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Tab Electronics Guide to Understanding Electricity and Electronics

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ISBN-10: 0071360573

ISBN-13: 9780071360579

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: G. Randy Slone

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*For the true beginner, there's no better all-inclusive introduction to electricity and electronics than this lean-as-you-go source. *Guides the reader in putting together a low-cost workplace and gathering all the right informational and mechanical tools. *Includes 25 complete projects to enhance the learning process; full details of affordably priced PC board fabrication options; and appendices of commonly used equations, symbols, and supply sources.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 8/11/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.30" long x 1.12" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

G. Randy Slone is an electrical engineer with nearly two decades of experience in data processing and industrial electronics. A private engineering consultant, his clients have included DuPont, Champion International, and Ralston Purina. Also a former college instructor, Slone spends much of his time working in his state-of-the-art home electronics laboratory.

Getting Started
Establishing Reasonable Goals
What Is Unreasonable?
What Is Reasonable?
Obtaining the Informational Tools
Data Books
Setting up a Lab
The Workbench
Hand Tools
Miscellaneous Supplies
Electrical Lab Power
Basic Test Equipment
Starting a Parts and Materials Inventory
What to Salvage
Salvaging Electronic Components
Buying from Surplus Dealers
Basic Electrical Concepts
Electronic Components
Potentiometers, Rheostats, and Resistive Devices
Integrated Circuits
A Final Note on Parts Identification
Characteristics of Electricity
Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC)
Laws of Electricity
Ohm's law
Parellel-Circuit Analysis
Series-Circuit Analysis
Series-Parallel Circuits
Common Electronics Prefixes
Using Ohm's Law in Real-World Circumstances
The Transformer and AC Power
AC Waveshopes
AC Frequency
AC Amplitude
AC Calculations
DC Resistance
Soldering Overview
Soldering for the First Time
Soldering Procedure
Desoldering Procedure
Assembling and Testing the First Section of a Lab Power Supply
Emphasis on Safety throughout This Book
Materials Needed for Completion of This Section
Mounting the Hardware
Wiring and Testing Procedure
Testing the First Section of the Lab Power Supply
Introduction to Solid-State Devices
Diode Principles
Assembly and Testing of Second Section of a Lab Power Supply
Testing Bridge Rectifier Modules
Capacitor Types and Construction
Basic Capacitor Principles
Filter Capacitors
Designing Raw DC Power Supples
Assembly and Testing of Third Section of a Lab Power Supply
Testing the Power Supply
Food for Thought
Preliminary Definitions
Introduction to Transistors
Transistor Principles
Common Transistor Configurations
Adding Some New Concepts
The Common-Emitter Configuration
The Common-Collector Configuration
The Common-Base Configuration
Transistor Amplifier Comparisons
Impedance Matching
Transistor Workshop
Assembly and Testing of Last Section of a Lab Power Supply
Assembling the Circuit Board
Mounting Q1 and Q2
Circuit Description
Testing the Power Supply
In Case of Difficulty
Checking Transistors with a DVM
Special-Purpose Diodes and Optoelectronic Devices
Zener Diodes
Designing Simple Zener-Regulated Power Supplies
Varactor Diodes
Schottky Diodes
Tunnel Diodes
Fact-Recovery Diodes
Noise and Transient Suppression Diodes
A Basic Course in Quantum Physics
Light-Emitting Diodes
Optoisolators, Optocouplers, and Photoeyes
Photodiodes, Phototransistors, and Photoresistive Cells
Laser Diodes
Liquid-Crystal Displays
Charge-Coupled Devices
Circuit Potpourri!
Preliminary Steps to Project Building
Flashing Lights, Anyone?
Three Lights Are Better than Two!
A Mouse in the House
A Sound Improvement
A Delay Is Sometimes Beneficial
A Long-running Series
Keep It Steady
Double Your Pleasure
Show the Blow
Linear Electronic Circuits
Transistor Biasing and Load Considerations
Amplifier Classes
Additional Amplifier Classification
Audio Amplifier Output Configurations
Audio Amplifier Definitions
Power Amplifier Operational Basics
Building High-Quality Audio Systems
Constructing the 12-watt RMS Amplifier of Fig. 8-8
Making Printed Circuit Boards by Hand
Making Printed Circuit Boards by the Photographic Method
Other Methods of Fabricating PC Boards
CAD Methods of PC Board Development
A Professional-Quality Audio Power Amplifier
Preconstruction and Preliminary Design
Constructing the Professional-Quality Audio Power Amplifier
Testing, Setup, and Applications of the Professional-Quality Audio Power Amplifier
Speaker Protection Circuit
Power Control
Silicon controlled Rectifiers (SCRs)
The Triac
Unijunction Transistors, Diacs, and Neon Tubes
Building a Soldering Iron Controller
Circuit Potpourri
Watts an Easier Way?
Isolation Might Be Good for the Soul
Curiosity Catcher
See Ya Later, Oscillator
Forbidden Planet Revisited
Field-Effect Transistors
FET Operational Principles
FET Parameters
FET Biasing Considerations
Static Electricity: An Unseen Danger
Building a High-Quality MOSFET Audio Amplifier
Circuit Potpourri
Sounds Like Fun
Emergency Automobile Flasher
Home-Made AC
Battery Types
Battery Ratings
Battery Care
A Few Words of Caution
Recharging Batteries
Building a General-Purpose Battery Charger
Integrated Circuits
Operational Amplifiers
IC or Hybrid Audio Amplifiers
IC Voltage Regulators
Special-Purpose ICs
Improvement of Lab-Quality Power Supply
Building a Quad Power Supply
Circuit Potpourri
Noise Hangs in the Balance
Hum Reducer
Let the Band Pass
High-Versatility Filters
How Was Your Trip?
Watt an Amplifier
Control Your Tonel
Digital Electronics
Logic Gates
Combining Logic Gates
Digital Clocks
Shift Registers
Digital Memory Devices
Circuit Potpourri
How Is Your Pulse?
Improved Digital Pulser
Digital Logic Probe
Bounceless Is Better
High-Stability Crystal Timebase
Pulse-Width Modulation Motor Control
How a Computer Works
Hardware, Software, and Firmware
Memory and Data Storage
Input/output Devices
Programming Computers
Computer Processing of Analog Signals
Computers as Electronic Tools
More about Inductors and Capacitors
Inductive Reactance
Capacitive Reactance
Capacitive and Inductive Comparisons
Combining Inductors and Capacitors
Reflected Impedance
Passive Filters
Low-Pass Filters
High-Pass Filters
Bandpass Filters
Band-Reject Filters
Twin-T Filters
The Q Factor
Circuit Potpourri
Proportional, Integral, and Differential Action
Square Waves Galore
Basic Tone Generator
Where's the Fire?
Building a Lab Function Generator
Building a Percussion Synthesizer
Radio and Television
Transmission and Reception of RF Signals
Radio Receivers
AM and FM Detectors
Symbols and Equations
Sources for Electronic Materials
Printed Circuit Boards