Electronics - Circuits and Systems

4th Edition

Authors: Owen Bishop
Paperback ISBN: 9780080966342
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 12th February 2011


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The coverage of Electronics: Circuits and Systems has been carefully matched to the electronics units of the 2010 BTEC National Engineering and the latest AS and A Level specifications in Electronics from AQA, OCR and WJEC. However, rather than following the structure of a particular syllabus, the material is organised with a logical learning progression, making it ideal for a wide range of vocational, pre-degree and introductory undergraduate courses in electronics.

The text is presented in a proven and engaging way. 'Self Test' features, multiple-choice and end of chapter revision questions help students check their understanding. Activities are suitable for practicals, homework and other assignments. Key facts, formulae and definitions are highlighted to aid revision, and theory is backed up by numerous examples throughout the book. New in this edition are 'On the Web' features to help familiarise the student with the use of the Web as a source of technical information.

The free companion website features:

  • Animated diagrams showing electronic circuits in action
  • Calculators for electronic formulae
  • Interactive worksheets and multiple-choice tests with help prompts and answers
  • Answers to the numeric end of chapter revision and to all multiple choice questions in the book
  • Extra maths support
  • PowerPoint presentation of a selection of illustrations from the textbook, for use in presentations and handouts

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Key Features

  • Highly visual learning style with numerous worked examples appeals to electronic students
  • Updated layout to facilitate the readers' understanding
  • New chapter on Robotic Systems
  • Companion website offers interactive learning support for students and PowerPoint slides with illustrations for lecturers
  • Readership

    Students new to electronics, following introductory level undergraduate and vocational pre-degree courses.

    Table of Contents

    Consists of 41 chapters, including: Part 1. Circuits; Part 2. Systems; Part 3. Microelectronic Systems; Supplements; Index


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    About the Author

    Owen Bishop

    Author of over 70 books, mostly electronic and many in the field of science education. Contributor to numerous electronic magazines such as Everyday Practical Electronics, Elektor Electronics, Electronics Australia and Electronics Today International. Former Science Education Advisor in developing countries as staff member of the British Council and as a part of the UN Educational and Scientific Organisation.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Technical Author, Perth, Australia