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Publisher Comments:

THE BOOK THAT MAKES ELECTRONICS MAKE SENSE This intuitive, applications-driven guide to electronics for hobbyists, engineers, and students doesn't overload readers with technical detail. Instead, it tells you-and shows you-what basic and advanced electronics parts and components do, and how they work. Chock-full of illustrations, Practical Electronics for Inventors offers over 750 hand-drawn images that provide clear, detailed instructions that can help turn theoretical ideas into real-life inventions and gadgets.

CRYSTAL CLEAR AND COMPREHENSIVE Covering the entire field of electronics, from basics through analog and digital, AC and DC, integrated circuits (ICs), semiconductors, stepper motors and servos, LCD displays, and various input/output devices, this guide even includes a full chapter on the latest microcontrollers. A favorite memory-jogger for working electronics engineers, Practical Electronics for Inventors is also the ideal manual for those just getting started in circuit design. If you want to succeed in turning your ideas into workable electronic gadgets and inventions, is THE book. Starting with a light review of electronics history, physics, and math, the book provides an easy-to-understand overview of all major electronic elements, including: Basic passive components o Resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers o Discrete passive circuits o Current-limiting networks, voltage dividers, filter circuits, attenuators o Discrete active devices o Diodes, transistors, thrysistors o Microcontrollers o Rectifiers, amplifiers, modulators, mixers, voltage regulators

ENTHUSIASTIC READERS HELPED US MAKE THIS BOOK EVEN BETTER This revised, improved, and completely updated second edition reflects suggestions offered by the loyal hobbyists and inventors who made the first edition a bestseller. Reader-suggested improvements in this guide include:

  • Thoroughly expanded and improved theory chapter
  • New sections covering test equipment, optoelectronics, microcontroller circuits, and more
  • New and revised drawings
  • Answered problems throughout the book

Practical Electronics for Inventors takes you through reading schematics, building and testing prototypes, purchasing electronic components, and safe work practices. You'll find all thisin a guide that's destined to get your creative-and inventive-juices flowing.

Book News Annotation:

Covering the same basic information as other introductory electronics books, only presenting the information on particular devices and circuits do before discussing the physics of how they work, this text covers basic circuit components, semiconductors, optoelectronics, integrated circuits, operational amplifiers, filters, oscillators and timers, voltage regulators, audio electronics, digital electronics, DC motors, RC servos, and other devices.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Here's the book for every hobbyist who wants to be an inventor but needs to learn the basics of electronics to get there. Scherz's reassuring step-by-step approach teaches the fundamentals in a way that requires no background in electronics. Profusely illustrated with elaborate detailed drawings, this-easy-to follow how to book offers all inventors-to-be the practical learning solution they need. 750 illus.

Synopsis:

Here's the book for every hobbyist who wants to be an inventor, but needs to learn the basics of electronics to get there. Paul Scherz's reassuring step-by-step approach teaches the fundamentals in a way that requires no background in electronics. The ultimate inventor's guide to the essentials of electronic basics, this book covers everything from electronics equipment, devices, components, and products, and skillfully describes each from a simple "what-it-is and what-it-is used for" perspective. Profusely illustrated with elaborate detailed drawings, this-easy-to follow howto book offers all inventors-to-be the practical learning solution they need.

About the Author

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 focuses on elementary particle interactions. Paul is an inventor/hobbyist in electronics, an area he grew to appreciate through his experience at the University's Department of Nuclear Engineering Physics and the Department of Plasma Physics.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: Introduction to Electronics

Chapter 2: Theory

Chapter 3: Basic Electronic Circuit Components

Chapter 4: Semiconductors

Chapter 5: Optoelectronics

Chapter 6: Integrated Circuits

Chapter 7: Operational Amplifiers

Chapter 8: Filters

Chapter 9: Oscillators and Timers

Chapter 10: Voltage Regulators and Power Supplies

Chapter 11: Audio Electronics

Chapter 12: Digital Electronics

Chapter 13: DC Motors, RC Servos, and Stepper Motors

Chapter 14: Hands-on Electronics

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

Appendix E: Microcontroller Circuits

Index \n

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780070580787
Author:
Scherz, Paul
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/TAB Electronics
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Engineering - Electrical & Electronic
Subject:
Electronics - General
Subject:
Electronics
Subject:
Electronics - Circuits - General
Subject:
Inventors
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series Volume:
99-338
Publication Date:
20000415
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
952
Dimensions:
11.10x8.52x.89 in. 2.76 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
Science and Mathematics » Electricity » Applied Electronics
Science and Mathematics » Electricity » General Electronics
Science and Mathematics » Electricity » Hobby Electronics

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"Synopsis" by , Here's the book for every hobbyist who wants to be an inventor but needs to learn the basics of electronics to get there. Scherz's reassuring step-by-step approach teaches the fundamentals in a way that requires no background in electronics. Profusely illustrated with elaborate detailed drawings, this-easy-to follow how to book offers all inventors-to-be the practical learning solution they need. 750 illus.
"Synopsis" by , Here's the book for every hobbyist who wants to be an inventor, but needs to learn the basics of electronics to get there. Paul Scherz's reassuring step-by-step approach teaches the fundamentals in a way that requires no background in electronics. The ultimate inventor's guide to the essentials of electronic basics, this book covers everything from electronics equipment, devices, components, and products, and skillfully describes each from a simple "what-it-is and what-it-is used for" perspective. Profusely illustrated with elaborate detailed drawings, this-easy-to follow howto book offers all inventors-to-be the practical learning solution they need.
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