Understand Amplifiers

Understand Amplifiers

1st Edition - July 16, 1998

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  • Author: Owen Bishop
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080519883

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Understand Amplifiers is a readable introduction for those with little previous knowledge of the subject. The theme of amplification is central to many branches of electronics. Consequently there is a large and confusing array of amplifier types intended for a wide range of applications. This book describes amplifier types, how they work, their properties, advantages and disadvantages, and applications. Amplifiers are treated with the minimum of mathematics and lots of illustrations. Owen Bishop is a prolific author of books for those interested in electronics, including experimenters, students and practising engineers.

Key Features

  • Essential introduction to a key subject for students and circuit designers
  • Complements Newnes titles on audio amps from Duncan, Self, Jones & Hood
  • Concise and practical: a book you can really read cover to cover


Technicians and engineers, amateurs. HND, GNVQ electronics students

Table of Contents

  • Amplification
    JFET small-signal amplifiers
    MOSFET small-signal amplifiers
    BJT small-signal amplifiers
    Power amplifiers
    Cascade amplifiers
    Differential amplifiers
    RF amplifiers
    Operational amplifiers
    Instrumentation amplifiers
    Transconductance amplifiers
    Low-noise amplifiers
    Chopper amplifiers
    Logarithmic amplifiers
    Thermionic valve amplifiers
    Parametric amplifiers
    Applications and case studies of unusual examples in industry, medicine, scientific research and astronomy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 180
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 1998
  • Published: July 16, 1998
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080519883

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

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