Basic Electronics, by Alvis J. Evans

Basic Electronics

by Alvis J. Evans & Gene McWhorter

Publisher:
ISBN-13:
9780945053224
Copyright Date:
2004
Pages:
224
Binding:
Paperback
Dimensions:
11.0" x 8.5"
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Basic Electronics explains electronic fundamentals using easy-to-read, easy-to-understand explanations coupled with detailed illustrations. It brings seeing and doing together for a very meaningful learning experience, and delivers practical applications at the same time. The book contains worked-out examples within the text to solidify understanding of specific ideas, and quizzes and problem sets at the end of each chapter to complete and reinforce the learning cycle. Basic concepts, device and circuit fundamentals, and circuit applications provide full-scope coverage of electronics in 11 chapters.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • 1] Learning about Electronics
    • why one material insulates and another conducts, shows how current is a flow of electrons
  • 2] What is DC Electricity
    • explains direct current and how it relates to voltage, identifies series and parallel circuits, summarizes resistance, capacitance, inductance
  • 3] What is AC Electricity
    • explains alternating current, how it is generated, how it varies, how it relates to DC values, defines impedance and vector addition
  • 4] Diodes & Transistors
    • explains 2 element diodes and 3 element transistors, and how they are used in circuits
  • 5] Amplifiers & Oscillators
    • discusses transistor amplifiers and biasing points
  • 6] Radio Transmitters & Receivers
    • how information is placed on a carrier wave, radiated from an antenna and recovered by a receiver
  • 7] Digital Circuits
    • how circuits handle digital information in series, parallel, or timed signals
  • 8] Digital Logic Circuits
    • how logic circuits make decisions and how they are combined to perform tasks
  • 9] Electronic Memories
    • how memory circuits combine to make random-access and shift-register memories
  • 10] Photoelectric Devices
    • how photo diodes, transistors, solar cells, and LEDs work and are used in circuits

About the Authors:

Gene McWhorter is a free-lance writer in the fields of industrial process controls, electronics, and chemical plant processing equipment. Mr. McWhorter holds master's degrees in chemical engineering and marketing. His work has been published in Scientific American and many other magazines and professional journals.

Alvis J. Evans was an Associate Professor of Electronics at Tarrant County Junior College in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the author of many electrical and electronic books written for audiences from beginning hobbyists to advanced technicians.


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