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December 12, 2018


John Dunn

This lecture will proceed with the following topics:

An examination of feed-forward as a control system speed-up option with its application to a switchmode power supply, the suppression of slot antenna effects in microwave module assemblies, a power output estimate of the stellar event of a collision between two neutron stars, the use of a log (1+x) presentation of graphical data over large dynamic ranges, the operating principle of delta-sigma A/D and D/A conversion, the operational geometry of parabolic reflectors, the consequences of a "loose neutral" flaw in building wiring, a multiple relaxation oscillator assembly and its practical purpose, the principle of constant-power regulation to a variable load resistance, a possible adverse outcome of hidden motor damage in an automobile dashboard, making impedance measurements in SPICE simulations, the application of cascaded fans in cooling assemblies, concerns regarding configuration control and sometimes the lack thereof by semiconductor manufacturers, paralleled bypass capacitor resonances, catastrophic failure of a power outlet strip, using a long-tailed quad to generate amplitude modulation signals, analog usage of power MOSFETs versus the device's polysilicon gate connection channel and sawtooth ramp linearity control options.

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