The Science of Electronics

The Science of Electronics : DC/AC

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For DC/AC Fundamentals and Basic Circuits courses. Part of the popular Science of Electronics series, DC/AC presents clear and comprehensive coverage of fundamental elements of DC/AC circuits with a strong emphasis on the science and necessary math. Basic electronics concepts are well supported by many worked out examples and illustrations. Instruments such as digital oscilloscopes (as well as the analog scope) and the function generator are covered in detail. In addition to passive circuit coverage, there are discussions of programmable logic controllers, motors, and generators, as well as other devices. Science Highlights provide a look at scientific advances in an area that is closely related to the coverage in that chapter. Safety Notes, which appear in the margins throughout the text, give students valuable hints and information concerning safety issues when working with electrical systems. On the Job tips provide students with excellent information and material regarding their future careers. Computer Simulation and Troubleshooting Practice problems allow students to actually view circuit operations or find faults in a given circuit.
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  • Hardback | 528 pages
  • 210.8 x 279.4 x 27.9mm | 1,315.43g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130875651
  • 9780130875655

Table of contents

1. Physics for Electronics. Electronics Today. Electrical Safety. Work and Energy. Static Electricity. The Atom. 2. Mathematics for Electronics. Scientific and Engineering Notation. Metric Prefixes. The SI System and Electronic Units. Measured Numbers. Basic Algebra Review. Graphing. 3. Electrical Quantities and Measurements. Conductors, Insulators, and Semiconductors. Current and the Electric Circuit. Voltage Sources. Resistance and Resistors. Basic Electrical Measurements. 4. Ohm's Law and Watt's Law. Ohm's Law. Applications of Ohm's Law. Electrical Energy and Power. Watt's Law. Applications of Watt's Law. Nonlinear Resistance. 5. Series and Parallel Circuits. Resistors in Series. Applying Ohm's Law in Series Circuits. Kirchoff's Voltage Law. Voltage Dividers. Resistors in Parallel. Applying Ohm's Law in Parallel Circuits. Kirchoff's Current Law. 6. Combinational Series/Parallel Circuits. Equivalent Circuits. Analysis of Combinational Circuits. Thevenin's Theorem. Loading Effects. Multiple Sources. The Wheatstone Bridge. Troubleshooting Combinational Circuits. 7. Magnetism and Magnetic Circuits. Magnetic Quantities. Magnetic Materials. Magnetic Circuits. Transformers. Solenoids and Relays. Programmable Logic Controllers. 8. Motors and Generators. Voltage Induced Across a Moving Conductor. Force on a Current-Carrying Conductor. Generators. DC Motors. AC Motors. 9. Alternating Current. The Sine Wave. Phasor Representation on a Sine Wave. Nonsinusoidal Waveforms. Function Generators. Oscilloscopes. 10. Capacitors. Capacitance. Types of Capacitors. Series and Parallel Capacitors. Capacitors in DC Circuits. Capacitors in AC Circuits. Applications of Capacitors. 11. Inductors. Inductance. Types of Inductors. Series and Parallel Inductors. Inductors in DC Circuits. Inductors in AC Circuits. Applications of Inductors. 12. Series AC Circuits. Representing Phasor Quantities. Impedance. Series RCCircuits. Series RL Circuits. Series RLC Circuits. Series Resonance. 13. Parallel AC Circuits. Admittance. Parallel RCCircuits. Parallel RL Circuits. Parallel RLC Circuits. Parallel Resonance. Appendix A. Definitions of Fundamental Units. Appendix B. Table of Resistance Values. Appendix C. Lab Manual Art. Answers to Odd-Numbered Questions. Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems. Glossary. Index.
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