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    Hands-On Electronics A Practical Introduction to Analog and Digital Circuits

    ISBN-10: 0521893518
    ISBN-13: 9780521893510
    Author(s): Daniel M. Kaplan, Christopher White
    Description: Teaches analog and digital circuit theory by building working circuits. For college students and self-study. All the major topics for a typical one-semester course are covered.
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    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 228
    Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 1.122
    Language: English

    Teaches analog and digital circuit theory by building working circuits. For college students and self-study. All the major topics for a typical one-semester course are covered.

    Daniel M. Kaplan received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1979 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He has taught electronics laboratory courses for non-electrical-engineering majors over a fifteen-year period at Northern Illinois University and at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he is currently Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Accelerator and Particle Physics.

    Christopher White is a mobile software engineer at Medialets, Inc., the mobile advertising network. He is a self-taught programmer who specializes in iOS development, and has experience with Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry developer environments. He has 10 years of experience with Objective-C, JavaScript, and mobile Web development. He holds engineering degrees from Princeton University and Carnegie Mellon University. He is based in Brooklyn, New York.

    List of figures
    List of tables
    About the authors
    To the Reader
    Equipment familiarization: multimeter, breadboard, and oscilloscope
    Measuring voltage
    Measuring current; resistance and Ohm's law
    Measuring resistance
    Probes and probe test
    Vertical controls
    Horizontal sweep
    Additional features
    RC circuits
    Review of capacitors
    Use of capacitors; review of AC circuits
    Types and values of capacitors
    Review of current, voltage, and power
    Destructive demonstration of resistor power rating
    Potentiometer as voltage divider
    DC voltage divider
    AC voltage divider
    RC circuit
    RC circuit as integrator
    Low-pass filter
    RC circuit as differentiator
    High-pass filter
    Summary of high- and low-pass filters
    Semiconductor basics
    Types of diodes
    Diode action--a more sophisticated view
    Measuring the diode characteristic
    Exploring rectification
    Input and output impedance
    Bipolar transistors
    Bipolar-junction-transistor basics
    Basic definitions
    Simplest way to analyze transistor circuits
    Ebers-Moll transistor model
    Checking transistors with a meter
    Emitter follower
    Common-emitter amplifier
    Collector as current source
    Transistor switch
    Additional exercises
    Darlington connection
    Push-pull driver
    Common-base amplifier
    Transistors II: FETs
    Field-effect transistors
    FET characteristics
    Modeling FET action
    FET characteristics
    FET current source
    Source follower
    JFET amplifier
    Transistors III: differential amplifier
    Differential amplifier
    Operating principle
    Expected differential gain
    Measuring the differential gain
    Input offset voltage
    Common-mode gain
    Op amps and their building blocks
    Current mirror
    Differential amplifier with current-source loads
    Improved current mirror
    Wilson current mirror
    Introduction to operational amplifiers
    The 741 operational amplifier
    741 pinout and power connections
    An ideal op amp
    Gain of inverting and noninverting amplifiers
    Op amp 'golden rules'
    The nonideal op amp
    Testing open-loop gain
    Inverting amplifier
    Noninverting amplifier
    Voltage follower
    Difference amplifier
    Additional experiments
    Current source
    Noninverting summing amp with difference amplifier
    More op amp applications
    Op amp signal processing
    Logarithmic and exponential amplifiers
    Differential and integral amplifiers
    Logarithmic and exponential amplifiers
    Op amp active rectifier
    Op amp with push-pull power driver
    Additional exercises
    Comparators and oscillators
    Op amp as comparator
    Unintentional feedback: oscillation
    Intentional positive feedback: Schmitt trigger
    RC relaxation oscillator
    555 timer IC
    Additional experiments
    Sine/cosine oscillator
    Active bandpass filter
    Combinational logic
    Digital logic basics
    Logic levels
    Logic families and history
    Logic gates
    Summary of Boolean algebra
    CMOS and TTL compared
    Diode logic
    Transistor-transistor logic (TTL)
    Complementary MOSFET logic (CMOS)
    Powering TTL and TTL-compatible integrated circuits
    LED logic indicators and level switches
    CMOS NAND gate
    Using NANDs to implement other logic functions
    TTL quad XOR gate
    Additional exercises
    7485 4-bit magnitude comparator
    Flip-flops: saving a logic state
    General comments
    Breadboard layout
    Synchronous logic
    Timing diagrams
    Flip-flop basics
    Simple RS latch
    D-type flip-flop
    JK flip-flop
    Tri-state outputs
    Flip-flop applications
    Divide-by-four from JK flip-flops
    Contact bounce
    Electronic coin toss
    Monostables, counters, multiplexers, and RAM
    Bi-quinary ripple counter
    Monostable multivibrator
    Multiplexer and finite-state machine
    Digital [left and right arrow] analog conversion
    A simple D/A converter fabricated from familiar chips
    Tracking ADC
    080x ADC and DAC chips
    Successive-approximation ADC
    Additional exercises
    Digital recording
    Successive-approximation ADC built from components
    Further reading
    Equipment and supplies
    Common abbreviations and circuit symbols
    RC circuits: frequency-domain analysis
    Glossary of basic electrical and electronic terms

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