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Starting Electronics

ISBN-10: 0080969925

ISBN-13: 9780080969923

Edition: 4th 2011

Authors: Keith Brindley

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Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 8/2/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Keith is a freelance journalist whose whole life (well, apart from the wife, the kids, the music and the mountain bike) is computers. He's been writing about them (computers, that is) for over 18 years, in the meantime working as a teacher, lecturer, engineer, journalist and finally (for the last 12 years) freelance in the computing field. He fondly remembers his first contacts with the Commodore Pet, the various Sinclair oddities, the BBC, PC-DOS, MS-DOS, the Mac, and the various incarnations of Windows. He dreams of new software and hardware, he realises that writing about computers makes little compared to making computers or writing the software for them, he is fully committed to passing his experience along to and making computer-life easier for his readers, yet still enjoys what he's doing. Which can't be all bad!

Preface
The Very First Steps
What You Need
Tools of the Trade
Ideas About Electricity
Charge
Relationships
Electronic Components
Resistors
Time Out
Quiz
On the Boards
All Aboard
ICs
The First Circuit
Experiment
The Second Circuit
The Next Circuit
More and More Complex Circuits
Quiz
Measuring Current and Voltage
One Man's Meter
Negative Vibes
A Meter with Potential
Practically There
Voltages
Pot-Heads
MetersMade
Ohms per Volt
Quiz
Capacitors
Capacitors
Down to Business
Measuring Up
Getting Results
The Other Way
Theoretical Aspects
Capacitance Values
Quiz
ICs, Oscillators, and Filters
Throwing Light on It
Ouch, That Hertz
Filter Tips
Quiz
Diodes I
Which Way Round?
Tricky
Reverse Bias
Voila! - A Complete Diode Characteristic Curve
Diodes II
Maths
Load Lines
Diode Circuits
Filter Tips
Stability Built in
Practically There
Quiz
Transistors
Very Close
NPN
Using Transistors
Quiz
Analog Integrated Circuits
Integrated Circuits
Building on Blocks
Turning Things Upside Down
Follow Me
Offset Nulling
Get Back
Quiz
Digital Integrated Circuits I
Logically Speaking
Every Picture Tells a Story
Other Logic Circuits
Boolean Algebra
Other Logic Gates
OR Gate
AND Gate
NOR Gate
NAND Gate
Simple, Eh?
That Ol' Black Magic!
NOR and NOT Gates Combined
OR and NOT Gates Combined
The Boolean Way - It's Logical!
NOR from AND and NOT
Quiz
Digital Integrated Circuits II
IC Series
7400 Series
4000 Series
Shutting the Stable Gate
SR-Type NOR Bistable
SR-Type NAND Bistable
Other Bistables
The Clocked SR-Type Bistable
The D-Type Bistable
The Edge-Triggered SR-Type Bistable
The JK-Type Bistable
T-Type Bistable
Open the Black Box
JK-Type Bistable Symbol
The End of the Digital Line
Quiz
Soldering
What Does Soldering Do?
Ok - So What's a Printed Circuit Board?
Too Far, Too Fast
What is Solder?
What is Solder Made Of?
So What's the Difference?
Lead-Based vs. Lead-Free
The Good Soldered joint
The Bad Soldered Joint
Flux
Soldering irons
Mains-Powered Soldering Iron
Gas-Powered Soldering Irons
Battery-powered Soldering Irons
Soldering Iron Stations
Soldering Iron Bits
Soldering Iron Accessories
Soidering Iron Stand
Sponge
Tip Tinning and Cleaning Block
Key Practical Points When Soldering
Cleaning All Parts
Making a Reliable joint
Heat the Joint
Apply the Solder
Remove the Soldering Iron
Trim Excess Component Leads
Connecting Leads
Soldering a Connecting Lead Directly to Copper Track
Soidering a Connecting Lead to a Terminal Pin
Soldering a Lead to a Hole
Unsoldering
Using Solder Braid
Using a Desoldering Pump
Care of Your Soldering lron
Looking After your Soldering lron
Printed Circuit Board Links
Safety Precautions
First Aid
And Now the Time Has Come ...
Quiz
Glossary
Component Suppliers (UK)
Quiz Answers
Index