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A thorough update to this classic, one-of-a-kind bestseller Explains all the details of electricity and electronicsincluding theoryin a uniquely understandable and effective way New material on emerging electronic and communications systems, such as microcontrollers, audio-frequency electronics, and radio-frequency, optical, laser, and space communications Updated presentation of integrated-circuit technology, robotics, artificial intelligence, and computer basics All-new quizzes, test questions, and final exam
Table of 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