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THE ELECTRONICS KNOW-HOW YOU NEED TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL INVENTOR“If there is a successor to Make: Electronics, then I believe it would have to be Practical Electronics for Inventors.perfect for an electrical engineering student or maybe a high school student with a strong aptitude for electronics.I’ve been anxiously awaiting this update, and it was well worth the wait.”

1. Cover
2. About The Authors
3. Title Page
5. Contents
6. Preface
7. Acknowledgments
8. Chapter 1. Introduction to Electronics
9. Chapter 2. Theory
1. 2.1 Theory of Electronics
2. 2.2 Electric Current
3. 2.3 Voltage
4. 2.4 A Microscopic View of Conduction (For Those Who Are Interested)
5. 2.5 Resistance, Resistivity, Conductivity
6. 2.6 Insulators, Conductors, and Semiconductors
7. 2.7 Heat and Power
8. 2.8 Thermal Heat Conduction and Thermal Resistance
9. 2.9 Wire Gauges
10. 2.10 Grounds
11. 2.11 Electric Circuits
12. 2.12 Ohm’s Law and Resistors
13. 2.13 Voltage and Current Sources
14. 2.14 Measuring Voltage, Current, and Resistance
15. 2.15 Combining Batteries
16. 2.16 Open and Short Circuits
17. 2.17 Kirchhoff’s Laws
18. 2.18 Superposition Theorem
19. 2.19 Thevenin’s and Norton’s Theorems
20. 2.20 AC Circuits
21. 2.21 AC and Resistors, RMS Voltage, and Current
22. 2.22 Mains Power
23. 2.23 Capacitors
24. 2.24 Inductors
25. 2.25 Modeling Complex Circuits
26. 2.26 Complex Numbers
27. 2.27 Circuit with Sinusoidal Sources
28. 2.28 Power in AC Circuits (Apparent Power, Real Power, Reactive Power)
29. 2.29 Thevenin’s Theorem in AC Form
30. 2.30 Resonant Circuits
31. 2.31 Lecture on Decibels
32. 2.32 Input and Output Impedance
33. 2.33 Two-Port Networks and Filters
34. 2.34 Transient Circuits
35. 2.35 Circuits with Periodic Nonsinusoidal Sources
36. 2.36 Nonperiodic Sources
37. 2.37 SPICE
10. Chapter 3. Basic Electronic Circuit Components
1. 3.1 Wires, Cables, and Connectors
2. 3.2 Batteries
3. 3.3 Switches
4. 3.4 Relays
5. 3.5 Resistors
6. 3.6 Capacitors
7. 3.7 Inductors
8. 3.8 Transformers
9. 3.9 Fuses and Circuit Breakers
11. Chapter 4. Semiconductors
1. 4.1 Semiconductor Technology
2. 4.2 Diodes
3. 4.3 Transistors
4. 4.4 Thyristors
5. 4.5 Transient Voltage Suppressors
6. 4.6 Integrated Circuits
12. Chapter 5. Optoelectronics
1. 5.1 A Little Lecture on Photons
2. 5.2 Lamps
3. 5.3 Light-Emitting Diodes
4. 5.4 Photoresistors
5. 5.5 Photodiodes
6. 5.6 Solar Cells
7. 5.7 Phototransistors
8. 5.8 Photothyristors
9. 5.9 Optoisolators
10. 5.10 Optical Fiber
13. Chapter 6. Sensors
1. 6.1 General Principals
2. 6.2 Temperature
3. 6.3 Proximity and Touch
4. 6.4 Movement, Force, and Pressure
5. 6.5 Chemical
6. 6.6 Light, Radiation, Magnetism, and Sound
7. 6.7 GPS
14. Chapter 7. Hands-on Electronics
1. 7.1 Safety
2. 7.2 Constructing Circuits
3. 7.3 Multimeters
4. 7.4 Oscilloscopes
5. 7.5 The Electronics Laboratory
15. Chapter 8. Operational Amplifiers
16. Chapter 9. Filters
1. 9.1 Things to Know Before You Start Designing Filters
2. 9.2 Basic Filters
3. 9.3 Passive Low-Pass Filter Design
4. 9.4 A Note on Filter Types
5. 9.5 Passive High-Pass Filter Design
6. 9.6 Passive Bandpass Filter Design
7. 9.7 Passive Notch Filter Design
8. 9.8 Active Filter Design
9. 9.9 Integrated Filter Circuits
17. Chapter 10. Oscillators and Timers
1. 10.1 RC Relaxation Oscillators
2. 10.2 The 555 Timer IC
3. 10.3 Voltage-Controlled Oscillators
4. 10.4 Wien-Bridge and Twin-T Oscillators
5. 10.5 LC Oscillators (Sinusoidal Oscillators)
6. 10.6 Crystal Oscillators
7. 10.7 Microcontroller Oscillators
18. Chapter 11. Voltage Regulators and Power Supplies
1. 11.1 Voltage-Regulator ICs
2. 11.2 A Quick Look at a Few Regulator Applications
3. 11.3 The Transformer
4. 11.4 Rectifier Packages
5. 11.5 A Few Simple Power Supplies
6. 11.6 Technical Points About Ripple Reduction
7. 11.7 Loose Ends
8. 11.8 Switching Regulator Supplies (Switchers)
9. 11.9 Switch-Mode Power Supplies
10. 11.10 Kinds of Commercial Power Supply Packages
11. 11.11 Power Supply Construction
19. Chapter 12. Digital Electronics
1. 12.1 The Basics of Digital Electronics
2. 12.2 Logic Gates
3. 12.3 Combinational Devices
4. 12.4 Logic Families
5. 12.5 Powering and Testing Logic ICs
6. 12.6 Sequential Logic
7. 12.7 Counter ICs
8. 12.8 Shift Registers
9. 12.9 Three-State Buffers, Latches, and Transceivers
10. 12.10 Analog/Digital Interfacing
11. 12.11 Displays
12. 12.12 Memory Devices
20. Chapter 13. Microcontrollers
1. 13.1 Basic Structure of a Microcontroller
2. 13.2 Example Microcontrollers
3. 13.3 Evaluation/Development Boards
4. 13.4 Arduino
5. 13.5 Interfacing with Microcontrollers
21. Chapter 14. Motors
22. Chapter 15. Audio Electronics
1. 15.1 A Little Lecture on Sound
2. 15.2 Microphones
3. 15.3 Microphone Specifications
4. 15.4 Audio Amplifiers
5. 15.5 Preamplifiers
6. 15.6 Mixer Circuits
7. 15.7 A Note on Impedance Matching
8. 15.8 Speakers
9. 15.9 Crossover Networks
10. 15.10 Simple ICs Used to Drive Speakers
11. 15.11 Audible-Signal Devices
12. 15.12 Miscellaneous Audio Circuits
23. Chapter 16. Modular Electronics
1. 16.1 There’s an IC for It
2. 16.2 Breakout Boards and Modules
3. 16.3 Plug-and-Play Prototyping
4. 16.4 Open Source Hardware
24. Appendix A: Power Distribution and Home Wiring
25. Appendix B: Error Analysis
26. Appendix C: Useful Facts and Formulas
27. Index