Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, 5E
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Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, 5E

by Stan Gibilisco

Quickly and easily learn the hows and whys behind basic electricity, electronics, and communications - at your own pace, in your own home

Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics offers easy-to-follow lessons in electricity and electronics fundamentals and applications from a master teacher, with minimal math, plenty of illustrations and practical examples, and test-yourself questions that make learning go more quickly.

The best combination self-teaching guide, home reference, and classroom text on electricity and electronics has been updated to deliver the latest advances.

Great for preparing for amateur and commercial licensing exams, this trusted guide offers uniquely thorough coverage, ranging from dc and ac concepts and circuits to semiconductors and integrated circuits.

The best course - and source - in basic electronics:

  • Starts with the basics and takes you through advanced applications such as radiolocation and robotics
  • Perfect for hobbyists, students, and those of you who want to get ahead in tech-related careers
  • Packed with everything needed to enhance learning: 600+ illustrations, practical examples, and hundreds of test questions
  • Helps you solve current-voltage-resistance-impedance problems and make power calculations
  • Teaches simple circuit concepts and techniques for optimizing system efficiency
  • Explains the theory behind advanced audio systems and amplifiers for live music
  • Referenced by thousands of students and professionals
  • Written by an author whose name is synonymous with clarity and practical sense

Updated for the latest technological trends:

  • Wireless Systems
  • Fiber Optics
  • Lasers
  • Space Communications
  • Mechatronics

EXPERT HOW-TO GUIDANCE ON SOLVING PROBLEMS SUCH AS:

  • Simple current-voltage-resistance determinators
  • Power calculations
  • Designing acoustical and audio systems
  • Designing circuits and systems

Contents:

Part 1: Direct Current

1. Background Physics
2. Electrical Units
3. Measuring Devices
4. Direct-Current Circuit Basics
5. Direct-Current Circuit Analysis
6. Resistors
7. Cells and Batteries
8. Magnetism

Test: Part 1

Part 2: Alternating Current

9. Alternating-Current Basics
10. Inductance
11. Capacitance
12. Phase
13. Inductive Reactance
14. Capacitive Reactance
15. Impedance and Admittance
16. Alternating-Current Circuit Analysis
17. Alternating-Current Power and Resonance
18. Transformers and Impedance Matching

Test: Part 2

Part 3: Basic Electronics

19. Introduction to Semiconductors
20. Diode Applications
21. Power Supplies
22. The Bipolar Transistor
23. The Field-Effect Transistor
24. Amplifiers and Oscillators
25. Wireless Transmitters and Receivers
26. Digital and Computer Basics

Test: Part 3

Part 4: Specialized Devices and Systems

27. Antennas for RF Communications
28. Integrated Circuits
29. Electron Tubes
30. Transducers, Sensors, Location, and Navigation
31. Acoustics and Audio Fundamentals
32. Advanced Communications Systems
33. Laser Fundamentals
34. A Mechatronics Sampler

Test: Part 4

Final Exam

Appendix A: Answers to Quizzes, Tests, and Final Exam

Appendix B: Schematic Symbols

Suggested Additional Reading

Index

About the Author:

Stan Gibilisco is one of McGraw-Hill's most prolific and popular authors, specializing in electronics and science topics. His clear, reader-friendly writing style makes his science books accessible to a wide audience, and his background in research makes him an ideal editor for professional references and course materials.

He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Electronics; The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing; and several titles in the popular Demystified library of home-schooling and self-teaching books. His published works have won numerous awards.

The Encyclopedia of Electronics was chosen a "Best Reference Book of the 1980s" by the American Library Association, which also named his McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing a "Best Reference of 1996."

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- 7-1/2 x 9-1/4 in.

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