A Fully-Updated, No-Nonsense Guide to Electronics Advance your electronics knowledge and gain the skills necessary to develop and construct your own functioning gadgets. Written by a pair of experienced engineers and dedicated hobbyists, Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition, lays out the essentials and provides step-by-step instructions, schematics, and illustrations. Discover how to select the right components, design and build circuits, use microcontrollers and ICs, work with the latest software tools, and test and tweak your creations. This easy-to-follow book features new instruction on programmable logic, semiconductors, operational amplifiers, voltage regulators, power supplies, digital electronics, and more. Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition, covers:
- Resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transformers
- Diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits
- Optoelectronics, solar cells, and phototransistors
- Sensors, GPS modules, and touch screens
- Op amps, regulators, and power supplies
- Digital electronics, LCD displays, and logic gates
- Microcontrollers and prototyping platforms
- Combinational and sequential programmable logic
- DC motors, RC servos, and stepper motors
- Microphones, audio amps, and speakers
- Modular electronics and prototypes
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 04/05/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1052 pages
"This is teaching at its best!"--Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit), and author of Much Ado About Almost Nothing: Man's Encounter with the Electron (Booklocker.com)"A fabulous book: well written, well paced, fun, and informative. I also love the sense of humor. It's very good at disarming the fear. And it's gorgeous. I'll be recommending this book highly."--Tom Igoe, author of Physical Computing and Making Things TalkA "magnificent and rewarding book. ... Every step of this structured instruction is expertly illustrated with photos and crisp diagrams. . . . This really is the best way to learn."--Kevin Kelly, in Cool ToolsThe first edition of Make: Electronics established a new benchmark for introductory texts. This second edition enhances that learning experience.Here you will find unique, photographically precise diagrams of breadboarded components, to help you build circuits with speed and precision. A new shopping guide and a simplified range of components, will minimize your investment in parts for the projects. A completely new section on the Arduino shows you how to write properly structured programs instead of just downloading other people's code. Projects have been reworked to provide additional features, and the book has been restructured to offer a step-by-step learning process that is as clear and visually pleasing on handheld devices as it is on paper. Full color is used throughout.As before, Make: Electronics begins with the basics. You'll see for yourself how components work--and what happens when they don't. You'll short out a battery and overheat an LED. You'll also open up a potentiometer and a relay to see what's inside. No other book gives you such an opportunity to learn from real-life experiences.Ultimately, you will build gadgets that have lasting value, and you'll have a complete understanding of how they work. From capacitors to transistors to microcontrollers--it's all here.Hans Camenzind, inventor of the 555 Timer (the world's most successful integrated circuit chip), said that "This is teaching at its best!" when he reviewed the first edition. Now the second edition offers even more!
Published by: Maker Media, Inc | Publication date: 08/10/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 349 pages
Your one-stop UK shop for clear, concise explanations to all the important concepts in electronics and tons of direction for building simple, fun electronic projects. The 8 mini-books in this 1 volume include:
- Getting Started with Electronics
- Working with Basic Components
- Working with Integrated Circuits
- Getting into Alternating Current
- Working with Radio and Infrared
- Doing Digital Electronics
- Working with Basic Stamp Processors
- Building Special Effects
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 09/24/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 840 pages
Learn electricity and electronics fundamentals and applications—all without taking a formal courseThis fully updated guide offers practical, easy-to-follow instruction on electricity and electronics. Written by a pair of experienced instructors, Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition, features plain language explanations and step-by-step lessons that make it easy to understand the material quickly. Throughout, detailed illustrations, practical examples, and self-tests reinforce key concepts. Inside, you’ll find all-new coverage of switching power supplies, class-D amplifiers, lithium-polymer batteries, microcontrollers—even the Arduino electronics platform. This up-to-date sixth edition covers:· Direct Current (DC) Circuits· Resistors· Cells and Batteries· Magnetism· Alternating Current (AC) Circuits· Inductors and Capacitors· Phase· Inductive and Capacitive Reactance· Impedance and Admittance· AC Power and Resonance· Transformers and Impedance Matching· Semiconductors, Diodes, and Transistors· Integrated Circuits (ICs) and Electron Tubes· Amplifiers and Oscillators· Wireless Transmitters and Receivers· Digital Circuits· Microcontrollers, including the Arduino· Transducers, Sensors, Location, and Navigation· Acoustics and Audio· Lasers · Advanced Communication Systems· Antennas for RF Communications
Published by: McGraw-Hill Education TAB | Publication date: 06/22/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 769 pages
Electronics Principles V10 - eBook covers all the topics of this popular software title used in schools and colleges worldwide for over twenty years and now available as PC, Tablet and Smartphone Apps.See Additional Notes at the back of the book for instructions to download the accompanying interactive App which brings the 350+ topics to life by allowing you to insert your own values. Visually on a phone or tablet it looks almost identical to the eBook content, except you can input your own values which update the graphics and calculations to reflect these changes. There is also an optional comprehensive PC version to download with even more features both applications can be unlocked with your eBook purchase receipt for no additional charge.A combined eBook, App and PC educational package at a tiny fraction of the previously published price.
Published by: eptsoft | Publication date: 05/11/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 548 pages
This much-loved textbook introduces electrical and electronic principles and technology to students who are new to the subject. Real-world situations and engineering examples put the theory into context. The inclusion of worked problems with solutions really help aid your understanding and further problems then allow you to test and confirm you have mastered each subject. In total the books contains 410 worked problems, 540 further problems, 340 multiple-choice questions, 455 short-answer questions, and 7 revision tests with answers online.This an ideal text for vocational courses enabling a sound understanding of the knowledge required by technicians in fields such as electrical engineering, electronics and telecommunications. It will also be an excellent refresher for foundation and undergraduate degree students. It is supported by a companion website that contains solutions to the 540 questions in the practice exercises, formulae to help students answer the questions, multiple choice questions linked to each of the 23 chapters and information about the famous mathematicians and scientists mentioned in the book. Lecturers also have access to full solutions and the marking scheme for the 7 revision tests, lesson plans and illustrations from the book.
Published by: Routledge | Publication date: 11/12/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 456 pages
A comprehensive collection of 8 books in 1 offering electronics guidance that can't be found anywhere else! If you know a breadboard from a breadbox but want to take your hobby electronics skills to the next level, this is the only reference you need. Electronics All-in-One For Dummies has done the legwork for you — offering everything you need to enhance your experience as an electronics enthusiast in one convenient place. Written by electronics guru and veteran For Dummies author Doug Lowe, this down-to-earth guide makes it easy to grasp such important topics as circuits, schematics, voltage, and safety concerns. Plus, it helps you have tons of fun getting your hands dirty working with the Raspberry Pi, creating special effects, making your own entertainment electronics, repairing existing electronics, learning to solder safely, and so much more.
- Create your own schematics and breadboards
- Become a circuit-building expert
- Tackle analog, digital, and car electronics
- Debunk and grasp confusing electronics concepts
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 01/18/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 960 pages
The fifth edition of Electronics: A Systems Approach is an outstanding introduction to this fast-moving, important field. Fully updated, it covers the latest changes and developments in the world of electronics. It continues to use Neil Storey’s well-respected systems approach, firstly explaining the electrical circuits concepts to build students' confidence and understanding, before looking at electronics systems. This allows the student to contextualise what the system is designed to achieve, before tackling the intricacies of the individual components. The book also offers an integrated treatment of analogue and digital electronics, highlighting and exploring the common ground between the two fields. New Premium Website:
Provides an integrated treatment of analogue and digital electronics, highlighting and exploring the common ground between the two fields. Includes an introduction to basic electrical engineering circuits and components, so the book can be used as a stand-alone text for introductory courses in both Electronics and Electrical Engineering. Learning is reinforced by chapter objectives and summaries throughout the book Students encounter real-life applications through the worked examples and exercises.
- Access your textbook whenever you need it with an annotatable, fully searchable eBook.
- Liven up your learning or revision with over 100 video tutorials that explain key concepts.
- Test your knowledge with interactive quizzes.
- Downloadable simulation demo files to use with exercises in the text.
- A major new chapter on Communications including both analogue and digital techniques.
- A new chapter on Electric Motors and Generators.
- New sections on the Design of Sequential Logic and Implementing Complex Gates in CMOS.
- An extended treatment of topics such as Power Dissipation in Digital Systems, Timers, Microcomputer Programming and System on a Chip (SOC) Devices.
- New Further Study exercises at the end of each chapter, based on engaging real-world problems.
Published by: Pearson | Publication date: 11/18/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 856 pages
Do you dream of wiring up a flashing LED, experimenting with infrared detectors, or building a walking-talking robot from scratch? Do you want to understand what capacitors, oscilloscopes and transistors actually do? Then look no further! Electronics For Dummies, UK Editioncovers everything from understanding the technology behind day-to-day gadgets, to reading a schematic, getting to grips with multimeters, and devising projects that are both useful and fun. With UK-specific information on where to purchase components for your workbench and the most useful websites and resources, this essential guide will get you up, running, and switched on in no time. Electronics For Dummies, UK Edition includes: Part I: Understanding The Fundamentals of Electronics
Chapter 1: What is Electronics and What Can It Do For You? Chapter 2: Moving Electrons to Make Something Happen Chapter 3: Meeting Up with Resistance Chapter 4: Getting a Charge Out of Capacitors Chapter 5: Curling Up With Coils and Crystals Chapter 6: The Wide World of Semiconductors Chapter 7: Packing Parts Together on Integrated Circuits Chapter 8: Rounding Out Your Parts List Part II: Getting Your Hands Dirty Chapter 9: Setting Up Shop and Ensuring Your Safety Chapter 10: Reading Schematics Chapter 11: Constructing Circuits Chapter 12: Measuring and Analysing Circuits Part III: Putting Theory Into Practice Chapter 13: Exploring Some Learning Circuits Chapter 14: Great Projects You Can Build in 30 Minutes or Less Chapter 15: Cool Robot Projects to Amaze Your Friends and Family Part IV: The Part of Tens Chapter 16: Ten (Or So) Terrific Tips to Help You Succeed Chapter 17: Ten Great Electronics Parts Sources Chapter 18: Ten Electronics Formulas You Should Know Appendix: Internet Resources Getting Up to Speed with Tutorials and General Information Figuring Things Out with Calculators Surfing for Circuits Asking Questions in Discussion Forums Getting Things Surplus
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 12/31/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 385 pages, ISBN 9780470681787
At long last, here is the thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the hugely successful The Art of Electronics. It is widely accepted as the best single authoritative book on electronic circuit design. In addition to new or enhanced coverage of many topics, the third edition includes 90 oscilloscope screenshots illustrating the behavior of working circuits, dozens of graphs giving highly useful measured data of the sort that is often buried or omitted in datasheets but which you need when designing circuits, and 80 tables (listing some 1650 active components), enabling intelligent choice of circuit components by listing essential characteristics (both specified and measured) of available parts. The new Art of Electronics retains the feeling of informality and easy access that helped make the earlier editions so successful and popular. It is an indispensable reference and the gold standard for anyone, student or researcher, professional or amateur, who works with electronic circuits.
Published by: Cambridge University Press | Publication date: 03/30/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1219 pages