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First Edition, last update January 18, 2010

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Lessons In Electric Circuits, Volume VI – Experiments
By Tony R. Kuphaldt
First Edition, last update January 18, 2010

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c 2002-2011, Tony R. Kuphaldt
This book is published under the terms and conditions of the Design Science License. These terms and conditions allow for free copying, distribution, and/or modification of this document by the general public. The full Design Science License text is included in the last chapter. As an open and collaboratively developed text, this book is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the Design Science License for more details.

Available in its entirety as part of the Open Book Project collection at: openbookproject.net/electricCircuits

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Contents
1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Electronics as science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 Setting up a home lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.3 Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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2 BASIC CONCEPTS AND TEST EQUIPMENT
2.1 Voltmeter usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.2 Ohmmeter usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.3 A very simple circuit . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.4 Ammeter usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.5 Ohm’s Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.6 Nonlinear resistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.7 Power dissipation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.8 Circuit with a switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.9 Electromagnetism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2.10 Electromagnetic induction . . . . . . . . . . .

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3 DC CIRCUITS
3.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3.2 Series batteries . . . . . . . . . . .
3.3 Parallel batteries . . . . . . . . . .
3.4 Voltage divider . . . . . . . . . . .
3.5 Current divider . . . . . . . . . . .
3.6 Potentiometer as a voltage divider
3.7 Potentiometer as a rheostat . . . .
3.8 Precision potentiometer . . . . . .
3.9 Rheostat range limiting . . . . . .
3.10 Thermoelectricity . . . . . . . . . .
3.11 Make your own multimeter . . . .
3.12 Sensitive voltage detector . . . . .
3.13 Potentiometric voltmeter . . . . .
3.14 4-wire resistance measurement . .
3.15 A very simple computer . . . . . .
3.16 Potato battery . . . . . . . . . . . .

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