Basic Electronics

Basic Electronics

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Authors: Harold D. Holbrook, Walter J. Seeley
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160344

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Basic Electronics is an elementary text designed for basic instruction in electricity and electronics. It gives emphasis on electronic emission and the vacuum tube and shows transistor circuits in parallel with electron tube circuits. This book also demonstrates how the transistor merely replaces the tube, with proper change of circuit constants as required. Many problems are presented at the end of each chapter. This book is comprised of 17 chapters and opens with an overview of electron theory, followed by a discussion on resistance, inductance, and capacitance, along with their effects on the currents flowing in circuits under constant applied voltages. Resistances, inductances, and capacitances in series and parallel are considered. The following chapters focus on impedance and factors affecting impedance; electronics and electron tubes; semiconductors and transistors; basic electronic circuits; and basic amplifier circuits. Tuned circuits, basic oscillator circuits, and electronic power supplies are also described, together with transducers, antennas, and modulators and demodulators. This monograph will serve as background training in theory for electronic technicians and as fundamental background for students who wish to go deeper into the more advanced aspects of electronics.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    Chapter 1 Electron Theory

    1-1 The Atom

    1-2 Electron Theory of Matter

    1-3 Conductors and Insulators

    1-4 Methods of Freeing Electrons from Surfaces of Materials

    1-5 Charges and Fields

    1-6 Direct and Alternating Current

    1-7 Current Sources

    1-8 Sources and Symbols

    Chapter 2 Resistance

    2-1 Concept of Resistance

    2-2 Resistance and Length

    2-3 Resistance and Cross-Sectional Area

    2-4 Resistance and Material

    2-5 Resistance and Temperature

    2-6 Resistance and Circuit Power

    2-7 Resistances in Series and Parallel

    Chapter 3 Inductance

    3-1 Inductance Definition and Discussion of Reactance

    3-2 Factors Affecting Inductance

    3-3 Inductance Coils and Q

    3-4 Coil Design

    3-5 Inductances in Series and Parallel

    3-6 Transformers

    3-7 Transformer Efficiency and Action

    Chapter 4 Capacitance

    4-1 Capacitance and Capacitive Reactance

    4-2 Factors Affecting Capacitance

    4-3 The Q of Capacitor

    4-4 Capacitors in Series and Parallel

    4-5 Classification of Capacitors

    4-6 Special Capacitors and Applications

    Chapter 5 Basic R-L-C Circuits

    5-1 Introduction to Impedance and Factors Affecting Impedance

    5-2 Impedance and Phase

    5-3 Impedances in Series

    5-4 Impedances in Parallel

    5-5 Impedance Matching

    Chapter 6 Electronics and Electron Tubes

    6-1 General Discussion

    6-2 Thermionic Emission

    6-3 The Diode

    64 The Triode

    6-5 The Tetrode

    6-6 The Pentode

    6-7 Diode, Triode, Tetrode, Pentode

    6-8 Interelectrode Capacitance

    6-9 Tubes, Frequencies, and Classifications

    6-10 Multipurpose Tubes

    6-11 Special Indicating Tubes

    Chapter 7 Semiconductors and Transistors

    7-1 Semiconductors

    7-2 P-N Junction

    7-3 Transistor Operation

    7-4 Transistor Advantages

    Chapter 8 Basic Electronic Circuits

    8-1 Block Diagrams

    8-2 Circuit Details

    8-3 Power Levels for Tubes and Transistors

    8-4 Bias

    8-5 Methods of Coupling

    8-6 Circuit Configurations

    Chapter 9 Tuned Circuits

    9-1 Basic Tuned Circuits

    9-2 Series Tuned Circuit

    9-3 Analysis of a Series Tuned Circuit

    9-4 Parallel Tuned Circuits

    9-5 Analysis of a Parallel Tuned Circuit

    9-6 Traps and Tuned Circuits in Combination

    9-7 Discussion and Application of Tuned Circuits

    Chapter 10 Basic Amplifier Circuits

    10-1 Amplifier Circuit Fundamentals

    10-2 Voltage and Power Amplifiers

    10-3 Class A Operation

    10-4 Class B Operation

    10-5 Class C Operation

    10-6 Narrow Band Amplifiers and Distortion

    10-7 Broad Band Amplifiers

    Chapter 11 Basic Oscillator Circuits

    11-1 Oscillation Explained

    11-2 Basic Types of Oscillators

    11-3 Frequency Multiplication

    11-4 Heterodyning

    11-5 Special Oscillator Circuits

    11-6 Special Oscillator Devices

    11-7 Preventing Oscillation, or Amplification by Neutralization

    Chapter 12 Frequency and Waveform Analysis

    12-1 Waves

    12-2 Sound Waves

    12-3 Radio Waves

    12-4 Frequency Limitations and Spectrums

    12-5 Voltage Waveform Types

    12-6 Waveform Measurements

    12-7 Atmospheric Influences

    12-8 Waveguides

    Chapter 13 Electronic Power Supplies

    13-1 Discussion of Power Requirements

    13-2 DC Supply

    13-3 AC Supply

    13-4 Rectification, Half Wave, Full Wave

    13-5 Voltage Doublers and Bridges

    13-6 High Frequency and High Voltage

    13-7 Voltage Regulation

    Chapter 14 Modulators and Demodulators

    14-1 Elementary Discussion of Transmission

    14-2 Amplitude Modulation

    14-3 Types of Amplitude Modulation

    14-4 AM Detection (Demodulation)

    14-5 AM Detectors

    14-6 Basic Frequency Modulation Process

    14-7 Basic FM Demodulation

    14-8 Basic FM Detectors

    14-9 Pulse Transmission

    Chapter 15 Transducers

    15-1 General Discussion

    15-2 Transducer and Voltage

    15-3 Transducers and Basic Circuit Elements

    15-4 Output Transducers

    15-5 Factors in Transducer Design

    Chapter 16 Antennas

    16-1 Types and Systems of Antennas

    16-2 Basic Marconi and Hertzian Antennas

    16-3 Basic Antenna Design

    16-4 Antenna Characteristics and Applications

    Chapter 17 Electronic Systems

    17-1 General Discussion

    17-2 Simple Devices

    17-3 Review of Basic Radio

    17-4 Basic Superheterodyne Radio Receiver

    17-5 Preview of Simple Facsimile

    17-6 Television

    17-7 Color Television

    17-8 Computers

    17-9 Radar

    17-10 Telemetry



Product details

  • No. of pages: 230
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160344

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Harold D. Holbrook

Walter J. Seeley

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