This dictionary is directed to the requirements of all who need a source book providing clear, helpful definitions of electronic terms, including advanced school students and those embarking on higher-education courses, as well as technicians and hobbyists. The dictionary will also prove very useful to anyone whose work or study involves the use of electronic devices, which are now vital tools in areas as diverse as music, archaeology and medicine.
The dictionary guides the reader through the various fields within electronics such as microprocessor technology, digital electronics, telecommunications, hi-fi, radio and television. The emphasis throughout the book is on the practical application of concepts and devices, although the theoretical background is also well covered, and the reader will find entries on such topics as PC structure and components, medical technology, camcorders and digital cameras, satellite transmission and reception, global positioning equipment, digital audio and video, and the permeability and permittivity of free space. In addition, the reader will find this a valuable guide to the plethora of acronyms and abbreviations used in the advancing field of electronics.
The devices covered encompass heat, light and motion, environmental sensing, sensing in industrial control, and signal-carrying and non-signal switches.Get up to speed in this key topic through this leading practical guideUnderstand the range of technologies and applications before specifyingGain a working knowledge with a minimum of maths
Reading this book will improve your skills in component selection and analog circuit design. These are essential skills not only for the analog designer, but for all circuit designers, professional or amateur.Gain a deeper understanding of using passive componentsUnderstand the range of components and their applications before designing and specifyingAcquire a working knowledge with a minimum of maths
Organized into 17 chapters, the book introduces the reader to every aspect of electronics from fundamentals to applications, with minimal mathematics required. It provides an overview of electricity, waves, and pulses and how a steady voltage is generated, along with power, alternating voltage, and AC and DC transmission. The information on microcomputers has been greatly expanded, while information on analog fundamentals has been retained. It also discusses passive components such as transformers, resistors and capacitors, inductors, transformers, resonance, and diodes; active components and integrated circuits, particularly what a transistor is and what it does; how traditional radio works; elements of television, including color television; digital television and radio broadcasting; and digital signals and digital recording. Finally, the principles of CD recording are explained, along with the basics of microprocessors, calculators, computers, and computer peripherals.
This book is essential reading for hobbyists, technicians, professionals, and students. It is suitable for anyone taking a qualification course in electronics, or for those who want to know more about the digital revolution.Explains electronics from fundamentals to applications – No other book has such breadth of coverage
Approachable, clear writing style, with minimal math – No previous knowledge of electronics required!
Now fully revised and updated to include coverage of the latest developments in electronics: Blu-ray, HD, 3-D TV, digital TV and radio, miniature computers, robotic systems and more.
It provides a practical and comprehensive collection of circuits, rules of thumb and design data for professional engineers, students and enthusiasts, and therefore enough background to allow the understanding and development of a range of basic circuits.
The book uses comparative methods such as measurement of different ‘dimensions’ of institutional care and analysis of interrelationships among specific structural and functional features which characterise particular institutions. As a result, the book draws broad conclusions about the importance of factors that have dynamic influence on the manner in which institutions function and the reasons why they differ.
The editors reject the ‘steampress’ model which postulates that institutions are more or less alike. They discuss ideological and organisational variation, differences in staffing and the manner in which children respond to them, and consider these issues as factors that influence the way in which an institution functions ‘as a whole’. Subsequent chapters describe comparative studies carried out in institutions for the mentally handicapped, approved schools, residential nurseries, probation hostels, other ‘correctional’ institutions and units for autistic children. The book enables the reader to appreciate achievements and shortcomings of contemporary research and thinking in this field.