Foundations of Electronics

ISBN-10: 141800538X
ISBN-13: 9781418005382
Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Meade
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List price: $287.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 4/24/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.180

Learn electronics fundamentals for both DC and AC circuits, from Ohm?s Law through series and parallel resonant circuits! This highly acclaimed introduction to the world of electronics technology has been carefully updated to better provide technicians with a foundation in modern electronics needed to launch a career or pursue more advanced study. Real-world color codes and strategic highlighting are integrated with ample color charts, photos, schematics, and diagrams for a solid understanding of circuit behavior that equips readers to progress to more complex topics with ease. This edition features all new, automated calculations for the formulas in the book on the accompanying CD, as well as new information on admittance, susceptance, and more!

Preface
Introduction
Foundational Concepts
Basic Concepts of Electricity
General Information Regarding the Field of Electronics
Definition, Physical, and Chemical States of Matter
Composition of Matter
Structure of the Atom
Concept of the Electron Theory
Ions
Energies That Change Electrical Balance
Conductors, Semiconductors, and Insulators
Sample of an Electrical System
Basic Principles of Static Electricity
Electrical Potential
Charges in Motion
Three Important Electrical Quantities
Basic Electrical Circuit
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Review Questions
Analysis Questions
Electrical Quantities and Components
Basic Electrical Units and Abbreviations
Using the Metric System to Help
Conductors and Their Characteristics
Resistors
Resistor Color Code
Measuring Voltage, Current, and Resistance with Meters
Diagrams Used for Electronic Shorthand
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Review Questions
Analysis Questions
Performance Projects Correlation Chart
Basic Circuit Analysis
Ohm's Law
Ohm's Law and Relationships between Electrical Quantities
Three Common Arrangements for the Ohm's Law Equation
Sample Application of Metric Prefixes and Powers of 10
Direction of Current Flow
Polarity and Voltage
Comparison of Circuit Current Directions from DC and AC Sources
Work, Energy, and Power
Measuring Electrical Energy Consumption
Commonly Used Versions of Ohm's Law and Power Formulas
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Using Excel
Review Questions
Problems
Analysis Questions
Performance Projects Correlation Chart
Series Circuits
Definition and Characteristics of a Series Circuit
Resistance in Series Circuits
Voltage in Series Circuits
Kirchhoff's Voltage Law
Power in Series Circuits
Effects of Opens in Series Circuits and Troubleshooting Hints
Effects of Shorts in Series Circuits and Troubleshooting Hints
Designing a Series Circuit to Specifications
Special Applications
Critical Thinking and the SIMPLER Troubleshooting Sequence
Introduction to Troubleshooting Skills
The SIMPLER Sequence for Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Levels
A "Systems" Approach to Troubleshooting
Using the SIMPLER Sequence: (A Closer Look at Component-Level Troubleshooting) a Single-Component Example
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Using Excel
Review Questions
Problems
Analysis Questions
MultiSIM Exercise
Performance Projects Correlation Chart
Troubleshooting Challenge: Challenge Circuit 1
Troubleshooting Challenge: Challenge Circuit 2
Parallel Circuits
Definition and Characteristics of a Parallel Circuit
Voltage in Parallel Circuits
Current in Parallel Circuits
Kirchhoff's Current Law
Resistance in Parallel Circuits
Methods to Calculate Total Resistance (R[subscript T])
Power in Parallel Circuits
Effects of Opens in Parallel Circuits and Troubleshooting Hints
Effects of Shorts in Parallel Circuits and Troubleshooting Hints
Similarities and Differences between Series and Parallel Circuits
Designing a Parallel Circuit to Specifications
Sources in Parallel
Current Dividers
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Using Excel
Review Questions
Problems
Analysis Questions
MultiSIM Exercise
Performance Projects Correlation Chart
Troubleshooting Challenge: Challenge Circuit 3
Troubleshooting Challenge: Challenge Circuit 4
Series-Parallel Circuits
What Is a Series-Parallel Circuit?
Approaches to Recognize and Analyze Series and Parallel Circuit Portions
Total Resistance in Series-Parallel Circuits
Current in Series-Parallel Circuits
Voltage in Series-Parallel Circuits
Power in Series-Parallel Circuits
Effects of Opens in Series-Parallel Circuits and Troubleshooting Hints
Effects of Shorts in Series-Parallel Circuits and Troubleshooting Hints
Designing a Series-Parallel Circuit to Specifications
Loaded Voltage Dividers
The Wheatstone Bridge Circuit
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Using Excel
Review Questions
Problems
Analysis Questions
MultiSIM Exercise
Performance Projects Correlation Chart
Troubleshooting Challenge: Challenge Circuit 5
Troubleshooting Challenge: Challenge Circuit 6
Producing and Measuring Electrical Quantities
Basic Network Theorems
Some Important Terms
Maximum Power Transfer Theorem
Superposition Theorem
Thevenin's Theorem
Norton's Theorem
Converting Norton and Thevenin Equivalent Parameters
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Using Excel
Review Questions
Problems
Analysis Questions
MultiSIM Exercise
Performance Projects Correlation Chart
Network Analysis Techniques
Assumed Loop or Mesh Current Analysis Approach
Nodal Analysis Approach
Conversions of Delta and Wye Networks
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Using Excel
Review Questions
Problems
Analysis Questions
MultiSIM Exercise
Performance Projects Correlation Chart
Magnetism and Electromagnetism
Background Information
Fundamental Laws, Rules, and Terms to Describe Magnetism
Elemental Electromagnetism
Important Magnetic Units, Terms, Symbols, and Formulas
Practical Considerations about Core Materials
The B-H Curve
The Hysteresis Loop
Induction and Related Effects
Faraday's Law
Lenz's Law and Reciprocal Effects of Motors and Generators
Some Practical Applications of Magnetism
Other Topics Related to Magnetism
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Using Excel
Review Questions
Problems
Measuring Instruments
Digital Multimeters (DMMs)
Analog Multimeters (VOMs)
Voltmeter Loading Effects
Special Purpose Measuring Devices
Troubleshooting Hints and Useful Measuring Techniques
Closing Comments about Measuring Instruments
Summary
Review Questions
Analysis Questions
Basic AC Quantities
Background Information
Generating an AC Voltage
Rate of Change
Introductory Information Summary Regarding AC Sine-Wave Signals
Some Basic Sine-Wave Waveform Descriptors
Period and Frequency
Phase Relationships
Important AC Sine-Wave Current and Voltage Values
The Purely Resistive AC Circuit
Other Periodic Waveforms
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Using Excel
Review Questions
Problems
Analysis Questions
The Oscilloscope
Background Information
Key Sections of the Scope
Combining Horizontal and Vertical Signals to View a Waveform
Measuring Voltage and Determining Current with the Scope
Using the Scope for Phase Comparisons
Determining Frequency with the Scope
A Test Device Often Used with Circuits and Scopes
Summary
Review Questions
Problems
Analysis Questions
Performance Projects Correlation Chart
Troubleshooting Challenge: Challenge Circuit 7
Reactive Components
Inductance
Background Information
Review of Faraday's and Lenz's Laws
Self-Inductance
Factors That Determine Inductance Value of Inductors
Inductors in Series and Parallel
Energy Stored in the Inductor's Magnetic Field
The L/R Time Constant
Using Epsilon ([epsilon]) to Help Calculate Circuit Parameters
Summary Comments about Inductors
Troubleshooting Hints
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Using Excel
Review Questions
Problems
Analysis Questions
Performance Projects Correlation Chart
Inductive Reactance in AC
V and I Relationships in a Purely Resistive AC Circuit
V and I Relationships in a Purely Inductive AC Circuit
Concept of Inductive Reactance
Relationship of X[subscript L] to Inductance Value
Relationship of X[subscript L] to Frequency of AC
Methods to Calculate X[subscript L]
Inductive Reactances in Series and Parallel
Summarizing Comments about Inductors Related to Inductive Reactance
Inductor Q Factor
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Using Excel
Review Questions
Problems
Analysis Questions
Performance Projects Correlation Chart
Troubleshooting Challenge: Challenge Circuit 8
RL Circuits in AC
Review of Simple R and L Circuits
Using Vectors to Describe and Determine Magnitude and Direction
Introduction to Basic AC Circuit Analysis Techniques
Fundamental Analysis of Series RL Circuits
Fundamental Analysis of Parallel RL Circuits
Examples of Practical Applications for Inductors and RL Circuits
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Using Excel
Review Questions
Problems
Analysis Questions
MultiSIM Exercise
Performance Projects Correlation Chart
Troubleshooting Challenge: Challenge Circuit 9
Basic Transformer Characteristics
Background Information
Coefficient of Coupling
Mutual Inductance and Transformer Action
Mutual Inductance between Coils Other Than Transformers
Important Transformer Ratios
Transformer Losses
Characteristics of Selected Transformers
Troubleshooting Hints
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Using Excel
Review Questions
Problems
Analysis Questions
Performance Projects Correlation Chart
Capacitance
Definition and Description of a Capacitor
The Electrostatic Field
Charging and Discharging Action
The Unit of Capacitance
Energy Stored in Capacitor's Electrostatic Field
Factors Affecting Capacitance Value
Capacitance Formulas
Total Capacitance in Series and Parallel
Finding Voltage When Three or More Capacitors Are in Series
The RC Time Constant
Types of Capacitors
Typical Color Codes
Typical Problems and Troubleshooting Techniques
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Using Excel
Review Questions
Problems
Analysis Questions
Performance Projects Correlation Chart
Troubleshooting Challenge: Challenge Circuit 10
Capacitive Reactance in AC
V and I Relationships in a Purely Resistive AC Circuit
V and I Relationships in a Purely Capacitive AC Circuit
Concept of Capacitive Reactance
Relationship of X[subscript C] to Capacitance Value
Relationship of X[subscript C] to Frequency of AC
Methods to Calculate X[subscript C]
Capacitive Reactances in Series and Parallel
Voltages, Currents, and Capacitive Reactances
Final Comments about Capacitors and Capacitive Reactance
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Using Excel
Review Questions
Problems
Analysis Questions
Performance Projects Correlation Chart
Troubleshooting Challenge: Challenge Circuit 11
RC Circuits in AC
Review of Simple R and C Circuits
Series RC Circuit Analysis
Phase-Shift Applications of Series RC Networks
Parallel RC Circuit Analysis
Similarities and Differences between RC and RL Circuits
Linear Waveshaping and Nonsinusoidal Waveforms
Other Applications of RC Circuits
Troubleshooting Hints and Considerations for RC Circuits
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Using Excel
Review Questions
Problems
Analysis Questions
MultiSIM Exercise
Performance Projects Correlation Chart
RLC Circuit Analysis
Basic RLC Circuit Analysis
The Series RLC Circuit
The Parallel RLC Circuit
Power in AC Circuits
Rectangular and Polar Vector Analysis
Algebraic Operations
Application of Rectangular and Polar Analysis
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Using Excel
Review Questions
Problems
Analysis Questions
Troubleshooting Challenge: Challenge Circuit 12
Series and Parallel Resonance
X[subscript L], X[subscript C], and Frequency
Series Resonance Characteristics
The Resonant Frequency Formula
Some Resonance Curves
Q and Resonant Rise of Voltage
Parallel Resonance Characteristics
Parallel Resonance Formulas
Effect of a Coupled Load on the Tuned Circuit
Q and the Resonant Rise of Impedance
Selectivity, Bandwidth, and Bandpass
Measurements Related to Resonant Circuits
Special Notations about Single Components
Filter Applications of Nonresonant and Resonant RLC Circuits
Summary
Formulas and Sample Calculator Sequences
Using Excel
Review Questions
Problems
Analysis Questions
MultiSIM Exercise
Performance Projects Correlation Chart
Troubleshooting Challenge: Challenge Circuit 13
Troubleshooting Challenge: Challenge Circuit 14
Color Codes
Answers
Troubleshooting Challenge Test Results
Using the Excel Formulas Templates Files
Copper-Wire Table
Useful Conversion Factors
Schematic Symbols
Glossary
Index

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