Electronics Pocket Handbook / Edition 3

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This handy reference brings together all the most important electronics charts, tables, definitions and formulas in one place. The Electronics Pocket Handbook contains all the component data, formulas, standards, symbols and codes commonly used in electronics, plus an extensive dictionary of computer and electronics terms. It covers topics as diverse as wire tables, radio frequency assignments, computing, batteries, semiconductor heat-sinks, winding resistance , and more. New additions and expansions include active filter circuits, Doppler equations and antenna signal strength formulas, PC card edge connector pinouts, Windows 95 functions, electronics safety and first aid, and the Internet. Best of all, it fits in your pocket or in a corner of your briefcase or toolbox. This is an essential resource for all practicing electrical engineers, computer technicians, students, and amateur electronics enthusiasts, as well as managers and salespeople in the electronics industries.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780137841905
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/22/1998
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 329
  • Sales rank: 787,102
  • Product dimensions: 3.25 (w) x 5.75 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel L. Metzger has over 32 years experience in electronics, and currently teaches electronics at Monroe County Community College. He resides in Lamberville, MI.

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Table of Contents

Definitions, Formulas, and Charts.

Definitions of Electrical Quantities. Ohm's Law and Power Law. Resistor Combinations. Capacitors and Inductors. AC, Harmonics, RMS, and Skin Effect. Reactance and Impedance. 1Complex Notation: Rectangular and Polar (Phasor) Forms. Three-Phase Formulas. Transformer Formulas. Power-Supply Formulas. Decibels. Instrumentation Definitions. Attenuator Formulas. Bridge Circuits. Filters. Antennas and Transmission-Lines. Thermal Formulas. Mathematical Formulas.

2. Component Data and Characteristics.

Wire and Cable. Resistors and Capacitors. Inductors and Transformers. Semiconductor Devices. Miscellaneous Components.

3. Circuit Analysis and Design.

Resistive Circuits. Network Theorems. General Circuit-Analysis Techniques. AC Circuit Analysis. Nonsinusoidal Excitation. Real-Transformer Equivalent Circuits. Power-Supply Circuit Analysis. Amplifier Circuit Analysis. Trigger and Power Circuits.

4. Units, Conversions, and Constants.

The International System of Units (SI). Quantity, Unit, and Unit-Prefix Symbols. Unit Conversions. Physical Properties and Constants.

5. Standards, Symbols, and Codes.

Frequency Standards. Radio and TV Broadcast Standards. Communications Codes. Mechanical Hardware Standards. Standard Schematic Symbols.

6. Computer Standards and Codes.

Digital Codes. Boolean Algebra Theorems. Standard Computer Connectors. Computer-Language Summaries.

7. Tests and Procedures.

Soldering and Reworking. Component Tests. Semiconductor Tests. Amplifier Tests. Miscellaneous Tests and Tips.

8. Safety and Electrical Wiring.

Electric Shock. Electrical Safety. Electrical Wiring Practice.

9. Dictionary of Computer and Electronics Terms.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2008

    Great pocket book.

    Excellent book for full review of all matters dealing with electronics: formulas, description of components, theory, symboligy, schematics, in a pocket book. Easy to read examples and explainations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2008

    I take it everywhere... I love it!!!

    There is a ton of great information in here... All the formulas you've forgotten, techniques you used to know... It has saved my behind on several occasions when I had to complete the procedure but was just a bit fuzzy remembering the formula or technique. A great book for a quick refresher, or to pull obscure info when you need it!

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