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.

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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

Glossary

Self-Test Answers

Appendices