The author believes that a good basic understanding of electronics can be achieved by detailed visual analyses of the actual voltage waveforms present in selected circuits. The voltage waveforms included in this text were photographed using a 35-rrun camera in an attempt to make the book more attractive. This book is intended for the use of students with a variety of backgrounds. For this reason considerable material has been placed in the Appendix for those students who find it useful. The Appendix includes many basic electricity and electronic concepts as well as mathematical derivations that are not vital to the understanding of the circuit being discussed in the text at that time. Also some derivations might be so long that, if included in the text, it could affect the concentration of the student on the circuit being studied. The author has tried to make the book comprehensive enough so that a student could use it as a self-study course, providing one has access to adequate laboratory equipment.
|Publisher:||Springer New York|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1993|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)|
Table of Contents1 Electrical Conductors.- 2 Power Supplies.- 3 FET Amplifiers.- 4 BJT Amplifiers.- 5 Special Amplifiers.- 6 Sine Wave Oscillators.- 7 Square Wave Circuits.- 8 Wave Shaping.- 9 Radio and Television.- 10 Thyristors.- 11 Integrated Circuits.- 12 Ultrahigh Frequencies.- Appendix A The Electron Volt.- Appendix B Current in Semiconductors.- Appendix C Positive Versus Electron Current.- Appendix D Effective or RMS Voltages.- Appendix E Average ac Current.- Appendix F Vector Model of ac Voltages.- Appendix G Charge of a Capacitor.- Appendix H Discharge of a Capacitor.- Appendix J Equivalent Resistances.- Appendix M Proof That Maximum Transfer of Energy Is Achieved When Impedances Are Matched.- Appendix P Equivalent Resistance of a Diode When Conducting.- Appendix Q Constants of Proportionality.- Appendix R Amplifier Gain with Feedback.- Appendix S Frequency Response of Amplifiers.- Appendix T Frequency Control of rf Oscillators.- Appendix U Wien-Bridge Oscillator Derivations.- Appendix V Frequency Response of Oscilloscopes.- Appendix W Component Identification and Testing.- Appendix X Troubleshooting Electronic Circuits.- Appendix Y Reference Points.- Appendix Z The Hall Effect.- Appendix AA Fourier Series.- Appendix BB Transformers and Coil Inductance.- Appendix CC Virtual Grounds.- Appendix DD Input and Output Impedances of BJTs.