Getting Started in Electronics, by Forest M. Mims III

Getting Started in Electronics

by Forest M. Mims III

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This is a complete electronics course in 128 pages! Author Forrest Mims teaches you the basics, takes you on a tour of analog and digital components, explains how they work, and shows you how they are combines for various applications. Includes circuit assembly tips and 100 electronic circuits and projects you can build and test.

Begin With the Basics - Learn about static electricity and how to make magnets and solenoids. Find out about direct current and alternating current. Then learn about electrical circuits that use batteries and lamps.

Basic Electronic Components - Find out how switches, relays, meters, resistor, capacitors, transformers are used. Diodes and Transistors - These components are they key ingredients to modern electronic circuits. Find out what they do and how they work.

Integrated Circuits - From dozens to many thousands of electronic components can be formed on tiny chips of silicon. Digital Integrated Circuits - Learn the basics about digital logic gates using switches and transformers.

Linear Integrated Circuits - Linear circuits respond to only the presence or absences of voltage. Linear circuits respond to a wide range of voltages giving them many applications.

Circuit Assembly Tips - Learn how to use electronic components to make temporary circuits and permanent circuits using wire and solder.

100 Electronic Circuits - Now you're ready to build any or even all of the 100 tested and working circuits included in the book. The categories of circuits include basic, photonic, digital, and linear.

This book is printed in a somewhat unusual way. The pages are literally hand written on lined paper. Once you get past that "what's this?" first reaction, you will find that it is still easy to read, enjoyable, and extrememly informative for the beginner.

About the Author
Forrest M. Mims, III, has written dozens of books, hundreds of articles, invented scientific devices, and travelled to the Amazon for NASA. He loves to share his knowledge with eager students!


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It's a fun read! Aug 24, 2011 Marcelo San Jose CR
  I had no idea about electronics before reading this book however found this to be a great introduction. It is written in a simple (but non-condescending) way and I really like the hand drawn diagrams and text. A book that would be suitable for anyone looking to get into electronics. ....A. Bright, Nice intro material. The material in the book is adequate as an introduction for people wishing to... more...
It literally got me started in... Aug 24, 2011 Christopher Owens San Carlos CA US
  My dad bought me a copy of this book when I was in 7th grade. 22 years later, I'm working in the electronics industry, and I keep my original copy handy for reference or explaining electronics concepts, and I regularly buy additional copies to give to coworkers and friends who need a crash course in electronics. There are some other books (The Art of Electronics for instance) that I hold almost... more...