Transfer Functions: The RL High Pass Filter With Bode Plot

Learners read how the transfer function for a RL high pass filter is developed. The transfer function is used in Excel to graph the Vout. The circuit is also simulated in Electronic WorkBench, and the resulting Bode plot is compared to the graph from Excel.

Effects of a Rheostat in a Series-Parallel Circuit

Learners examine the current and voltage changes in a series-parallel circuit as the resistance value of a rheostat is varied. Illustrations and calculations are included.

Op Amp Fundamentals: The Transconductance Amplifier

Students read an introduction to the transconductance amplifier. They also view formulas for voltage-to-current conversion, closed-loop input, and output impedance. An example of how R1 controls the conversion factor is given.

In this animated activity, students view the plastic pellets in a profile extrusion machine being melted as the temperature of the heating elements is elevated by a time proportioning control system.

By playing a game of tic-tac-toe, a student can review what happens to currents and voltages throughout a parallel LC circuit when the applied frequency is increased above resonance.

Students read about the ideal versions of the four common filters (low-pass, high-pass, bandpass, and notch), and view graphical representations of the filters' frequency characteristics.

Instantaneous Voltage Calculations of a Discharging RC Circuit (Using a TI-30XIIS Calculator)

In this animated object, learners view the keystrokes on a TI-30XIIS calculator that are required to solve for the instantaneous voltage of a discharging RC circuit.

Parallel Circuit Analysis Practice Problems Part 2

In this interactive object, students work 11 practice problems and solve for total resistance and current, the current through each resistor, the voltage across each resistor, and the power dissipated.

Learners use two calculations to prepare a graphical solution to the biasing of bipolar junction transistors and junction field effect transistors. This method eliminates the problem of having to re-calculate the operational Q point when dealing with hard saturation.