Tab Electronics Guide to Understanding Electricity and Electronics

Paperback | August 11, 2000

byG. Randy Slone

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All-inclusive introduction to electricity and electronics. For the true beginner, there's no better introduction to electricity and electronics than TAB Electronics Guide to Understanding Electricity and Electronics , Second Edition.

Randy Slone's learn-as-you-go guide tells you how to put together a low-cost workbench and start a parts and materials inventory--including money-saving how-to's for salvaging components and buying from surplus dealers. You get plain-English explanations of electronic components-resistors, potentiometers, rheostats, and resistive characteristics-voltage, current, resistance, ac and dc, conductance, power...the laws of electricity...soldering and desoldering procedures...transistors...special-purpose diodes and optoelectronic devices...linear electronic circuits...batteries...integrated circuits...digital electronics...computers...radio and television...and much, much more. You'll also find 25 complete projects that enhance your electricity/electronics mastery, including 15 new to this edition, and appendices packed with commonly used equations, symbols, and supply sources.

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All-inclusive introduction to electricity and electronics. For the true beginner, there's no better introduction to electricity and electronics than TAB Electronics Guide to Understanding Electricity and Electronics , Second Edition. Randy Slone's learn-as-you-go guide tells you how to put together a low-cost workbench and start a part...

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No expensive tools required! Master electricity and electronics in the real world with practical, easy-to-build projects! Open this book and--*Understand the energy and applications that drive the modern world*Build your own inexpensive electronics workbench*Construct 25 useful projects that explore electrical and electronics power, pr...

G. Randy Slone is an electrical engineer with nearly two decades of experience in data processing and industrial electronics. A private engineering consultant, his clients have included DuPont, Champion International, and Ralston Purina. Also a former college instructor, Slone spends much of his time working in his state-of-the-art hom...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.3 × 7.4 × 1.26 inPublished:August 11, 2000Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071360573

ISBN - 13:9780071360579

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started.

Chapter 2: Basic Electrical Concepts.

Chapter 3: The Transformer and AC Power.

Chapter 4: Rectification.

Chapter 5: Capacitance.

Chapter 6: Transistors.

Chapter 7: Special-Purpose Diodes and Optoelectronic Devices.

Chapter 8: Linear Electronic Circuits.

Chapter 9: Power Control.

Chapter 10: field-effect Transistors.

Chapter 11: Batteries.

Chapter 12: Integrated Circuits.

Chapter 13: Digital Electronics.

Chapter 14: Computers.

Chapter 15: More about Inductors and Capacitors.

Chapter 16: Radio and Television.

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by James K. Deane, Library Assistant at the Emporia Public Library, KansasIn this thorough hobbyist's guide, electrical engineer Slone provides a sound overview of the basic theoretical concepts necessary to successfully build, maintain, or repair electronics. In addition, he addresses practical applications such as how to build a workbench, how to solder, and how to create a parts and materials inventory through salvaging. With 25 projects for readers to try, this is useful as a basic learning tool and an essential reference.