Semiconductors: From Book to Breadboard

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Cengage Learning, Aug 8, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 512 pages
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A user-friendly, hands-on approach to understanding solid-state devices, SEMICONDUCTORS FROM BOOK TO BREADBOARD: COMPLETE TEXTBOOK/LAB MANUAL, 1ST Edition centers on the concepts and skills entry-level electronics technicians need to be successful. Delivered in a common-sense, lesson-to-lab format, the book uses simple terms and multiple learning reinforcements--like chapter reviews and online resources--to identify, test, and troubleshoot discrete and integrated semiconductor devices, such as diodes, transistors, and op amps. Twenty-two classroom-tested labs show users how to build, observe, and analyze the operation of rectifiers, power supplies, amplifiers, oscillators, and electronic control circuits, and help build a working knowledge of the material.
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Formerly a professional technician for a paper-processing plant and an oilfield service company, Kevin A. McGowan has been teaching electronics and computer-related courses for over a decade. He is a Journeyman Certified Electronics Technician with the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (I.S.C.E.T.), is A+ Certified by CompTIA, and holds an F.C.C. General Radiotelephone Operator License. Mr. McGowan earned an A.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology at Penn State University, a B.S. in English at Austin Peay State University, an M.A. in English at McNeese State University, and an M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision at the University of Louisiana Lafayette.

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