Electronics Demystified, Second Edition

Electronics Demystified, Second Edition

by Stan Gibilisco

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Overview

SUPERCHARGE your understanding of ELECTRONICS

Learn electronics without getting your wires crossed! Electronics Demystified, Second Edition teaches you fundamental concepts and applications step by step.

This practical guide begins by covering voltage, current, resistance, impedance, admittance, and power supplies. The book goes on to discuss semiconductor diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, and signal amplifiers and oscillators. Wireless electronics is then addressed, including radio-frequency transmitters and receivers, telecommunications, and antennas. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material. End-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key topics.

It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:

  • Ohm's law
  • Current and voltage in RL and RC circuits
  • Oscillation and amplification
  • Bipolar and field-effect transistors
  • Radio-wave propagation
  • Receiver and transmitter design
  • Communications satellites and antennas

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Electronics Demystified, Second Edition helps you master this essential subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071768085
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 10/28/2011
Series: Demystified
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 1,063,970
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Stan Gibilisco has authored or co-authored more than 50 nonfiction books in the fields of electronics, general science, mathematics, and computing. He has worked as a technical writer in industry, as a shortwave radio broadcast station technician, as a radio-frequency design engineer, and as a magazine editor. One of Stan’s books, the Encyclopedia of Electronics (TAB Books, 1985), was named by the American Library Association (ALA) in its list of "Best References of the 1980s." Another of his books, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing (McGraw-Hill, 1995), was named as a "Best Reference of 1996" by the ALA.

Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamental Concepts
Chapter 1. Direct Current
Chapter 2. Alternating Current
Chapter 3. Impedance and Admittance
Chapter 4. Power Supplies
Test-Part I

Part II: Wired Electronics
Chapter 5. Semiconductor Diodes
Chapter 6. Transistors and Integrated Circuits
Chapter 7. Signal Amplifiers
Chapter 8. Signal Oscillators
Test-Part II

Part III: Wireless Electronics
Chapter 9. Radio-Frequency Transmitters
Chapter 10. Radio-Frequency Receivers
Chapter 11. Telecommunications
Chapter 12. Communications Antennas
Test-Part III

Final Exam
Answers to Quizzes, Tests, and Final Exam
Appendix: Schematic Symbols
Suggested Additional Reading
Index

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