Electronics Simplified, 3rd Edition

 
Electronics Simplified, 3rd Edition,Ian Sinclair,ISBN9780080970639
 
 
 

  

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9780080970639

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Understand how electronics work, from the principles to the latest applications - No math required!

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Key Features

  • Explains electronics from fundamentals to applications - No other book has such breadth of coverage
  • Approachable, clear writing style, with minimal math - No previous knowledge of electronics required!
  • Now fully revised and updated to include coverage of the latest developments in electronics: Blu-ray, HD, 3-D TV, digital TV and radio, miniature computers, robotic systems and more.

Description

• Explains electronics from fundamentals to applications - no other book has such breadth of coverage

• Approachable, clear writing style with minimal math - no previous knowledge of electronics required!

• Now fully revised and updated to include coverage of the latest developments in electronics: Blu-ray, HD, 3D TV, digital TV and radio, miniature computers, robotic systems and more

Electronics Simplifi ed (previously published as Electronics Made  Simple) is essential reading for students embarking on courses involving electronics, anyone whose job involves electronic technology or equipment, and anyone who wants to know more about the electronics revolution. No previous knowledge is assumed and by focusing on how systems work, rather than on details of circuit diagrams and calculations, this book introduces readers to the key principles and technology of modern electronics without needing access to expensive equipment or laboratories. This approach also enables students to gain a fi rm grasp of the principles they will be applying in the lab.

Readership

Hobbyists, technicians, low level professionals and students - anyone taking a course or qualification in electronics who wants to understand the principles that they will be applying, but without a project/ design focus.

Ian Sinclair

Ian Sinclair was born in 1932 in Tayport, Fife, and graduated from the University of St. Andrews in 1956. In that year, he joined the English Electric Valve Co. in Chelmsford, Essex, to work on the design of specialised cathode-ray tubes, and later on small transmitting valves and TV transmitting tubes. In 1966, he became an assistant lecturer at Hornchurch Technical College, and in 1967 joined the staff of Braintree College of F.E. as a lecturer. His first book, “Understanding Electronic Components” was published in 1972, and he has been writing ever since, particularly for the novice in Electronics or Computing. The interest in computing arose after seeing a Tandy TRS80 in San Francisco in 1977, and of his 204 published books, about half have been on computing topics, starting with a guide to Microsoft Basic on the TRS80 in 1979. He left teaching in 1984 to concentrate entirely on writing, and has also gained experience in computer typesetting, particularly for mathematical texts. He has recently visited Seattle to see Microsoft at work, and to remind them that he has been using Microsoft products longer than most Microsoft employees can remember. Ian Sinclair is the author of the following Made Simple books: Lotus 1-2-3- (2.4 DOS version) MS-DOS (up to version 6.22) PagePlus for Windows 3.1 Hard drives He is also the author of many other books published under our Newnes imprint.Visit Ian's website at http://website.lineone.net/~ian_sinclair

Affiliations and Expertise

Long-standing technical author, UK

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Electronics Simplified, 3rd Edition

Preface

1 Electricity, waves, and pulses

Fundamental electricity

Steady voltage

Cell types Lithium calls

Power

Alternating voltage

AC and waves

AC and DC transmission

Electronics

Pulses

2 Components

Passive components

Surface mounting components

Charge and discharge

Effect on waveforms

Transformers

Resonance

Diodes

Other diode types

3 Active components and ICs

Transistors - bipolar

Field-effect transistors

Switching

ICs

Linear ICs

Digital ICs

The microprocessor

Cathode-ray tubes

Plasma and LCD displays

4 Linear circuits

Linearity and non-linearity

Distortion

Frequency response

Gain and decibels

Untuned amplifiers

Bandwidth

Tuned amplifiers

Power and RMS

Calculating power

Feedback

Oscillators and multipliers

5 Block and circuit diagrams

Diagrams

Linear circuit blocks

Digital circuit blocks

Other blocks

6 How radio works

Radio (electromagnetic) waves

Light (optical transmission)

Aerials

Transmission and reception

Modulation

Sidebands

Reception

Radio block diagrams

TRF and Superhet

FM radio

Stereo radio

DAB digital radio

7 Disc and tape recording

Wax cylinders and shellac discs

Electric gramophones

Compression and equalization

Tape and cassette

Digital methods

Cinema sound

Noise

Video and digital recording

8 Elements of TV and radar

Television (updated)

Scanning for analogue TV

Dot-map for digital TV

Synchronisation

Analogue and digital signals

Transmission

Analogue TV receiver

Colour TV

Colour TV tubes

Flat-screen displays

The analogue receiver circuits

Radar

9 Digital signals

Voltage levels

Binary scale

Recording digitally

CD, DVD and Blu-ray

Digital broadcasting

Conversions

Digital coding

Conversions

Serial and parallel transmission

10 Gating and logic circuits 144

Gates

NAND and NOR

Arithmetic circuits

Adders and subtractors

Multiplication and division

Code changing

Multiplexing and demultiplexing

11 Counting and correcting

Sequential circuits

The J-K flip-flop

Counter uses

Frequency meter

Counter/timer

Digital voltmeter

Registers

Latching

Error control and correction

Bit error rate (BER)

Hamming and other codes

12 Digital recording

Recording on tape

The CD system

The optical system

Digital processing

Error correction

Production methods

The end-result

Digital compression

DVD and Blu-ray

MPEG

Layers

MP3

13 Microprocessors, calculators and computers

Buses

Microprocessor cycle

Memory

Registers

The buses

The PC register and addressing

Interrupts

Port

USB, Firewire and Network ports

Calculators

Computers

Modems

Broadband modems and Routers

Monitor or visual display unit (VDU)

Graphics Cards

Drivers

Sound card

Printers

Scanner

Laptops and Notepads

External drives

14  Computer software

Operating systems

Command-line systems

Graphics based systems

Microsoft Windows

Apple Mac

Linux

Installing software

15 Digital TV and radio in more detail

Compression

TV coding

Broadcasting systems

Digital receivers

The set-top box (STB)

Hard-drive STB recording

DVD and Blu-ray recorders

Digital radio and recording

HD TV

3-D TV

16 Miscellaneous systems

The oscilloscope

PC used as an instrument

NICAM (brief, historical)

Camcorders

Cellular phones

GPS

Appendix A 226

Books for further reading

Circuitry

Components

Computing

Construction

Electronics and Computing Topics

Formulae and tables

Microprocessors

Servicing

Test Equipment

Appendix B

ASCII codes

Quotes and reviews

'Ideal for students who are just about to begin a course that involves electronics, for people who are interested in the subject but do not know where to start, or for those who need a straightforward revision of the basics.' Electrotechnology
 
 
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