Introduction to Electronics

Introduction to Electronics

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Author: Theodore Korneff
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323146142

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Introduction to Electronics focuses on the study of electronics and electronic devices. Composed of 14 chapters, the book starts with discussions on dc circuits, including resistance, voltmeter, ammeter, galvanometer, internal resistance, and positive and negative currents. This topic is followed by discussions on ac circuits, particularly addressing voltage and current, average power, resistive load, complex plane, and parallel circuits. Discussions also focus on filters and tuned circuits, diodes, and power supplies. Particularly given attention are the processes, diagrams, and analyses that are involved in the operations of filters and capacitors. The functions of triodes, pentodes, oscillators, transistors, and voltage and power amplifiers are also discussed. The discussions are supported by diagrams, numerical analyses and representations, and experiments. Inter-electrode capacitance, phase splitters, impedance matching, equivalent circuits, and four terminal networks are covered as well. This text also mentions the role of an oscilloscope in maintaining regulated power supply. The calculations for direct and alternating currents are also given emphasis. This book is a good source of data for those interested in electronics.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1. DC Circuits

    1.1 Resistance

    1.2 Some Useful Relations

    1.8 Galvanometer

    1.4 Voltmeter

    1.5 Loading

    1.6 Ammeter

    1.7 Internal Resistance

    1.8 Ohmmeter

    1.9 Multirange Ohmmeter

    1.10 Low-Resistance Ohmmeter

    1.11 Positive and Negative Current

    1.12 Branch-Current Method

    1.13 Loop-Current Method

    1.14 Thévenin's Theorem

    1.15 Power

    1.16 The Principle of Superposition


    2. AC Circuits

    2.1 Sinusoidal Voltage and Current

    2.2 Wave Form

    2.3 Resistive Load

    2.4 Instantaneous Power

    2.5 Average Power

    2.6 Differential Properties of R, L and C

    2.7 Phasor Concept

    2.8 Average Power when Phase Angle is Not Zero

    2.9 The Complex Plane

    2.10 Z as a Complex Quantity

    2.11 Numerical Examples

    2.12 Parallel Circuits


    3. Filters and Tuned Circuits

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Frequency Response

    3.8 Low-Pass Filters

    3.4 High-Pass Filters

    3.5 Tuned Circuits

    3.6 Band Width

    3.7 Parallel Tuned Circuits

    3.8 Bandpass Circuits

    3.9 Band Rejection Filters or Wave Traps


    4. Diodes

    4.1 Vacuum Diodes

    4.2 Carrier Production

    4.3 Thermionic Emission

    4.4 Field Emission

    4.5 Photoelectric Emission

    4.6 Secondary Emission

    4.7 DC Characteristics of the Thermionic Vacuum Diode

    4.8 Dynamic Transfer Curve

    4.9 Conduction in Solids—Energy-Band Picture

    4.10 Doping of Semiconductors

    4.11 Junction Diodes

    4.12 The Gas Diode

    4.13 The Thyratron


    5. Power Supplies

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Rectification

    5.3 Transients in RC Circuits

    5.4 Simple RC filter

    5.5 Choke Input Filter

    5.6 Capacitor Input Filter

    5.7 Voltage Dividers

    5.8 VR Tube Regulator Circuit

    5.9 Bridge Circuit

    5.10 Voltage Doublers


    6. Vacuum Tubes—Graphical (Triodes and Pentodes)

    6.1 Triodes

    6.2 Triode Action

    6.3 DC Characteristics of a Triode

    6.4 AC Characteristics of a Triode

    6.5 Graphical Determination of AC Characteristics

    6.6 Amplifier with Resistive Load

    6.7 Transfer Curve

    6.8 Effect of RL on Av

    6.9 RC Coupling

    6.10 Biasing Methods

    6.11 Class of Amplification

    6.12 Pentodes


    7. Voltage Amplifiers—Analytic

    7.1 AC Voltage-Equivalent Circuit

    7.2 Voltage Gain as a Function of RL

    7.8 Interelectrode Capacitance

    7.4 Miller Capacitance

    7.5 AC Equivalent Circuit as a Function of Frequency

    7.6 Low-Frequency Range

    7.7 Intermediate Frequency Range

    7.8 High-Frequency Range

    7.9 Band Width of RC-Coupled Voltage Amplifier

    7.10 Input and Output Impedance

    7.11 Cathode Follower


    8. Power Amplifiers

    8.1 Need for Power Amplifiers

    8.2 Output Transformer

    8.3 Power Amplifier Tubes and Circuits

    8.4 Nonlinear Operation

    8.5 Graphical Solution

    8.6 Analytical Approach

    8.7 Push-Pull Operation

    8.8 Phase Splitters

    8.9 A Brief Study of Four Audio Amplifiers


    9. Oscillators

    9.1 Oscillators

    9.2 Phase-Shift Oscillator

    9.3 Tickler-Coil Oscillator

    9.4 Hartley Oscillator

    9.5 Crystal Oscillator—The Pierce Oscillator

    9.6 Multivibrator—Square-Wave Oscillator

    9.7 Blocking Oscillator

    9.8 Sawtooth Oscillator


    10. Pulse and Wave Shaping

    10.1 Clipping Circuits

    10.2 Grid Limiting

    10.3 Clamping

    10.4 RC-Coupling of Square Waves

    10.5 Triggered Free-Running Multivibrator

    10.6 Single-Shot Multivibrator

    10.7 Single-Shot Multivibrator (Positive Grid Return)

    10.8 Production of Delayed Pulses

    10.9 Gate Voltages

    10.10 Delayed Gate

    10.11 Coincidence Circuits


    11. Transistors—Graphical

    11.1 Transistor Action

    11.2 Practical Considerations

    11.3 DC Characteristics for the Grounded Emitter Configuration

    11.4 Graphical Construction for the Grounded Emitter Configuration

    11.5 Biasing the Grounded Emitter

    11.6 DC Characteristics for the Grounded Base Configuration

    11.7 Graphical Construction for the Grounded Base Configuration

    11.8 Biasing the Grounded Base

    11.9 Graphical Construction for the Grounded Collector Configuration

    11.10 Biasing the Grounded Collector

    11.11 Temperature Effects

    11.12 Remote Temperature Indicator


    12. Transistors—Analytical

    12.1 Four-Terminal Networks

    12.2 AC Equivalent Circuits

    12.3 Hybrid Parameters

    12.4 T Type of Equivalent Circuit

    12.5 Transformation Equations

    12.6 AC Equivalent-Circuit Calculations

    12.7 Grounded Emitter Configuration

    12.8 The Grounded Base Configuration

    12.9 The Grounded Collector Configuration

    12.10 Effect of Degenerative Feedback

    12.11 Summary of Equations


    13. Multistage and Power-Amplifier Circuits

    18.1 Impedance Matching

    18.2 Calculation of Overall Gain—Single Stage

    18.3 Overall Gain—Multistage Amplifiers

    18.4 Interelectrode Capacitance

    13.5 Frequency Response

    13.6 Power Amplifiers

    13.7 Single-Ended Power Amplifier

    13.8 Push-Pull Power Amplifiers

    13.9 Phase Splitters

    13.10 Complementary Symmetry

    13.11 The Field-Effect Transistor (FET)


    14. Oscilloscope and Its Uses—Electronic Regulated Power Supply

    14.l The Oscilloscope

    14.2 The Cathode-Ray Tube

    14.3 Formation of Wave Forms

    14.4 Block Diagram of a Basic Oscilloscope

    14.5 Basic Circuits

    14.6 Oscilloscope Applications

    14.7 Electronically Voltage-Regulated Power Supply

    14.8 Voltage Regulator—DC Calculations

    14.9 Voltage Regulator—AC Calculations,


    Appendix I Trigonometric Functions

    Appendix II ez, e-x

    Appendix III Transistor Conversion Formula

    Appendix IV Tube and Transistor Characteristics



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  • No. of pages: 556
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323146142

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