Starting Electronics is unrivalled as a highly practical introduction for hobbyists, students and technicians. Keith Brindley introduces readers to the functions of the main component types, their uses, and the basic principles of building and designing electronic circuits.
Breadboard layouts make this very much a ready-to-run book for the experimenter; and the use of multimeter, but not oscilloscopes, puts this practical exploration of electronics within reach of every home enthusiast's pocket.
The second edition has kept the simplicity and clarity of the original. New material includes a section on digital logic and integrated circuits, which are now as much the basic building blocks for starting electronics as analog fundamentals.
Excellent value for money for students and hobbyists
A great general intro to electronics from a well known author
Strong practical emphasis throughout
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Keith is a freelance journalist whose whole life (well, apart from the wife, the kids, the music and the mountain bike) is computers. He's been writing about them (computers, that is) for over 18 years, in the meantime working as a teacher, lecturer, engineer, journalist and finally (for the last 12 years) freelance in the computing field. He fondly remembers his first contacts with the Commodore Pet, the various Sinclair oddities, the BBC, PC-DOS, MS-DOS, the Mac, and the various incarnations of Windows. He dreams of new software and hardware, he realises that writing about computers makes little compared to making computers or writing the software for them, he is fully committed to passing his experience along to and making computer-life easier for his readers, yet still enjoys what he's doing. Which can't be all bad!Review:
...if you are interested in the subject but you are mystified by Ohm's Law or the concepts of tuned circuits and potential dividers, we advise reading...Keith Bradley's Starting Electronics' Computer Shopper Jan 03
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Book Description Newnes, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110750644354