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Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics

Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics

Paperback Teach Yourself Electricity & Electronics

By (author) Stan Gibilisco

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  • Publisher: TAB Books Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 752 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 232mm x 36mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0071741356
  • ISBN 13: 9780071741354
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 57,120

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A fully updated, easy-to-follow guide to electricity and electronics Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, Fifth Edition helps you grasp the fundamentals of electricity and electronics--including theory--without formal training. Concise content along with a conversational writing tone enhance the pedagogy. Beginners and intermediate students will benefit most, but engineers and technicians will find this work useful as well. Practical, real-world examples are included. The Fifth Edition features improved content, tables, and diagrams, plus fully revised chapter-ending quizzes, tests, and final exam. This unique book can serve as a classroom text, a refresher, and a general reference. New to the Fifth Edition: New material on emerging/advanced electronic and communications systems, including: microcontrollers, audio-frequency electronics, radio-frequency communications, optical communications, laser communications, space communications Updated presentation of integrated-circuit technology, robotics, artificial intelligence, and computer basics All-new quizzes and test questions SI units throughout Helps you to determine current, voltage, and resistance values Provides simple calculations so you can assess your own power and energy consumption Detailed coverage: Direct Current; Background Physics; Electrical Units; Measuring Devices; Direct-current Basics; Direct-current Circuit Analysis; Resistors; Cells and Batteries; Magnetism; Alternating Current; Alternating-current Basics; Inductance; Capacitance; Phase; Inductive Reactance; Capacitive Reactance; Impedance and Admittance; Alternating-current Circuit Analysis; Alternating-current Power and Resonance; Transformers and Impedance Matching; Basic Electronics; Introduction to Semiconductors; How Diodes are Used; Power Supplies; The Bipolar Transistor; The Field Effect Transistor; Amplifiers and Oscillators; Wireless Transmitters and Receivers; Digital Basics; Specialized Devices and Systems; Antennas and Transmission Lines; Integrated Circuits; Electron Tubes; Transducers, Sensors, Location, and Navigation; Acoustics, Audio, and High Fidelity; Wireless Communications Systems; Computers and Microcontrollers; Monitoring, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence; Schematic Symbols

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Stan Gibilisco is a technical writer and editor with more than 30 years of literary experience. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 nonfiction books in the fields of electronics, general science, mathematics, and computing. One of his books, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing (McGraw-Hill, 1995), was named as a "Best Reference of 1996" by the ALA. Stan is considered the "father" of the Demystified series, with more than 14 titles published.

Table of contents

Part 1: Direct Current 1. Background Physics 2. Electrical Units 3. Measuring Devices 4. Direct-Current Circuit Basics 5. Direct-Current Circuit Analysis 6. Resistors 7. Cells and Batteries 8. Magnetism Test: Part 1 Part 2: Alternating Current 9. Alternating-Current Basics 10. Inductance 11. Capacitance 12. Phase 13. Inductive Reactance 14. Capacitive Reactance 15. Impedance and Admittance 16. Alternating-Current Circuit Analysis 17. Alternating-Current Power and Resonance 18. Transformers and Impedance Matching Test: Part 2 Part 3: Basic Electronics 19. Introduction to Semiconductors 20. Diode Applications 21. Power Supplies 22. The Bipolar Transistor 23. The Field-Effect Transistor 24. Amplifiers and Oscillators 25. Wireless Transmitters and Receivers 26. Digital and Computer Basics Test: Part 3 Part 4: Specialized Devices and Systems 27. Antennas for RF Communications 28. Integrated Circuits 29. Electron Tubes 30. Transducers, Sensors, Location, and Navigation 31. Acoustics and Audio Fundamentals 32. Advanced Communications Systems 33. Laser Fundamentals 34. A Mechatronics Sampler Test: Part 4 Final Exam Appendix A: Answers to Quizzes, Tests, and Final Exam Appendix B: Schematic Symbols Suggested Additional Reading Index