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Understand Electronics, 2nd Edition

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In Understand Electronics, Owen Bishop covers the basics needed in all the main areas of electronics with a jargon-free, informative style, and numerous illustrations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright page
  5. Introduction
  6. 1: Electrons and electricity
    1. Electric charge and atoms
    2. Atomic structure
    3. Other atoms
    4. Electric fields
    5. Charge and energy
    6. Conduction
    7. Current through a solution
    8. Current through a gas
  7. 2: E.m.f. and potential
    1. A source of electromotive force
    2. Other cells
    3. Fuel cells
    4. New cells
    5. Measuring current, charge and e.m.f.
    6. Potential difference
    7. Potential and voltage
    8. E.m.f. and potential
  8. 3: Resistance
    1. Resistors
    2. Colour codes
    3. Surface mount components
    4. Connected resistances
    5. Variable resistors
    6. Power
    7. Superconduction
    8. Internal resistance
  9. 4: Capacitance
    1. Capacitance
    2. Practical capacitors
    3. Charging a capacitor
    4. Stray capacitance
    5. Coupling
    6. Decoupling
    7. Capacitors for batteries
    8. Uses of capacitors
  10. 5: Inductance
    1. Electricity and magnetism
    2. Self induction
    3. Reactance and impedance
    4. Inductive components
    5. Practical inductors
    6. Transformers
    7. Power
  11. 6: Simple circuits
    1. Potential divider
    2. Resistor bridge
    3. Filters
    4. Resonance
  12. 7: Semiconduction
    1. Increased conduction
    2. The p-n junction
    3. Semiconductor diode
    4. Diode valves
    5. Practical diodes
    6. Zener diodes
    7. Variable capacitance diodes
  13. 8: Transistors
    1. MOSFETs
    2. Power MOSFETs
    3. JFETs
    4. Bipolar junction transistors
    5. Practical transistors
    6. Darlington transistors
    7. Thermionic valves
  14. 9: Semiconductor circuits
    1. A MOSFET switch
    2. A MOSFET amplifier
    3. Transistor connections
    4. Common collector amplifiers
    5. Common base amplifier
    6. Protective diode
    7. Schmitt trigger
  15. 10: Power supply circuits
    1. Rectifiers
    2. Single-diode rectifier
    3. Bridge rectifier
    4. Smoothing
    5. Voltage regulation
    6. Silicon controlled switches
    7. Triac
    8. Diac
    9. IGBT
  16. 11: Sensors and transducers
    1. Temperature sensors
    2. Sound sensors
    3. Mechanical sensors
    4. Magnetic field sensors
    5. Humidity sensors
    6. pH sensor
    7. Gas sensors
    8. Nuclear radiation detectors
    9. Sound-producing transducers
    10. Motion-producing transducers
  17. 12: Optoelectronic sensors
    1. Light-dependent resistor
    2. Photodiode
    3. Phototransistor
    4. Photovoltaic cell
    5. Charge coupled device
    6. Solar cell
  18. 13: Light sources and displays
    1. Light-emitting diode
    2. Optocoupler
    3. Laser
    4. Laser diode
    5. Liquid crystal display
    6. Cathode ray tubes
  19. 14: Test equipment
    1. The moving-coil meter
    2. Measurement of current
    3. Measurement of p.d.
    4. Measurement of resistance
    5. Multimeters
    6. Digital meters
    7. The oscilloscope
    8. X and Y plates
    9. Signal and pulse generators
    10. Logical testgear
  20. 15: From components to circuits
    1. Breadboard
    2. Stripboard
    3. Printed circuit board
    4. Integrated circuits
    5. Integration
    6. Applications of integration
    7. Advantages of Integration
    8. Surface mount technology
    9. Computer simulations
  21. 16: Oscillating circuits
    1. Bistable circuit
    2. Monostable circuit
    3. Astable circuit
    4. The 555 timer IC
    5. Crystal oscillator
    6. Sinewave oscillators
    7. Oscillating signals
    8. Effects of frequency
  22. 17: Amplifying circuits
    1. Transistor characteristics
    2. Common emitter amplifier
    3. Input Impedance
    4. Output impedance
    5. Impedance matching
    6. Two-stage amplifier
    7. FET amplifier
    8. MOSFET amplifiers
    9. Low-noise amplifiers
  23. 18: Operational amplifiers
    1. Using op amps
    2. Instrumentation amplifiers
    3. Transconductance amplifiers
    4. Amplifier gain
    5. Active filters
  24. 19: Logic circuits
    1. Inverse statements
    2. Logical operators
    3. Truth tables
    4. Transistor-transistor logic
    5. CMOS logic
    6. Transmission gates
    7. Other logic
    8. Logic and numbers
    9. Programmable logic
    10. Sequential logic
    11. Logic circuits and the outside world
  25. 20: Audio electronics
    1. Tape recording
    2. Erasing
    3. The final stages
    4. Digital audio tape
    5. Compact discs
    6. MP3
    7. Electronic music
  26. 21: Computers
    1. System clock
    2. Control unit
    3. Central processing unit
    4. Input ports
    5. Output ports
    6. Buses
    7. Interrupt lines
    8. Read-only memory
    9. Random access memory
    10. Disk drives
    11. Cards
    12. Input peripherals
    13. Keyboard
    14. Mouse
    15. Trackball
    16. Digitizing pad
    17. Touch screen
    18. Scanner
    19. Magnetic stripe reader
    20. Optical disks
    21. Magneto-optical disks
    22. Output peripherals
    23. Printers
    24. Hardware and software
    25. Languages
  27. 22: Microcontrollers
    1. Atmel microcontroller
    2. PIC microcontrollers
    3. BASIC Stamp
  28. 23: Telecommunications
    1. Telegraphy
    2. Telephony
    3. Parity
    4. Facsimile
    5. The Internet
    6. Optical fibre
    7. Radio
    8. Radio reception
    9. Selectivity
    10. Software radio
    11. SETI
    12. Television
    13. Reception
    14. Video recording
    15. Global positioning system
  29. 24: Microwaves
    1. Generation of microwaves
    2. Waveguides
    3. Microstrip
    4. Microwave telecommunications
    5. Radar
    6. High-resolution radar
    7. Sub-surface radar
    8. Doppler systems
    9. Microwave lamps
    10. Microwave ovens
  30. 25: Detection and measurement
    1. Electronic counting
    2. Measuring flow
    3. Measuring levels
    4. Measuring position
    5. Detecting current
    6. Measuring high temperatures
    7. Moisture content
    8. Body scanning
    9. Measuring bodily potentials
    10. Radio pill
  31. 26: Electronic control
    1. Other responses
    2. Logical control
    3. PLCs
    4. Robots
  32. 27: Electronics and the future
  33. Acknowledgements
  34. Index