Electrical Engineering Uncovered

ISBN-10: 0130914525

ISBN-13: 9780130914521

Edition: 2nd 2001

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Appropriate for first year, survey courses in electrical engineering. Electrical Engineering Uncovered gives the undergraduate student an introduction to electrical engineering and a sense of what professional engineers do. The text uses familiar examples, like water flowing through a garden hose, to illustrate the electronics discussed and ease the student into the subject. Instructor's Resource CD is available from the Editor.
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Book details

List price: $135.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Prefaces to the First Edition
Preface for Students
Preface for Instructors
A Bit About the Authors
Thanks
Preface to the Second Edition
Read Me First
Conventions Used in this Book
On Being an Engineer
Modeling Processes
Problems
Engineering Design: Why? What? How?
A Design Problem
Examining the Design Problem
Reflections
Problems
Engineering Ethics
Case Studies
Problems
Meaningless Precision: 22.6 Grams of Fat per Serving
About Those Other Fields of Engineering
Key Concepts in Different Branches of Engineering
Logarithmic Unit for a Person's Pay: The Salarybel
Logarithmic Measure for Salaries: The Salarybel
Logarithmic Measure for Power: The Decibel (dB)
Decibel Measures for Voltage and Current
Decibel Measure for Sound Pressure
Gain or Loss Expressed in Decibels
Summary
Problems
How Many Words Is a Picture Really Worth?
Picture on a Computer Screen
Words
Bit Rate
Problems
Favorite Programs
Painting Programs
Word Processors
Desktop Publishing
Hypermedia
Database
Spreadsheet
Symbolic Mathematics Programs
Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Tools
Finite-Element Method (FEM) Analysis
Extraterrestrials Instead of Flying Toasters?
Problem
Some Really Interesting Technical and Semi-Technical Books
Advice to Freshmen
Advice to Freshmen from Some Graduates
Those Non-Technical Electives
On Language
Learning Styles, Mental Models, Creativity, and Brainstorming
Specialties Within Electrical and Computer Engineering
Courses, Industry, and Graduate School
On Communicating
Avis Contraire
On Brevity
The Secret of Vigorous Writing
It Doesn't Have to be Dull
Templates for Technical Writing
Why Just One Page?
A Writing Tip from TV
Student Laboratory Report
Student Term Paper
Resumes
Technical Journal Article
Proposal for RandD Funding
Patent
Business Plan
Problems
The Internet
Packets and Nodes
The Network Grows
What Does One Do with the Internet?
What Has the Internet Brought Us?
Some Internet Terminology
Future Prospects for Internet
For Further Reading
Problems
Optical Communications
The Fiber-Optic Approach
Semiconductor Light Sources
Practical Problems, and Some Solutions
Industry-University Cooperation in MEMS
Differences Between Industrial and University Research
A Short History of MEMS
Brief Technical Articles
"If the Machine Is So Smart, Why Do I Feel So Dumb?"
Problem
The ThinkJet Printer--from Concept to Product
Problem
Entrepreneurship: It's Your Business
Three Ways of Making Money
Your Startup Company
Is This for You?
Unsolved Problems and Unanswered Questions
Frozen Lake
Was Paper Discovered or Invented?
What's Coming Next?
Electrical Engineering--Survey of the Field
Direct Current Fundamentals
Current and Charge
Conductors, Insulators, Semiconductors, and Superconductors
Voltage
Power
Energy
Resistance
Schematics
Potential Variations in Resistive Circuits
Voltage Dividers
Thevenin Equivalent Circuits
Ground
Problems
Alternating Currents and Components
Alternating Currents
AC Voltages
Capacitance
RC Circuits
Inductance
Transformers
Summary Table of Electrical Quantities
Problems
What Can You Do with These Components?
Digital Logic Devices
Binary Number System
Converting a Decimal Number to its Binary Equivalent
Logic Operations and Truth Tables
Logic Gate Array that Produces an Arbitrarily Chosen Output
Boolean Algebra
Adding Binary Numbers
Memory Elements
Sequential Logic
Problems
Computer Architecture
Mental Models and the Computer
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Instruction Set
Assembly Language
High-Level Languages
Operating System (OS)
Embedded Computing
Problems
What's in the Box?
Memory Hierarchy
Input/Output (I/O)
Problems
Semiconductors: From Ns and Ps to CMOS
The Story with Metals
What's Different about Semiconductors?
PN-Diodes
Transistor Amplifiers and Switches
Putting It All Together: CMOS
Problems
The Load Line and Your Car Battery
CMOS Logic and Memory
CMOS Logic Gates
Problems
Other Semiconductor Devices and Circuits
Diodes
The Bipolar-Junction Transistor (BJT)
Power Supply
Operational Amplifiers
Problems
Fabrication of ICs and MEMS
Making Printed Circuit Boards
Making Integrated Circuits
The Incredible Shrinking Transistor and Moore's Law
Making Micromechanical Structures
Wrap-Up
Problems
Power for the People
Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution, and Utilization
Problems
Wireless Communication Systems
The Human Ear and Musical Instruments
Communication Channels and the Need for Modulation
AM and FM
How do Antennas Work?
The Frequency Spectrum
More About Radio
Television--500 Channels and Counting
Frequency Hopping and Spread Spectrum: Invented by an Actress and a Composer
How Much is Digital in All This?
Cell Phones: Necessity or Nuisance?
What Are All Those Satellites Doing?
Modeling Electrical Devices: The Transfer Function
Problems
Digital Signal Processing
On the One Hand ... and On the Other
Sampling
Going from One Side to the Other
Signal Processing
What About Hardware?
Problems
Electronics Terminology Brought to You by the good guys!
Appendices
Instructional Objectives
Those Student Questions Answered
Water Models for Electronic Devices
Glossary
Significant Contributions to the Field
It's Greek to Me
Alexander Graham Bell's Photophone
Grading on the Curve
Universal Resource Locators (URLs)
Author Index
Subject Index
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