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Overview

All-inclusive introduction to electricity and electronics. For the true beginner, there's no better introduction to electricity and electronics than TAB Electronics Guide to Understanding Electricity and Electronics , Second Edition.

Randy Slone's learn-as-you-go guide tells you how to put together a low-cost workbench and start a parts and materials inventory--including money-saving how-to's for salvaging components and buying from surplus dealers. You get plain-English explanations of electronic components-resistors, potentiometers, rheostats, and resistive characteristics-voltage, current, resistance, ac and dc, conductance, power...the laws of electricity...soldering and desoldering procedures...transistors...special-purpose diodes and optoelectronic devices...linear electronic circuits...batteries...integrated circuits...digital electronics...computers...radio and television...and much, much more. You'll also find 25 complete projects that enhance your electricity/electronics mastery, including 15 new to this edition, and appendices packed with commonly used equations, symbols, and supply sources.

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A reader-friendly guide for hobbyists, explaining the energy and applications that drive the modern world, giving instructions on building an inexpensive electronics workbench, and presenting directions for 25 projects that explore electrical and electronics power, principles, and applications. Includes sources of equipment and materials, and appendices on schematic symbols and commonly used equations. The author is an electrical engineer with two decades of experience in data processing and industrial electronics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071360579
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/21/2000
  • Series: Tab Electronics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 961,755
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

G. Randy Slone is an electrical engineer with nearly two decades of experience in data processing and industrial electronics. A private engineering consultant, his clients have included DuPont, Champion International, and Ralston Purina. Also a former college instructor, Slone spends much of his time working in his state-of-the-art home electronics laboratory.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started.

Chapter 2: Basic Electrical Concepts.

Chapter 3: The Transformer and AC Power.

Chapter 4: Rectification.

Chapter 5: Capacitance.

Chapter 6: Transistors.

Chapter 7: Special-Purpose Diodes and Optoelectronic Devices.

Chapter 8: Linear Electronic Circuits.

Chapter 9: Power Control.

Chapter 10: field-effect Transistors.

Chapter 11: Batteries.

Chapter 12: Integrated Circuits.

Chapter 13: Digital Electronics.

Chapter 14: Computers.

Chapter 15: More about Inductors and Capacitors.

Chapter 16: Radio and Television.
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