maps, truth tables, and Boolean expressions
4.3 Meter check of a transformer 8.6 Logic simplification with Karnaugh maps
4.4 Active mode operation 8.7 Larger 4-variable Karnaugh maps
4.5 The common-emitter amplifier 8.8 Minterm vs maxterm solution
4.6 The common-collector amplifier 8.9 (sum) and (product) notation
4.7 The common-base amplifier 8.10 Don't care cells in the Karnaugh map
4.8 The cascode amplifier 8.11 Larger 5 & 6-variable Karnaugh maps
4.9 Biasing techniques  
4.11 Input and output coupling 9.1 Introduction
4.12 Feedback 9.2 A Half-Adder
4.13 Amplifier impedances 9.3 A Full-Adder
4.14 Current mirrors 9.4 Decoder
4.15 Transistor ratings and packages 9.5 Encoder
4.16 BJT quirks 9.6 Demultiplexers
  9.7 Multiplexers
JUNCTION FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS 9.8 Using multiple combinational circuits
5.1 Introduction  
5.2 The transistor as a switch MULTIVIBRATORS
5.3 Meter check of a transistor 10.1 Digital logic with feedback
5.4 Active-mode operation 10.2 The S-R latch
  10.3 The gated S-R latch
6.1 Introduction 10.5 Edge-triggered latches: Flip-Flops
6.2 Depletion-type IGFETs 10.6 The J-K flip-flop
  10.7 Asynchronous flip-flop inputs
  10.8 Monostable multivibrators
7.2 Gas discharge tubes 11.1 Binary count sequence
7.3 The Shockley Diode 11.2 Asynchronous counters
7.4 The DIAC 11.3 Synchronous counters
7.5 The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR) 11.4 Counter modulus
7.6 The TRIAC 11.5 Finite State Machines
7.7 Optothyristors  
7.8 The Unijunction Transistor (UJT) SHIFT REGISTERS
7.9 The Silicon-Controlled Switch (SCS) 12.1 Introduction
7.10 Field-effect-controlled thyristors 12.2 Serial-in/serial-out shift register
  12.3 Parallel-in, serial-out shift register
OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS 12.4 Serial-in, parallel-out shift register
8.1 Introduction 12.5 Parallel-in, parallel-out, universal shift register
8.2 Single-ended and differential amplifiers 12.6 Ring counters
8.3 The operational amplifier  
8.5 Divided feedback 13.1 Introduction
8.6 An analogy for divided feedback 13.2 The R/2nR DAC
8.7 Voltage-to-current signal conversion 13.3 The R/2R DAC
8.8 Averager and summer circuits 13.4 Flash ADC
8.9 Building a differential amplifier 13.5 Digital ramp ADC
8.10 The instrumentation amplifier 13.6 Successive approximation ADC
8.11 Differentiator and integrator circuits 13.7 Tracking ADC
8.12 Positive feedback 13.8 Slope (integrating) ADC
8.13 Practical considerations 13.9 Delta-Sigma ADC
8.14 Operational amplifier models 13.10 Practical considerations of ADC circuits
8.15 Data  
9.1 ElectroStatic Discharge 14.2 Networks and busses
9.2 Computational circuits 14.3 Data flow
  14.4 Electrical signal types
ACTIVE FILTERS 14.5 Optical data communication
DC MOTOR DRIVES 14.6 Network topology
11.1 Pulse Width Modulation 14.7 Network protocols
  14.8 Practical considerations
ELECTRON TUBES 15.1 Why digital?
13.1 Introduction 15.2 Digital memory terms and concepts
13.2 Early tube history 15.3 Modern nonmechanical memory
13.3 The triode 15.4 Historical, nonmechanical memory technologies
13.4 The tetrode 15.5 Read-only memory
13.5 Beam power tubes 15.6 Memory with moving parts: Drives
13.6 The pentode  
13.8 Tube parameters 16.1 A binary adder
13.9 Ionization (gas-filled) tubes 16.2 Look-up tables
13.10 Display tubes 16.3 Finite-state machines
13.11 Microwave tubes 16.4 Microprocessors
13.12 Tubes versus Semiconductors 16.5 Microprocessor programming
Volume 5, Reference, 155 pages Volume 6 Experiments, 406 pages

Here is a small sample of the worksheets that are included in this CD

Basic electricity:

Atomic structure
Static electricity
Voltage, Current, and Resistance
Conductors and insulators
Elementary circuits
Electrical connections
Sources of electricity
Physical effects of electricity
Basic voltmeter use
Basic ammeter use
Basic circuit troubleshooting
Ohm's Law
Energy, work, and power
Electric shock
Arc flash and arc blast
Safety grounding
Lock-out / Tag-out
Wire types and sizes
Design Project: Telegraph system
Basic electromagnetism and electromagnetic induction
Basic relays
Series DC circuits
Parallel DC circuits
Basic ohmmeter use
Specific resistance
Temperature coefficient of resistance
Overcurrent protection
Basic troubleshooting strategies
Performance assessments for basic electricity

DC electric circuits:

Voltage divider circuits
Current divider circuits
Kirchhoff's Laws
Series-parallel DC circuits
Voltmeter design
Ammeter design
Design Project: Voltmeter
DC bridge circuits
DC metrology
Magnetic units of measurement
Intermediate electromagnetism and electromagnetic induction
Time constant circuits
Time constant calculations
DC transducers
DC generator theory
DC motor theory
Design ProjectC motor
DC motor control circuits
Performance assessments for DC

AC electric circuits:

AC waveforms
Basic oscilloscope operation
Peak, average, and RMS measurements
Design Projectour-channel audio mixer
AC phase
Inductive reactance
Capacitive reactance
Trigonometry for AC circuits
Phasor mathematics
Series and parallel AC circuits
Series-parallel combination AC circuits
Mixed-frequency signals
Decibel measurements
Passive filter circuits
Design Project: Audio tone control
Passive integrator and differentiator circuits
Oscilloscope trigger controls
Mutual inductance
Step-up, step-down, and isolation transformers
Impedance matching with transformers
Advanced electromagnetism and electromagnetic induction
Electrical noise and interference
Design Project: Sensitive audio detector
AC power
Characteristic impedance
AC transducers
AC metrology
Polyphase power systems
Delta and Wye 3-phase circuits
AC generator theory
AC motor theory
AC motor control circuits
Fundamentals of radio communication
Performance assessments for AC

Network analysis techniques:

Component modeling
Superposition theorem
Thevenin's, Norton's, and Maximum Power Transfer theorems
Millman's theorem
Simultaneous equations for circuit analysis
DC branch current analysis
DC mesh current analysis
AC network analysis
Performance assessments for network analysis

Discrete semiconductor devices and circuits:

Electrical conduction in semiconductors
PN junctions
Electron versus Conventional flow
Rectifying diodes
Rectifier circuits
Basic AC-DC power supplies
Design Project: AC-DC power supply
Design Projectual-output AC-DC power supply
Design Project: Simple component curve-tracer circuit
Clipper and clamper circuits
Miscellaneous diode applications
Zener diodes
Special diodes
Elementary amplifier theory
Bipolar junction transistor theory
Bipolar junction transistors as switches
Bipolar junction transistors in active mode
Bipolar transistor biasing circuits
Regulated power sources
Design ProjectC voltage regulator
Class A BJT amplifiers
Class B BJT amplifiers
Class C BJT amplifiers
Design Project: Audio power amplifier
BJT amplifier troubleshooting

Junction field effect transistors
JFET amplifiers
Insulated gate field effect transistors
Insulated gate bipolar transistors
IGFET amplifiers
Conventional transistor overview and special transistors
Active loads in amplifier circuits
Optoelectronic devices
Differential transistor amplifiers
Multi-stage transistor amplifiers
Oscillator circuits
Design Project: Radio transmitter
Thyristor application circuits
Signal modulation
Power conversion circuits
Fiber optics
Performance assessments for semiconductors

Analog integrated circuits:

IC fabrication and packaging
Printed circuit board layout and manufacture
Design Project: LED stroboscope
Design Project: Signal generator
Basic operational amplifiers
Open-loop opamp circuits
Design Projectulse-width modulation (PWM) signal generator
Negative feedback opamp circuits
Positive feedback opamp circuits
Inverting and noninverting opamp voltage amplifier circuits
Design Project: Intercom system
Design Project: Audio media-based signal generator
Design Project: Sensitive microphone amplifier
Summer and subtractor opamp circuits
Voltage/current converter opamp circuits
Linear computational circuitry
Servo motor systems
Precise diode circuits
AC negative feedback opamp circuits
Opamp oscillator circuits
Active filters
Logarithms for analog circuits
Nonlinear opamp circuits
Phase-locked loops
Performance assessments for analog integrated circuits

Digital circuits:

Design Project: Logic probe
Digital logic signals
Basic logic gates
Numeration systems
Binary arithmetic
Digital codes
TTL logic gates
CMOS logic gates
Basic logic gate troubleshooting
Electromechanical relay logic
Time-delay electromechanical relays
Protective relay circuits
Boolean algebra
Sum-of-Products and Product-of-sums expressions
Karnaugh mapping
Binary math circuits
Encoders and decoders
Multiplexers and demultiplexers
Digital display circuits
Programmable logic technology
Latch circuits
Timer circuits
Flip-flop circuits
Design Project: Light-pulse switch
Design Projectower inverter
Design Project: Event counter
Shift registers
Design Project: Arbitrary waveform generator
Digital-to-Analog conversion
Analog-to-Digital conversion
Switched capacitor circuitry
Digital communication
Memory devices
Finite state machines
Microprocessor function
Microprocessor programming
Microcontroller principles
Programmable logic controllers
High-reliability circuits
Stepper motors
Design Project: Stepper motor driver
Performance assessments for digital

Mathematics for electronics:

Scientific notation and metric prefixes
Basic algebra and graphing for electric circuits
Algebraic equation manipulation for electric circuits
Algebraic substitution for electric circuits
Logarithms for analog circuits
Simultaneous equations for circuit analysis
Trigonometry for AC circuits
Phasor mathematics
Calculus for electric circuits

Circuit animations:

Simple switch circuit animation
Soldering a wire to a lug
Electromagnetic induction
Thevenin's theorem demonstrated
Lissajous figures on an oscilloscope (0 degrees phase shift)
Lissajous figures on an oscilloscope (90 degrees phase shift)
Lissajous figures on an oscilloscope (180 degrees phase shift)
Lissajous figures on an oscilloscope (2:1 frequency ratio)
Three-phase motor, rotating magnetic field
Transmission line with open end
Transmission line with shorted end
Transmission line with terminated end:
Semiconductor diode junction (forward biased):
Bridge rectifier circuit with ideal diodes
Bridge rectifier circuit with real diodes:
BJT characteristic curve sketching:
Push-pull transistor amplifier with crossover distortion:
Pulse-width modulation comparator circuit:
Telephony multiplexer system
Johnson ring counter circuit (with timing diagram)
ROM memory addressing


Lessons in Industrial Instrumentation Chapter Headings

  1. Calculus
  2. Physics
  3. Chemistry
  4. DC electricity
  5. AC electricity
  6. Introduction to industrial instrumentation
  7. Instrumentation documents
  8. Instrument connections
  9. Discrete process measurement
  10. Discrete control elements
  11. Relay control systems
  12. Programmable Logic Controllers
  13. Analog electronic instrumentation
  14. Pneumatic instrumentation
  15. Digital data acquisition and networks
  16. FOUNDATION Fieldbus instrumentation
  17. Wireless instrumentation
  18. Instrument calibration
  19. Continuous pressure measurement
  20. Continuous level measurement
  21. Continuous temperature measurement
  22. Continuous fluid flow measurement
  23. Continuous analytical measurement
  24. Machine vibration measurement
  25. Electric power measurement and control
  26. Signal characterization
  27. Control valves
  28. Variable-speed motor controls
  29. Closed-loop control
  30. Process dynamics and PID controller tuning
  31. Basic process control strategies
  32. Process safety and instrumentation
  33. Instrumentation cyber-security
  34. Problem-solving and diagnostic strategies

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