All-inclusive introduction to electricity and electronics. For the true beginner, there's no better introduction to electricity and electronics than "TAB Electronics Guide to Understanding Electricity and Electronics ," Second Edition.
Randy Slone's learn-as-you-go guide tells you how to put together a low-cost workbench and start a parts and materials inventory--including money-saving how-to's for salvaging components and buying from surplus dealers. You get plain-English explanations of electronic components-resistors, potentiometers, rheostats, and resistive characteristics-voltage, current, resistance, ac and dc, conductance, power...the laws of electricity...soldering and desoldering procedures...transistors...special-purpose diodes and optoelectronic devices...linear electronic circuits...batteries...integrated circuits...digital electronics...computers...radio and television...and much, much more. You'll also find 25 complete projects that enhance your electricity/electronics mastery, including 15 new to this edition, and appendices packed with commonly used equations, symbols, and supply sources.
by James K. Deane, Library Assistant at the Emporia Public Library, Kansas In this thorough hobbyist's guide, electrical engineer Slone provides a sound overview of the basic theoretical concepts necessary to successfully build, maintain, or repair electronics. In addition, he addresses practical applications such as how to build a workbench, how to solder, and how to create a parts and materials inventory through salvaging. With 25 projects for readers to try, this is useful as a basic learning tool and an essential reference. Library Journal 20040201
Chapter 1: Getting Started. Chapter 2: Basic Electrical Concepts. Chapter 3: The Transformer and AC Power. Chapter 4: Rectification. Chapter 5: Capacitance. Chapter 6: Transistors. Chapter 7: Special-Purpose Diodes and Optoelectronic Devices. Chapter 8: Linear Electronic Circuits. Chapter 9: Power Control. Chapter 10: field-effect Transistors. Chapter 11: Batteries. Chapter 12: Integrated Circuits. Chapter 13: Digital Electronics. Chapter 14: Computers. Chapter 15: More about Inductors and Capacitors. Chapter 16: Radio and Television.
Series: Tab Electronics
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 11th August 2000
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1
Weight (kg): 0.94
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised