Foundations of Electronics

Foundations of Electronics : Circuits & Devices

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From principles of basic circuits through analysis of passive and active circuit components, Foundations of Electronics: Circuits and Devices is the perfect choice for introducing readers to the world of electronics technology. Chock full of full-color charts, photographs, schematics and diagrams, this newly redesigned edition uses real-world color codes and strategic highlighting to focus attention on key points. Reader-friendly and ideal for technician training, this comprehensive book begins by exploring basic concepts such as voltage, current, plus power and resistance in series, parallel and combination circuits. Equipped with an understanding of circuit behavior, readers move on to the study of more complex topics, including: network theorems, magnetism, resonance, and more.Extensively updated to better meet the needs of today's technician's, the final ten chapters provide a first-rate introduction to modern electronic devices, with greater emphasis on integrated circuits and op-amps plus all-new coverage of optical components. Throughout the book, step-by-step examples and practice problems appear directly after explanations of key concepts, providing a bridge between must-know theory and hands-on circuit work. Attention-getting previews, helpful key terms lists, learning objectives, summaries and other pedagogical aids have also been integrated into every chapter to motivate users and build their confidence.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 1184 pages
  • 205.7 x 256.5 x 50.8mm | 2,313.35g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 0766840263
  • 9780766840263

Table of contents

Basic Concepts of Electricity. Electrical Quantities and Components. Ohms Law. Series Circuits. Parallel Circuits. Series-Parallel Circuits. Basic Network Theorems. Network Analysis Techniques. Magnetism and Electromagnetism. Measuring Instruments. Basic AC Quantities. The Oscilloscope. Inductance. Inductive Reactance in AC. RL Circuits in AC. Basic Transformer Characteristics. Capacitance. Capacitive Reactance In AC. RC Circuits in AC. RLC Circuit Analysis. Series and Parallel Resonance. Semiconductor Materials and P-N Junctions. Diodes and Diode Circuits. Power Supply Circuits. Bipolar Junction Transistors. BJT Amplifier Circuits. Field-Effect Transistors and Circuits. Operational Amplifiers. Oscillators and Multivibrators. Thyristors. Optoelectronics. Optoelectronic Application Circuits.
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Basic Concepts of Electricity. Electrical Quantities and Components. Ohm's Law. Series Circuits. Parallel Circuits. Series-Parallel Circuits. Basic Network Theorems. Network Analysis Techniques. Magnetism and Electromagnetism. Measuring Instruments. Basic AC Quantities. The Oscilloscope. Inductance. Inductive Reactance in AC. RL Circuits in AC. Basic Transformer Characteristics. Capacitance. Capacitive Reactance In AC. RC Circuits in AC. RLC Circuit Analysis. Series and Parallel Resonance. Semiconductor Materials and P-N Junctions. Diodes and Diode Circuits. Power Supply Circuits. Bipolar Junction Transistors. BJT Amplifier Circuits. Field-Effect Transistors and Circuits. Operational Amplifiers. Oscillators and Multivibrators. Thyristors. Optoelectronics. Optoelectronic Application Circuits.
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About Robert Diffenderfer

Robert Diffenderfer received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from John Brown University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from the University of Illinois. With over 28 years of professional experience, he is currently a Senior Professor with DeVry University teaching in the Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology program at the Kansas City, Missouri campus.
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