Electronics Explained: The New Systems Approach to Learning Electronics

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Newnes, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 329 pages
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Don't worry if you never took a physics course, you can easily update your electronics knowledge by following Lou's clear and logical systems-level approach. When you finish this book you will understand different types of electronic circuits, how they work, and how they fit together to create modern electronic equipment, enabling you to apply, use, select, operate and discuss common electronic products and systems. And all this is explained using basic functional building blocks rather than detailed circuit analysis!

  • Introduces you to the principles that form the basis of electronics, including the core concepts of how to generate current flow, how to control it, and magnetism.
  • Learn about the basic components of electronics such as resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits.
  • Discover different types of circuits, using the functional block diagram approach which makes it easy to understand their purpose and application without requiring nitty-gritty circuit analysis.
  • Get a grip on embedded controllers, the single-chip microcontrollers that are built into virtually every electronic device.
  • Get involved with Hands-On projects in each chapter.


  • A fresh look at how electronics work
  • Learn about the inner workings of your HDTV, cell phone, and video game console
  • Hands-on projects and experiments bring electronics to life
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Learning about Electronics for Your Own Good
1
More Interesting Than You Think
15
Chapter 3 The Systems versus Components View of Electronics
39
LinearAnalog
61
Digital
89
Chapter 6 How Microcomputers Work
123
Chapter 7 RadioWireless
147
Chapter 8 Cell Phones
183
Wired and Wireless
207
Chapter 10 Audio Electronics
229
Chapter 11 Video Technology
247
Chapter 12 Industrial Control
277
Book References
309
Index
311
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About the author (2010)

Louis Frenzel has been a Technology Editor with Electronic Design magazine since 2000 and covers the wireless, communications, networking and test/measurement fields. He also writes for Wireless System Design Update an online newsletter. Lou has over 25 years of electronic industry experience as an engineer in the geophysical, aerospace and computer fields. Prior to joining ED he was a college professor teaching electronics and semiconductor manufacturing and working on several NSF grants. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in electronics and is author of 19 books on communications, computers and electronics.

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