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Introduction to Electronics 5th Edition

Earl Gates, Leo Chartrand

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2001, 1997, 1991
  • 512 Pages


Obtain the fundamental background in electronics needed to succeed in today's increasingly digital world! The fifth edition continues to expose readers to the broad field of electronics at a level that can be easily understood, with all-new information on circuit board fabrication, assembly, and repair as well as practical applications and troubleshooting. Color has been added to all drawings and photos that supplement the descriptions of important concepts and techniques, making it even easier to master basic theory. Coverage is divided into six sections - DC Circuits, AC Circuits, Semiconductor Devices, Linear Circuits, Digital Circuits, and now, Practical Applications - a new section providing hands-on opportunities to apply DC/AC principles.

Earl Gates, Charlotte Valley Central School, Davenport, New York, Building Principal

Leo Chartrand, Niagara College

Mr. Chartrand holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Queen¿s university in Kingston Ontario. He has been teaching digital courses for 20 years at Niagara College in Welland , Ontario. Mr. Chartrand has made industry contributions with various designs including interfacing an infrared camera to a PC, creating a digital circuit board used as a PC training system, and designing a control pendant for an air-filled medical bed. He also worked as a plant engineer for General Motors.
  • Provides an ideal solution for readers with no prior electronics experience who seek a basic background in DC and AC circuits, Devices, and Digital Circuits
  • detailed, step-by-step examples serve to further clarify when and how to use basic formulas and math
  • "Career Profiles" at the beginning of each section stimulate interest in further study and/or potential employment in the electronics fields
  • Accompanying CD includes interactive tutorials, presentations, and Multisim circuit files
SECTION 1 – DC Circuits
Chapter 1 - Fundamentals of Electricity
Chapter 2 - Current
Chapter 3 - Voltage
Chapter 4 - Resistance
Chapter 5 - Ohm''s Law
Chapter 6 - Electrical Measurements - Meters
Chapter 7 - Power
Chapter 8 - DC Circuits
Chapter 9 - Magnetism
Chapter 10 - Inductance
Chapter 11 - Capacitance
SECTION 2 – AC Circuits
Chapter 12 - Alternating Current
Chapter 13 - AC Measurements
Chapter 14 - Resistive AC Circuits
Chapter 15 - Capacitive AC Circuits
Chapter 16 - Inductive AC Circuits
Chapter 17 - Resonance Circuits
Chapter 18 - Transformers
SECTION 3 – Semiconductor Devices
Chapter 19 - Semiconductor Fundamentals
Chapter 20 - PN Junction Diodes
Chapter 21 - Zener Diodes
Chapter 22 - Bipolar Transistors
Chapter 23 - Field Effect Transistors
Chapter 24 - Thyristors
Chapter 25 - Integrated Circuits
Chapter 26 - Optoelectric Devices
SECTION 4 – Linear Electronic Circuits
Chapter 27 - Power Supplies
Chapter 28 - Amplifier Basics
Chapter 29 - Amplifier Applications
Chapter 30 - Oscillators
Chapter 31 - Waveshaping Circuits
SECTION 5 – Digital Electronic Circuits
Chapter 32 - Binary Number System
Chapter 33 - Basic Logic Gates
Chapter 34 - Simplifying Logic Circuits
Chapter 35 - Sequential Logic Circuits
Chapter 36 - Combinational Logic Circuits
Chapter 37 - Microprocessor Basics
SECTION 6 – Practical Applications
Chapter 38 - Fabricating a Printed Circuit Board
Chapter 39 - Printed Circuit Board Assembly and Repair
Chapter 40 - Basic Troubleshooting
Self-Test Answers

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  • ISBN-10: 1133480527
  • ISBN-13: 9781133480525
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  • ISBN-13: 9781401889005
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Instructor's Resource

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Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781111128548
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