From the Back Cover
Learn the fundamental principles of electronic circuits at your own pace
For almost 30 years, this book has been a classic text for electronics enthusiasts. Now completely updated for today's technology with easy explanations and presented in a more user-friendly format, this third edition helps you learn the essentials you need to work with electronic circuits. All you need is a general understanding of electronics concepts such as Ohm's law and current flow, and an acquaintance with first-year algebra. This book's question-and-answer format, illustrative experiments, and self-tests at the end of each chapter make it easy for you to learn at your own speed.
Easily master the mathematical calculations that help you to understand the operation of electronic circuits
Review the concepts and equations you need to design basic circuits using direct current and alternating current
Understand the principles of the transistor, a key building block of modern electronics
Calculate the values of currents, voltages, and resistances in circuits that use transistors as switches or amplifiers
Discover methods for filtering electronic signals to reduce noise or enhance the signal
Explore the concepts and equations governing oscillators and power supplies, including step-by-step procedures for designing an oscillator and a power supply circuit
Gain an understanding of the currents, voltages, and principles and calculations that allow you to select components for circuits
About the Author
is a veteran engineer who maintains two technology-focused Web sites, www.buildinggadgets.com and www.understandingnano.com. He is coauthor of Electronics For Dummies
, Electronics Projects For Dummies
, and Nanotechnology For Dummies
, all published by Wiley. Visit his sites at: www.buildinggadgets.com and www.understandingnano.com
The late Harry Kybett wrote the bestselling first and second editions of Electronics Self-Teaching Guide. He was director of engineering operations at Columbia Pictures Corporation. He built many studios and video systems for the broadcasting industry and created training programs for Sony Corporation of America.