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Electronics Simplified

Electronics Simplified, Third Edition, discusses the aims and methods of electronics, with emphasis on digital electronics and software options. It covers the latest developments in electronics, including Blu-ray, digital TV and radio, HD and 3D TV, robotic systems, radar, cellular phones, GPS, and microcomputers. Organized into 17 chapters, the book introduces the reader to every aspect of electronics from fundamentals to applications, with minimal mathematics required. It provides an overview of electricity, waves, and pulses and how a steady voltage is generated, along with power, alternating voltage, and AC and DC transmission. The information on microcomputers has been greatly expanded, while information on analog fundamentals has been retained. It also discusses passive components such as transformers, resistors and capacitors, inductors, transformers, resonance, and diodes; active components and integrated circuits, particularly what a transistor is and what it does; how traditional radio works; elements of television, including color television; digital television and radio broadcasting; and digital signals and digital recording. Finally, the principles of CD recording are explained, along with the basics of microprocessors, calculators, computers, and computer peripherals. This book is essential reading for hobbyists, technicians, professionals, and students. It is suitable for anyone taking a qualification course in electronics, or for those who want to know more about the digital revolution.

Audience

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.

Paperback, 368 Pages

Published: April 2011

Imprint: Newnes

ISBN: 978-0-08-097063-9

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

Contents


  • Preface

    Chapter 1 Electricity, Waves, and Pulses

        Fundamental Electricity

        Steady Voltage

        Power

        Alternating Voltage

        Alternating Current and Waves

        Electronics

        Electromagnetic Waves

        Waveforms

        Pulses

             Actions on Pulses

    Chapter 2 Passive Components

        Resistors

        Capacitors

        Charge and Discharge

        Inductors

        Transformers

        Resonance

        Diodes

             Other Diode Types

    Chapter 3 Active Components and Integrated Circuits

        Transistors

             NPN and PNP Transistors

             Field-Effect Transistors

             Switching

        Integrated Circuits

             Linear Integrated Circuits

             Digital Integrated Circuits

        The Microprocessor

    Chapter 4 Linear Circuits

        Linearity

        Gain

        Frequency Response

        Broadband Amplifiers

        Tuned Amplifiers

        Power and Root Mean Square Values

        Calculating Power

        Feedback

        Oscillators and Multipliers

    Chapter 5 Block and Circuit Diagrams

        Diagrams

        Circuit Diagrams

        Block Diagrams

        Linear Circuit Blocks

        Filtering

        Digital Circuit Blocks

        Other Blocks

    Chapter 6 How Traditional Radio Works

        Radio Waves

        Transmission and Reception

        Modulation

        Reception

        Radio Block Diagrams

             Early Receivers

             The Superhet

        Stereo Radio

        Internet Radio

    Chapter 7 Disc and Tape Recording

        Early Gramophones

        Electrical Methods

        Hi-Fi and Stereo

        Tape and Cassette

        Cinema Sound

        Home Cinema

        Noise

             Noise Reduction

        Video and Digital Recording

    Chapter 8 Elements of Television

        Television

        Scanning

             Synchronization

             The Analog Television Waveform

        Transmission

        Modern Television Displays

             Cathode-Ray Tubes

             Liquid Crystal Display and Plasma Screens

        Analog Television Receiver

        Color Television

             The Three Color Systems

             Color Television Tubes

        Analog Receiver Circuits

    Chapter 9 Digital Signals

        Voltage Levels

        Recording Digitally

        Digital Broadcasting

        Conversions

        Digital Coding

             Analog to Digital

             Digital to Analog

             Serial Transmission

    Chapter 10 Gating and Logic Circuits

        Gates

             NAND and NOR Gates

             Analyzing Gate Systems

        Arithmetic Circuits

             Adder Circuits

             Subtraction

             Multiplication and Division

        Code Changing

    Chapter 11 Counting and Correcting

        Sequential Circuits

        The J-K Flip-Flop

        Counter Uses

             Frequency Meter

             Counter/Timer

             Digital Voltmeter Basics

        Registers

        Related Chips

             SPLD, CPLD, and FPGA

             ASIC and ASSP

             SoC

        Memory Chips

        Error Control and Correction

             Using a Check Sum

        Hamming and Other Codes

    Chapter 12 Compact Disc System and Beyond

        Compact Discs

        The Optical System

        Digital Signal Processing

             EFM

             Error Correction

             Control Bytes

        Production Methods

        The End Result

        Performance

        Computer Optical Drives

        Digital Compression

        MPEG

             MPEG Layers

        MP3 Audio

    Chapter 13 Microprocessors, Calculators, and Computers

        The Microprocessor

        Microprocessor Cycle

        Memory

             Dynamic RAM

        Buses

        PC Register and Addressing

        Interrupts

        Inputs and Outputs

        Ports

        USB

        Calculators

    Chapter 14 Computers and Peripherals

        Computers

        Peripherals

             Modem

             Monitor or Visual Display Unit

             Graphics Card

             Sound Card

             Printer

             Scanner

    Chapter 15 Computer Construction and Software

        Computer Types

             Laptops and Netbooks

        Operating Systems

             The PC Machine

             Windows

             Windows CE

             Apple Mac

             Linux

        Setting Up

        Installing Applications

             Drivers

             Other Software

             Skype

    Chapter 16 Digital Television and Radio

        Compression

        Television Coding

        Broadcasting Systems

             Cable

             Satellite

             Terrestrial

        Digital Television Receivers

        DVD

        Digital Radio

             IBOC

             Satellite Digital Radio

    Chapter 17 Miscellaneous Systems

        Radar

             Doppler Radar

        The Oscilloscope

             Digital Oscilloscopes and Logic Analyzers

        NICAM

        Camcorders

        Cellular Phones

        Cordless Phones

        Bluetooth

        GPS

        Remote Controls

        Security Equipment

        Robotics

    Appendix A Further Reading

    Appendix B Color Codes for Resistors

    Appendix C ASCII Codes

    Index






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