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Overview

Supercharge your understanding of electronics

Electronics DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition is a self-teaching guide for students, hobbyists, and aspiring engineers who want to get familiar with the fundamentals of electronics theory and practical applications. You’ll learn about electricity, wired and wireless electronics, and specialized topics, such as transducers, sensors, location, and navigation. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts. A fast, effective, and fun way to learn electronics, this is the perfect shortcut to a deeper understanding of many of today's most important technologies.

Electronics DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition features:

  • Chapter-opening objectives that offer insight into what you’re going to learn in each step
  • Questions at the end of every chapter that reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses
  • “Still Struggling?” icon with specific recommendations for those having difficulty with certain subtopics
  • A final exam for overall self-assessment
  • “Curriculum Tree” that shows how the topic covered in the book fits into a larger curriculum

Stan Gibilisco has authored or co-authored more than 50 nonfiction books in the fields of electronics, general science, mathematics, and computing. He has worked as a technical writer in industry, as a shortwave radio broadcast station technician, as a radio-frequency design engineer, and as a magazine editor. One of Stan’s books, the Encyclopedia of Electronics (TAB Books, 1985), was named by the American Library Association (ALA) in its list of "Best References of the 1980s." Another of his books, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing (McGraw-Hill, 1995), was named as a "Best Reference of 1996" by the ALA.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071768078
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/19/2011
  • Series: Demystified Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 570,251
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Stan Gibilisco has authored or co-authored more than 50 nonfiction books in the fields of electronics, general science, mathematics, and computing. He has worked as a technical writer in industry, as a shortwave radio broadcast station technician, as a radio-frequency design engineer, and as a magazine editor. One of Stan’s books, the Encyclopedia of Electronics (TAB Books, 1985), was named by the American Library Association (ALA) in its list of "Best References of the 1980s." Another of his books, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing (McGraw-Hill, 1995), was named as a "Best Reference of 1996" by the ALA.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamental Concepts
Chapter 1. Direct Current
Chapter 2. Alternating Current
Chapter 3. Impedance and Admittance
Chapter 4. Power Supplies
Test-Part I

Part II: Wired Electronics
Chapter 5. Semiconductor Diodes
Chapter 6. Transistors and Integrated Circuits
Chapter 7. Signal Amplifiers
Chapter 8. Signal Oscillators
Test-Part II

Part III: Wireless Electronics
Chapter 9. Radio-Frequency Transmitters
Chapter 10. Radio-Frequency Receivers
Chapter 11. Telecommunications
Chapter 12. Communications Antennas
Test-Part III

Final Exam
Answers to Quizzes, Tests, and Final Exam
Appendix: Schematic Symbols
Suggested Additional Reading
Index

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