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Electronics from the Ground Up : Learn by Hacking, Designing, and Inventing - Ronald Quan

Electronics from the Ground Up

Learn by Hacking, Designing, and Inventing

Paperback Published: 9th October 2014
ISBN: 9780071837286
Number Of Pages: 544

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This unique guide explains the inner-workings of electronics, from beginning through intermediate to advanced topics, with hands-on projects that show how experimentation leads to new ideas.

Electronics from the Ground Up: Learn by Hacking, Designing, and Inventing takes a highly practical approach to teaching electronics, starting with simple LEDs and ramping up to a collection of circuits that can be used in a variety of electronic systems. The book explains the components used in electronics projects, from diodes and resistors through amplifiers and oscillators.

Readers will learn how to read schematics, use test equipment, and solder. The book explains how inventions are created: how to think outside the box and borrow ideas from other fields to solve problems. A chapter reveals the practical application of algebra to electronics. Troubleshooting and repair techniques are also included.

  • Demonstrates construction approaches, including 3D wired circuits, proto board (super-strip), vector board, copper-clad circuit board, and soldering techniques
  • Shows multiple iterations of circuits and how to make improvements via learning new sub-circuits
  • Explores hacking and modding circuits to create alternate uses
About the Author

Ronald Quan (Cupertino, CA) is an RF circuits design engineer and holds more than 77 patents. He has worked at Ampex, Sony, Monster Cable, Portal Player, Hewlett Packard, and Macrovision, and is the author of Build Your Own Transistor Radios.

IntroductionCh 1. Getting StartedCh 2. Components/SchematicsCh 3. Construction techniques and test equipmentCh 4 Light emitter and receiversCh 5. DiodesCh 6. Transistors, FETs, TubesCh 7. Amplifiers and feedbackCh 8. Audio signals and circuitsCh 9. OscillatorsCh 10. Amplitude modulation Ch 11. Frequency modulationCh 12. Video basics and associated signalsCh 13. Video circuits and systemsCh 14. High school algebra applied to electronicsCh 15. Basic circuit analysisCh 16. Detailed analysis of circuitsCh 17. Inventing, hacking, and designingCh 18. Troubleshooting and final thoughtsAppendixes

ISBN: 9780071837286
ISBN-10: 0071837280
Series: From the Ground Up
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 9th October 2014
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 18.0  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.83
Edition Number: 1