Jim Fiore
Electrical Engineering Technology

Mailing Address:
Mohawk Valley Community College
Department of Physical Science, Engineering and Applied Technology
1101 Sherman Drive
Utica, NY 13501

Phone: (315) 792-5589


Office: AB260B

The March for Science!

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Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017

Class Schedule and Office Hours for Spring 2016: I will be on sabbatical and not normally on campus. In the meantime, you might like this page.
(Use the links to class pages below for detailed course info)

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Something cool: Check out these electron microscope scans of vinyl record grooves.

For the curious: Stuff I do, my music, humor, quotes, running stuff, weirdness

I'm selling some music gear 

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A free on-line simulator, fairly basic and easy to use: Part Sim (www.partsim.com)

Texas Instruments' free simulator, runs under Windows: TINA-TI (www.ti.com/tool/tina-ti)

Linear Technology's free simuator, runs under Windows: LT-SPICE (www.linear.com/designtools/software/)

5 Spice simulator (free for non-commercial use), runs under Windows: http://www.5spice.com

National Instruments' student version of Multisim for Windows, free trial period, modest cost after that: http://www.ni.com/academic/multisimse.htm

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Course-specific free resources may be found on the individual course pages (see links above). Items of a general nature are listed below.

Here is a free on-line supplement covering AC and DC circuits, semiconductors, digital electronics and reference material: All About Circuits (www.allaboutcircuits.com)

Here is a free wikibook covering electricity and electronics:  https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Electronics

You don't have to use MS Office. Here are two good office suites that include a word processor, spreadsheet, graphics, etc., and best of all, they're free and open:  http://www.openoffice.org/ and https://www.libreoffice.org/

SciDAVis is an excellent, easy to use, free, multi-platform data plotting and visualization application: http://scidavis.sourceforge.net/index.html

Here is my free digital audio editor and analyzer software, Sample Wrench (Windows). Useful for Science of Sound or anyone who deals with digital audio files: http://www.dissidents.com/audio.htm

If you need graph paper for your courses, here is a freeware program that generates several different kinds of graph paper using your printer. It runs under Windows 95 and higher. This is a self-extracting zip file (about 400k): gpaper.exe You can also create your own graphpaper online. For three cycle semi-log landscape paper go to http://www.incompetech.com/graphpaper/logarithmic and set paper to other (11 x 8.5), x axis to 3 cycles, and y axis to linear. Try 4 lines per inch and include fine lines. Other kinds of paper are available also.

XnView is a freeware graphics file viewer and editor that runs under Windows. This is useful for manipulating the image files that are generated by the Tektronix DPOs in lab AB214 and AB212 (such as scaling, rotating, color inversion, etc. for insertion into lab reports). It's also good for doing screen captures so that you can grab the circuit and analysis windows of Multisim and insert them into reports. This is much more powerful than MS Paint: http://www.xnview.com/en/

You may wish to download this free "Virtual Minirator" sound generator software (Windows): http://www.realtraps.com/nti_minirator.exe This uses your computer's sound card to emulate an NTI Minirator (similar to what we have in lab). Useful for Circuits 2, Linear, Op Amps, Science of Sound, etc.

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