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Making Everyday Electronics Work: a Do-It-Yourself Guide

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ISBN-10: 0071807993

ISBN-13: 9780071807999

Edition: 2014

Authors: Stan Gibilisco

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Hands-on advice for maintenance, repair, and DIY home and automotive electricity and electronics projectsFor anyone who has felt lost when setting up a home entertainment system, wondered how to fix a malfunctioning electrical socket, or puzzled over how to make the Wi-Fi in the front room reach the back— Making Everyday Electronics Work is here to help! It’s for ordinary, non-technical people who want to learn how to maintain home and automotive electrical and electronic systems and avoid costly repair bills. Bestselling electronics author Stan Gibilisco explains why devices and systems sometimes fail and presents solutions to common problems.Each chapter builds and reinforces your…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 9/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.90" wide x 9.10" long x 0.64" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Stan Gibilisco is the author of several important scientific books, including Understanding Einstein's Theory of Relativity and Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics. While his primary interests are in technical and scientific fields, his passion has always been writing. He has worked as vice president of an electronic company and explains the exciting field of electronics in clear and complete terms. Gibilisco was born on September 26, 1953 in Birmingham, Ala. and educated at the University of Minnesota.

Let�s Start with the Basics
Direct Current
Alternating Current
Electrochemical Cells and Batteries
Power Supplies
Grounding and Glitches
Magnetic Force
Magnetic Devices
Vacuum Tubes
Digital Logic
Tools and Tests
Your Workbench
Wire Splicing
Cords and Cables
Plugs and Connectors
Meet the Multimeter
Continuity Testing
Measuring DC Resistance
Measuring DC Voltage
Measuring AC Voltage
Measuring Direct Current
Testing Fuses
Incandescent Bulb Saver
What Goes Where?
Whence the Juice?
Phasing Schemes
Your Electric Meter
The Perfect Breaker or Fuse Box
Circuit Management
Which Circuit, Which Phase?
Grounded, or Not?
For World Travelers
Alternative Electricity
Small Combustion Generators
Residential Solar Power
Residential Wind Power
Residential Hydro Power
Deep-Cycle Batteries
Fuel Cells
Electronics in Your Vehicle
The Battery
Jump Starting
Charging a Battery
The Alternator
Two-Way Radios
Hi-Fi Sound Systems
Home Entertainment
Making the Good Noise
Making Sound Loud
Getting Sound Out
Television Then and Now
The Lightning Factor
Getting Wise to the Web
The Wireless Jungle
Dirty Electricity
Cordless Phones
Cell Phones
Wireless Tablets
The Global Positioning System
Access Control
Intrusion and Fire Detection
Noise, Noise, Noise!
What Else Can You Do?
Try CFLs
Install Timers and Actuators
Install a Heat Pump
Build a Wet Cell
See How "Electric" You Are
See How "Resistive" You Are
Try Shortwave Radio
Try Amateur Radio
Get a Personal Robot
Appendix Table of Electricity at Utility Outlets in Various Countries
Suggested Additional Reading