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Electric circuit

Circuit symbols Circuit diagrams
Diode Diode as forward biased and reversed biased Diode as a rectifier
Diode as half wave rectifier Diod as full wave rectifier Transistors
Series circuits Parallel circuits Effective or equivalent resistance in series circuits
Effectice or equivalent resistance in parallel circuits Advantages of connecting lamps in parallel in lighting circuits Potential divider or Potentiometer
Thermistors Light dependent resistor - (L.D.R.) Input transducers
Capacitors Capacitance of the capacitor One Farad
Different types of capacitors Time delay circuits Relay
Rectifier circuits Transistor as switch Light sensitive switch
Temperature operated alarms

Rectifier circuits

A circuit which is used to convert A.C. (Alternating Current) to D.C. (Direct Current) is called rectifier circuit. For this purpose we are using a single diode for half wave rectification and a combination of diodes for full wave rectification.

See the following links:

Half wave rectifier

Full wave rectifier

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