Practical Electronics for Inventors

Practical Electronics for Inventors

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By (author) Paul Scherz

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  • Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • Format: Paperback | 1040 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 276mm x 40mm | 2,100g
  • Publication date: 10 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0071771336
  • ISBN 13: 9780071771337
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 17,426

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THE ELECTRONICS KNOW-HOW YOU NEED TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL INVENTOR "If there is a successor to Make: Electronics, then I believe it would have to be Practical Electronics for Inventors...perfect for an electrical engineering student or maybe a high school student with a strong aptitude for electronics...I've been anxiously awaiting this update, and it was well worth the wait."--GeekDad (Wired.com) Spark your creativity and gain the electronics skills required to transform your innovative ideas into functioning gadgets. This hands-on, updated guide outlines electrical principles and provides thorough, easy-to-follow instructions, schematics, and illustrations. Findout how to select components, safely assemble circuits, perform error tests, and build plug-and-play prototypes. Practical Electronics for Inventors, Third Edition, features all-new chapters on sensors, microcontrollers, modular electronics, and the latest software tools. Coverage includes: 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, including Arduino DC motors, RC servos, and stepper motors Microphones, audio amps, and speakers Modular electronics and prototyping

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Author information

Paul Scherz is a physicist/mechanical engineer who received his B.S. in physics from the University of Wisconsin. His area of interest in physics currently focuses on elementary particle interactions, or high energy physics, and he is working on a new theory on the photon problems with Nikolus Kauer (Ph.D. in high energy physics, Munich, Germany). Paul is an inventor/hobbyist in electronics, an area he grew to appreciate through his experience at the University's Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics and the Department of Plasma Physics.

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By Franci Kapel 07 Feb 2013 5

I just got this book. It's way better than (public) EE college I attended years ago... Contains all the useful and practical knowledge you'll need when working on electronic circuits.

Table of contents

Part I - Theory Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. Theory Part II - Devices Chapter 3. Basic Electronic Components Chapter 4. Discrete Semiconductors Chapter 5. Optoelectronics Chapter 6. Sensors Chapter 7. Hands-on Electronics Part III - Design Chapter 8. Operational Amplifiers Chapter 9. Filters Chapter 10. Oscillators and Timers Chapter 11. Voltage Regulators and Power Supplies Chapter 12. Digital Electronics Chapter 13. Microcontrollers Chapter 14. Electromechanical Devices Chapter 15. Audio Electronics Chapter 16. Applied Electronics Part IV - Appendixes Appendix A. Power Distribution and Home Wiring Appendix B. Error Analysis Appendix C. Useful Facts and Formulas Appendix D. Component Data, List of Logic ICs, Foreign Semiconductor Codes