The ebook edition of the essential guide to the science and technology of electronics. Illustrations are best viewed on a tablet. This dictionary is directed to the requirements of all who need a source book providing clear, helpful definitions of electronic terms, including advanced school students and those embarking on higher-education courses, as well as technicians and hobbyists. The dictionary will also prove very useful to anyone whose work or study involves the use of electronic devices, which are now vital tools in areas as diverse as music, archaeology and medicine. The dictionary guides the reader through the various fields within electronics such as microprocessor technology, digital electronics, telecommunications, hi-fi, radio and television. The emphasis throughout the book is on the practical application of concepts and devices, although the theoretical background is also well covered, and the reader will find entries on such topics as PC structure and components, medical technology, camcorders and digital cameras, satellite transmission and reception, global positioning equipment, digital audio and video, and the permeability and permittivity of free space. In addition, the reader will find this a valuable guide to the plethora of acronyms and abbreviations used in the advancing field of electronics.