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Audio and Radio Engineer's Field Manual : McGraw-Hill Video/Audio Professional - Steve Chapman

Audio and Radio Engineer's Field Manual

McGraw-Hill Video/Audio Professional

By: Steve Chapman (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th December 2001
ISBN: 9780071372091
Number Of Pages: 558

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A wealth of on-the-job audio engineering data - in a single portable manual

A must-have take-along portable tool for audio engineers and technicians, "Audio and Radio Engineer's Field Manual is jam-packed with the information you need to consult to get the job done, day in and day out. The handiest manual you'll ever own, it's from top communications expert and bestselling author Jerry Whitaker, so you know that the data is comprehensive, up-to-date, and made crystal clear for you. You get:

An overview of AM and FM broadcast systems, including emerging digital standards Over 300 tables, charts, and diagrams, organized for ease of use Complete guide to standards and practices Complete audio engineering dictionary Reference documents, including regulations and standards Tutorial on acoustics and analog and digital audio engineering fundamentals More

Prefacep. xi
The Principles of Electronics Reviewedp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Magnetic Effectsp. 1
Conductors and Insulatorsp. 2
Direct Current (dc)p. 3
Alternating Current (ac)p. 3
Electronic Circuitsp. 3
Circuit Analysisp. 5
Static Electricityp. 6
Magnetismp. 7
Electromagnetismp. 7
Magnetic Shieldingp. 7
Electromagnetic-Radiation Spectrump. 8
Low-End Spectrum Frequencies (1 to 1000 Hz)p. 9
Low-End Radio Frequencies (1000 to 100 kHz)p. 9
Medium-Frequency Radio (20 kHz to 2 MHz)p. 9
High-Frequency Radio (2 to 30 MHz)p. 9
Very High and Ultrahigh Frequencies (30 MHz to 3 GHz)p. 10
Microwaves (3 to 300 GHz)p. 10
Infrared, Visible, and Ultraviolet Lightp. 10
X-Raysp. 10
Passive Circuit Componentsp. 10
Resistorsp. 11
Wire-Wound Resistorp. 11
Metal Film Resistorp. 11
Carbon Film Resistorp. 11
Carbon Composition Resistorp. 11
Control and Limiting Resistorsp. 12
Resistor Networksp. 12
Adjustable Resistorsp. 12
Attenuatorsp. 12
Capacitorsp. 13
Polarized Capacitorsp. 13
Nonpolarized Capacitorsp. 14
Film Capacitorsp. 14
Foil Capacitorsp. 15
Electrolytic Capacitorsp. 15
Ceramic Capacitorsp. 15
Polarized-Capacitor Constructionp. 15
Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitorsp. 16
Tantalum Electrolytic Capacitorsp. 16
Inductors and Transformersp. 16
Losses in Inductors and Transformersp. 17
Air-Core Inductorsp. 18
Ferromagnetic Coresp. 18
Shieldingp. 18
Diodes and Rectifiersp. 18
The pn Junctionp. 19
Zener Diodes and Reverse Breakdownp. 20
Current Regulatorsp. 21
Varistorp. 21
Indicatorsp. 21
Active Circuit Componentsp. 23
Vacuum Tubesp. 23
Bipolar Transistorsp. 23
NPN and PNP Transistorsp. 24
Transistor Impedance and Gainp. 24
Transistor Configurationsp. 25
Switching and Inductive-Load Ratingsp. 25
Noisep. 26
Field-Effect Transistorsp. 27
FET Impedance and Gainp. 28
Integrated Circuitsp. 28
Digital Integrated Circuitsp. 29
Linear Integrated Circuitsp. 29
Operational Amplifiersp. 29
Current and Voltage Ratingsp. 29
Analog and Digital Circuitsp. 30
Single-Stage Transistor/FET Amplifierp. 30
Impedance and Gainp. 32
Common-Base or Common-Gate Connectionp. 33
Common-Collector or Common-Drain Connectionp. 34
Bias and Large Signalsp. 34
Digital Circuitsp. 36
Binary Codingp. 37
Combinational Logicp. 37
Logic Device Familiesp. 38
Diode-Transistor Logic (DTL)p. 38
Transistor-Transistor Logic (TTL)p. 39
NMOS and PMOSp. 41
Complementary MOS (CMOS)p. 41
Emitter-Coupled Logic (ECL)p. 42
Scaling of Digital Circuit Packagesp. 43
Representation of Numbers and Numeralsp. 43
Nibblep. 43
Bytep. 44
Wordp. 44
Negative Numbersp. 44
Floating Pointp. 44
Comparep. 45
Jumpp. 45
Errors in Digital Systemsp. 45
Error Detection and Correctionp. 45
Error Concealmentp. 47
Referencesp. 47
Bibliographyp. 48
Reference Data, Tables, and Figuresp. 49
The Physical Nature of Soundp. 50
The Audio Spectrap. 57
Architectural Acoustic Principles and Design Techniquesp. 64
Light, Vision, and Photometryp. 77
Color Vision, Representation, and Reproductionp. 83
Optical Components and Systemsp. 99
Digital Coding of Audio/Video Signalsp. 102
Microphone Devices and Systemsp. 111
Sound Reproduction Devices and Systemsp. 119
Electron Optics and Deflectionp. 135
Video Camerasp. 139
Monochrome and Color Image Displayp. 142
Audio/Video Recording Systemsp. 159
Audio/Video Production Standards, Equipment, and Designp. 174
Film for Video Applicationsp. 195
Audio/Video Compression Systemsp. 200
Audio/Video Networkingp. 208
Digital Broadcast Transmission Systemsp. 220
Frequency Bands and Propagationp. 234
Radio/Television Transmission Systemsp. 251
Radio/Television Transmitting Antennasp. 280
Radio/Television Receivers and Cable/Satellite Systemsp. 293
Audio/Video Signal Measurement and Analysisp. 311
Standards and Practicesp. 318
Standard Units and Conversion Ratiosp. 323
Standard Electrical Unitsp. 323
Standard Prefixesp. 325
Common Standard Unitsp. 325
Conversion Reference Datap. 326
Dictionary of Audio/Video Termsp. 353
Common Termsp. 358
Bibliographyp. 421
Acronyms and Abbreviationsp. 423
General Electronics Termsp. 423
Bibliographyp. 458
Reference Documents by Subjectp. 459
Introductionp. 459
Audiop. 459
Principles and Sound and Hearingp. 459
The Audio Spectrump. 462
Architectural Acoustic Principles and Design Techniquesp. 465
Microphone Devices and Systemsp. 465
Sound Reproduction Devices and Systemsp. 467
Digital Coding of Audio Signalsp. 468
Compression Technologies for Audiop. 469
Audio Networkingp. 470
Audio Recording Systemsp. 472
Audio Production Facility Designp. 474
Radio Broadcast Transmission Systemsp. 474
Radio Receiversp. 477
Standards and Practicesp. 478
Videop. 480
Light, Vision, and Photometryp. 480
Color Vision, Representation, and Reproductionp. 481
Optical Components and Systemsp. 484
Digital Coding of Video Signalsp. 484
Electron Optics and Deflectionp. 485
Video Camerasp. 486
Monochrome and Color Image Display Devicesp. 488
Video Recording Systemsp. 496
Video Production Standards, Equipment, and System Designp. 498
Film for Video Applicationsp. 502
Compression Technologies for Video and Audiop. 502
Video Networkingp. 505
Digital Television Transmission Systemsp. 507
Frequency Bands and Propagationp. 513
Television Transmission Systemsp. 515
Television Antenna Systemsp. 518
Television Receivers and Cable/Satellite Distribution Systemsp. 520
Video Signal Measurement and Analysisp. 524
Standards and Practicesp. 527
Index of Figures, Tables, and Subjectsp. 531
Introductionp. 531
Index of Figuresp. 531
General Electronicsp. 531
The Physical Nature of Soundp. 532
The Audio Spectrap. 533
Architectural Acoustic Principles and Design Techniquesp. 534
Light, Vision, and Photometrp. 534
Color Vision, Representation, and Reproductionp. 534
Optial Components and Systemsp. 535
Digital Coding of Audio/Video Signalsp. 535
Microphone Devices and Systemsp. 536
Sound Reproduction Devices and Systemsp. 536
Electron Optics and Deflectionp. 538
Video Camerasp. 538
Monochrome and Color Image Displayp. 538
Audio/Video Recording Systemsp. 539
Audio/Video Production Standards, Equipment, and Designp. 540
Film for Video Applicationsp. 540
Audio/Video Compression Systemsp. 541
Audio/Video Networkingp. 541
Digital Broadcast Transmission Systemsp. 541
Frequency Bands and Propagationp. 542
Radio/Television Transmission Systemsp. 542
Radio/Television Transmitting Antennasp. 543
Radio/Television Receivers and Cable/Satellite Systemsp. 544
Audio/Video Signal Measurement and Analysisp. 545
Standards and Practicesp. 545
Index of Tablesp. 545
General Electronicsp. 545
The Physical Nature of Soundp. 546
Architectural Acoustic Principles and Design Techniquesp. 546
Light, Vision, and Photometryp. 546
Color Vision, Representation, and Reproductionp. 546
Digital Coding of Audio/Video Signalsp. 547
Sound Reproduction Devices and Systemsp. 547
Electron Optics and Deflectionp. 547
Video Camerasp. 547
Monochrome and Color Displayp. 547
Audio/Video Recording Systemsp. 548
Audio/Video Production Standards, Equipment, and Designp. 548
Film for Video Applicationsp. 549
Audio/Video Compression Systemsp. 549
Audio/Video Networkingp. 549
Digital Broadcast Transmission Systemsp. 550
Frequency Bands and Propagationp. 550
Radio/Television Transmission Systemsp. 550
Radio/Television Transmitting Antennasp. 551
Radio/Television Receivers and Cable/Satellite Systemsp. 551
Audio/Video Signal Measurement and Analysisp. 552
Standards and Practicesp. 552
Subject Indexp. 553
About the Authorp. 557
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ISBN: 9780071372091
ISBN-10: 0071372091
Series: McGraw-Hill Video/Audio Professional
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 558
Published: 18th December 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 14.68  x 3.43
Weight (kg): 0.81