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1. ### Diode Question: need to understand why my approach is wrong

Homework Statement A screenshot of the problem: imgur link: https://i.imgur.com/ljtoclm.png Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution My first attempt at the solution was this: imgur link: https://i.imgur.com/TJcvOzy.jpg However, I have access to the worked solution, and it is...
2. ### Which data set should I trust more?

Homework Statement Control systems subject. Have a DC motor setup on a difference op-amp, then with gain, and the axel moves a wiper on a pot used for feedback. I understand the concepts reasonably well enough to complete the assignment. I'm using MATLAB scripts to approximate parameters...
3. ### Viscous drag parallel to the axis of rotation: Control Systems

Homework Statement https://i.imgur.com/WPAKuf4.png seeking G(s) = \frac{\theta_2(s)}{\tau(s)} Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution What does it mean when the viscous drag is parallel to the axis of rotation?[/B] It also turns out that this system needs two equations. I can...
4. ### Nyquist and FM and Signal Mixing...

In an assignment I have, we are told to implement a Frequency Modulating function without using any of MATLAB's in-built functions, and not to use it's integration function either (use cumsum instead). I've been getting a lot of problems trying to solve these assignment problems without telling...
5. ### Holiday project goals for undergrads with an FPGA?

It's a student project for vacation research, under-grad, not sure how many of us, there'll probably be 4-6, we're motivated. My original proposal was to get an FPGA (on an Artix-7 or Z-board) to run a CID camera sensor as a dumb peripheral, do some basic image processing stuff on it (perhaps...
6. ### Can a basic envelope detector demodulate a DSB-SC signal?

ie: http://m.eet.com/media/1072296/RFFig84.jpg I am 99% sure the answer is: no, it can't. I've read that DSB-SC demodulation requires the carrier frequency to be put back into the signal at the receiving end prior to demodulation (or as part of the demod process), and that if its too out of...
7. ### Why is pipelining easier on a RISC vs a CISC?

I know very basically what pipe-lining is. My understanding is that the output from one "computing element" (usually a small set of instructions solving a simple task, such as say, finding a geometric mean) should flow immediately into the input of the following "computing element" where it is...
8. ### Finding the closed form of a recursive LTI system

Homework Statement Find the closed form of the impulse response of the system y[n] = 7y[n-1]-12y[n-2]+x[n] using the peel away and guess method. Ie, by using Python code to find the geometric ratios and amplitudes of the outputs as n grows large, then calculate residuals, and find the...
9. ### How transfer functions become Bode plots

Homework Statement I have a question related to taking the logs of transfer functions, getting the individual Bode plots of each subsequent factor, and adding those plots graphically. I'm working from Fundamentals of Electric Circuits, 5th edt. Let me start with the following screen capture...
10. ### Infinite series question with z-transform addendum

Homework Statement Hello, I am currently doing some holiday pre-study for signals analysis coming up next semester. I'm mainly using MIT OCW 6.003 from 2011 with some other web resources (youtube, etc). The initial stuff is heavy on the old infinite series stuff, that seems often skimmed...
11. ### Calculating Vrms

Homework Statement imgur link: https://i.imgur.com/9jozS67.png Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution [/B] Shouldn't I use V_{rms} = \sqrt{\frac{1}{T}\int_T v^2 dt}? Which would be \sqrt{\frac{100}{2\pi}\int_0^{2\pi/100}(20+60cos(100t))^2dt} This equals \approx 79.88 V The...
12. ### Help with a BMD and deflection of beam problem

Homework Statement I am given this beam: imgur link: http://i.imgur.com/tw6EEJz.jpg and asked to express the slope at A and the max deflection in terms of a, E, I, and Mo. I am being told that my answer has the wrong multiplier...so I assume that my overall approach is ok (??) but I've...
13. ### Which inverse Laplace form can I use?

Homework Statement I have the second order diff eq: Solving by Laplace transform gets me to: I could use the inverse laplace transform that takes me back to e^{at}cos(bt) with b=0, but that only solves for the homogeneous (complementary) part of the equation, it won't reproduce the dirac...
14. ### Is there a mistake in the assignment?

Homework Statement I'm actually a tutor, and a student of mine at uni has the following differential equation with initial conditions to solve imgur link: http://i.imgur.com/ptuymQv.gif From y(t) = c_1sin(3t) + c_2cos(3t), it is not possible to solve for the constants using the given...
15. ### How can I solve this indeterminate truss bay?

Homework Statement For a larger project we had to redesign a truss to prevent certain members going beyond yield stress. I've found that due to the nature of the reaction forces and the supports used, the only way to do this is to introduce an X-brace in the bay nearest the supports (as well...
16. ### Will an infinite impedance cause no phase shift?

Homework Statement imgur link: http://i.imgur.com/0Zc8nQe.png Homework Equations Y-Delta transformations The Attempt at a Solution Since it's a proof, I can't check the answer in the back. What I did: I transformed the three impedances in their delta config to a Y config, and my TI89...
17. ### Engineering RL circuit Q. I must be missed something simple

Homework Statement Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution I would show my working, but honestly, I'd really just like a hint as to how to begin, because I've tried multiple different things and just gotten tangled up in multiple equations that are way more complicated looking than...
18. ### Difference between phase angles

Homework Statement [/B] imgur: http://i.imgur.com/9ktFGSs.png Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution [/B] I came up with both 150 and 210 as the difference between the phase angles. I chose 150. If you draw the vectors and compare their angles, the angular difference between them...
19. ### Good beginner's resources for power factors and grids

I am doing a BSEE and going power side. I am also applying for scholarships and bursaries, and would like to be able to talk specifically about power factors. More than this though, I want to understand it. Most of what I've found so far is very specialized and technical. What good resources...
20. ### Buck regulator design, which parts can be slightly different?

I want to build http://www.hobby-hour.com/electronics/lm2576hv-adj-buck-regulator-schematic.png From http://www.hobby-hour.com/electronics/lm2576-step-down-switching-regulator.php I might not be able to source exactly the same parts. I assume I have to use the same IC, but could I use a, say...
21. ### Shouldn't f(t) = V have inverse f^{-1} (V) not f^{-1} (t)?

Homework Statement I'm actually a tutor, and a student has shown me one of their assignments. I think there's a notation error, I'm quite confident there is actually, but I don't want to assert this, or have my student go asserting it, without some more certainty. This is the question...
22. ### Why are these capacitor voltages opposite polarity?

Homework Statement imgur link: http://i.imgur.com/JETj0Cq.png Homework Equations V_L = L\frac{dI_1}{dt} V_L + V_1 + V_2 + V_{R1} = 0 The Attempt at a Solution [/B] Just using basic KVL, shouldn't V_L = -V_2 - V_1 - V_{R1} and so therefore we should get \frac{dI_1}{dt} = \frac{-V_2 -...
23. ### An infinite sum of the Heaviside function

I'm not sure where to put this question. It is by itself pretty basic, but it's a preamble to a Laplace Transform exercise, and I'll probably want to ask some follow up questions once the current query is resolved. 1. Homework Statement Unit stair-case function: f(t) = n, \ if \ \ n-1 \leq t...
24. ### Heading power side,do a unit in stats or computation?

1st year, heading power side, should I do a unit in stats or "computational explorations"? My 2nd semester must needs consist of a foundations of EE unit, a foundations of ME unit, I've picked a unit for building IT systems (since a lot of power side these days involves SCADA and smart grids...
25. ### Engineering Does this (textbook) circuit diagram contain a mistake?

Homework Statement [/B] This circuit solves some differential equation, the question is asking for the equation based on the circuit diagram imgur link: http://i.imgur.com/b1npQSK.png Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution I refer to the input terminal for -f(t)...the signal from...
26. ### Thevenin Equiv with just Capacitors

Homework Statement imgur link: http://i.imgur.com/TWB5rRu.png Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution I can find the equivalent capacitance, 10F, but I'm not really sure how to find the equiv. Thev. voltage. I figured that with the voltage source present, half the voltage will be...
27. ### V(t) on a Capacitor from i(t)

Homework Statement imgur link: http://i.imgur.com/zGhum8Q.png The answer given in the back of the text is imgur link: http://i.imgur.com/hAprWPV.png Homework Equations v(t) = \frac{1}{C_{eq}}\int i_s dt The Attempt at a Solution I get the last piece of the piece-wise v(t) to be...
28. ### What Vcc value should I typically use on an LM324 in PSpice?

I've checked documentation and it says anywhere between 3 and 30V to supply the LM324. But I couldn't find further guidelines. My text explained that op amps need external power supplies, but provided no guidelines as to what value to make that supply value. When analyzing this following...
29. ### How would you compartmentalize this circuit?

This is not directly a homework question, as I found the answer. The question did not specify that compartmentalization be used, but it was in the section of Cascaded Op Amps, and the general idea of the section is to compartmentalize such complex looking circuits into cascaded stages of...
30. ### Need some insight into an inverting op amp example

Currently working through a chapter on op amp circuits, fundamentals. Came upon this practice problem in the section on inverting op amps imgur link: http://i.imgur.com/2DrQLXk.png imgur link: http://i.imgur.com/7KRKzKC.png A working of this problem is not given. I got the correct answer...