Electronics Demystified [NOOK Book]



Now anyone with an interest in electronics can master itby reading this book. In Electronics Demystified, best-selling ...

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Now anyone with an interest in electronics can master itby reading this book. In Electronics Demystified, best-selling science and math writer Stan Gibilisco provides an effective and painless way to understand the electronics that power so much of modern life.

With Electronics Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time—at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers problems at the end of each chapter and section to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 70-question final exam to reinforce the entire book.

If you want to build or refresh your understanding of electronics, here's a fast and entertaining self-teaching course that's completely current. Get ready to—

  • Master electronics essentials that can help you as an employee, a hobbyist, or merely as a consumer

  • Discover the electrifying truth about power transmission and power supplies

  • Uncover the purpose of the diodes, transistors, amplifiers, and oscillators that make your appliances work

  • Really "get" wireless

  • Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!

A fast, effective, and fun way to learn electronics, Electronics Demystified is the perfect shortcut to a deeper understanding of many of today's most important technologies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071466974
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 8/19/2004
  • Series: Demystified
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 401
  • Sales rank: 664,051
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Stan Gibilisco is one of McGraw-Hill's most prolific and popular authors. His clear, reader-friendly writing style makes his electronics books accessible to a wide audience, and his background in mathematics and research makes him an ideal editor for tutorials and professional handbooks. He is the author of The TAB Encyclopedia of Electronics for Technicians and Hobbyists; Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics; and The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics. Booklist named his McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing a "Best Reference of 1996."
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Table of Contents

PART ONE: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTSChapter 1. Direct CurrentChapter 2. Alternating CurrentChapter 3. ImpedanceChapter 4. Power SuppliesTest: Part OnePART TWO: WIRED ELECTRONICSChapter 5. Semiconductor DiodesChapter 6. Transistors and Integrated CircuitsChapter 7. Signal AmplifiersChapter 8: Signal OscillatorsTest: Part TwoPART THREE: WIRELESS ELECTRONICSChapter 9. Radio-Frequency TransmittersChapter 10. Radio-Frequency ReceiversChapter 11. TelecommunicationsChapter 12: AntennasTest: Part ThreeFinal ExamAPPENDIX 1: ANSWERS TO QUIZ, TEST, AND EXAM QUESTIONSAPPENDIX 2: SYMBOLS USED IN SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMSSUGGESTED ADDITIONAL REFERENCESINDEXABOUT THE AUTHOR
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  • Posted January 31, 2011

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    Useful as a first exposure

    If you are new to electronics and have no idea about circuits, transistors, diodes, antennas or even what these words really mean, this might be the right book for you. It introduces all these concepts, and lets you get exposed to them in a systematic way. However, the concepts may be introduced a bit haphazardly, and it's not always easy to see how all the material fits together. The book is also filled with exercises and quizzes, and these may be the most worthwhile aspects of the books. Nonetheless, keep in mind that electronics is an empirical discipline, so the real learning happens with hands-on experience with building (and blowing up) of actual physical circuits. But if you are just interested in getting exposed to the basic concepts, this would be a good book to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2004

    Great for the beginner

    This book assumes no prior knowledge of electricity or electronics. It takes you right from the beginning. It's not too technical, but it doesn't talk down either. There's just enough math to tell you how things work without getting bogged down in a lot of tedious or arcane calculations. Recommended, especially for high school, home schooling, and trade school.

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