Bebop to the Boolean Boogie: An Unconventional Guide to Electronics

Other | January 1, 2003

byMaxfield, Clive, Clive Maxfield

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"If you want to be reminded of the joy of electronics, take a look at Clive (Max) Maxfield's book Bebop to the Boolean Boogie." --Computer Design

"Lives up to its title as a useful and entertaining technical guide....well-suited for students, technical writers, technicians, and sales and marketing people." --Electronic Design

"Writing a book like this one takes audacity! ... Maxfield writes lucidly on a variety of complex topics without 'writing down' to his audience." --EDN

"A highly readable, well-illustrated guided tour through basic electronics." -Science Books & Films

"Extremely readable and easy to understand, you'll wonder how people learned about this stuff before this book came along." --New Book Bulletin, Computer Literacy Bookshops

* The difference between the analog and digital worlds.

* What logic gates are and how to make them from transistors.

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From reviews of the first edition:"If you want to be reminded of the joy of electronics, take a look at Clive (Max) Maxfield's book Bebop to the Boolean Boogie." --Computer Design "Lives up to its title as a useful and entertaining technical guide....well-suited for students, technical writers, technicians, and sales and marketing peop...

Clive "Max" Maxfield received a BS in Control Engineering from Sheffield Polytechnic, England in 1980. He began his career as a mainframe CPU designer for International Computers Limited (ICL) in Manchester, England. Max now finds himself a member of the technical staff (MTS) at Intergraph Electronics, Huntsville, Alabama. Max is the a...

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Format:OtherDimensions:500 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:January 1, 2003Publisher:NewnesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080476023

ISBN - 13:9780080476025

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Fundamental Concepts
Chapter 1: Analog versus Digital
Chapter 2: Atoms, Molecules, and Crystals
Chapter 3: Conductors and Insulators; Voltage, Current, Resistance, Capacitance, and Inductance
Chapter 4: Semiconductors: Diode and Transistors
Chapter 5: Primitive Logic Functions
Chapter 6: Using Transistors to Build Primitive Logic Functions
Chapter 7: Alternative Numbering Systems
Chapter 8: Binary Arithmetic
Chapter 9: Boolean Algebra
Chapter 10: Karnaugh Maps
Chapter 11: Using Primitive Logic Functions to Build More Complex Functions
Chapter 12: State Diagrams, State Tables, State Machines
Chapter 13: Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog
Chapter 14: Integrated Circuits (ICs)
Chapter 15: Memory ICs
Chapter 16: Programmable ICs
Chapter 17: Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs)
Chapter 18: Circuit Boards (PWBs and DWBs)
Chapter 19: Hybrids
Chapter 20: Multichip Modules (MCMs)
Chapter 21: Alternative and Future Technologies
Appendix A: Assertion-Level Logic
Appendix B: Positive Logic versus Negative Logic
Appendix C: Reed-Muller Logic
Appendix D: Gray Codes
Appendix E: A Reed-Muller Extraction Utility
Appendix F: Linear Feedback Shift Registers (LFSRs)
Appendix G: Pass-Transistor Logic
Appendix H: No-Holds-Barred Seafood Gumbo