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All entries arranged in alphabetical order of surname. Major contributions
are listed by individual name with some detail on the nature of the
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- Date(s) of contribution(s): December 2008
- Nature of contribution: Updated lead-acid cell chemistry, Ch 11
- Contact at: jpanhalt, forum.allaboutcircuits.com
Benjamin Crowell, Ph.D.
- Date(s) of contribution(s): January 2001
- Nature of contribution: Suggestions on improving technical accuracy
of electric field and charge explanations in the first two chapters.
- Contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date(s) of contribution(s): January 2006 to present
- Nature of contribution: Mini table of contents, all chapters except
appedicies; html, latex, ps, pdf; See Devel/tutorial.html; 01/2006.
- DC network analysis ch, Mesh current section, Mesh current by inspection,
new material.i DC network analysis ch, Node voltage method, new section.
- Ch3, Added AFCI paragraphs after GFCI, 10/09/2007.
- Contact at: liecibiblio(at)gmail.com
Tony R. Kuphaldt
- Date(s) of contribution(s): 1996 to present
- Nature of contribution: Original author.
- Contact at: email@example.com
- Date(s) of contribution(s): October 1998
- Nature of contribution: Helped create the "table" concept for use
in analysis of series and parallel circuits.
Davy Van Nieuwenborgh
- Date(s) of contribution(s): October 2006
- Nature of contribution: DC network analysis ch, Mesh current
section, supplied solution to mesh problem, pointed out error in text.
- Contact at: Theoretical Computer Science laboratory, Department
of Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Ray A. Rayburn
- Date(s) of contribution(s): September 2009
- Nature of contribution: Nonapplicability of Maximum Power Transfer
Theorem to Hi-Fi audio amplifier.
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- Date(s) of contribution(s): June 2000
- Nature of contribution: HTML formatting, some error
- Contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date(s) of contribution(s): August 2002
- Nature of contribution: Provided capacitor photographs for chapter
- Date(s) of contribution(s): November 2009
- Nature of contribution: Chapter 8, troublehooting tip end of Kelvin
Your name here
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Typo corrections and other "minor" contributions
- The students of Bellingham Technical College's Instrumentation
- anonymous (July 2007) Ch 1, remove :registers. Ch 5, s/figures
something/figures is something/. Ch 6 s/The current/The current. (September
2007) Ch 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15. Numerous typos, clarifications.
- Tony Armstrong (January 2003) Suggested diagram correction in
"Series and Parallel Combination Circuits" chapter.
- James Boorn (January 2001) Clarification on SPICE simulation.
- Dejan Budimir (January 2003) Clarification of Mesh Current method
- Sridhar Chitta, Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Instrumentation and
Control Engg., Vignan Institute of Technology and Science, Deshmukhi Village,
Pochampally Mandal, Nalgonda Distt, Andhra Pradesh, India (December 2005)
Chapter 13: CAPACITORS, Clarification: s/note the direction of current/note
the direction of electron current/, 2-places
- Colin Creitz (May 2007) Chapters: several, s/it's/its.
- Larry Cramblett (September 2004) Typographical error correction in
"Nonlinear conduction" section.
- Brad Drum (May 2006) Error correction in "Superconductivity"
section, Chapter 12: PHYSICS OF CONDUCTORS AND INSULATORS. Degrees are not
used as a modifier with kelvin(s), 3 changes.
- Jeff DeFreitas (March 2006)Improve appearance: replace “/" and ”/"
Chapters: A1, A2. Type errors Chapter 3: /am injurious spark/an injurious
spark/, /in the even/inthe event/
- Sean Donner (December 2004) Typographical error correction in
"Voltage and current" section, Chapter 1: BASIC CONCEPTS OF ELECTRICITY,(by a
the/ by the) (current of current/ of current).
(January 2005), Typographical error correction in "Fuses" section, Chapter
12: THE PHYSICS OF CONDUCTORS AND INSULATORS (Neither fuses nor circuit
breakers were not designed to open / Neither fuses nor circuit breakers were
designed to open).
(January 2005), Typographical error correction in "Factors Affecting
Capacitance" section, Chapter 13: CAPACITORS, (greater plate area gives
greater capacitance; less plate area gives less capacitance / greater plate
area gives greater capacitance; less plate area gives less capacitance);
"Factors Affecting Capacitance" section, (thin layer if insulation/thin layer
(January 2005), Typographical error correction in "Practical
Considerations" section, Chapter 15: INDUCTORS, (there is not such thing /
there is no such thing).
(January 2005), Typographical error correction in "Voltage and current
calculations" section, Chapter 16: RC AND L/R TIME CONSTANTS (voltage in
current / voltage and current).
- Manuel Duarte (August 2006): Ch: DC Metering Circuits ammeter
images: 00163.eps, 00164.eps; Ch: RC and L/R Time Constants, simplified ln()
equation images 10263.eps, 10264.eps, 10266.eps, 10276.eps.
- Aaron Forster (February 2003) Typographical error correction in
"Physics of Conductors and Insulators" chapter.
- Bill Heath (September-December 2002) Correction on illustration of
atomic structure, and corrections of several typographical errors.
- Stefan Kluehspies (June 2003): Corrected spelling error in Andrew
- David M. St. Pierre (November 2007): Corrected spelling error in
Andrew Tanenbaum's name (from the title page of his book).
- Geoffrey Lessel,Thompsons Station, TN (June 2005): Corrected typo
error in Ch 1 "If this charge (static electricity) is stationary, and you
won't realize–remove If; Ch 2 "Ohm's Law also make intuitive sense if you
apply if to the water-and-pipe analogy." s/if/it; Chapter 2 "Ohm's Law is not
very useful for analyzing the behavior of components like these where
resistance is varies with voltage and current." remove "is"; Ch 3 "which halts
fibrillation and and gives the heart a chance to recover." double "and"; Ch 3
"To be safest, you should follow this procedure is checking, using, and then
checking your meter.... s/is/of.
- LouTheBlueGuru, allaboutcircuits.com, July 2005 Typographical
errors, in Ch 6 "the current through R1 is half:" s/half/twice; "current
through R1 is still exactly twice that of R2" s/R3/R2
- Norm Meyrowitz , nkm, allaboutcircuits.com, July 2005 Typographical
errors, in Ch 2.3 "where we don't know both voltage and resistance:"
- Don Stalkowski (June 2002) Technical help with PostScript-to-PDF
file format conversion.
- Joseph Teichman (June 2002) Suggestion and technical help regarding
use of PNG images instead of JPEG.
- Derek Terveer (June 2006) Typographical errors, several in Ch
- Geoffrey Lessel (June 2005) Typographical error, s/It discovered/It
was discovered/ in Ch 1.
- Austin@allaboutcircuits.com (July 2007) Ch 2, units of mass, pound
vs kilogram, near "units of pound" s/pound/kilogram/.
- CATV@allaboutcircuits.com (April 2007) Telephone ring voltage
error, Ch 3.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (June 2005) Typographical error
correction in Volumes 1,2,3,5, various chapters ,(:s/visa-versa/vice versa/).
- email@example.com (April 2007) Telephone ring voltage
error, Ch 3.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (July 2007) Ch 4 near “different
metric prefix”, s/right to left/left to right/.
- email@example.com (September 2007) Ch 13 near s/if were we
to/if we were to/, s/a capacitors/a capacitor.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (October 2007) Ch 3, suggested, GFCI
terminology, non-US usage.
- Stacy Mckenna Seip (November 2007) Ch 3 s/on hand/one hand, Ch 4
s/weight/weigh, Ch 8 s/weight/weigh, s/left their/left there, Ch 9 s/cannot
spare/cannot afford/, Ch1 Clarification, static electricity.
- Cory Benjamin (November 2007) Ch 3 s/on hand/one hand.
- Larry Weber (Feb 2008) Ch 3 s/on hand/one hand.
- email@example.com (Feb 2008) Ch 15 s/of of/of .
- Greg Herrington (Feb 2008) Ch 1, Clarification: no neutron in
- mark44 (Feb 2008) Ch 1, s/naturaly/naturally/
- Unregistered@allaboutcircuits.com (February 2008) Ch 1,
s/smokelsee/smokeless , s/ecconomic/economic/ .
- Timothy Unregistered@allaboutcircuits.com (Feb 2008) Changed
default roman font to newcent.
- Imranullah Syed (Feb 2008) Suggested centering of uncaptioned
- davidr@insyst_ltd.com (april 2008) Ch 5, s/results/result
- Professor Thom@allaboutcircuits.com (Oct 2008) Ch 6, s/g/c near Ecd
and near 00435.png, 2plcs.
- John Schwab (Dec 2008) Ch 1, Static Electricity, near Charles
Coulomb: rearrangement of text segments.
- Olivier Derewonko (Dec 2008) Ch 4 s/orientation a
voltage/orientation of a/. Ch2 s/flow though/flow through/. Ch Safe meter
usage, REVIEW, s/,/./ . Ch5, s/is it/it is/.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (June 2009) Ch 1,
- email@example.com (September 2009) Ch 8,
s/logarithmic/nonlinear , 6-plcs.
- David Lewis@allaboutcircuits.com (September 2009) Ch 1, hide
paragraph: Physical dimension also impacts conductivity. . . etc.
- Walter Odington@allaboutcircuits.com (January 2010) Ch 3,
s/hydration another/hydration is another/ .
- firstname.lastname@example.org (January 2010) Ch 6 , s/must were/were/