Practical Electronics for Inventors / Edition 2

Practical Electronics for Inventors / Edition 2

by Paul Scherz
     
 

THE BOOK THAT MAKES ELECTRONICS MAKE SENSE

This intuitive, applications-driven guide to electronics doesn't overload you with technical detail. Instead, it tells you — and shows you — what basic and advanced electronics parts and components do, and how they work. Practical Electronics for Inventors offers over 750 hand-drawn images that provide

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THE BOOK THAT MAKES ELECTRONICS MAKE SENSE

This intuitive, applications-driven guide to electronics doesn't overload you with technical detail. Instead, it tells you — and shows you — what basic and advanced electronics parts and components do, and how they work. Practical Electronics for Inventors offers over 750 hand-drawn images that provide clear, detailed instructions that can help turn theoretical ideas into realities.

CRYSTAL CLEAR AND COMPREHENSIVE

Covering the entire field of electronics, from basics through analog and digital, AC and DC, integrated circuits (ICs), semiconductors, stepper motors and servos, ICD displays, and various input/output devices, this guide even includes a full chapter on the latest microcontrollers. If you want to succeed in turning your ideas into workable electronic gadgets and inventions, this is THE book.

ENTHUSIASTIC READERS HELPED US MAKE THIS BOOK EVEN BETTER

This revised, improved, and completely updated second edition reflects suggestions offered by the loyal hobbyists, students, and inventors who made the first edition a bestseller.

Reader-suggested improvements in this guide include:

  • Thoroughly expanded and improved theory chapter
  • New sections covering test equipment, optoelectronics, microcontroller circuits, and more
  • Answered problems throughout the book

Practical Electronics for Inventors takes you through reading schematics, building and testing prototypes, purchasing electronic components, and safe work practices. You'll find all this in a guide that's destined to get your creative — and inventive — juices flowing.

New projects, sample problems, and much more!

Starting with a light review of electronics history, physics, and math, the book provides an easy-to-understand overview of all major electronic elements, including:

  • Basic passive components
  • Resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers
  • Discrete passive circuits
  • Current-limiting networks, voltage dividers, filter circuits, attenuators
  • Discrete active devices
  • Diodes, transistors, thrysistors
  • Microcontrollers
  • Rectifiers, amplifiers, modulators, mixers, voltage regulators

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071452816
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
11/14/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
952
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction to Electronics1
Ch. 2Theory5
Ch. 3Basic Electronic Circuit Components59
Ch. 4Semiconductors123
Ch. 5Optoelectronics191
Ch. 6Integrated Circuits213
Ch. 7Operational Amplifiers219
Ch. 8Filters247
Ch. 9Oscillators and Timers267
Ch. 10Voltage Regulators and Power Supplies283
Ch. 11Audio Electronics299
Ch. 12Digital Electronics313
Ch. 13DC Motors, RC Servos, and Stepper Motors409
Ch. 14Hands-on Electronics423
App. A: Power Distribution and Home Wiring459
App. B: Electronic Symbols465
App. C: Useful Facts and Formulas467
App. D: Finding Components471
App. E: A Note on Injection Molding and Patents473
App. F: History of Electronics Timeline477
App. G: Component Data, List of Logic ICs, Foreign Semiconductor Codes483
App. HAnalog/Digital Interfacing497
App. I: Displays515
App. J: Memory Devices535
App. K: Microprocessors and Microcontrollers553
Index585

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