Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, 6th Edition

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jun 22, 2016 - Technology & Engineering - 800 pages
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Learn electricity and electronics fundamentals and applications—all without taking a formal course

This fully updated guide offers practical, easy-to-follow instruction on electricity and electronics. Written by a pair of experienced instructors, Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition, features plain language explanations and step-by-step lessons that make it easy to understand the material quickly. Throughout, detailed illustrations, practical examples, and self-tests reinforce key concepts. Inside, you’ll find all-new coverage of switching power supplies, class-D amplifiers, lithium-polymer batteries, microcontrollers—even the Arduino electronics platform.

This up-to-date sixth edition covers:

Direct Current (DC) Circuits


Cells and Batteries


Alternating Current (AC) Circuits

Inductors and Capacitors


Inductive and Capacitive Reactance

Impedance and Admittance

AC Power and Resonance

Transformers and Impedance Matching

Semiconductors, Diodes, and Transistors

Integrated Circuits (ICs) and Electron Tubes

Amplifiers and Oscillators

Wireless Transmitters and Receivers

Digital Circuits

Microcontrollers, including the Arduino

Transducers, Sensors, Location, and Navigation

Acoustics and Audio


Advanced Communication Systems

Antennas for RF Communications

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Part 2 Alternating Current
Part 3 Basic Electronics
Part 4 Specialized Devices and Systems

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About the author (2016)

Stan Gibilisco, an electronics engineer and mathematician, has authored or co-authored dozens of books, including Ham and Shortwave Radio for the Electronics Hobbyist, Electronics Workshop Companion for Hobbyists, and Making Everyday Electronics Work.

Simon Monk has a degree in cybernetics and computer science and a Ph.D. in software engineering. He is the author of numerous books, including Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius; Hacking Electronics; and Fritzing for Inventors. Simon also runs the website monkmakes.com, which features his own products.

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