Electronic Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408106597, 9781483135526

Electronic Systems

1st Edition

Study Topics in Physics Book 8

Authors: William Bolton
eBook ISBN: 9781483135526
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 20th November 1980
Page Count: 96
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Electronic Systems is concerned with electronic systems such as sine-wave oscillators, amplifiers with negative feedback, operational amplifiers, analogue and digital computers, switching circuits, bistable circuits, and microprocessors. This text is comprised of five chapters; the first of which introduces the basic ideas of a system, feedback, control, and logic gates. Examples of feedback and closed-loop control are given, and the distinction between the effects of positive and negative feedback is described, along with the functions of AND, OR, NOT, NOR, and NAND logic gates. The next chapters focus on the effects of resistors, capacitors, and inductors in circuits, as well as the developments in valves and semiconductors and the physics of conduction in solids, metals, and semiconductors. The final chapter considers the electronic applications of some of the ideas discussed in the previous chapters.
This book is intended for students interested in physics and is recommended to be read prior to going to university.

Table of Contents

1 Systems Systems Measurement Systems Control of Systems Positive and Negative Feedback Logic Gates Suggestions for Answers Further Problems Appendix 1.1 A System 2 Circuits Direct-Current Circuits Alternating Current Capacitors in Circuits Inductors in Circuits Capacitors, Inductors and Resistors in Circuits Resonance Power in A.C. Circuits Pulses and CR and LR Circuits Suggestions for Answers Further Problems 3 Valves to Semiconductors The Diode Valve The Triode Valve Metal Rectifiers The Junction Diode The Transistor The Integrated Circuit Suggestions for Answers Further Problems 4 Conduction in Solids Conduction in Solids Semiconductors The Junction Diode The Transistor Suggestions for Answers Further Problems Appendix 4.1 The Energy Band Model of Solids 5 Electronic Systems Amplifiers A Sine-Wave Oscillator Amplifiers with Negative Feedback Operational Amplifiers Analogue Computers Switching Circuits The Bistable Circuit Digital Computers Microprocessors Suggestions for Answers Further Problems Appendix 5.1 Molecular Biology and Computers Acknowledgments Bibliography Index


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About the Author

William Bolton

Former Lecturer at Buckingham Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, UK, and now retired, William Bolton has worked in industry and academia as a senior lecturer in a college of technology, a member of the Nuffield Advanced Physics team, an adviser to a British government aid project in Brazil on technical education, as a UNESCO consultant in Argentina and Thailand, and as Head of Research and Development at the Business and Technician Education Council. He has written many engineering textbooks, including Mechatronics, 4th ed., Engineering Science, 5th ed., Higher Engineering Science, 2nd ed., Mechanical Science, 3rd ed., and Instrumentation and Control Systems.

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Formerly Lecturer, Buckingham Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, UK

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