Practical Electronics for Inventors / Edition 3

Practical Electronics for Inventors / Edition 3

by Paul Scherz, Simon Monk
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McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

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Practical Electronics for Inventors / Edition 3


"If there is a successor to Make: Electronics, then I believe it would have to be Practical Electronics for Inventors....perfect for an electrical engineering student or maybe a high school student with a strong aptitude for electronics....I’ve been anxiously awaiting this update, and it was well worth the wait."—GeekDad (

Spark your creativity and gain the electronics skills required to transform your innovative ideas into functioning gadgets. This hands-on, updated guide outlines electrical principles and provides thorough, easy-to-follow instructions, schematics, and illustrations. Find out how to select components, safely assemble circuits, perform error tests, and build plug-and-play prototypes. Practical Electronics for Inventors, Third Edition, features all-new chapters on sensors, microcontrollers, modular electronics, and the latest software tools.

Coverage includes:

  • Resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transformers
  • Diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits
  • Optoelectronics, solar cells, and phototransistors
  • Sensors, GPS modules, and touch screens
  • Op amps, regulators, and power supplies
  • Digital electronics, LCD displays, and logic gates
  • Microcontrollers and prototyping platforms, including Arduino
  • DC motors, RC servos, and stepper motors
  • Microphones, audio amps, and speakers
  • Modular electronics and prototyping

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071771337
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 01/31/2013
Edition description: List
Pages: 1040
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part I - Theory

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Theory

Part II - Devices

Chapter 3. Basic Electronic Components

Chapter 4. Discrete Semiconductors

Chapter 5. Optoelectronics

Chapter 6. Sensors

Chapter 7. Hands-on Electronics

Part III - Design

Chapter 8. Operational Amplifiers

Chapter 9. Filters

Chapter 10. Oscillators and Timers

Chapter 11. Voltage Regulators and Power Supplies

Chapter 12. Digital Electronics

Chapter 13. Microcontrollers

Chapter 14. Electromechanical Devices

Chapter 15. Audio Electronics

Chapter 16. Applied Electronics

Part IV - Appendixes

Appendix A. Power Distribution and Home Wiring

Appendix B. Error Analysis

Appendix C. Useful Facts and Formulas

Appendix D. Component Data, List of Logic ICs, Foreign Semiconductor Codes

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