Follow hands-on projects so you can work with electronic circuits
Are you ready to keep up with the rapidly evolving world of electronic products? From smartphones and tablets to MP3 players and digital cameras, this resource will build your understanding of how the latest electronic circuits work. You'll dive into hands-on projects and walk through the calculations and concepts for key circuits to get you up to speed. As you progress through the chapters, you'll learn how to build the circuits, and then observe or measure how they work so you can apply the information on your own.
Learn how to control the flow of electric current
Design a transistor circuit, and compare the switching action of a JFET and a BJT
Explore the use of resistors, capacitors, and inductors in bandpass and band-reject filters
Use BJTs, JFETs, and operational amplifiers in amplifier circuits
Find out how an oscillator works, and then design and build one
Discover how a transformer converts AC voltage to a higher or lower voltage
Calculate the values of components that produce a specified DC output voltage for a power supply circuit
The book's website (www.buildinggadgets.com) provides project pages that include links to suppliers and are kept up to date with supplier part numbers for components you'll need.
Earl Boysen is a veteran engineer who maintains two technology-focused websites, www.buildinggadgets.com and www.understandingnano.com. He is coauthor of the first edition of Electronics For Dummies as well as Electronics Projects For Dummies and Nanotechnology For Dummies, all published by Wiley.
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.
This a good book to gain a fundamental grasp of electronics.
It would be fair to compare this to another great beginner's book, Make: Electronics (Learning by Discovery), another book I love and find exciting.
This wonderful book will surely answer any of my questions and keep me busy for a long time.
Whislt stating complete, the book suggests that it is not a beginner guide. It is however the means to graduate from beginner electronics. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Peter Lamont
I love the format of this book. A little theory, a simple circuit to build, pictures of the circuit on a breadboard, questions with answers. Read morePublished 2 months ago by AK
This book is a no play kind of book full of test ,charts, formulas I'll have to do some studying before i read the book ( basic understanding of Ohm laws and other and things... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ronnie
I get to sleep quickly without all the tossing and turning and Dixie gets hers when there is a thunder storm coming and she doesn't seem to be bothered or even care anymore after... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Rbeckett
This book might be a little "dry" compared to some, but I believe its strong points make up for this:
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I'm using this book as a review since I've been out of Electronics for 15 years. It is an excellent book for review. Read morePublished 12 months ago by John Cyr
I found, that for the person who is trying to review the technology, some things are open ended with no answers explained fully. There are one or two that I do not even agree with. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Brenda Rigg