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Complex fixed points on the bifurcation diagram

I'm working with bifurcation diagrams, an extesion that is being made of them is the determination of complex fixed points in addition to the real fixed points, my question is: what information ...
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Language/file format for circuit-diagram description

Is there any language/file format that can describe the block circuit diagram? For example, the following circuit diagram might be represented by something like: A { P00: VDD, P01, P02: GND, ...
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I can not understand this circuit diagram

I've many questions about this circuit diagram. I found it on the datasheet of NCP1012. It is a switching mode power supply SMPS. Are E1 and E2 electrolytic capacitors and C1 and C2 Ceramic ...
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Circuit diagram to HLSM

I have drawn the following circuit diagram to depict a parking lot and model how many slots are still open. The inputs are Enter and Exit. The output is the number of empty slots(ES) available. ES is ...
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Powered USB hub

I would like to know if the bellow montage is going to work. I will try to convert a cheap USB hub for a raspberry pi zero.
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How to use an ASY2400 Xenon Flash Unit

Background: I just picked up an ASY2400 Xenon Flasher unit from a local electronics store. I found this hookup diagram for it: I connected a potential difference of 12V to the board. +12V to pin J4 ...
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Differences between TVS diode and Zener diodes, in diagrams and in practice?

I have been looking at circuit protection using TVS and Zener diodes. I have seen the following symbols used to represent TVS diodes in circuit diagrams: simulate this circuit – ...
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Is there a special symbol for instrumentation amplifier, to distinguish it from an opamp?

Is there a special symbol for instrumentation amplifier, to distinguish it from an opamp? If I use the opamp symbol in a circuit diagram, it looks wrong, like it's missing components:
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What does the open circle in the circuit depict?

The open circle at pin 4 in 555 and pin 13 in 4017 has got me confused. I'm new to electronics and any help will be appreciated. Also does the pin 5 in 555 need to be connected to pin 12 in 4017? ...
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How to determine which topology a BJT is configured to from a given circuit diagram?

As far as I understand, a BJT in any given circuit must fall in exactly one of the following configurations: -Common emitter. -Common collector. -Common base. So my question is: Are there any ...
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Trying to understand how a guitar pickup switch works

At the risk of being off topic, I need to ask a guitar electrical question. I am trying to replace an old guitar's pickups (including the pickup switch). The idea is to put two active humbuckers. ...
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How does a hair dryer change its motor speed? Diagram included

I'm working on a side project where I need to figure out how a hair dryer works...so I took apart a hair dryer and made a circuit diagram (below). I am much more mechanically inclined than ...
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What does “Piggy” mean in this Schematic?

What does the word "Piggy" mean in this schematic diagram? I found some sections of a schematic where a part is denoted as "Piggy". What does it mean?
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Help with son's 18 V car [closed]

I need help with the wiring on my son's car. I'm trying to run 2 x front and 2 x rear #QG550 12 V 45rmp motors using independent 18 V power supplies, 18 V front and 18 V rear. I wish to keep the ...
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Feedback Control: Unexpected result for block diagram simplifications using matlab

I made some simple calculations regarding block diagram algebra. The problem is that I don't get the same result using matlab. Here is the system with it's corresponding blocks: $$H_1 = z+2$$ $$H_2 =...
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Why are there high active and low active signals in a timing diagram?

I always see such signals (colored in the image) in a timing diagram. Now I've figured out that they're called: low-activ and for me an OR-gate high-active for me an AND-gate signals. But why isn'...
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Does a switch schematic symbol have a conventional “polarity”?

I'm studying Rudy Severns eBook Snubber Circuits for Power Electronics; great read by the way. In it he has the following figure, notice the phrase in the caption "including voltage and polarity ...
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Why is this a Moore and not a Mealy FSM?

Can someone please explain how I can tell which FSM type I have? In my textbook I read that output in a Mealy FSM is based on both the input and the present state, but in a Moore FSM it is based only ...
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Drawing current sensing transformers accurately

This is more of a stylistic question than anything else, but it important that the sketch be accurate to convey what is really going on. I'm wondering, how does one draw a current loop that is ...
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Where am I going wrong with my datflow diagram?

I am trying to make a dataflow diagram of this: Here is what I have so far but it doesn't seem right: Where am I going wrong with my dataflow diagram?
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Signal Flow Diagram for a biquadratic section

I'm doing a theoretical preparation for an Electronics laboratory. This laboratory is about Tow-Thomas biquadratic section which can be represented by the following circuit: The first thing that is ...
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AND gate with a single input in a diagram

consider the following diagram: http://ee-classes.usc.edu/ee459/library/datasheets/DM74LS181.pdf ( page 3 ) The first AND gate at the top left of the schematic has only one input! What does this ...
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How do you calculate the total power developed in a circuit?

The figure below shows a circuit with 6 elements This table show the values for the currents and voltages in the circuit. While it's clear that you need to sum the power dissipated for a subset of ...
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Understanding timing diagrams + setting the Flash Wait States number in ARM

I'm trying to understand the Flash wait states which are configurable in my AT91SAM7X256. I have this basic project, and in the startup code the Flash Mode Register is set to provide 1 additional ...
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How to draw the input into the VCC net/bus in a circuit diagram?

I am currently drawing the circuit diagram for a device. To simplify the diagram I already using the ground symbol for all pins which are connected to ground. This makes the diagram much more readable....
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Can a Magnet power a fan for a wind and electricity output?

can it really be possible to power a ceiling fan with the use of magnets and could give you a wind and electricity output? how to do it? (For Remote Areas Without Electricity).
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Proteus Circuit LED does not work

I am trying to build a double dice circuit. I tried one example I found from the web. But, I have problems with leds, and I am not very familiar with proteus. Could you please tell me why my LEDs are ...
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Circuit diagram of a household connection [closed]

Often, multiple electrical outlets within a given room are all part of the same circuit. So how would you draw an "equivalent circuit" for a four-walled room which has a single electrical outlet per ...
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V/I uppercase/lowercase convention?

Is there any standard in industry for using uppercase or lowercase for V and I in circuit diagrams? I ask this because my book seems to switch back and forth between the two without any rhyme or ...
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Is there a convention for lines separating areas in circuit diagrams?

I often see boxes of various styles to separate areas and increase clarity in circuit diagrams. I'm wondering if there is a line style convention in circuit diagrams for illustrating: A set of ...
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Electrical symbols, what does a dot before a triangle mean?

Good day. Trying to recreate a circuit, but I'm not sure what the dot BEFORE the triangle means. I know after it means invertor, does before just mean it's inverted BEFORE, instead of after? Rather ...
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How to set up load sensor in a full bridge with amplifier?

I I'm somewhat new to electronics so forgive me for what I don't know. I'm learning as I go along here. The overall project is I'm trying to make a scale connected to an arduino board that will ...
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Eye diagram measurement of a CLK using an Oscilliscope

I'm still a junior engineer and wondering how to perform eye diagram measurement of a CLK using an Oscilliscope? My second question: Is the eye diagrams just using to measure CLKs, or one may also ...
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Help me clarify this really unclear diagram?

5.2 Reduce control IC exposure 2a. Connect VS and COM as shown in Figure 6. http://www.irf.com/technical-info/appnotes/an-978.pdf (H-bridge application notes) Do they want me to connect the ...
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I need help understanding how this stepper motor circuit works

This is my first time working with stepper motors. The motor in question is a Portescap 55M048D1B (source: http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/55M048D1B/403-1016-ND/417823). I am having trouble ...
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Ladder diagram, variation of Latch and Lock

I have a problem for expanding this particular ladder diagram. The cylinder is a double acting pneumatic cylinder type. START -> Start button A+ and B+ -> Cylinder moving forward A- and B- -> ...
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Using a block diagram for the RS flipflop, add appropriate gates for a D-flipflop

I have been given the problem "Using a block diagram for the RS flipflop, add appropriate gates for a D-flipflop". Now, I can create the gate diagram for both RS flipflop and D flipflop (below)...
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State diagram for 2-bit parity generator

So the question I need help with is: Design a minimal moore state machine for a 2-bit parity generator that outputs ‘1’ if the number of 1s in a 2-bit sequence is odd, and outputs ‘0’ otherwise. ...
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Trouble finding the input in this circuit diagram

Currently having trouble finding the input in my circuit diagram. I am assuming "z" is my output. As of now my input equations I have figured to be: Da = BC Db = CB' + BC' = C(+)B Dc = C'A' Z = A ...
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One-Line Diagram Standardized Symbols Information

Good day, people. I'm trying to get into electrical substation design and I'd like to know which standard sets the rules for substation One-Line Diagram Symbols . Any ideas of where can I get that ...
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Bench power supply “Issues that rouse during build”

I'm building a power supply, based on this instructable and this one I am using 24volts DC power supply, 7+ amps circuit is based on LM338 / 7805 / 7812 Circuit is working although few things ...
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Can't figure out the general formula for electric circuit

I have the following setup. Note the device in the middle says P, not R, so I now how many Watts the device produces. (I'm not sure if I drew the correct symbol there) Calculating the current ...
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Depicting Analog Signal Paths graphically

Is there a 'standard' way to depict analog signal pathways / chains that's simple, concise, and not too mathematical? I've been searching online, but can't seem to figure out what such a diagram is ...
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What's these symbols style name/source?

I've found a lot of schematic diagrams that use this style of symbols, specially in the Wikipedia. I think these symbols are pretty clear and stylish. I would love to use them for the schematics I ...
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What does “zo <=500Ω” on the pin diagram means?

There is device (viewfinder). It has "Tally" LED. On the camera's output diagram, on the "Tally OUT Indicator" pin there is marking "zo <=500Ω". What does it mean? Should I supply + voltage on this ...
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What does having the v in the center, with the positive near the top wire and negative near the bottom wire mean in this circuit diagram?

This is the diagram that I am asking about: I understand that the symbol on the left hand side of that middle branch is a current controlled current source, and the symbol on the right is a current ...
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How Do Batteries Behave In Series-Parallel (Verify)

Hi I am confused about How batteries behave in series and parallel. I read online and saw that as you stack more batteries in series, the voltage adds together and the mA's stay the same, and if you ...
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Wiring diagram and phase number of three phase transformer

Does anybody have an idea how to draw vector diagram of primary and secondary of a three phase transformer? For instance, if I need to draw vector diagram for Yzn5 diagram and then also draw the ...
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What's the reason for wiring a relay this way?

I came across the following automotive wiring diagram: One thing I don't quite understand is the way they wired the relay. I've got two main questions. It appears to me that they used the exact ...