Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, 5th Edition / Edition 5

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Overview

Up-to-date, easy-to-follow coverage of electricity and electronics

In Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, Fifth Edition, a master teacher provides step-by-step lessons in electricity and electronics fundamentals and applications. Detailed illustrations, practical examples, and hundreds of test questions make it easy to learn the material quickly. This fully revised resource starts with the basics and takes you through advanced applications, such as communications systems and robotics. Solve current-voltage-resistance-impedance problems, make power calculations, optimize system performance, and prepare for licensing exams with help from this hands-on guide.

Updated for the latest technological trends:

  • Wireless Systems
  • Fiber Optics
  • Lasers
  • Space Communications
  • Mechatronics

Comprehensive coverage includes:

Direct-Current Circuit Basics and Analysis
• Resistors
• Cells and Batteries
• Magnetism
• Inductance
• Capacitance
• Phase
• Inductive and Capacitive Reactance
• Impedance and Admittance
• Alternating-Current Circuit Analysis, Power, and Resonance
• Transformers and Impedance Matching
• Semiconductors
• Diode Applications
• Power Supplies
• Bipolar and Field-Effect Transistors
• Amplifiers and Oscillators
• Digital and Computer Basics
• Antennas for RF Communications
• Integrated Circuits
• Electron Tubes
• Transducers, Sensors, Location, and Navigation
• Acoustics and Audio Fundamentals
• Advanced Communications Systems

Make Great Stuff!

TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071741354
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/17/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 189,139
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Stan Gibilisco is a technical writer and editor with more than 30 years of literary experience. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 nonfiction books in the fields of electronics, general science, mathematics, and computing. One of his books, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing (McGraw-Hill, 1995), was named as a “Best Reference of 1996” by the ALA. Stan is considered the “father” of the Demystified series, with more than 14 titles published.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Direct Current
1. Background Physics
2. Electrical Units
3. Measuring Devices
4. Direct-Current Circuit Basics
5. Direct-Current Circuit Analysis
6. Resistors
7. Cells and Batteries
8. Magnetism
Test: Part 1
Part 2: Alternating Current
9. Alternating-Current Basics
10. Inductance
11. Capacitance
12. Phase
13. Inductive Reactance
14. Capacitive Reactance
15. Impedance and Admittance
16. Alternating-Current Circuit Analysis
17. Alternating-Current Power and Resonance
18. Transformers and Impedance Matching
Test: Part 2
Part 3: Basic Electronics
19. Introduction to Semiconductors
20. Diode Applications
21. Power Supplies
22. The Bipolar Transistor
23. The Field-Effect Transistor
24. Amplifiers and Oscillators
25. Wireless Transmitters and Receivers
26. Digital and Computer Basics
Test: Part 3
Part 4: Specialized Devices and Systems
27. Antennas for RF Communications
28. Integrated Circuits
29. Electron Tubes
30. Transducers, Sensors, Location, and Navigation
31. Acoustics and Audio Fundamentals
32. Advanced Communications Systems
33. Laser Fundamentals
34. A Mechatronics Sampler
Test: Part 4
Final Exam
Appendix A: Answers to Quizzes, Tests, and Final Exam
Appendix B: Schematic Symbols
Suggested Additional Reading
Index

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