Category Archives: Electronics & Photonics

Electric circuits quiz

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Electric power quiz

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Veritasium – How Does a Transistor Work?

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Diode IV curves

(View in full window) This animation shows the relationship between voltage and current for diodes. Downloads: Flash source file (.fla)  Flash (.swf)  Mac application (.app)  Windows Application (.exe) 

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Photonics Podcast

Definitions, Why optical fibres?, Light emitting diodes, Light dependent resistors, A light sensing circuit, Photodiodes, Phototransistors, Remote control circuit, Digital data, Binary numbers, Pulse Code Modulation, Light modulation. Download the notes. Download the video.

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Transistors & amplifiers

(View in full window) This learning object gives an introduction to the basics of how a transistor works & how a transistor can be used as the basis of an amplifier. Downloads: Flash source file (.fla)  Flash (.swf)  Mac application … Continue reading

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Using Yenka Electronics podcast

An introduction to building electric circuits using the Yenka Software. Download the video.

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Transistors & amplifiers podcast

An explanation of how transistors work & how they can be used as amplifiers – a key aspect of the VCE Further Electronics detailed study. Based on the Transistors & amplifiers learning object: http://vcephysics.com/content/2013/05/transistors-amplifiers-flash/ Download the video.

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Diodes podcast

Semiconductors & doping, PN junctions, Reverse bias – no current, Forward bias, Diode IV curves, Uses of diodes, Calculations with diodes in series, Calculations with diodes in parallel Download the notes. Download the video.

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Rectification & smoothing podcast

An analysis of half-wave & full rectification – a key aspect of the VCE Further Electronics detailed study. Based on the Rectification & smoothing learning object: http://vcephysics.com/content/2014/12/rectification-and-smoothing/ Download the video.

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