All New Electronics Self-Teaching Guide [NOOK Book]

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Learn the fundamental principles of electronic circuits at your own pace

For almost 30 years, this book has been a classic text for electronics enthusiasts. Now completely updated for today's technology with easy explanations and presented in a more user-friendly format, this third edition helps you learn the essentials you need to work with electronic circuits. All you need is a general understanding of electronics concepts such as Ohm's law and current flow, and an ...

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Overview

Learn the fundamental principles of electronic circuits at your own pace

For almost 30 years, this book has been a classic text for electronics enthusiasts. Now completely updated for today's technology with easy explanations and presented in a more user-friendly format, this third edition helps you learn the essentials you need to work with electronic circuits. All you need is a general understanding of electronics concepts such as Ohm's law and current flow, and an acquaintance with first-year algebra. This book's question-and-answer format, illustrative experiments, and self-tests at the end of each chapter make it easy for you to learn at your own speed.

  • Easily master the mathematical calculations that help you to understand the operation of electronic circuits

  • Review the concepts and equations you need to design basic circuits using direct current and alternating current

  • Understand the principles of the transistor, a key building block of modern electronics

  • Calculate the values of currents, voltages, and resistances in circuits that use transistors as switches or amplifiers

  • Discover methods for filtering electronic signals to reduce noise or enhance the signal

  • Explore the concepts and equations governing oscillators and power supplies, including step-by-step procedures for designing an oscillator and a power supply circuit

  • Gain an understanding of the currents, voltages, and principles and calculations that allow you to select components for circuits

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118080115
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/23/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 594,693
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Earl Boysen is a veteran engineer who maintains two technology-focused Web sites, www.buildinggadgets.com and www.understandingnano.com. He is coauthor of Electronics For Dummies, Electronics Projects For Dummies, and Nanotechnology For Dummies, all published by Wiley. Visit his sites at: www.buildinggadgets.com and  www.understandingnano.com

The late Harry Kybett wrote the bestselling first and second editions of Electronics Self-Teaching Guide. He was director of engineering operations at Columbia Pictures Corporation. He built many studios and video systems for the broadcasting industry and created training programs for Sony Corporation of America.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1 DC Review and Pre-Test.

Current Flow.

Ohm’s Law.

Resistors in Series.

Resistors in Parallel.

Power.

Small Currents.

The Graph of Resistance.

The Voltage Divider.

The Current Divider.

Switches.

Capacitors in a DC Circuit.

Summary.

DC Pre-Test.

Chapter 2 The Diode.

Understanding Diodes.

The Diode Experiment.

Diode Breakdown.

The Zener Diode.

Summary.

Self-Test.

Answers to Self-Test.

Chapter 3 Introduction to the Transistor.

Understanding Transistors.

The Transistor Experiment.

The Junction Field Effect Transistor.

Summary.

Self-Test.

Answers to Self-Test.

Chapter 4 The Transistor Switch.

Turning the Transistor on.

Turning the Transistor off.

Why Transistors are Used as Switches.

The Three-Transistor Switch.

Alternative Base Switching.

Switching The Jfet.

The Jfet Experiment.

Summary.

Self-Test.

Answers to Self-Test.

Chapter 5 AC Pre-Test and Review.

The Generator.

Resistors in AC Circuits.

Capacitors in AC Circuits.

The Inductor in an AC Circuit.

Resonance.

Summary.

Self-Test.

Answers to Self-Test.

Chapter 6 AC in Electronics.

Capacitors in AC Circuits.

Capacitors and Resistors in Series.

The High Pass Filter Experiment.

Phase Shift of an RC Circuit.

Resistor and Capacitor in Parallel.

Inductors in AC Circuits.

Phase Shift for an RL Circuit.

Summary.

Self-Test.

Answers to Self-Test.

Chapter 7 Resonant Circuits.

The Capacitor and Inductor in Series.

The Output Curve.

Introduction to Oscillators.

Summary.

Self-Test.

Answers to Self-Test.

Chapter 8 Transistor Amplifiers.

Working with Transistor Amplifiers.

The Transistor Amplifier Experiment.

A Stable Amplifier.

Biasing.

The Emitter Follower.

Analyzing an Amplifier.

The JFET as an Amplifier.

The Operational Amplifier.

Summary.

Self-Test.

Answers to Self-Test.

Chapter 9 Oscillators.

Understanding Oscillators.

Feedback.

The Colpitts Oscillator.

Optional Experiment.

The Hartley Oscillator.

The Armstrong Oscillator.

Practical Oscillator Design.

Simple Oscillator Design Procedure.

Optional Experiment.

Oscillator Troubleshooting Checklist.

Summary and Applications.

Self-Test.

Answers to Self-Test.

Chapter 10 The Transformer.

Transformer Basics.

Transformers in Communications Circuits.

Summary and Applications.

Self-Test.

Answers to Self-Test.

Chapter 11 Power Supply Circuits.

Diodes in AC Circuits Produce Pulsating DC.

Level DC (Smoothing Pulsating DC).

Summary.

Self-Test.

Answers to Self-Test.

Chapter 12 Conclusion and Final Self-Test.

Conclusion.

Final Self-Test.

Answers to Final Self-Test.

Appendix A Glossary.

Appendix B List of Symbols and Abbreviations.

Appendix C Powers of Ten and Engineering Prefixes.

Appendix D Standard Composition Resistor Values.

Appendix E Supplemental Resources.

Appendix F Equation Reference.

Appendix G Schematic Symbols Used in This Book.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2008

    Meh

    As a hobby or possibly a profession I've decided to pick up some basic knowledge in the electronics field, to compliment my education in computer science and programming. This is a really good book for drilling things into your head, but it's pretty fast paced at the same time. <BR/><BR/>There is one issue though, that I've had. With Ohm's Law and everything leading up to DC Capacitors the authors did a good job at explaining what things are and how they worked, or *why* they worked a certain way. Then all of the sudden (page 23) It starts on DC Capacitors and doesn't explain much and expects people to automatically know what certain things are that are completely unexplained throughout the entire book.<BR/><BR/> Mind you, it does mention that the book was written for people with basic knowledge of electronics, but still. Things like Farads could have been explained, but are not. Rather than explaining things it just says "A. What is the Answer?" and then in the answers below reads "A. Answer"... You don't explain much by stating a fact as a Q&A. <BR/><BR/> So, because I've had to refer to two other books and the internet about certain things that are pretty important more than once to be able to learn what is in *this* book, I have to rate it at 3 stars. Beyond that, it is a great book and helps a lot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2008

    very clear

    I've been using this with my students--- they've found it very clear and are learning much more easily than expected.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2008

    A reviewer

    Walks the reader through the equations and concepts used in descrite circuits. Very useful book for going from an intial knowledge of electronics to an in depth knowledge of how circuits work.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Good Learning Book

    Very good learning book or refresher book for someone that is into Electronics.

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