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Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, 5th Editionby Stan Gibilisco
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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 electronicsincluding theorywithout 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:
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
Book News Annotation:
Intended for professionals, hobbyists, and technicians, this self-instruction guide introduces the principles of both direct current and alternating current and explains how current, voltage, resistance, and power interact in the different types of circuits. The 34 chapters address measuring devices, cells and batteries, inductance, capacitance, semiconductors, transistors, amplifiers, RF antennas, and electron tubes. The fifth edition adds a closing chapter on lasers. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Up-to-date, easy-to-follow coverage of electricity and electronics
In Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, Fifth Edition, a master teacher provides step-by-step lessons in electricity and electronics fundamentals and applications. Detailed illustrations, practical examples, and hundreds of test questions make it easy to learn the material quickly. This fully revised resource starts with the basics and takes you through advanced applications, such as communications systems and robotics. Solve current-voltage-resistance-impedance problems, make power calculations, optimize system performance, and prepare for licensing exams with help from this hands-on guide.
Updated for the latest technological trends: Wireless Systems Fiber Optics Lasers Space Communications
Comprehensive coverage includes:
Direct-Current Circuit Basics and Analysis * Resistors * Cells and Batteries * Magnetism * Inductance * Capacitance * Phase * Inductive and Capacitive Reactance * Impedance and Admittance * Alternating-Current Circuit Analysis, Power, and Resonance * Transformers and Impedance Matching * Semiconductors * Diode Applications * Power Supplies * Bipolar and Field-Effect Transistors * Amplifiers and Oscillators * Digital and Computer Basics * Antennas for RF Communications * Integrated Circuits * Electron Tubes * Transducers, Sensors, Location, and Navigation * Acoustics and Audio Fundamentals * Advanced Communications Systems
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TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.
A thorough update to this classic, one-of-a-kind bestseller Explains all the details of electricity and electronics--including theory--in a uniquely understandable and effective way New material on emerging electronic and communications systems, such as microcontrollers, audio-frequency electronics, and radio-frequency, optical, laser, and space communications Updated presentation of integrated-circuit technology, robotics, artificial intelligence, and computer basics All-new quizzes, test questions, and final exam
About the Author
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 I: DIRECT CURRENT; CH 1 Background Physics; CH 2 Electrical Units; CH 3 Measuring Devices; CH 4 Direct-current Basics; CH 5 Direct-current Circuit Analysis; CH 6 Resistors; CH 7 Cells and Batteries; CH 8 Magnetism; Test: Part One; PART II: ALTERNATING CURRENT; CH 9 Alternating-current Basics; CH 10 Inductance; CH 11 Capacitance; CH 12 Phase; CH 13 Inductive Reactance; CH 14 Capacitive Reactance; CH 15 Impedance and Admittance; CH 16 Alternating-current Circuit Analysis; CH 17 Alternating-current Power and Resonance; CH 18 Transformers and Impedance Matching; Test: Part Two; PART III: BASIC ELECTRONICS; CH 19 Introduction to Semiconductors; CH 20 How Diodes are Used; CH 21 Power Supplies; CH 22 The Bipolar Transistor; CH 23 The Field Effect Transistor; CH 24 Amplifiers and Oscillators; CH 25 Wireless Transmitters and Receivers; CH 26 Digital Basics; Test: Part Three; PART IV: SPECIALIZED DEVICES AND SYSTEMS; CH27 Antennas and Transmission Lines; CH 28 Integrated Circuits; CH 29 Electron Tubes; CH 30 Transducers, Sensors, Location, and Navigation; CH 31 Acoustics, Audio, and High Fidelity; CH 32 Wireless Communications Systems; CH 33 Computers and Microcontrollers; CH 34 Monitoring, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence; Test: Part Four; FINAL EXAM; Answers to Quiz, Test, and Exam Questions; Schematic Symbols
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