Electricity and Electronics / Edition 2

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No expensive tools required! Master electricity and electronics in the real world with practical, easy-to-build projects!

Open this book and—
*Understand the energy and applications that drive the modern world

*Build your own inexpensive electronics workbench

*Construct 25 useful projects that explore electrical and electronics power, principles, and applicationsHave you ever dreamed of mastering the energy and technology that's transforming life on Earth? Imagine yourself in control of electronics at your own hobby bench? Wanted the knowledge and skills to make your electronic equipment work better, to create new applications (even new inventions), and to be able to explain what's going on inside the high-tech devices you use every day? With this book, you're on your way. Popular Electronics writer G. Randy Slone can help you do it all. His TAB Electronics Guide to Understanding Electricity and Electronics launches you into the exciting world of electronics.

Practical and jovial, Randy tells you "watts" really going on. His reader-friendly guide will soon have you constructing exciting electronics projects, such as a state-of-the-art MOSFET audio amplifier that you build from scratch.

Electronics ABC's at Your Own Speed
You get every bit of help you need, from learning to solder and use test equipment to assembling a functional lab. Working at your own pace, you'll discover basic electrical concepts and components, transformer and ac voltage conversions, rectifiers, capacitors, resistors, zener diodes, integrated circuits, digital electronics, oscillators, and more.

You'll also find helpful information on suggested reading, sources of equipment and materials, schematic symbols, and commonly used equations. From a pared-down course in quantum physics to suggestions for removing solder, this true beginner's guide keeps you entertained and answers all your questions. It's like being taught by a friend. If you want to enjoy learning electronics, you've come to the right place.


*Percussion Synthesizer

*AM and FM Detector

*Emergency Auto Flasher
*Soldering Iron Controller

*Logic Probes and Pulser
*Light-Activated Relay

*General-Purpose Battery Charger

*Lab-Quality Audio Amplifier
*And Many Others

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Editorial Reviews

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: 943,469
  • 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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