Introduction to Electronics

ISBN-10: 0766816982

ISBN-13: 9780766816985

Edition: 4th 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Earl D. Gates, Leo Chartrand

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Now in its fourth edition, Introduction to Electronics continues to offer its readers a complete introduction to basic electricity/electronics principles with emphasis on hands-on application of theory. Expanded discussion of Capacitive AC, Inductive AC, and Resonance Circuits is just the beginning! For the first time, MultiSIM problems have been integrated into Introduction to Electronics, providing even greater opportunities to apply basic electronics principles and develop critical thinking skills by building, analyzing, and troubleshooting DC and AC circuits. In addition, this electron flow, algebra-based electricity/electronics primer now includes coverage of topics such as surface mount components, Karnaugh maps, and microcontrollers that are becoming increasingly important in today's world. Introduction to Electronics is the ideal choice for readers with no prior electronics experience who seek a basic background in DC and AC circuits that aligns closely with today's business and industry requirements. Objectives are clearly stated at the beginning of each brief, yet highly focused chapter to focus attention on key points. In addition, all-new photographs are used throughout the book and detailed, step-by-step examples are included to show how math and formulas are used. Chapter-end review questions and summaries ensure mastery, while careers are profiled throughout Introduction to Electronics, 4th Edition to stimulate the reader's interest in further study and/or potential employment in electronics or related fields.
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List price: $305.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/5/2000
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 448
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Mr. Chartrand holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Queen�s university in Kingston Ontario. He has been teaching digital courses for 20 years at Niagara College in Welland , Ontario. Mr. Chartrand has made industry contributions with various designs including interfacing an infrared camera to a PC, creating a digital circuit board used as a PC training system, and designing a control pendant for an air-filled medical bed. He also worked as a plant engineer for General Motors.

Careers in Electronics
Using a Calculator
Safety Precautions
DC Circuits
Fundamentals of Electricity
Matter, Elements, and Compounds
A Closer Look at Atoms
Electrical Charge
Current Flow
Scientific Notation
Voltage Sources
Cells and Batteries
Connecting Cells and Batteries
Voltage Rises and Voltage Drops
Ground as a Voltage Reference Level
Resistor Identification
Connecting Resistors
Connecting Resistors in Series
Connecting Resistors in Parallel
Connecting Resistors in Series and Parallel
Ohm's Law
Electric Circuits
Ohm's Law
Application of Ohm's Law
Kirchhoff's Current Law
Kirchhoff's Voltage Law
Electrical Measurements--Meters
Introduction to Meters
Types of Meters
Measuring Current
Measuring Voltage
Measuring Resistance
Reading Meter Scales
Power Application (Circuit Analysis)
DC Circuits
Series Circuits
Parallel Circuits
Series-Parallel Circuits
Voltage Dividers
Magnetic Fields
Electricity and Magnetism
Magnetic Induction
Magnetic and Electromagnetic Applications
L/R Time Constants
RC Time Constants
AC Circuits
Alternating Current
Generating Alternating Current
AC Values
Nonsinusoidal Waveforms
AC Measurements
AC Meters
Frequency Counters
Bode Plotters
Resistive AC Circuits
Basic AC Resistive Circuits
Series AC Circuits
Parallel AC Circuits
Power in AC Circuits
Capacitive AC Circuits
Capacitors in AC Circuits
Applications of Capacitive Circuits
Inductive AC Circuits
Inductance in AC Circuits
Applications of Inductive Circuits
Resonance Circuits
Reactance in Series Circuits
Reactance in Parallel Circuits
Introduction to Resonance
Electromagnetic Induction
Mutual Inductance
Turns Ratio
Semiconductor Devices
Semiconductor Fundamentals
Semiconduction in Germanium and Silicon
Conduction in Pure Germanium and Silicon
Conduction in Doped Germanium and Silicon
PN Junction Diodes
PN Junctions
Diode Biasing
Diode Characteristics
Diode Construction Techniques
Testing PN Junction Diodes
Zener Diodes
Zener Diode Characteristics
Zener Diode Ratings
Voltage Regulation with Zener Diodes
Testing Zener Diodes
Bipolar Transistors
Transistor Construction
Transistor Types and Packaging
Basic Transistor Operation
Transistor Testing
Transistor Substitution
Field Effect Transistors (FETs)
Junction FETs
Depletion Insulated Gate FETs (MOSFETs)
Enhancement Insulated Gate FETs (MOSFETs)
MOSFET Safety Precautions
Testing FETs
Silicon-Controlled Rectifiers
Bidirectional Trigger Diodes
Testing Thyristors
Integrated Circuits
Introduction to Integrated Circuits
Integrated Circuit Construction Techniques
Integrated Circuit Packaging
Optoelectric Devices
Basic Principles of Light
Light-Sensitive Devices
Light-Emitting Devices
Linear Electronic Circuits
Power Supplies
Rectifier Circuits
Filter Circuits
Voltage Regulators
Voltage Multipliers
Circuit-Protection Devices
Amplifier Basics
Amplifier Configurations
Amplifier Biasing
Amplifier Coupling
Amplifier Applications
Direct-Coupled Amplifiers
Audio Amplifiers
Video Amplifiers
RF and IF Amplifiers
Operational Amplifiers
Fundamentals of Oscillators
Sinusoidal Oscillators
Nonsinusoidal Oscillators
Waveshaping Circuits
Nonsinusoidal Waveforms
Waveshaping Circuits
Special-Purpose Circuits
Digital Electronic Circuits
Binary Number System
Binary Numbers
Binary and Decimal Conversion
BCD Code
Basic Logic Gates
AND Gate
OR Gate
NOT Gate
NOR Gate
Exclusive OR and NOR Gates
Simplifying Logic Circuits
Veitch Diagrams
Kamaugh Maps
Sequential Logic Circuits
Shift Registers
Combinational Logic Circuits
Arithmetic Circuits
Programmable Logic Devices (PLD)
Microcomputer Basics
Computer Basics
Microprocessor Architecture
Self-Test Answers
Electronics Abbreviations
Periodic Table of the Elements
The Greek Alphabet
Metric Prelixes Used in Electronics
Resistor Color Codes
Capacitor Color Code
Electronics Symbols
Semiconductor Schematic Symbols
Digital Logic Symbols
DC and AC Circuit Formulas
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