Electronics For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 5, 2019 - Technology & Engineering - 432 pages

Build your electronics workbench—and begin creating fun electronics projects right away

Packed with hundreds of colorful diagrams and photographs, this book provides step-by-step instructions for experiments that show you how electronic components work, advice on choosing and using essential tools, and exciting projects you can build in 30 minutes or less. You'll get charged up as you transform theory into action in chapter after chapter!

  • Circuit basics — learn what voltage is, where current flows (and doesn't flow), and how power is used in a circuit
  • Critical components — discover how resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors control and shape electric current
  • Versatile chips — find out how to use analog and digital integrated circuits to build complex projects with just a few parts
  • Analyze circuits — understand the rules that govern current and voltage and learn how to apply them
  • Safety tips — get a thorough grounding in how to protect yourself—and your electronics—from harm

Electronics For Dummies (9781119675594) was previously published as Electronics For Dummies (9781119117971). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

 

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Contents

Table of Contents
3
Introduction 1
5
Gearing Up to Explore Electronics
27
Making Connections
53
Controlling Current with Components
71
Obeying Ohms Law
95
Getting Charged Up about Capacitors
111
Identifying with Inductors
137
Interpreting Schematics
273
Labeling Circuit Components
281
Building Circuits
293
Mastering Your Multimeter to Measure Circuits
315
Setting Up Your Multimeter
324
Putting Projects Together
339
The Part of Tens
365
Ten Great Electronics Parts Sources
373

Diving into Diodes
155
Tremendously Talented Transistors
171
Innovating with Integrated Circuits
191
Acquiring Additional Parts
223
Getting Serious about Electronics
245
Glossary
379
Electronics For Dummies
380
INDEX
389
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Cathleen Shamieh is an electrical engineer and a technical writer with extensive engineering and consulting experience in the fields of medical electronics, speech processing, and telecommunications.

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