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Understanding DC Circuits - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750671101, 9780080519944

Understanding DC Circuits

1st Edition

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Authors: Dale Patrick Stephen Fardo
Paperback ISBN: 9780750671101
eBook ISBN: 9780080519944
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 20th December 1999
Page Count: 255
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Understanding DC Circuits covers the first half of a basic electronic circuits theory course, integrating theory and laboratory practice into a single text. Several key features in each unit make this an excellent teaching tool: objectives, key terms, self-tests, lab experiments, and a unit exam.

Understanding DC Circuits is designed with the electronics beginner and student in mind. The authors use a practical approach, exposing the reader to the systems that are built with DC circuits, making it easy for beginners to master even complex concepts in electronics while gradually building their knowledge base of both theory and applications. Each chapter includes easy-to-read text accompanied by clear and concise graphics fully explaining each concept before moving onto the next. The authors have provided section quizzes and chapter tests so the readers can monitor their progress and review any sections before moving onto the next chapter. Each chapter also includes several electronics experiments, allowing the reader to build small circuits and low-cost projects for the added bonus of hands-on experience in DC electronics.

Understanding DC Circuits fully covers dozens of topics including energy and matter; static electricity; electrical current; conductors; insulators; voltage; resistance; schematic diagrams and symbols; wiring diagrams; block diagrams; batteries; tools and equipment; test and measurement; series circuits; parallel circuits; magnetism; electromagnetism; inductance; capacitance; soldering techniques; circuit troubleshooting; basic electrical safety; plus much more.

Key Features

  • Integrates theory and lab experiments
  • Contains course and learning objectives and self-quizzes
  • Heavily illustrated


Electronics students and hobbyists

Table of Contents

Course Objectives
Parts List for Experiments
Basics of DC Electronics
Measuring Voltage, Current, and Resistance
Ohm's Law and Electrical Circuits
Magnetism and Electromagnetism
Electronic Instruments
Inductance and Capacitance
Appendices: Electronic Symbols, Electrical Safety, Electronic Equipment and Parts Sales, Soldering Techniques, Electronic Tools, Troubleshooting


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20th December 1999
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About the Authors

Dale Patrick

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Technology at Eastern Kentucky University

Stephen Fardo

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Technology at Eastern Kentucky University


"...this practical book makes it easy to learn both complex concepts and basic theory and applications." --Poptronics 2001

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