Practical Electronics for Inventors

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McGraw-Hill, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 604 pages
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An intuitive, applications-driven guide to electronics for engineers, hobbyists, and students--one that doesn’t overload readers with technical detail. Chock-full of illustrations--over 750 hand-drawn images provide clear, detailed instructions on how to turn theoretical ideas into real-life gadgets. Covers integrated circuits (ICs), digital electronics, and various input/output devices; includes a complete chapter on the latest microcontrollers.

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I have no end of praise for this book. After years of fumbling in the darkness with making my own circuits from scratch, this is the book that put it all together for me and and made it possible for me to invent my own circuits, understand the details, do the math, and even have them work... sometimes the first time!
*****(5 out of 5)
--Johan Strandberg

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The first half of the book is theory. Full of excellent illustrations. The part on capacitors and magnets was the most informing piece on the subject I've read. The second half is practical reference. Read full review

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Paul Scherz is a physicist/mechanical engineer who received his B.S. in physics from the University of Wisconsin. His area of interest in physics currently focuses on elementary particle interactions, or high energy physics, and he is working on a new theory on the photon problems with Nikolus Kauer (Ph.D. in high energy physics, Munich, Germany). Paul is an inventor/hobbyist in electronics, an area he grew to appreciate through his experience at the University’s Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics and the Department of Plasma Physics.

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