Introduction to Electronics / Edition 6

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INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS, SIXTH EDITION provides readers with a broad overview of both the linear and digital fields of electronics while also providing the basics so they can understand the fundamentals of electronics. This book is intended for first year students or users to stimulate their interest in electronics, whether they are in high school, college or the field, and will provide them with a fundamental background in electronics that they need to succeed in today's increasingly digital world. The sixth edition continues to expose readers to the broad field of electronics at a level that they can easily understand. Chapters are brief and focused and frequent examples are used to show math and formulas in use. Each chapter builds on the previous chapter to allow readers to grow with the knowledge necessary to continue. There are many new problems and review questions and Internet applications that enhance readers' learning and retention of the material. In addition, new photographs keep them up to date with changes in the field of electronics and a new topic on Programmable Interface Controllers (PICs) is included as well. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS, SIXTH EDITION is written to allow readers to understand the fundamentals of electronics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111128531
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/9/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 775,617
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mr. Chartrand holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Queen's university in Kingston Ontario. He has been teaching digital courses for 20 years at Niagara College in Welland , Ontario. Mr. Chartrand has made industry contributions with various designs including interfacing an infrared camera to a PC, creating a digital circuit board used as a PC training system, and designing a control pendant for an air-filled medical bed. He also worked as a plant engineer for General Motors.

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Table of Contents

Part I: DC CIRCUITS. 1. Fundamentals of Electricity. 2. Current. 3. Voltage. 4. Resistance. 5. Ohm's Law. 6. Electrical Measurements—Meters. 7. Power. 8. DC Circuits. 9. Magnetism. 10. Inductance. 11. Capacitance. Part II: AC CIRCUITS. 12. Alternating Current. 13. AC Measurements. 14. Resistive AC Circuits. 15. Capacitive AC Circuits. 16. Inductive AC Circuits. 17. Resonance Circuits. 18. Transformers. Part III: SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES 181. 19. Semiconductor Fundamentals. 20. PN Junction Diodes. 21. Zener Diodes. 22. Bipolar Transistors. 23. Field Effect Transistors (FETs). 24. Thyristors. 25. Integrated Circuits. 26. Optoelectric Devices. Part IV: LINEAR ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS. 27. Power Supplies. 28. Amplifier Basics. 29. Amplifier Applications. 30. Oscillators. 31. Waveshaping Circuits. Part V: DIGITAL ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS 313. 32. Binary Number System. 33. Basic Logic Gates. 34. Simplifying Logic Circuits 330. 35. Sequential Logic Circuits 338. 36. Combinational Logic Circuits. 37. Microcomputer Basics. Part VI: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS. 38. Printed Circuit Board Fabrication. 39. Printed Circuit Board Assembly and Repair. 40. Basic Troubleshooting. Glossary. Self-Test Answers. Appendix 1: Electronics Abbreviations. Appendix 2: Periodic Table of Elements. Appendix 3: The Greek Alphabet. Appendix 4: Metric Prefixes Used in Electronics. Appendix 5: Resistor Color Codes. Appendix 6: Capacitor Color Code. Appendix 7: Electronics Symbols. Appendix 8: Semiconductor Schematic Symbols. Appendix 9: Digital Logic Symbols. Appendix 10: DC and AC Circuit Formulas. Index.

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