Starting Electronics is unrivalled as a highly practical introduction for hobbyists, students and technicians. Keith Brindley introduces readers to the functions of the main component types, their uses, and the basic principles of building and designing electronic circuits.
Breadboard layouts make this very much a ready-to-run book for the experimenter; and the use of multimeter, but not oscilloscopes, puts this practical exploration of electronics within reach of every home enthusiast's pocket.
The third edition has kept the simplicity and clarity of the original. New material includes sections on transducers and more practical examples of digital ICs.
· A punchy, practical introduction to self-build electronics
· The ideal starting point for home experimenters, technicians and students who want to develop the real hands-on skills of electronics construction
· Circuits use breadboards, a multimeter and widely available components, making them accessible to the first-time electronics experimenter
Beginners, mostly hobbyists and vocational students, Technician engineers, and secondary/high school teachers / classes, especially Technology
Table of Contents
Basic tools and theories; Multimeters and breadboards; Calculating and measuring resistance; Capacitors; 555 timer IC; Diode theory; Diode use; Transistor theory; Transistor use; Op-amp theory; Op-amp use; Digital logic; Digital integrated circuits; Practical examples of digital ICs; Transducers; Index