Foundations of Electronics

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Delmar Publishers Incorporated, 1994 - Electronics - 860 pages
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Learn electronics fundamentals for both DC and AC circuits, from Ohms Law through series and parallel resonant circuits! This highly acclaimed introduction to the world of electronics technology has been carefully updated to better provide technicians with a foundation in modern electronics needed to launch a career or pursue more advanced study. Real-world color codes and strategic highlighting are integrated with ample color charts, photos, schematics, and diagrams for a solid understanding of circuit behavior that equips readers to progress to more complex topics with ease. This edition features all new, automated calculations for the formulas in the book on the accompanying CD, as well as new information on admittance, susceptance, and more!

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Contents

OHMS LAW
72
BASIC CIRCUIT ANALYSIS
106
Definition and Characteristics of a Parallel Circuit
164
Resistance in Parallel Circuits
170
Power in Parallel Circuits
180
Similarities and Differences Between Series and Parallel
186
Summary
192
Test Yourself
198
INDUCTIVE REACTANCE IN AC
518
RL CIRCUITS IN AC
542
BASIC TRANSFORMER CHARACTERISTICS
582
CAPACITANCE
612
CAPACITIVE REACTANCE IN AC
654
Review of Simple R and C Circuits
677
Phaseshift Application of Series RC Network
684
Parallel RC Circuit Analysis
690

BASIC NETWORK THEOREMS
254
NETWORK ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES
284
PRODUCING MEASURING ELECTRICAL QUANTITIES
310
MAGNETISM AND ELECTROMAGNETISM
332
BASIC AC QUANTITIES
420
Signals
432
THE OSCILLOSCOPE
456
REACTIVE COMPONENTS
486
Linear Waveshaping and Nonsinusoidal Waveforms
696
Formulas and Calculator Sequences Summary
702
SERIES AND PARALLEL RESONANCE
754
A COLOR CODES
802
CHAPTER CHALLENGE TEST RESULTS
837
E USEFUL CONVERSION FACTORS
839
INDEX
853
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