All New Electronics (Self-Teaching Guides Series) / Edition 3

All New Electronics (Self-Teaching Guides Series) / Edition 3

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by Harry Kybett, Earl Boysen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470289619

ISBN-13: 9780470289617

Pub. Date: 05/12/2008

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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. The 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470289617
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/12/2008
Series:
Self-Teaching Guides Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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 More than 1 year ago
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.

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.

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.

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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been using this with my students--- they've found it very clear and are learning much more easily than expected.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good learning book or refresher book for someone that is into Electronics.
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