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Passive Components for Circuit Design - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750649339, 9780080513591

Passive Components for Circuit Design

1st Edition

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Author: Ian Sinclair
Paperback ISBN: 9780750649339
eBook ISBN: 9780080513591
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 20th November 2000
Page Count: 320
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Passive Components for Circuit Design is a unique introduction to this key area of analog electronics designed for technician engineers and anyone involved in circuit design. The coverage encompasses all component types capable of power amplification: resistors, capacitors, transformers, solenoids, motors and transducers. The behaviour of the components is explored along with the different types available and the principles of circuit design. Tolerances, stability, variation with temperature, reliability and manufacturing standards are all covered.

Reading this book will improve your skills in component selection and analog circuit design. These are essential skills not only for the analog designer, but for all circuit designers, professional or amateur.

Key Features

  • Gain a deeper understanding of using passive components
  • Understand the range of components and their applications before designing and specifying
  • Acquire a working knowledge with a minimum of maths


Technician engineers, circuit designers, advanced hobbyists

Table of Contents

Fixed resistors
Variable resistors, potentiometers and diodes
Inductors and inductive components
Inductive devices
Transducing components


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About the Author

Ian Sinclair

Ian Sinclair was born in 1932 in Tayport, Fife, and graduated from the University of St. Andrews in 1956. In that year, he joined the English Electric Valve Co. in Chelmsford, Essex, to work on the design of specialised cathode-ray tubes, and later on small transmitting valves and TV transmitting tubes. In 1966, he became an assistant lecturer at Hornchurch Technical College, and in 1967 joined the staff of Braintree College of F.E. as a lecturer. His first book, “Understanding Electronic Components” was published in 1972, and he has been writing ever since, particularly for the novice in Electronics or Computing. The interest in computing arose after seeing a Tandy TRS80 in San Francisco in 1977, and of his 204 published books, about half have been on computing topics, starting with a guide to Microsoft Basic on the TRS80 in 1979. He left teaching in 1984 to concentrate entirely on writing, and has also gained experience in computer typesetting, particularly for mathematical texts. He has recently visited Seattle to see Microsoft at work, and to remind them that he has been using Microsoft products longer than most Microsoft employees can remember. Ian Sinclair is the author of the following Made Simple books: Lotus 1-2-3- (2.4 DOS version) MS-DOS (up to version 6.22) PagePlus for Windows 3.1 Hard drives He is also the author of many other books published under our Newnes imprint.Visit Ian's website at

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Long-standing technical author, UK


"This is the book you need, to learn that not all resistors respond the same - not all capacitors act alike. I recommend this book as the key to selecting the right types of Passive Components for your application." --Robert A. Pease, Staff Scientist, National Semiconductor

"A unique introduction to this key area of analogue electronics designed for technician engineers and anyone involved in circuit design." --Electronic Products News

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