Electronics For Dummies

Electronics For Dummies

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by Cathleen Shamieh
     
 

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Explore the basic concepts of electronics, build your electronics workbench, and begin creating fun electronics projects right away!

Electronics For Dummies, 3rd Edition is Packed with hundreds of colorful diagrams and photographs, this book provides step-by-step instructions for experiments that show you how electronic components work,

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Explore the basic concepts of electronics, build your electronics workbench, and begin creating fun electronics projects right away!

Electronics For Dummies, 3rd Edition is Packed with hundreds of colorful diagrams and photographs, this book provides step-by-step instructions for experiments that show you how electronic components work, advice on choosing and using essential tools, and exciting projects you can build in 30 minutes or less. You’ll get charged up as you transform theory into action in chapter after chapter!

• Circuit basics: learn what voltage is, where current flows (and doesn’t flow), and how power is used in a circuit.
• Critical components: discover how resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors control and shape electric current.
• Versatile chips: find out how to use analog and digital integrated circuits to build complex projects with just a few parts.
• Analyze circuits: understand the rules that govern current and voltage and learn how to apply them.
• Safety tips: get a thorough grounding in how to protect yourself—and your electronics—from harm.

Electronics For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you explore the basic concepts of electronics with confidence — this book will get you charged up!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119117971
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/27/2015
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
152,791
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Cathleen Shamieh is an electrical engineer and a high-tech writer with extensive engineering and consulting experience in the fields of medical electronics, speech processing, and telecommunications.

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Electronics For Dummies (For Dummies Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
SamDsc More than 1 year ago
I used this book as a teaching aid for middle school aged kids in a Science Olympiad electronics event. It was perfect for that, giving a good overview of the basics of both DC and AC electronics and circuit diagrams. I'm a Ph.D. engineer, so I've already covered all this in more depth, and at a more difficult level, but even so I found the instructional material helpful, and wished I'd had something this straightforward and easy to understand when I was an undergrad and taking my first electrical engineering course. It would have helped provide an introduction to electrical/electronic engineering, and helped balance the much less clear presentation provided by my somewhat obtuse professor! I'd recommend this for anyone who wants a clear, easy to understand, and technically accurate introduction to electrical circuits and electronics. If you start here, you'll get a good basic understanding and be able to move on to more challenging material with ease.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very clear and logical order of presentation.
Nikola13 More than 1 year ago
if you want a clear understanding of electronics that you can apply to real life situations and basic circuit designing or are planning to go into more advanced circuit design, then this is the book for you. even if you think you already have a firm grounding in electronics, you might learn a thing or two from this book, or just make things a bit simpler.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im making a tiny computer (no lies!) And im 10 years old. -sincerly, imagopher
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How old are you other people
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Short, but excellent FUNCTIONAL descriptions of electronic components for folks who need to visualize what the electrons are actually doing. I would have liked more advanced topics in place of hands-on project examples.
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