An Analog Electronics Companion: Basic Circuit Design for Engineers and Scientists by Scott HamiltonAn Analog Electronics Companion: Basic Circuit Design for Engineers and Scientists by Scott Hamilton

An Analog Electronics Companion: Basic Circuit Design for Engineers and Scientists

byScott Hamilton

Paperback | June 11, 2007

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Engineers and scientists frequently have to get involved in electronic circuit design even though it may not be their specialty. Writing for the inexperienced designer, Hamilton begins by reviewing the basic mathematics and physics needed to understand circuit design. He then goes on to discuss individual components (resistors, capacitors etc.) and commonly encountered circuit elements such as differentiators, oscillators, filters and couplers. A major bonus is the inclusion of a CD with the student edition of the PSpice simulation software, together with models of most of the circuits covered.
Title:An Analog Electronics Companion: Basic Circuit Design for Engineers and ScientistsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:668 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 1.38 inPublished:June 11, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521687802

ISBN - 13:9780521687805


Table of Contents

Preface; List of symbols; Part I. Mathematics: Introduction; 1.1 Trigonometry; 1.2 Geometry; 1.3 Series expansions; 1.4 Logarithms; 1.5 Exponentials; 1.6 Vectors; 1.7 Complex numbers; 1.8 Differentiation; 1.9 Integration; 1.10 Equations and determinants; 1.11 Fourier transforms; 1.12 Laplace transforms; 1.13 Differential equations; 1.14 Convolution; Part II. Physics: Introduction; 2.1 Current flow; 2.2 Energies; 2.3 Kirchhoff's laws; 2.4 Faraday's law; 2.5 Electric and magnetic fields; 2.6 Magnetism and relativity; 2.7 Maxwell's equations; 2.8 Skin effect; 2.9 Quantization; 2.10 Dielectrics and permittivity; 2.11 Magnetic materials; 2.12 Units of electromagnetism; 2.13 Noise; Part III. Circuit Mathematics: Introduction; 3.1 Circuit laws; 3.2 A.C. theory; 3.3 Phasors; 3.4 Phase and amplitude; 3.5 Resonance; 3.6 Bandwidth and risetime; 3.7 Pulse and transient response; 3.8 Equivalent circuits; 3.9 Dispersion and absorption; 3.10 Feedback; 3.11 Noise in circuits; 3.12 Hysteresis; 3.13 Bridges; 3.14 Approximation; 3.15 Control systems; 3.16 Filters; 3.17 Transmission lines; Part IV. Circuit Elements: Introduction; 4.1 Resistors; 4.2 Capacitors; 4.3 Inductors; 4.4 Transformers; 4.5 Diodes; 4.6 Bipolar transistors; 4.7 Field effect transistors; 4.8 Temperature dependent resistors; 4.9 Coaxial cables; 4.10 Crystals; Part V. SPICE Circuits: Introduction; 5.1 Absolute value circuit; 5.2 Oscilloscope probes; 5.3 Operational amplifier circuits; 5.4 Rectifier circuits; 5.5 Integrator; 5.6 Differentiator; 5.7 Two-phase oscillator; 5.8 Wien-Bridge oscillator; 5.9 Current sources and mirrors; 5.10 Power supplies; 5.11 Current-feedback amplifiers; 5.12 Fast operational picoammeter; 5.13 Three-pole, single amplifier filter; 5.14 Open-loop response; 5.15 Lumped or distributed?; 5.16 Immittance through the looking glass: gyrators, frequency dependent negative resistors and negative immittance converters; 5.17 Maser gain simulation; 5.18 Frequency independent phase shifter; 5.19 Ratemeter; 5.20 Baluns and high frequency transformers; 5.21 Directional coupler; 5.22 Power control or hotswitch; 5.23 Modulation control of a resonant circuit; 5.24 Photomultiplier gating circuit; 5.25 Transatlantic telegraph cable; 5.26 Chaos; 5.27 Spice; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Particularly useful for the student is the inclusion of a CD-ROM containing PSpice circuit simulation software, with numerous examples as discussed throughout the body of the text. All in all this book provides a clear and easy to understand discussion of analog electronic circuit design suitable for the new student or as a handy reference for more expert scientists."
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