Practical Electronics Handbook / Edition 6

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Overview

Ian Sinclair's Practical Electronics Handbook combines a wealth useful day-to-day electronics information, concise explanations and practical guidance in this essential companion to anyone involved in electronics design and construction. The compact collection of key data, fundamental principles and circuit design basics provides an ideal reference for a wide range of students, enthusiasts, technicians and practitioners of electronics who have progressed beyond the basics.
The sixth edition is updated throughout with new material on microcontrollers and computer assistance, and a new chapter on digital signal processing

· Invaluable handbook and reference for hobbyists, students and technicians
· Essential day-to-day electronics information, clear explanations and practical guidance in one compact volume
· Assumes some previous electronics knowledge but coverage to interest beginners and professionals alike

Audience: Hobbyists, students, technicians and other professionals. Anyone involved in practical electronics (post-basic).

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Editorial Reviews

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Not a beginner's guide to electronics, but a reference for both beginners and veterans who design, construct, or repair electronic circuits. Contains most of the basic information needed on a daily basis, with just enough explanation to serve as a reminder or a clue to looking up more details elsewhere. The fourth edition allocates more space to energy conversion devices, sensors, and transducers; and adds a new section on digital simulation. First published in 1980 and most recently in 1992. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750680714
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 1/25/2007
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 9.16 (w) x 6.08 (h) x 1.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian Sinclair was born in 1932 in Tayport, Fife, and graduated from the University of St. Andrews in 1956. In that year, he joined the English Electric Valve Co. in Chelmsford, Essex, to work on the design of specialised cathode-ray tubes, and later on small transmitting valves and TV transmitting tubes. In 1966, he became an assistant lecturer at Hornchurch Technical College, and in 1967 joined the staff of Braintree College of F.E. as a lecturer. His first book, “Understanding Electronic Components” was published in 1972, and he has been writing ever since, particularly for the novice in Electronics or Computing. The interest in computing arose after seeing a Tandy TRS80 in San Francisco in 1977, and of his 204 published books, about half have been on computing topics, starting with a guide to Microsoft Basic on the TRS80 in 1979. He left teaching in 1984 to concentrate entirely on writing, and has also gained experience in computer typesetting, particularly for mathematical texts. He has recently visited Seattle to see Microsoft at work, and to remind them that he has been using Microsoft products longer than most Microsoft employees can remember. Ian Sinclair is the author of the following Made Simple books: Lotus 1-2-3- (2.4 DOS version) MS-DOS (up to version 6.22) PagePlus for Windows 3.1 Hard drives He is also the author of many other books published under our Newnes imprint.Visit Ian's website at http://website.lineone.net/~ian_sinclair

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Table of Contents

Preface; Resistors; Capacitors; Inductive and Tuned Circuit Components; Chemical Cells and Batteries; Active Discrete Components; Linear ICs; Familiar Linear Circuits; Sensors and Transducers; Digital Logic; Programmable Devices; Microprocessors and Microcontrollers; Microprocessor Interfacing; Data Converters; Transferring Digital Data; Microcontroller Applications; Digital Signal Processing; Computer Aids to Circuit Design; Connectors, Prototyping and Mechanical Construction; Testing and Troubleshooting; Appendices; Index

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