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Introduction to Basic Electricity and Electronics Technology, 1st Edition

  • Earl D. Gates State University of New York at Oswego
  • ISBN-10: 1133948510  |  ISBN-13: 9781133948513
  • 592 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
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About

Overview

Get energized about your future with INTRODUCTION TO BASIC ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY, 1st Edition, the easy-to-read resource on electricity and electronics! Emphasizing teamwork and critical thinking, this entry-level book helps you understand technical vocabulary and technologies while imparting the skills necessary to read schematic diagrams, apply problem-solving formulas, and follow troubleshooting processes. Topics address all key fundamentals, including direct and alternating current, semiconductor devices, linear circuits, digital circuits, printed circuit board fabrication, test equipment, and more. Practical, job-based discussions delve into calculator applications, hazardous materials handling, general safety protocols, using power and hand tools, electronics software, professional certifications, and the many career options for technicians. Accompanied by a Lab Manual for hands-on practice, INTRODUCTION TO BASIC ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY, 1st Edition is available in a convenient eBook format and with a variety of interactive supplements designed to make learning easier.

Features and Benefits

  • Brief and focused chapters begin with clearly stated objectives and learning goals, and end with review questions after each subsection for a solid check on understanding.
  • Four-color illustrations and photographs amplify the readings, while color-coded layouts, notes, and cautions point out critical information on the page.
  • Students learn equations and formulas with the help of frequent examples and actual, job-related uses instead of memorizing difficult, abstract concepts.
  • End-of-chapter summaries, self-test questions, and numerous examples incorporated in the chapters help students absorb the material and progress quickly to the next topic.
  • In addition to hands-on projects in many chapters, the accompanying Lab Manual builds the real-world skills required to work in the electricity and electronics field.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS.
1. Careers in Electricity and Electronics.
2. Certification for the Electricity and Electronics Field.
3. Work Habits and Issues.
4. Calculators for Electricity and Electronics.
5 . Electronic Circuit Diagrams.
6. Software for Electricity and Electronics.
7. Safety Precaution.
8. Tools and Equipment.
9. Hazardous Materials.
SECTION II: DC CIRCUITS.
10. Fundamentals of Electricity.
11. Current.
12. Voltage.
13. Resistance.
14. Ohm's Law.
15. Electrical Measurements—Meters.
16. Power.
17. DC Circuits.
18. Magnetism.
19. Inductance.
20. Capacitance.
SECTION III: DC CIRCUITS.
21. Alternating Current.
22. AC Measurements.
23. Resistive AC Circuits.
24. Capacitive AC Circuits.
25. Inductive AC Circuits.
26. Resonance Circuits.
27. Transformers.
SECTION IV: SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES.
28. Semiconductor Fundamentals.
29. PN Junction Diodes.
30. Zener Diodes.
31. Bipolar Transistors.
32. Field Effect Transistors (FETs).
334. Thyristors.
34. Integrated Circuits.
35. Optoelectric Devices.
SECTION V: LINEAR CONDUITS.
36. Power Supplies.
37. Amplifier Basics.
38. Amplifier Applications.
39. Oscillators.
40. Waveshaping Circuits.
SECTION VI: DIGITAL ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS.
41. Binary Number System.
42. Basic Logic Gates.
43. Simplifying Logic Circuits.
44. Sequential Logic Circuits.
45. Combinational Logic Circuits.
46. Microcomputer Basics.
Section VII: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS.
47. Project Design.
48. Printed Circuit Board Fabrication.
49. Printed Circuit Board Assembly and Repair.
50. Basic Troubleshooting.
Appendices.
Glossary.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133948529 | ISBN-13: 9781133948520)

This Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your understanding of basic electricity and electronics. Hands-on activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions help you problem-solve for a deeper understanding of topics.

List Price = $66.95  | CengageBrain Price = $66.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $50.50

Student Supplements

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133948529 | ISBN-13: 9781133948520)

This Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your understanding of basic electricity and electronics. Hands-on activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions help you problem-solve for a deeper understanding of topics.

List Price = $66.95  | CengageBrain Price = $66.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $50.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Earl D. Gates

Earl D. Gates is an Associate Professor, Emeritus at SUNY Oswego. After obtaining analog and digital electronics experience in the US Navy, Dr. Gates taught electronics in middle school, high school, and at the college level. Currently, he teaches at CHOiCES Charter School of Florence and Darlington, South Carolina. He is owner and President of TEK Prep, an education-focused desktop publishing and consulting firm. In addition to several editions of INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS (Delmar-Cengage Learning), Dr. Gates has authored textbooks on technology-related communications, graphics, and math. Dr. Gates earned his M.S. from SUNY at Oswego, and his EdD (ABD) from Virginia Tech.