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Theoretically simulating photo-voltaic solar panels using math/code

I'd like to simulate the behavior of PV solar panels and model how various parameters affect their performance. For example the effects of irradiance, temperature, and series and shunt resistors. I ...
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Possible to shut off power using magnetic fields? [closed]

I've been considering a theoretical scenario similar to Ocean's Eleven, where they used an EMP to kill power to a city to get into a casino. Considering the effect that a magnetic field has on the ...
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I am confusing with the concepts: Input and Output devices [migrated]

Concepts: "An INPUT is data that a computer receives. An OUTPUT is data that a computer sends." (Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/) For example I am going to work with a MOUSE (input device). I ...
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BJTs drawing collector current from a limited current source

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Let's make everything ideal by ignoring the voltage drops: Q1's allowed collector current is: 22.4 mA Q2's allowed collector ...
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Ceramic caps vs electrolytic. What are the tangible differences in use?

A quick google around and all I seem to be able to find are people talking about the physics & the chemistry of the capacitors but not how this affects choosing which to use. Avoiding talking ...
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How does the Wien Bridge Oscillator circuit work

I've built a Wien Bridge Oscillator circuit and used it to generate low-distortion sine waves. But I don't understand how this circuit work. I've read through many resources but yet, I can't ...
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Two batteries connected to a resistor

In the circuit shown here the conventional current direction is from V2 to V1 and is equal to 3 Amp. I understand the theory. But, if I make this circuit with two batteries, according to the schematic ...
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How does a cascode or beta-enhanced voltage amplification stage work?

I'm studying electrical engineering and we just finished a project where we had to build a power amplifier. But I think I can do better than what we did. I read Distortion In Power Amplifiers where ...
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Understanding microphone sensitivity

My goal is to figure out a relation between output voltage and input SPL: $$dB(SPL) = f(V_{out})$$ First, I get the sensitivity in volts from this formula: $$Sensitivity_{dB(V)} = 20 * log_{10} ...
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Calculating Ro in this circuit?

Consider the following circuit: I am asked to prove that Ro = R2 || Rf. I'm assuming that Ro is the output resistance (the resistance when looking in from the output side). To calculate this, I ...
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Is this measurement of a cricuit's output impedance valid?

The following circuit is a simple voltage regulator. The Vout is maintained at -1V, however the opamp in the circuit has a non-zero output impedance. This is represented by the resistor R1. ...
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What is the explanation with shorting vcc and gnd to power up the whole circuit in a breadboard? [closed]

I was building a logic circuitry that performs 8 bit multiplier 16 bit divider using decoders as finite state machine in breadboards. the circuit is a bit large and i wonder why grounds or low voltage ...
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How to analyitically optimize an RLC “circuit” to reduce overshoot?

I have a "circuit," that's not really an electrical circuit but rather a physical process that follows the same functional form as an RLC circuit with regards to how it responds to ...
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Understanding optocoupler performance with collecor or emitter resistors

When using an optocoupler, is there a difference performance'wise whether using a collector or an emitter resistor? When using a normal transistor the base to emitter voltage gain is approximately 1, ...
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Could sawtooth waveform be optimal for transformer input?

All the transformer theory I have reviewed uses sinusoidal waveforms, and concludes that a true sinusoidal input is optimal. But I'm wondering whether a sawtooth waveform would actually be optimal in ...
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Is there a theoretical limit to power supply transformation efficiency?

As I'm looking at some resistive-load applications I'm wondering whether there are any rules that put an upper-limit on supply-matching efficiency. Because if a load isn't matched to the power supply ...
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Is symmetrical current perfectly symmetrical beyond analysis? [closed]

Lets suppose that a circuit was constructed with almost identical components and wires to a ridiculous accuracy. When we say that a current is equal due to symmetry after a branch in a node with ...
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Does changing the Voltage and the Current passing through an LED affect the result in the same way?

More directly : passing electricity that is 0.5 times the amperage of the one required will make the LED half bright, right? Is it the same with halving its voltage requirement? Or will it not turn on ...
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How microprossesor perfoms substration by 2's complement

How microprossesor perfoms substration by 2's complement for 5 + (-3) ? I know this might be basic, but to be honest I didn't get it at all. ...
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Change in induced EMF due to change in wire connection?

A copper slab moving inside a magnetic field: I can calculate the induced EMF(vBL) and given the resistance of the load, can calculate the current. However, I'm curious with how the ...
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A way to cancel/or harness back-emf?

In systems where there is back-emf induced to oppose the applied voltage, or to change it in cases of power converters, is there a direct way to cancel back-emf or harness it back? The simplest way ...
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Analysis of the effect a opposing voltage source has to a buck-converter's output?

I have two voltage sources Vps and V1 connected in series: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab There is also Load(1) connected which I believe is in series as ...
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finding the gain of a two stage voltage amplifier

i currently do not know how to approach this question, in terms of simplifying the circuit and which formulas to use in order to find the gain
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Explanation of 2nd order transfer function

I am reading about the 2nd order transfer function of a 2nd order system (like the mass-spring-damper system). I am constantly seeing the following form as the standard one: \begin{equation} H(s) = ...
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Why thevinin is applied to voltage source

Why do we use superposition with independent voltage source? and it isn't linear(I mean homogeneity and additivity). EX: independent Voltage source V = 4 volts is not linear(homogeneity and ...
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Using superposition to solve circuit with one voltage source and a dependent source

If i use super position to solve a circuit with one voltage source and one current dependent voltage source, does it make sense to use superposition to eliminate the independent voltage source, and do ...
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Calculations: Antenna specs; SWR, Bandwidth, Rad.Eff, Q-factor

Is it possible to give approx. answers about what an antenna is capable of? There is a lot of formuals out there, but every single one I found is based on actual measurement; input, output, SWR ...
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Control theory: is there any actual application for D in ABCD matrix?

Recall that a LTI state space of a dynamical system is given as: Is there any actual purpose for D in the output equation? If D was not zero, it would mean that the output is "directly" ...
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Simple Analogy for Impedance and Load?

Can someone explain what impedance and load really are? I have a textbook in front of me and I have taken and passed the EE class on it, but aside from a textbook definition I can't seem to get a ...
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Simple Theory question about Circuit Analysis

I have the following circuit. I calculated it's transfer function, in the common way, to be: \$ \frac{Vo(s)}{E(s)} = \frac{-R_3}{s\ R_2R_4C + R_2} \$ Then i thought something else. Since there's ...
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Why is this a 7th order circuit?

This is the circuit: I saw it in a book. It said that this is a 7th order circuit. From theory we know that the order of linear passive circuits is determined by the sum of capacitors and ...
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Homework: DC circuit help

I need help with the following problem: Find range of resistance R4 and voltage U4 so that the range of current I is $$I \in [-3A,-1A]$$ E=5V, E4=6V, Ig=1A, Ig4=-3A, R1=2ohm, ...
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Increasing voltage noise but decreasing current noise with rising resistance

Consider the two (equivalent) formulas for the noise power spectra of a ohmic resistor: $$W_u(f)=4kT\cdot R~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(1)$$ and $$W_i(f)=4kT\cdot ...
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Control: what is the proper justification that you can't just make the output equal to the input if the system produces unstable output

Suppose we have a signal, it goes into the plant and generates an unstable response, a common question then arise at that point is why can't we just set our output to a "hard-coded" input. Think of ...
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Norton's and Thevenin's theorems importance

Are Norton's and Thevenin's theorems used in real life? And in which situations? I'm reading a circuit analysis book and I asked myself: do electrical engineers use these theorems to get current and ...
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What makes a circuit digital?

I've been trying to understand how a circuit becomes digital. I understand the different between an analog signal and a digital signal, but I don't see where digital circuits come from if all the ...
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Why isn't a transformer a short circuit?

I'm a newbie with electronic components and I never fully understood why transformers, while essentially being a short-circuit from a wire perspective, don't act like short circuits (i.e. they don't ...
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Physical changes caused by charge pump

Charge pumps are very cool circuits because they challenge my ideas about how voltage works. I'm very comfortable with the math behind line integrals, so to define "voltage" as the work done to move ...
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Solving the equation for Common Drain

So I've designed an all NMOS amplifier to further voltage amplify the 5V max output of an Opamp to 24V rails. I used a Common Source at the very end so I'll have a very low output Impedance. Of ...
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Channel Coding with Higher modulation

Just had a theoretical question. I'm reading a book on LTE, and I came across an introductory section that talks about using higher modulation with channel coding. I understand that usually using ...
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Inductance of toroidal-cylindrical inductor?

If the inductance of a solenoid is \$L_{\text{sol}}=\frac{\mu N^2 A}{l}\$ and the inductance of a toroid is \$L_{\text{tor}}=\frac{\mu N^2 r^2}{D}\$, is it correct to assume that the inductance of a ...
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Circuit Impedance

What is the impedance of the following network? My textbook says $$Z = R_i + R + jwL + 1/jwC$$ But I can't seem to make that work.
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How does cascoding helps

In order to improve the output impedance of a current mirror emitter resistance are added to them..but on the other way these emitter resistances have certain drawbacks which involve restricting ...
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Why does output impedance behaves this way

Why does the output impedance(Ro) of a common emitter amplifier is considered in parallel with the collector resistance(Rc)...as according to the KVL--->Vcc=IcRc+Vce+IeRe they seems to be in ...
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How serial resistors actually reduce EMI?

I am recently working with a GSM based system, and there was this advice in the datasheet of the GSM module: 22Ω resistors should be connected in series between the module and the SIM card so as ...
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Working of a current mirror as an active load

Ordinary resistor as load in a transistor amplifier has a certain short coming…we cant have voltage and current gain simultaneously ….. In this circuit a current mirror is actings as an active load ...
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Help with DC circuit theory problem

I need help with this DC circuit problem: When the switch is open, voltage between points A and B is 2V. When the switch is closed, through variable resistor \$R_{p}\$ flows maximum current, and ...
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Wireless Power Transfer Circuit Theory

I made this circuit, and it is working fine. But didn't understood the theory in it. How is it putting a frequency in the coil? It did not match with any of the oscillator circuits. And also it is not ...
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Simple transistor circuit

I have been studying transistors and decided to try my knowledge in my lab to find out that nothing works as I thought it would.. I had a small lamp 12V and a handful of 2N3904 transistors, along ...
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MATLAB error: “acker” function not returning the same thing as ackermann's formula

I have a discrete time system Suppose I have the following AB matrix of my system $$A = \begin{bmatrix} 0 & 1 \\ 1 & 1.5 \\ \end{bmatrix} $$ $$B = \begin{bmatrix} 0 \\ 1 \\ ...