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Understanding DC Circuits

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Understanding DC Circuits covers the first half of a basic electronic circuits theory course, integrating theory and laboratory practice into a single text. Several key features in each unit make this an excellent teaching tool: objectives, key terms, self-tests, lab experiments, and a unit exam.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright page
  5. Preface
  6. Course Objectives
  7. Parts List for Experiments
  8. Unit 1. Basics of DC Electronics
    1. Important Terms
    2. Electronic Systems
    3. Energy, Work, and Power
    4. Structure of Matter
    5. Self-Examination
    6. Answers
    7. Electrostatic Charges
    8. Static Electricity
    9. Self-Examination
    10. Answers
    11. Electric Current
    12. Conductors
    13. Insulators
    14. Semiconductors
    15. Current Flow
    16. Electric Force (Voltage)
    17. Resistance
    18. Voltage, Current, and Resistance
    19. Volts, Ohms, and Amperes
    20. Self-Examination
    21. Answers
    22. Components, Symbols, and Diagrams
    23. Resistors
    24. Schematics
    25. Block Diagrams
    26. Wiring Diagrams
    27. Self-Examination
    28. Answers
    29. Electric Units
    30. Scientific Notation
    31. Self-Examination
    32. Answers
    33. Batteries
    34. Self-Examination
    35. Answers
    36. Experimental Activities for DC Electronics
    37. Tools and Equipment
    38. Important Information
    39. Lab Activity Troubleshooting and Testing
    40. Unit 1 Examination
  9. Unit 2. Measuring Voltage, Current, and Resistance
    1. Important Terms
    2. Measuring Resistance
    3. Self-Examination
    4. Answers
    5. Measuring Voltage
    6. Measuring Current
    7. Self-Examination
    8. Answers
    9. Parallel Circuit Measurements
    10. Combination Circuit Measurements
    11. Digital Meters
    12. Self-Examination
    13. Answers
  10. Unit 3. Ohm’s Law and Electric Circuits
    1. Important Terms
    2. Use of Calculators
    3. Ohm’s Law
    4. Self-Examination
    5. Answers
    6. Series Electric Circuits
    7. Summary of Series Circuits
    8. Examples of Series Circuits
    9. Self-Examination
    10. Answers
    11. Parallel Electric Circuits
    12. Summary of Parallel Circuits
    13. Examples of Parallel Circuits
    14. Self-Examination
    15. Answers
    16. Combination Electric Circuits
    17. Examples of Combination Circuits
    18. Kirchhoff’s Laws
    19. Self-Examination
    20. Answers
    21. Power in Electric Circuits
    22. Voltage-Divider Circuits
    23. Self-Examination
    24. Answers
    25. Maximum Power Transfer
    26. Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law Problems
    27. Equivalent Circuits
    28. Self-Examination
    29. Answers
    30. Unit 3 Examination
  11. Unit 4. Magnetism and Electromagnetism
    1. Important Terms
    2. Permanent Magnets
    3. Magnetic Field Around Conductors
    4. Magnetic Field Around a Coil
    5. Self-Examination
    6. Answers
    7. Electromagnets
    8. Magnetic Strength of Electromagnets
    9. Ohm’s Law for Magnetic Circuits
    10. Domain Theory of Magnetism
    11. Electricity Produced by Magnetism
    12. Magnetic Effects
    13. Self-Examination
    14. Answers
    15. Unit 4 Examination
  12. Unit 5. Electronic Instruments
    1. Important Terms
    2. Analog Instruments
    3. Self-Examination
    4. Answers
    5. Comparison Instruments
    6. CRT Instruments
    7. Numerical Readout Instruments
    8. Chart-Recording Instruments
    9. Self-Examination
    10. Answers
    11. Unit 5 Examination
  13. Unit 6. Inductance and Capacitance
    1. Important Terms
    2. Inductance
    3. Capacitance
    4. Capacitor Charging and Discharging
    5. Time-Constant Circuits
    6. Self-Examination
    7. Answers
    8. Unit 6 Examination
  14. Appendix A: Electronic Symbols
  15. Appendix B: Electric Safety
    1. Lab or Shop Practices
    2. Electric Hazards
    3. Fuses and Circuit Breakers
  16. Appendix C: Electronic Equipment and Parts Sales
  17. Appendix D: Soldering Techniques
  18. Appendix E: Troubleshooting
  19. Index