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ASTRO AERO 16.682 - Prototyping Avionics± Spring 2006± Lecture 2 Lecture 2 February 13, 2006 February 13, 2006 DEPARTMENT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS Alvar Saenz-Otero Alvar Saenz-Otero
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Outline Voltage and Current 4 basic “component laws” 2 basic “network laws” Resistors Capacitors Inductors Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2 16. 6 82 - Prototyping Avionics
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Any electronic project depends at the most basic level on: ± Voltage The electric potential difference between two points Like “potential energy” of physics Current Theflow of electricity through components and wires Like “kinetic energy” of physics There are many ways people think about current and voltage, most involve a fluid like water, here is an example: Current is the a river flows down to ground A large slope means high speed means little resistance Voltage is the² height between a² lake and the² Current always “ground” flows from a higher voltage to a lower voltage A small slope means² slow speed means² high resistance² Massachusetts Institute of Technology 16. 6 82 - Prototyping Avionics “speed” at which Voltage & Current
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The most basic components of an electronic circuit are: Resistor Resistance is an inherent property of all materials
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