Electronics Explained


Author: M. W. Brimicombe
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780174483038
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 346
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A fresh look at modern electronics. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this title offers a comprehensive introduction to many areas of electronics. Appropriate for all abilities, it explains how useful systems, such as computers and mobile phones, can be assembled from a small range of integrated circuits. This is a valuable course text for Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced GCE Electronics and for any other advanced electronics course.

Electronics Explained

The New Systems Approach to Learning Electronics
Author: Louis Frenzel
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080959252
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 360
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Don’t worry if you never took a physics course, you can easily update your electronics knowledge by following Lou’s clear and logical systems-level approach. When you finish this book you will understand different types of electronic circuits, how they work, and how they fit together to create modern electronic equipment, enabling you to apply, use, select, operate and discuss common electronic products and systems. And all this is explained using basic functional building blocks rather than detailed circuit analysis! Introduces you to the principles that form the basis of electronics, including the core concepts of how to generate current flow, how to control it, and magnetism. Learn about the basic components of electronics such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits. Discover different types of circuits, using the functional block diagram approach which makes it easy to understand their purpose and application without requiring nitty-gritty circuit analysis. Get a grip on embedded controllers, the single-chip microcontrollers that are built into virtually every electronic device. Get involved with Hands-On projects in each chapter. A fresh look at how electronics work Learn about the inner workings of your HDTV, cell phone, and video game console Hands-on projects and experiments bring electronics to life

Make: Electronics

Learning Through Discovery
Author: Charles Platt
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449389236
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 352
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"This is teaching at its best!" --Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit), and author of Much Ado About Almost Nothing: Man's Encounter with the Electron (Booklocker.com) "A fabulous book: well written, well paced, fun, and informative. I also love the sense of humor. It's very good at disarming the fear. And it's gorgeous. I'll be recommending this book highly." --Tom Igoe, author of Physical Computing and Making Things Talk Want to learn the fundamentals of electronics in a fun, hands-on way? With Make: Electronics, you'll start working on real projects as soon as you crack open the book. Explore all of the key components and essential principles through a series of fascinating experiments. You'll build the circuits first, then learn the theory behind them! Build working devices, from simple to complex You'll start with the basics and then move on to more complicated projects. Go from switching circuits to integrated circuits, and from simple alarms to programmable microcontrollers. Step-by-step instructions and more than 500 full-color photographs and illustrations will help you use -- and understand -- electronics concepts and techniques. Discover by breaking things: experiment with components and learn from failure Set up a tricked-out project space: make a work area at home, equipped with the tools and parts you'll need Learn about key electronic components and their functions within a circuit Create an intrusion alarm, holiday lights, wearable electronic jewelry, audio processors, a reflex tester, and a combination lock Build an autonomous robot cart that can sense its environment and avoid obstacles Get clear, easy-to-understand explanations of what you're doing and why

OCR Electronics for A2


Author: M. W. Brimicombe
Publisher: Hodder Arnold
ISBN: 9780340973677
Category: Electronics
Page: 176
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Written for the 2008 OCR specifications, this text covers all the learning objectives associated with OCR A2 Electronics. The text engages and motivates the student, with numerous opportunities to practice with questions and examples.

Basic Electronics Math


Author: Clyde Herrick
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080499805
Category: Mathematics
Page: 208
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Most students entering an electronics technician program have an understanding of mathematics. Basic Electronics Math provides is a practical application of these basics to electronic theory and circuits. The first half of Basic Electronics Math provides a refresher of mathematical concepts. These chapters can be taught separately from or in combination with the rest of the book, as needed by the students. The second half of Basic Electronics Math covers applications to electronics. Basic concepts of electronics math Numerous problems and examples Uses real-world applications

Electromagnetics Explained

A Handbook for Wireless/ RF, EMC, and High-Speed Electronics
Author: Ron Schmitt
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080505237
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 410
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Based on familiar circuit theory and basic physics, this book serves as an invaluable reference for both analog and digital engineers alike. For those who work with analog RF, this book is a must-have resource. With computers and networking equipment of the 21st century running at such high frequencies, it is now crucial for digital designers to understand electromagnetic fields, radiation and transmission lines. This knowledge is necessary for maintaining signal integrity and achieving EMC compliance. Since many digital designers are lacking in analog design skills, let alone electromagnetics, an easy-to-read but informative book on electromagnetic topics should be considered a welcome addition to their professional libraries. Covers topics using conceptual explanations and over 150 lucid figures, in place of complex mathematics Demystifies antennas, waveguides, and transmission line phenomena Provides the foundation necessary to thoroughly understand signal integrity issues associated with high-speed digital design

Electronics from the Ground Up: Learn by Hacking, Designing, and Inventing


Author: Ronald Quan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071837299
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 544
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Discover the inner-workings of electronics through innovative hands-on experiments Are you fascinated by the power of even the smallest electronic device? Electronics from the Ground Up guides you through step-by-step experiments that reveal how electronic circuits function so you can advance your skills and design custom circuits. You’ll work with a range of circuits and signals related to optical emitters and receivers, audio, oscillators, and video. This practical resource explains components, construction techniques, basic test equipment, circuit analysis, and troubleshooting. Photographs, schematics, equations, and graphs are included throughout. By the end of the book, you’ll be able to hack and modify existing circuits to create your own unique designs. Do-it-yourself experiments cover: Batteries, lamps, and flashlights Light emitters and receivers Diodes, rectifiers, and associated circuits Transistors, FETs, and vacuum tubes Amplifiers and feedback Audio signals and circuits Oscillators AM and FM signals and circuits Video basics, including video signals Video circuits and systems “Excellent... Nothing can replace hands-on experience and Quan immerses the hobbyist/designer right into the fray up to their elbows.”—EDN Magazine

Electrical Engineering 101

Everything You Should Have Learned in School...but Probably Didn't
Author: Darren Ashby
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780080949499
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
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Written by an expert electronics engineer who enjoys teaching the practical side of engineering, this book covers all the subjects that a beginning EE needs to know: intuitive circuit and signal analysis, physical equivalents of electrical components, proper use of an oscilloscope, troubleshooting both digital and analog circuits, and much more! Even engineers with years in the industry can benefit from the compendium of practical information provided within. CONTENTS: Chapter 0: What is Electricity Really? Chapter 1: Three Things They Should Have Taught in Engineering 101 Chapter 2: Basic Theory Chapter 3: Pieces Parts Chapter 4: The Real World Chapter 5: Tools Chapter 6: Troubleshooting Chapter 7: Touchy-Feely Stuff Appendix *Covers the engineering basics that have been either left out of a typical engineer's education or forgotten over time *No other book offers a wealth of "insider information" in one volume, specifically geared to help new engineers and provide a refresher for those with more experience *updated content throughout, including 2-color diagrams and a new 'Chapter 0 - What is Electricity Really?' *The accompanying CD-ROM contains a reference library of electronics information, with demo simulation software and engineering calculators

Understanding Automotive Electronics

An Engineering Perspective
Author: William Ribbens
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 0080970982
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 616
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Understanding Automotive Electronics is the first port of call for control engineers, system engineers and electronic engineers in the automotive industry needing a thorough grounding in automotive electronics and control. From simple automotive electronic circuits to the latest developments in telematics, active safety, entertainment and communications, the book is also an ideal resource for more senior automotive engineers without a background in electronics or control needing to work in the area or supervise specialists. Thoroughly updated throughout, this new edition moves away from introductory mechanic-level electronics to cover more hot topics such as transmission control, hybrid control, AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) and vehicle networks. Comprehensive coverage of automotive electronics and control, including the latest technology in telematics, active safety, entertainment and communications Covers the topic from an engineering perspective rather than a technician or mechanic-focused trouble-shooting level Ideal as a conversion tool for control and electronic engineers moving into the automotive industry and a valuable reference for all automotive engineers without an electronics background needing to understand this far-reaching topic

Electronics: A First Course


Author: Owen Bishop
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136440356
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 241
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Owen Bishop’s First Course starts with the basics of electricity and component types, introducing students to practical work almost straight away. No prior knowledge of electronics is required. The approach is student-centred with self-test features to check understanding, including numerous activities suitable for practicals, homework and other assignments. Multiple choice questions are incorporated throughout the text in order to aid student learning. Key facts, formulae and definitions are highlighted to aid revision, and theory is backed up by numerous examples within the book. Each chapter ends with a set of problems that includes exam-style questions, for which numerical answers are provided at the end of the book. This text is ideal for a wide range of introductory courses in electronics, technology, physics and engineering. The coverage has been carefully matched to the latest UK syllabuses including GCSE Electronics, GCSE Design & Technology, Engineering GCSE and Edexcel’s BTEC First in Engineering, resulting in a text that meets the needs of students on all Level 2 electronics units and courses. Owen Bishop’s talent for introducing the world of electronics has long been a proven fact with his textbooks, professional introductions and popular circuit construction guides being chosen by thousands of students, lecturers and electronics enthusiasts.

Tab Electronics Guide to Understanding Electricity and Electronics


Author: G. Randy Slone
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education TAB
ISBN: 9780071360579
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 400
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All-inclusive introduction to electricity and electronics. For the true beginner, there's no better introduction to electricity and electronics than TAB Electronics Guide to Understanding Electricity and Electronics , Second Edition. Randy Slone's learn-as-you-go guide tells you how to put together a low-cost workbench and start a parts and materials inventory--including money-saving how-to's for salvaging components and buying from surplus dealers. You get plain-English explanations of electronic components-resistors, potentiometers, rheostats, and resistive characteristics-voltage, current, resistance, ac and dc, conductance, power...the laws of electricity...soldering and desoldering procedures...transistors...special-purpose diodes and optoelectronic devices...linear electronic circuits...batteries...integrated circuits...digital electronics...computers...radio and television...and much, much more. You'll also find 25 complete projects that enhance your electricity/electronics mastery, including 15 new to this edition, and appendices packed with commonly used equations, symbols, and supply sources.

All-In-One Electronics Guide

Your Complete Ultimate Guide to Understanding and Utilizing Electronics!
Author: Cammen Chan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781479117376
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 345
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A comprehensive electronics overview for electronics engineers, technicians, students, educators, hobbyists, and anyone else who wants to learn about electronics. It's like having six electrical engineering course textbooks in ONE practical condensed package. This book comes with materials that engineers actually use in the real world with clear, easy-to-read explanations and with hundreds of diagrams, pictures, and enhanced graphics. It includes the latest technologies and market trends. Authored by an electrical engineer with real industry experience and faculty teaching experience, All-in-One Electronics Guide follows the college electrical engineering academic curriculum, one course per chapter. Your knowledge builds up gradually as you read, from microelectronics, to discrete components, to board systems. All-in-One Electronics Guide is a practical reference for design, analysis, and applications. In this book, your will learn... Direct Current (DC)—Learn direct current (DC) theories. Then, apply them in practical circuits. Diodes—Understand not only what a diode is made of, but also the real-world diode characteristics and practical diode circuits. Alternating Current (AC)—Get a good hold on AC definitions, common AC parameters, capacitors, inductors, and simple AC circuits. Analog Electronics—Learn how to design transistors and op-amp circuits using FETs and bipolars by understanding their fundamental operational differences. Digital Electronics—Learn CMOS, BiCMOS, and bipolar digital design, from basic logic circuit design to high-speed, high-density digital design. Communications—Understand basic communication theories, technique, parameters, amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, and phase lock loops. Microcontrollers—Comprehend microcontroller architecture and basic programming techniques. Programmable Logic Controllers—Learn Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), the types and uses of PLCs, ladder logic programming techniques, practical PLC programs and applications, and PLC troubleshooting techniques. Mental Math—Learn mental math to decipher simple arithmetic answers and to master solid mathematical, analytical, and problem-solving capabilities.

Intuitive Ic Electronics

A Sophisticated Primer for Engineers and Technicians
Author: Thomas M. Frederiksen
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780070219687
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 203
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Covers the major electrical and electronic concepts involved in integrated circuits and explains how semiconductors work

Easy Electronics


Author: Charles Platt
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1680454455
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 56
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This is the simplest, quickest, least technical, most affordable introduction to basic electronics. No tools are necessary--not even a screwdriver. Easy Electronics should satisfy anyone who has felt frustrated by entry-level books that are not as clear and simple as they are supposed to be. Brilliantly clear graphics will take you step by step through 12 basic projects, none of which should take more than half an hour. Using alligator clips to connect components, you see and hear immediateresults. The hands-on approach is fun and intriguing, especially for family members exploring the projects together. The 12 experiments will introduce you to switches, resistors, capacitors, transistors, phototransistors, LEDs, audio transducers, and a silicon chip. You'll even learn how to read schematics by comparing them with the circuits that you build. No prior knowledge is required, and no math is involved. You learn by seeing, hearing, and touching. By the end of Experiment 12, you may be eager to move on to a more detailed book. Easy Electronics will function perfectly as a prequel to the same author's bestseller, Make: Electronics. All the components listed in the book are inexpensive and readily available from online sellers. A very affordable kit has been developed in conjunction with the book to eliminate the chore of shopping for separate parts. A QR code inside the book will take you to the vendor's web site. Concepts include: Transistor as a switch or an amplifier Phototransistor to function as an alarm Capacitor to store and release electricity Transducer to create sounds from a timer Resistor codes A miniature light bulb to display voltage The inner workings of a switch Using batteries and resistors in series and parallel Creating sounds by the pressure of your finger Making a matchbox that beeps when you touch it And more. Grab your copy and start experimenting!

Complete Electronics Self-Teaching Guide with Projects


Author: Earl Boysen,Harry Kybett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118282329
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 576
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An all-in-one resource on everything electronics-related! For almost 30 years, this book has been a classic text for electronics enthusiasts. Now completely updated for today's technology, this latest version combines concepts, self-tests, and hands-on projects to offer you a completely repackaged and revised resource. This unique self-teaching guide features easy-to-understand explanations that are presented in a user-friendly format to help you learn the essentials you need to work with electronic circuits. All you need is a general understanding of electronics concepts such as Ohm's law and current flow, and an acquaintance with first-year algebra. The question-and-answer format, illustrative experiments, and self-tests at the end of each chapter make it easy for you to learn at your own speed. Boasts a companion website that includes more than twenty full-color, step-by-step projects Shares hands-on practice opportunities and conceptual background information to enhance your learning process Targets electronics enthusiasts who already have a basic knowledge of electronics but are interested in learning more about this fascinating topic on their own Features projects that work with the multimeter, breadboard, function generator, oscilloscope, bandpass filter, transistor amplifier, oscillator, rectifier, and more You're sure to get a charge out of the vast coverage included in Complete Electronics Self-Teaching Guide with Projects!

Operational Amplifier Circuits


Author: Brian C.J. Moore,John Donaghy
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483135578
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 144
View: 2001

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Operational Amplifier Circuits provides a single source of information covering the basic principles of operational amplifier circuits. Operational amplifier applies to a very high gain, differential input, direct coupled amplifier whose operating characteristics are determined by external feedback elements. This work contains five chapters. Chapter 1 describes the characteristics and application of an ideal operation amplifier, as well as the operation of inverting and non-inverting amplifiers. Chapter 2 discusses the concept, principles, and application of frequency response, slew rate, and bandwidth. Chapter 3 deals with operational amplifier circuits that generate signals. This chapter specifically tackles the four common circuits, including square, triangular, sawtooth, and sine waves. Chapter 4 explores the classification, characteristics, and mode of operation of power amplifiers and power supplies, while Chapter 5 highlights the selected application of operational amplifiers. This book will prove useful to electronics and design engineers, technicians, and electronics students.

Analog Electronics


Author: Ian Hickman
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780750644167
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 294
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Passive components; Passive circuits; Active components; Audio frequency signals and reproduction; Passive signal processing and signal transmission, Active signal processing in the frequency domain; Active signal processing in the time domain; Radio frequency circuits; Signal sources; Power supplies; Tricks of the trade; Appendices; Index.

Practical Electronics

Components and Techniques
Author: John M. Hughes
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449373259
Category: Computers
Page: 560
View: 8851

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"How much do you need to know about electronics to create something interesting, or creatively modify something that already exists? If you're in a technical field such as software development, and don't have much experience with electronics components, this hands-on reference helps you find answers to technical questions quickly. Filling the gap between a beginner's primer and a formal textbook, Practical Electronics: Components and Techniques explores aspects of electronic components and techniques that you would typically learn on the job and from years of experience. Even if you've worked with electronics, or have a background in electronics theory, you're bound to find important information that you may not have encountered before. Among the book's many topics, you'll discover how to: Read the data sheet for an electronic component ; Use a variety of tools involved with electronics work ; Assemble various types of connectors ; Minimize noise and interference on a signal interface circuit. Explore topics not usually covered in theoretical books, and go deeper into practical aspects than a step-by-step, project-oriented approach, with Practical Electronics: Components and Techniques." --

Electronics Projects For Dummies


Author: Earl Boysen,Nancy C. Muir
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118044025
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 432
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These projects are fun to build and fun to use Make lights dance to music, play with radio remote control, or build your own metal detector Who says the Science Fair has to end? If you love building gadgets, this book belongs on your radar. Here are complete directions for building ten cool creations that involve light, sound, or vibrations -- a weird microphone, remote control gizmos, talking toys, and more, with full parts and tools lists, safety guidelines, and wiring schematics. Check out ten cool electronics projects, including * Chapter 8 -- Surfing the Radio Waves (how to make your own radio) * Chapter 9 -- Scary Pumpkins (crazy Halloween decorations that have sound, light, and movement) * Chapter 12 -- Hitting Paydirt with an Electronic Metal Detector (a project that can pay for itself) Discover how to * Handle electronic components safely * Read a circuit diagram * Troubleshoot circuits with a multimeter * Build light-activated gadgets * Set up a motion detector * Transform electromagnetic waves into sound Companion Web site * Go to www.dummies.com/go/electronicsprojectsfd * Explore new projects with other electronics hobbyists * Find additional information and project opportunities