Foundations of Electronics

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Prentice Hall, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 415 pages
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Extracted from the highly successful Foundations of Electrical Engineering by the same author, this book surveys the fundamental concepts of electronics for non-majors. The first chapter reviews circuit analysis techniques as related to the analysis of electronic circuits, and the remainder of the book covers electronic devices, digital circuits, analog circuits, instrumentation systems, communication systems, and linear system theory based on complex frequency techniques.

The presentation assumes knowledge of basic physics and calculus and is ideal for a one-semester survey of electronics for students knowing circuit theory. Used with Foundations of Electric Circuits, this book is ideal for a one-semester course in circuits and electronics for physics, engineering, or computer science students.


  • Emphasis is placed on clear definitions of concepts and vocabulary.
  • Problems are offered at three levels: "What if" problems extending examples in the text, with answers; "Check our understanding" problems after each major section, with answers, and extensive end-of-chapter problems identified with chapter sections, with answers for odd problems.
  • Full pedagogical tools: chapter objectives, marginal aids, chapter summaries, chapter glossaries tied to context, and a complete index.

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Cogdell-University of Texas, Austin

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