Becoming an Electronic Technician: Securing Your High-Tech Future / Edition 3

Becoming an Electronic Technician: Securing Your High-Tech Future / Edition 3

by Ronald A. Reis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130826510

ISBN-13: 9780130826510

Pub. Date: 06/14/1999

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

This easy to read and comprehensive guide to the electronics industry gives readers and aspiring technicians a look at the preparation needed to play a role in this exciting field. It also focuses on the strength and diversity of the industry, the people who populate it, their occupations, and careers. Furthermore, through material on A+ certification and job

Overview

This easy to read and comprehensive guide to the electronics industry gives readers and aspiring technicians a look at the preparation needed to play a role in this exciting field. It also focuses on the strength and diversity of the industry, the people who populate it, their occupations, and careers. Furthermore, through material on A+ certification and job searching via the Internet, this handbook details how to find, get, and keep a first job in the electronics field. Coverage on components, breadboards, and test equipment allows readers to gain hands-on experience, and "make like" an electronics technician. For anyone who wants to know what it means to be an electronic technician, and what it takes to succeed as one. This book offers encouragement and support to those who want to become part of an exciting future in the electronics world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130826510
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
06/14/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

PART I Being an Electronics Technician 2(94)
CHAPTER 1 The Electronics Industry: In the Air and Everywhere
5(24)
Diversity and Success
6(3)
From Then Until Now
9(3)
Organization and Classification
12(8)
Medical Electronics
15(1)
Automotive Electronics
15(1)
Industrial Electronics
15(1)
Radio and Television Broadcast Electronics
16(1)
Military Electronics
16(1)
Communications Electronics
17(1)
Consumer Electronics
18(1)
Instrumentation Electronics
19(1)
Avionics
19(1)
Computer Electronics
19(1)
Crossing into the New Millennium
20(9)
CHAPTER 2 Electronics: Field of Dreams
29(22)
The Electronics Workplace Today
30(8)
Electronics Careers in the Year 2000
38(5)
The Workplace Revolution
43(8)
CHAPTER 3 The Electronics Technician: Bringing Electronics to Life
51(20)
Tech Types: One Kind Does Not Fit All
52(8)
Technician Plus: More Than Electronics Know-How Is Needed
60(11)
CHAPTER 4 Electronics Technician Profiles: Meet Ron, Kay, Gideon, and Eric
71(25)
Ron Bagwell: AGV Electronics Technician
72(6)
Kay Koopman: Electronics Communications Field Technician
78(5)
Gideon Green: Office Equipment Field Service Representative
83(3)
Eric Chavez: Owning Your Own Electronics Business
86(10)
PART II Becoming an Electronics Technician 96(98)
CHAPTER 5 Taking the Big Step: Getting Educated in Electronics
99(28)
Options for an Electronics Education
100(7)
Tech-Prep: Linkage That Works
105(2)
The Electronics Curriculum: How You'll Be Trained and Educated in Electronics
107(7)
Survey of Electronics Technology
109(1)
Fundamentals of E1ectricity: DC/AC
109(1)
Introduction to Electronics: Devices and Circuits
110(1)
Digital Electronics
110(4)
The School Search: Finding What's Best for You
114(13)
Grants
119(1)
Loans
120(1)
Scholarships
120(1)
Work-Study
121(6)
CHAPTER 6 Succeeding as an Electronics Student: Making the Most of Your School Day
127(24)
The Time to Learn
128(2)
Learning Skills for Electronics Students
130(13)
Reading: Sharing Knowledge and Know-How
132(3)
Listening: Getting More Than Just the Word
135(2)
Mathematics: Electronics Theory the Easy Way
137(4)
Circuit Construction, Testing, and Troubleshooting: "Doing" Electronics
141(2)
Grade-A Learning
143(8)
CHAPTER 7 Being an "Electronics Activist": Electronics Beyond the Classroom
151(20)
Project Building: A Confidence Booster
153(3)
Why Go It Alone: Electronics Organizations and Clubs
156(1)
Amateur Radio: More than Just a Hobby--A Career Opener
157(1)
Technician Certification: Much Valued Recognition
158(3)
Attending Trade Shows and Conventions: Getting Out and About
161(1)
Summer Vacation: A Time of Opportunity
162(2)
The Information Interview: To Know and Be Known
164(7)
CHAPTER 8 Launching Your Career as an Electronics Technician: Finding, Getting, and Keeping Your First Position
171(23)
Me: Just a Kid Out of School?
173(1)
Finding Your First Position as an Electronics Technician: The Job Search
174(7)
Getting Your First Position as an Electronics Technician: Being the Chosen One
181(7)
Keeping Your First Position as an Electronics Technician: The Critical Early Weeks
188(6)
PART III "Making Like" an Electronics Technician 194(101)
CHAPTER 9 Breadboarding: A Half-Dozen Ways to Go
197(14)
Cut-Slash-and-Hook (CSH): Tried and True
198(2)
Solderless Circuit Boards: Breadboarding Modern Circuits
200(1)
Wire Wrap: Twisting the Night Away
201(2)
Universal Printed Circuit Boards
203(2)
Electronic Network Designer (END)
205(1)
Surface Mount Component Breadboarding
206(5)
CHAPTER 10 Creating Troubleshooting Trees: Your Key to Circuit Understanding and Repair
211(12)
Before You Plant the Seed
212(1)
Troubleshooting Tree Structure
213(1)
The Troubleshooting Tree Illustrated
214(4)
Cultivating Tips
218(1)
Your Tree-Growing Challenge
219(4)
CHAPTER 11 Transducers: The Ins and Outs of Electronic Circuits
223(14)
An Electronic Circuit Does Not a System Make
224(1)
Electrical Input Transducers: The Energy Sensors
225(3)
Photoresistors
226(1)
Thermistors
226(2)
Piezoresistors (Force Transducers)
228(1)
The Variable Resistance/Variable Voltage Principle
228(2)
The Principle Applied
230(2)
Electrical Output Transducers: Putting Electricity to Work
232(1)
Electromagnetism: The Intermediate Link
233(1)
Transducers That Create Motion: Solenoids and Motors
233(4)
CHAPTER 12 A Short Course on Active Solid-State Components: The Big Half-Dozen
237(14)
Diodes
238(2)
Transistors
240(2)
Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs)
242(2)
Triacs
244(1)
Voltage Regulators
245(1)
Optical Couplers (Isolators)
246(5)
CHAPTER 13 Electronics Safety: Where the Danger Lies
251(12)
External Body Parts Susceptible to Damage
252(1)
Electrocution: The Heart of the Matter
253(2)
Electricity: The Tingle that Hurts
255(2)
Exposure to Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals
257(1)
Safety Hazards Caused by the Misuse of Hand Tools
258(1)
Safety Hazards Caused by the Misuse of Power Tools
259(1)
A Safe Working Environment
260(3)
CHAPTER 14 Getting Started with SMT: Surface Mount Technology for the Electronics Experimenter
263(12)
Teeny, Tiny SMCs
264(3)
Tools and Materials
267(2)
Putting SMCs in Their Place
269(6)
The Solder Connection
272(1)
Desoldering
273(2)
CHAPTER 15 Useful Electronic Projects You Can Build
275(20)
Logic Probe Project
277(1)
Carport Night-Light Controller Project
278(2)
Push-Button Combination Lock Project
280(1)
Tone-Burst Generator Project
281(2)
LED Timing Tester Project
283(1)
Dual Burglar Alarm Project
284(1)
Telephone Hold Button Project
285(1)
Logic Pulser Project
286(2)
Five- and Nine-Volt Power Supply Project
288(1)
LED "Night Rider" Project
289(1)
Continuity Tester Project
290(1)
DC Motor Driver and Reverser Project
291(4)
APPENDIX 1 Electronic Kit and Part Sources 295(4)
APPENDIX 2 The Big Three Electronics Magazines 299(2)
Index 301

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