1. ### Question about charged capacitors and inserting a dielectric into one

First when it is connected to the battery, the capacitors start accumulating charges such that the potential difference equals that of the battery. Then the current stops flowing. ##Q_1 = CV## ##Q_2 = nCV## Where 1 and 2 represent the capacitor with capacitance C and nC respectively Then, when...
2. ### B Does potential drop when a charge flows through a wire w/ 0 resistance?

Let us connect a battery of potential difference V to a wire. There is no resistance. Nothing! Now the battery creates some potential difference and the charges in the conducting wire move due to the Electric field created in the conductor by the battery. So, as the charge moves, its potential...
3. ### Where is the demodulator in this AM receiver?

I am trying my hands on building receivers and transmitters. For now I would like to build this receiver here: now I see that the 500pH inductor in parallel witht he 200uH capacitor are in charge of filtering the unwanted frequencies. The top-left NPN is in my guess an emitter follower to...
4. ### What approach should be used when solving a circuit?

I am close to graduating as an EE major but I have never been able to organize a step by step method on analyzing a circuit. It seems to me that every time I am trying to analize a circuit I end up with a bunch of equations and nothing more. I know that I should: 1. Know what im solving for...
5. ### Engineering How does this Bipolar RF Amplifier + Output Transformer circuit work?

I am trying to create a receiver for a personal project I am working on. This is the RF amplifier that I was given by a book I am following. How does this circuit work? Usually for a BJT amplifier I find the DC bias point and then use the small signal model after I bias the circuit? I understand...
6. ### B Capacitors connected in series: Why is the voltage the same?

Here is a circuit diagram: . We have three capacitors, with capacitances ##C_1##, ##C_2## and ##C_3##. Plates are labelled as ##A_1, A_2, A_3 ... A_6##. Point P is connected to the positive terminal of the battery and point N is connected to the negative terminal of the...
7. ### Engineering Variable Gain Amplifier Analysis help

I need to find A_v, I want to relate Vin to Vout. To do this I did KVL on the major loop: $$V_{DD} = I_D*R_D + V_{SD1} - V_{SD2} - I_D*R_D$$ Since M1 = M2 then everything would cancel out and I would just get V_dd = 0 which is probably wrong. This is assuming V_sd1 = V_sd2, is that correct?

9. ### How to calculate the efficiency of a switch mode power supply?

I know how to calculate the power output and input by analyzing the current in put and output with multimeters and using the formula P=VI. But P_out is obviously incomparably smaller than P_in so the efficiency would suck this way. Is there a better way to do this??
10. ### KCL got declined in Norton circuit of an ideal amplifier circuit

Hi. Let's say we have a circuit like that, and we want to find the Thevenin/Norton circuit from a and b points. So for Vth, we calculate the Voc, in which we remove the 2K ohm resistor and calculate the Voc. I calculated it correctly. But I have problem in calculating the Norton current. So in...
11. ### Equivalent resistor of a simple circuit

Hi. Anyone knows how to calculate the Req of this circuit? n tends to infinite.
12. ### Heat dissipated in a Resistor-Capacitor circuit

I tried to conserve the charge on the left plates of both the capacitors as intially the total charge on both is 48 and at t=t0 the total charge is 36(on c1) +4V(V is the potential across c2) so i got V=3 and then i conserved the energy Initial energy on both capacitor = final energy on both +...
13. ### Finding the fault in this circuit (UV lamp controller)

Guys this circuit and shematic is of UV lamp controller.. It burns sometime as shown in figure can someone tell the reason?
14. ### Discharging this capacitor in an RC bridge circuit

The voltage source in the circuit below has been switched on for a long time when the switch S switches off. How long will it take before the current coming out of the capacitor has become less than 1 mA? My attempt: I am far from sure that my solution is correct. This is because i...
15. ### How can I determine whether my basic circuit will work? A battery and two light sources...

Homework Statement:: How can I determine whether my basic circuit will work? A battery and two light sources. Homework Equations:: conceptual question, use basic ohms law, current law, voltage law, etc. This is not a homework question, i am just trying to understand electronics better. I am...
16. ### Thevenin isolates nonlinear element

I have no problem getting the ##R_{TH}## since from the special element's POV, the resistors are in parallel, and that's the answer. However, I don't really understand how to get ##V_{TH}##. Ignoring the special element, it seems that I have the resistors in series this time. But I'm not too...
17. ### A Circuit with Nonlinear Element—finding element's current & voltage

I don't really understand or see the correct way to approach this. Letting the current in question be ##i_x## (as shown in Fig. 1), and the unknown (changing) resistance be $R_x$, I can write: ##-V_s + R_s i_s + i_x R_x = 0##, and ##R_p i_p = i_x R_x##. Hence we can also write ##-V_s + R_s i_s...
18. ### Circuit Analysis of a diagram with series and parallel circuits

I found the Req which is 13.6 and also found the It which is 0.74. I'm having trouble finding the separate current and potential difference numbers.
19. ### Introductory Circuit Analysis—power ratings

I am going through "Circuit Analysis for Dummies". On pg 18, it says, "If you calculate the power dissipated as 0.1 watts, then a 0.25-watt resistor can handle this amount of power. A 0.125-watt resistor should be able to handle that amount as well, but when it comes to power ratings, err on the...
20. ### Voltage and current as functions of time for a series RL circuit

I already found ##I(t)## using Kirchhoff's laws, I got the equation ##V-RI-L\frac{dI}{dt}=0\Rightarrow L\frac{dI}{dt}=V-RI## then I solved the differential equation getting ##I(t)=\frac{V}{R}\left[1-e^{-\frac{R}{L}t}\right]##. My problem is founding the voltage as a function of time ##V(t)##, I...
21. ### Finding the current and voltage for a resistor

I tried to solve it by loop currents. So on the left mesh the loop current ##I_1## goes clockwise and on the right mesh the loop current ##I_2## goes counterclockwise. I ended up with the following equations: 1) ##V_1-R_1(I_1+I_2)-R_2I_1=0##; 2) ##V_2-R_3I_2-R_1(I_1+I_2)=0##. To find the...
22. ### Other Upper division undergraduate electronics and circuits textbooks

Hello everyone, I am in an upper division undergraduate electronics and circuits class right now and the textbook that were using (Eggleston: basic electronics for scientists and engineers) is not resonating with me. I was wondering if anyone had recommendations for a textbook that explains...
23. ### Engineering How can I find the open loop voltage gain of this opamp?

The open loop voltage gain is given as : $$u(s) = \frac{u_o}{1+\frac{s}{w_o}} = \frac{100}{1 + \frac{s}{40}}$$ Where u_o is the d.c. voltage gain and w_o is the pole. The op amp that is given is: And I am told to use the non ideal op amp model as follows: Well my guess is that I can...
24. ### Removing connections between equipotential points in solving circuits?

A sketch of the setup and the equivalent circuit are attached. I believe the correct way to solve this is to redraw the circuit as shown in Fig. 3 and then remove the connections between evidently equipotential points, which reduces the problem to a familiar setup of in parallel and in series...
25. ### Engineering Help finding the damping ratio formula for this circuit

The circuit to be analyzed is shown below: Since initial conditions are zero (from the instructions) I will use laplace transforms for the cirucit and I will use the MAME method to solve this circuit. The laplace transforms that are required will give me: $$E_g(s) = \frac{10}{s}$$  L_3...
26. ### How to find the current and voltage in a circuit with current sources?

Summary: Facing a circuit with 2 parallel resistors and 2 current sources (1 dependent, 1 independent). Trying to find the current, voltage, power delivered by the independent current source and power delivered by the dependent current source. I'm trying to start by finding the current i0 but...
27. ### Engineering Determine if the dependent source of the circuit delivering power or...

Hi all ! I want a confirmation for this exercise please. The circuit: This is my try: https://www.docdroid.net/EFuTDMp/new-doc-2019-10-03-234340-1-converted.pdf -- Thanks
28. ### B What forces are acting on electron in a circuit?

What forces are acting on electron in a circuit? What is the source of such kind of forces? Do electrons act on each other in electric current? If i have an ordinary electric circuit with only one resistor, then if i raise resistance, the electric current goes down. As I understand it happens...
29. ### How does circuit complete when using live wire tester?

I raise this question because at a fundamental level I still do not understand how a Capacitor works and how a circuit completes thru capacitor. The live electric tester screwdriver uses stray body capacitance to lit a neon when one end comes in contact with live wire and another with a human...
30. ### PNP transistor and Voltage

The problem: My attempt: