Understand Electronics: A Teach Yourself Guide (Teach Yourself Series)

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9780071740012: Understand Electronics: A Teach Yourself Guide (Teach Yourself Series)

Grasp the fundamental concepts of electronics as well as its more complex principles--no previous experience required!

Offering support and clarity throughout, Understand Electronics covers everything from voltage, dividers and resisors to logic gates and Boolean algebra. You will gain a solid understanding and feel confident in demonstrating your knowledge.

  • One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
  • Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience.
  • Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
  • Extra online articles at teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of electronics.
  • The key concepts are demonstrated through practical projects.
  • The carefully designed diagrams cement your understanding.
  • Author Dr. Malcolm Plant is an authoritive voice with extensive teaching and research experience.

Topics include:
Electronics today and yesterday; The basis of electronics; Simple circuits and switches; Signals and systems; Potential dividers and resistors; Timers, oscillators and capacitators; Rectification and diodes; Amplifiers and transistors; Logic gates and Boolean algebra; Flip-flops and counters; Displays, encoders and decoders; Binary and hexadecimal arithmetic; Memories and silicon chips; Control systems; Instrumentation systems; Telecommunications systems

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About the Author:

Malcolm Plant's interest in electronics began in his school days when he, together with a friend, built radios and gadgets from government surplus electronic equipment. He went on to receive his Masters degree in experimental space physics at Leicester University, where he investigated sensors for use in X-ray telescopes and astronomy. He now works as a university lecturer at Nottingham Trent University.

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