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Essentials of Electronics



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McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

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This highly illustrated text, activities manual, and instructor's guide package is designed for use in a survey of electronics course for non-majors. Its comprehensive coverage includes the areas of dc/ac, devices, digital, and microprocessors. Chapters covering circuit theorems and ac principles have been added with the second edition.

Table of Contents


Instruments, Tools, and Fastners

Conductors, Semiconductors, and Insulators

Sources and Characteristics of Electricity

Basic Electrical Units

Electric Connections

Simple, Series, and Parallel Circuits

Measuring Voltage, Current, and Resistance

Circuit Conductors and Wire Sizes


Ohm's Law

Solving the Series Circuit

Solving the Parallel Circuit

Solving the Series-Parallel Circuit




Circuit Protection Devices

Electric Power

Electric Energy

Direct Current and Alternating Current

Low Voltage Signal Systems

Residential Wiring Requirements and Devices

Residential Branch Circuit Wiring

Appliance Cords and Connections

Lighting Equipment

Electric Motors


Motor Controls

Inductance and Capacitance


Signal Sources

Printed Circuits

Electronic Test Instruments

Semiconductor Diodes

Power Supplies


Transistor Switching, Amplification, and Oscillation Circuits

Thyristors: the SCR and Triac

Integrated Circuits (ICs)

Digital Fundamentals

The Microcomputer

Circuit Theorems

Principles of ac Circuits

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