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  • Introduction to Electronics
    Introduction to Electronics
  • Introduction to Electronics
    Introduction to Electronics
  • Introduction to Electronics, 6th Edition
    Introduction to Electronics, 6th Edition


Obtain the fundamental background in electronics needed to succeed in today's increasingly digital world! The fifth edition continues to expose readers to the broad field of electronics at a level that can be easily understood, with all-new information on circuit board fabrication, assembly, and repair as well as practical applications and troubleshooting. Color has been added to all drawings and photos that supplement the descriptions of important concepts and techniques, making it even easier to master basic theory. Coverage is divided into six sections - DC Circuits, AC Circuits, Semiconductor Devices, Linear Circuits, Digital Circuits, and now, Practical Applications - a new section providing hands-on opportunities to apply DC/AC principles.

Author Biography

Earl D. Gates is an Associate Professor at the State University of New York College at Oswego where he teaches Electronics Technology

Table of Contents

Introduction: Career Opportunities, Using a Calculator, Safety Precaution
DC Circuits: Fundamentals of Electricity, Current, Voltage, Resistance, Ohm's Law, Electrical measurements-Meters, Power, DC Circuits, Magnetism, Inductance, Capacitance
AC Circuits: Alternating Current, AC Measurements, Resistive AC Circuits, Capacitive AC Circuits, Inductive AC Circuits, Resonance AC Circuits, Transformers
Semiconductor Devices: Semiconductor Fundamentals, PN Junction Diodes, Bipolar Transistors, Field Effect Transistors, Thyristors, Integrated Circuits, Optoelectric Devices
Linear Electronic Circuits: Power Supplies, Amplifier Basics, Amplifier Applications, Oscillators, Waveshaping Circuits
Digital Electronic Circuits: Binary number System, Basic Logic Gates, Simplifying Logic Circuits, Sequential Logic Circuits, Combinational Logic Circuits, Microprocessor Basics
Appendices: Scientific Notation, Periodic Table of Elements, Basic Formulas, Electronic Abbreviation, Greek Alphabet, Commonly Used Prefixes, Resistor Color Codes, Electronic Symbols, Semiconductor Schematic Symbols, Digital Logic Symbols

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