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Explore the basic concepts of electronics, build your electronics workbench, and begin creating fun electronics projects right away! Electronics For Dummies, 3rd Edition is Packed with hundreds of colorful diagrams and photographs, this book provides step-by-step instructions for experiments that show you how electronic components work, advice on choosing and using essential tools, and exciting projects you can build in 30 minutes or less. You ll get charged up as you transform theory into action in chapter after chapter! Circuit basics: learn what voltage is, where current flows (and doesn t flow), and how power is used in a circuit. Critical components: discover how resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors control and shape electric current. Versatile chips: find out how to use analog and digital integrated circuits to build complex projects with just a few parts. Analyze circuits: understand the rules that govern current and voltage and learn how to apply them. Safety tips: get a thorough grounding in how to protect yourself and your electronics from harm.
Electronics For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you explore the basic concepts of electronics with confidence this book will get you charged up!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 189 x 227 x 21mm | 704g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 3rd Edition
  • 1119117976
  • 9781119117971
  • 69,836

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Learn to: Control current with resistors, capacitors, and semiconductors Decipher circuit diagrams Measure current, voltage, and resistance Build a mini keyboard, an LED bike flasher, an alarm, and more

Build your electronics workbench--and begin creating fun electronics projects right away

Packed with hundreds of colorful diagrams and photographs, this book provides step-by-step instructions for experiments that show you how electronic components work, advice on choosing and using essential tools, and exciting projects you can build in 30 minutes or less. You'll get charged up as you transform theory into action in chapter after chapter! Circuit basics -- learn what voltage is, where current flows (and doesn't flow), and how power is used in a circuit Critical components -- discover how resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors control and shape electric current Versatile chips -- find out how to use analog and digital integrated circuits to build complex projects with just a few parts Analyze circuits -- understand the rules that govern current and voltage and learn how to apply them Safety tips -- get a thorough grounding in how to protect yourself--and your electronics--from harm

Open the book and find: How tiny parts manipulate current A hands-on exploration of popular components Why Ohm's and other laws are so important How transistors amplify and switch current What a 555 timer chip can do (a lot!) The ins and outs of digital electronics Step-by-step instructions for constructing circuits Fun projects you can build quickly
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Fathoming the Fundamentals of Electronics 5 Chapter 1: Introducing You to Electronics 7 Chapter 2: Gearing Up to Explore Electronics 25 Chapter 3: Running Around in Circuits 35 Chapter 4: Making Connections 49 Part II: Controlling Current with Components 65 Chapter 5: Meeting Up with Resistance 67 Chapter 6: Obeying Ohm s Law 89 Chapter 7: Getting Charged Up about Capacitors 105 Chapter 8: Identifying with Inductors 131 Chapter 9: Diving into Diodes 147 Chapter 10: Tremendously Talented Transistors 163 Chapter 11: Innovating with Integrated Circuits 183 Chapter 12: Acquiring Additional Parts 215 Part III: Getting Serious about Electronics 237 Chapter 13: Preparing Your Lab and Ensuring Your Safety 239 Chapter 14: Interpreting Schematics 263 Chapter 15: Building Circuits 281 Chapter 16: Mastering Your Multimeter to Measure Circuits 303 Chapter 17: Putting Projects Together 325 Part IV: The Part of Tens 351 Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Explore Electronics Further 353 Chapter 19: Ten Great Electronics Parts Sources 357 Glossary 363 Index 373
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About Cathleen Shamieh

Cathleen Shamieh is an electrical engineer and a high-tech writer with extensive engineering and consulting experience in the fields of medical electronics, speech processing, and telecommunications.
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