Navigate the roadmaps of simple electronic circuits and complex systems with help from an experienced engineer. With all-new art and demo circuits you can build, this hands-on, illustrated guide explains how to understand and create high-precision electronics diagrams. Find out how to identify parts and connections, decipher element ratings, and apply diagram-based information in your own projects. Beginner’s Guide to Reading Schematics, Third Edition, also contains valuable appendices covering symbols and resistor color codes.
Featuring detailed coverage of:Schematic, block, and pictorial diagrams Resistors and capacitors Inductors and transformers Switches, conductors, and cables Diodes, transistors, and logic gates Electron tubes Cells and batteries Voltage dividers and reducers Breadboards and wire wrapping Electronics troubleshooting
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
Having trouble understanding the fundamentals of electricity? Problem solved! Electricity Demystified, Second Edition, makes it shockingly easy to learn the basic concepts.
Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by covering direct current (DC), voltage, resistance, circuits, cells, and batteries. The book goes on to discuss alternating current (AC), power supplies, wire, and cable. Magnetism and electromagnetic effects are also addressed. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material. End-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.
It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:Ohm's Law, power, and energy Kirchhoff's Laws Electrochemical energy Electricity in the home Protecting electronic equipment Electromagnetic interference Practical magnetism
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Electricity Demystified, Second Edition, powers up your understanding of this essential subject.
With Electricity Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time -- at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide offers quizzes and tests at the end of each chapter and section to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 70-question final exam to reinforce the entire book.
If you want to build or refresh your understanding of electricity, here's a fast, entertaining self-teaching course that's really electrifying! Get ready to:Understand what gives electricity its power Solve problems involving current, voltage, power, and resistance Grasp the connection between electricity and magnetism Discover how magnetic levitation works Learn about alternative electricity sources, such as solar energy and fuel cells Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!
A fast, effective, and fun way to learn about electricity, Electricity Demystified is the perfect shortcut to a deeper understanding of one of the most powerful forces in our lives.
Ham and Shortwave Radio for the Electronics Hobbyist shows you, step by step, how to set up and operate your own ham radio station. It’s also perfect for those interested in shortwave listening, without getting a ham radio license. This practical guide covers communications modes, assigned frequency ranges in the United States, details on fixed, mobile, and portable ham stations, antennas, and much more. Ham radio will work even when the Internet and other utilities fail. So get on the air and keep the lines of communication open in any situation!
Inside, you’ll find out all about:Radio waves and how they travel Shortwave and allwave listening Communications modes for ham radio operators, including using the Internet as a supplement Ham radio licenses and assigned frequency ranges (bands) used in the United States Wave-propagation characteristics and tips on the bands best suited for use at different times of the day, year, and sunspot cycle Selecting and installing equipment for fixed ham radio stations Setting up mobile and portable ham radio stations Antennas and transmission lines for various frequencies and station types How to operate your station using popular voice and digital modes Schematic symbols and Q signals for ham radio operators
Stumped trying to understand logic? It's time to listen to reason! There's no doubt that Logic Demystified will help you master this challenging subject.
Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by covering arguments, validity, and truth tables. You'll move on to propositional and predicate logic, rigor, fallacies, paradoxes, and revelations. Proofs, Boolean algebra, the logic of machines, and sets are discussed as is the illogic of time, matter, space, and chaos. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.
It's a no-brainer! You'll get:Rules for reasoning Quantified statements and theorems Simple and classical paradoxes Strategies for proofs Basic set theory and machine logic A time-saving approach to performing better on homework, an exam, or at work
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Logic Demystified helps you validate your knowledge of this multidisciplinary topic.
Learn electronics without getting your wires crossed! Electronics Demystified, Second Edition teaches you fundamental concepts and applications step by step.
This practical guide begins by covering voltage, current, resistance, impedance, admittance, and power supplies. The book goes on to discuss semiconductor diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, and signal amplifiers and oscillators. Wireless electronics is then addressed, including radio-frequency transmitters and receivers, telecommunications, and antennas. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material. End-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key topics.
It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:Ohm's law Current and voltage in RL and RC circuits Oscillation and amplification Bipolar and field-effect transistors Radio-wave propagation Receiver and transmitter design Communications satellites and antennas
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Electronics Demystified, Second Edition helps you master this essential subject.
Trying to understand geometry but feel like you're stuck in another dimension? Here's your solution. Geometry Demystified, Second Edition helps you grasp the essential concepts with ease.
Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins with two dimensions, reviewing points, lines, angles, and distances, then covers triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and the Cartesian plane. The book goes on to discuss three dimensions, explaining surface area, volume, vectors, Cartesian three-space, alternative coordinates, hyperspace, and warped space. Detailed examples, concise explanations, and worked-out problems make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning.
It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:Plane geometry and solid geometry Using a drafting compass and straight edge Solving pairs of equations Working with vectors in three-space Polar coordinates Cartesian n-space
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Geometry Demystified, Second Edition helps you master this fundamental mathematics subject.