Passive and Discrete Circuits - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750608572, 9781483291987

Passive and Discrete Circuits, Volume 2

1st Edition

Authors: R M MARSTON
eBook ISBN: 9781483291987
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 27th August 1993
Page Count: 367
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST
× DRM-Free

Easy - Download and start reading immediately. There’s no activation process to access eBooks; all eBooks are fully searchable, and enabled for copying, pasting, and printing.

Flexible - Read on multiple operating systems and devices. Easily read eBooks on smart phones, computers, or any eBook readers, including Kindle.

Open - Buy once, receive and download all available eBook formats, including PDF, EPUB, and Mobi (for Kindle).

Institutional Access

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS INCLUDE: Passive electrical component guide; Relays, meters and motors; Modern sensors and transducers; Passive attenuator circuits; Passive and active filter circuits; Modern bridge circuits; Basic diode circuits; Special diode circuits; Transistor basics; Transistor amplifier circuits; Transistor waveform generator circuits; Miscellaneous transistor circuits; Optoelectronic circuits; FET basics; JFET circuits; MOSFET and CMOS circuits; VMOS circuits; Modern UJT circuits; SCR circuits; TRIAC circuits


Passive components and discrete devices form the bedrocks on which all modern electronic circuits are built. This Pocket Book is a single volume applications guide to the most popular and useful of these devices, containing 670 diagrams, tables and carefully selected practical circuits. Throughout the Pocket Book great emphasis is placed on practical user information and circuitry. All of the active devices used are modestly priced and readily available.

The book is split into twenty chapters. The first three explain important practical features of the ranges of modern passive electrical components, including relays, meters, motors, sensors and transducers. Chapters 4 to 6 deal with the design of practical attenuators, filters, and 'bridge' circuits. The remaining fourteen chapters deal with specific types of discrete semiconductor device, including various types of diode, transistors, JFETs, MOSFETs, VMOS devices, UJTs, SCRs, TRIACs, and various optoelectronic devices. This easy-to-read, concise, highly practical and largely non-mathematical volume is aimed directly at engineers, technicians, students and competent experimenters who can build a design directly from a circuit diagram, and if necessary modify it to suit individual needs. Ray Marston is the author of the multi-volume series of Newnes Circuits Manuals. His magazine articles on circuit design appear regularly in a wide range of publications worldwide.


Electronics engineers, technicians, students and amateurs


No. of pages:
© Newnes 1993
eBook ISBN:

Ratings and Reviews

About the Authors


Affiliations and Expertise

Technical author.