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Teach yourself electricity and electronics

Author: Stan Gibilisco
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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"A fully updated, easy-to-follow guide to electricity and electronics Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, Fifth Edition helps you grasp the fundamentals of electricity and electronics--including theory--without formal training. Concise content along with a conversational writing tone enhance the pedagogy. Beginners and intermediate students will benefit most, but engineers and technicians will find this work
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stan Gibilisco
ISBN: 9780071741354 0071741356
OCLC Number: 730054025
Description: xvii, 734 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Direct current --
1. Background physics --
Atoms --
Protons, neutrons, and atomic numbers --
Isotopes and atomic weights --
Electrons --
Ions --
Compounds --
Molecules --
Conductors --
Insulators --
Resistors --
Semiconductors --
Current --
Static electricity --
Electromotive force --
Non-electrical energy --
2. Electrical units --
The volt --
Current flow --
The ampere --
Resistance and the ohm --
Conductance and the siemens --
Power and the watt --
A word about notation --
Energy and the watt-hour --
Alternating current and the hertz --
Rectification and pulsating direct current --
Magnetism --
Magnetic units --
3. Measuring devices --
Electromagnetic deflection --
Electrostatic deflection --
Thermal heating --
Ammeters --
Voltmeters --
Ohmmeters --
Multimeters --
FET voltmeters --
Wattmeters --
Watt-hour meters --
digital readout meters --
Frequency counters --
4. Direct-current circuit basics --
Schematic symbols --
Schematic and wiring diagrams --
Circuit simplification --
Ohm's Law --
Current calculations --
Voltage calculations --
Rule of Significant Figures --
Resistance calculations --
Power calculations --
Resistances in series --
Resistances in parallel --
Division of power --
Resistances in series-parallel --
5. Direct-current circuit analysis --
Current through series resistances --
Voltages across series resistances --
Voltage across parallel resistances --
Currents through parallel resistances --
Power distribution in series circuits --
Power distribution in parallel circuits --
Kirchhoff's First Law --
Kirchhoff's Second Law --
Voltage division --
6. Resistors --
The potentiometer --
The decibel --
Resistor specifications --
7. Cells and batteries --
Electrochemical energy --
Miniature cells and batteries --
Lead-acid batteries --
Nickel-based cells and batteries --
Photovoltaic cells and batteries --
8. Magnetism --
Geomagnetism --
Magnetic force --
Magnetic field strength --
Electromagnets --
Magnetic materials --
Magnetic machines. pt. 2. Alternating current --
9. Alternating-current basics --
Period and frequency --
The sine wave --
Square waves --
Sawtooth waves --
Complex waveforms --
Frequency spectrum --
Fractions of a cycle --
Expressions of amplitude --
The generator --
10. Inductance --
Inductors in series --
Inductors in parallel --
Interaction among inductors --
Air-core coils --
Ferromagnetic cores --
Transmission-line inductors --
11. Capacitance --
Simple capacitors --
Capacitors in series --
Capacitors in parallel --
Fixed capacitors --
Variable capacitors --
Capacitor specifications --
Interelectrode capacitance --
12. Instantaneous values --
Rate of change --
Circles and vectors --
Expressions of phase difference --
Vector diagrams of relative phase --
13. Inductive reactance --
Inductors and direct current --
Inductors and alternating current --
Reactance and frequency --
Current lags voltage --
14. Capacitive reactance --
Capacitors and direct current --
Capacitors and alternating current --
Capacitive reactance and frequency --
Current leads voltage --
15. Impedance and admittance --
Imaginary numbers --
Complex numbers --
The RX half-plane --
Characteristic impedance --
Conductance --
Susceptance --
Admittance --
The GB half-plane --
16. Alternating-current circuit analysis --
Complex impedances in series --
Series RLC circuits --
Complex admittances in parallel --
Parallel RLC circuits --
Ohm's Law for alternating current --
17. Alternating-current power and resonance --
Forms of power --
Power parameters --
Power transmission --
Resonance --
Resonant devices --
18. Transformers and impedance matching --
Transformer geometry --
Power transformers --
Isolation and impedance matching --
Radio-frequency transformers. pt. 3. Basic electronics --
The semiconductor revolution --
Semiconductor materials --
Doping and charge carriers --
The P-N junction --
20. Diode applications --
Rectification --
Detection --
Frequency multiplication --
Signal mixing --
Switching --
Voltage regulation --
Amplitude limiting --
Frequency control --
Oscillation and amplification --
Energy emission --
Photosensitive diodes --
21. Power supplies --
Power transformers --
Rectifier diodes --
Half-wave circuit --
Full-wave center-tap circuit --
Full-wave bridge circuit --
Voltage-doubler circuit --
Power-supply filtering --
Voltage regulation --
Equipment protection --
22. The bipolar transistor --
NPN versus PNP --
Biasing --
Amplification --
Gain versus frequency --
Common-emitter configuration --
Common-base configuration --
Common-collector configuration --
23. The field-effect transistor --
JFET --
MOSFET --
24. Amplifiers and oscillators --
Decibel --
Basic bipolar-transistor amplifier --
Basic FET amplifier --
Drive and overdrive --
Audio amplification --
Radio-frequency amplification --
Common oscillator circuits --
Oscillator stability --
Audio oscillators --
25. Wireless transmitters and receivers --
Modulation --
Image transmission --
The electromagnetic field --
Wave propagation --
Transmission media --
Receiver fundamentals --
Predetector stages --
Detectors --
Postdetector stages --
Specialized wireless modes --
26. Digital and computer basics --
Numeration systems --
Digital logic --
Binary communications --
Computer components --
Computer displays --
Printers and scanners --
The Internet. pt. 4. Specialized devices and systems --
27. Antennas for RF communications --
Radiation resistance --
Half-wave antennas --
Quarter-wave verticals --
Loops --
Ground systems --
Gain and directivity --
Phased arrays --
Parasitic arrays --
Antennas for ultrahigh and microwave frequencies --
Safety --
28. Integrated circuits --
Linear ICs --
Digital ICs --
Component density --
IC memory --
Microcomputers and microcontrollers --
29. Electron tubes --
Electrode configurations --
Circuit arrangements --
Cathode-ray tubes --
Camera tubes --
Tubes above 300 MHz --
30. Transducers, sensors, location, and navigation --
Wave transducers --
Displacement transducers --
Detection and movement --
Location systems --
Navigational methods --
31. Acoustics and audio fundamentals --
Acoustics --
Loudness and phase --
Technical considerations --
Components --
Specialized systems --
Hard recording media --
Electromagnetic interference --
32. Advanced communications systems --
Cellular communications --
Satellites and networks --
amateur and shortwave radio --
Security and privacy --
Modulated light --
Fiber optics --
33. Laser fundamentals --
The cavity laser --
Semiconductor lasers --
Solid-state lasers --
34. A mechatronics sampler --
Robot generations and applications --
Robot manipulators --
Machine hearing and vision --
Robotic navigation --
Telepresence --
Artificial intelligence (AI).
Responsibility: Stan Gibilisco.

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