Electronics: A First Course / Edition 3

Electronics: A First Course / Edition 3

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by Owen Bishop
     
 

Owen Bishop’s First Course starts with the basics of electricity and component types, introducing students to practical work almost straight away. No prior knowledge of electronics is required.

The approach is student-centred with self-test features to check understanding, including numerous activities suitable for practicals, homework and other

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Owen Bishop’s First Course starts with the basics of electricity and component types, introducing students to practical work almost straight away. No prior knowledge of electronics is required.

The approach is student-centred with self-test features to check understanding, including numerous activities suitable for practicals, homework and other assignments. Multiple choice questions are incorporated throughout the text in order to aid student learning. Key facts, formulae and definitions are highlighted to aid revision, and theory is backed up by numerous examples within the book. Each chapter ends with a set of problems that includes exam-style questions, for which numerical answers are provided at the end of the book.

This text is ideal for a wide range of introductory courses in electronics, technology, physics and engineering. The coverage has been carefully matched to the latest UK syllabuses including GCSE Electronics, GCSE Design & Technology, Engineering GCSE and Edexcel’s BTEC First in Engineering, resulting in a text that meets the needs of students on all Level 2 electronics units and courses.

Owen Bishop’s talent for introducing the world of electronics has long been a proven fact with his textbooks, professional introductions and popular circuit construction guides being chosen by thousands of students, lecturers and electronics enthusiasts.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856176958
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Author of over 70 books, mostly electronic and many in the field of science education. Contributor to numerous electronic magazines such as Everyday Practical Electronics, Elektor Electronics, Electronics Australia and Electronics Today International. Former Science Education Advisor in developing countries as staff member of the British Council and as a part of the UN Educational and Scientific Organisation.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Electricity
1 Electrons
2 Static and current electricity
3 Cells and batteries
4 Current, voltage and power
5 Alternating currents
6 Mains electricity
7 Plugs and features
8 Electricity in the home
9 Sources of energy
10 More sources of energy

Part 2: Electronic components
11 Resistance
12 Resistors
13 More about resistors
14 Resistor networks
15 Capacitors
16 Charging capacitors
17 Inductors
18 SI units
19 Switches
20 Diodes
21 Rectifier diodes
22 Light-emitting diodes
23 Light-dependent resistors
24 Thermistors
25 Transistors
26 Transistor action
27 Transistor switches
28 Thyristors
29 Field effect transistors

Part 3: Electronic systems
30 The structure of a system
31 Sensors
32 Interfacing sensors
33 Amplifying signals
34 Timing
35 Logic
36 Logical systems
37 Logical sequences
38 Storing data
39 Microcontrollers
40 Programs
41 Visual output
42 Audible output
43 Mechanical output

Part 4: Electronic systems in action
44 Audio systems
45 Radio transmission
46 Radio reception
47 Digital communications
48 Computers
49 Control systems

Appendices
Symbols used for circuits
Symbols used in flowcharts
Answers to questions
Acknowledgements

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