Complete Electronics SelfTeaching Guide with Projects
Complete Electronics SelfTeaching Guide with Projects
ISBN: 9781118282328
Jul 2012
576 pages
$22.99
Description
An allinone resource on everything electronicsrelated!For almost 30 years, this book has been a classic text for electronics enthusiasts. Now completely updated for today's technology, this latest version combines concepts, selftests, and handson projects to offer you a completely repackaged and revised resource. This unique selfteaching guide features easytounderstand explanations that are presented in a userfriendly format to help 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 firstyear algebra. The questionandanswer format, illustrative experiments, and selftests at the end of each chapter make it easy for you to learn at your own speed.
 Boasts a companion website that includes more than twenty fullcolor, stepbystep projects
 Shares handson practice opportunities and conceptual background information to enhance your learning process
 Targets electronics enthusiasts who already have a basic knowledge of electronics but are interested in learning more about this fascinating topic on their own
 Features projects that work with the multimeter, breadboard, function generator, oscilloscope, bandpass filter, transistor amplifier, oscillator, rectifier, and more
You're sure to get a charge out of the vast coverage included in Complete Electronics SelfTeaching Guide with Projects!
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Introduction xvii
CHAPTER 1 DC Review and PreTest 1
Current Flow 2
Ohm’s Law 5
Resistors in Series 10
Resistors in Parallel 10
Power12
Small Currents 15
The Graph of Resistance 16
The Voltage Divider 18
The Current Divider 24
Switches 30
Capacitors in a DC Circuit 33
Summary 41
DC PreTest 43
CHAPTER 2 The Diode 47
Understanding Diodes 48
Diode Breakdown 70
The Zener Diode 75
Summary 86
SelfTest 87
CHAPTER 3 Introduction to the Transistor 91
Understanding Transistors 92
The Junction Field Effect Transistor (JFET) 123
Summary 129
SelfTest 129
CHAPTER 4 The Transistor Switch 135
Turning the Transistor On 136
Turning Off the Transistor 142
Why Transistors Are Used as Switches 146
The ThreeTransistor Switch 161
Alternative Base Switching 166
Switching the JFET 172
Summary 181
SelfTest 182
CHAPTER 5 AC PreTest and Review 187
The Generator 188
Resistors in AC Circuits 193
Capacitors in AC Circuits 195
The Inductor in an AC Circuit 202
Resonance 204
Summary 207
SelfTest 207
CHAPTER 6 Filters 211
Capacitors in AC Circuits 212
Capacitors and Resistors in Series 214
Phase Shift of an RC Circuit 239
Resistor and Capacitor in Parallel 246
Inductors in AC Circuits 250
Phase Shift for an RL Circuit 258
Summary 260
SelfTest 260
CHAPTER 7 Resonant Circuits 267
The Capacitor and Inductor in Series 268
The Output Curve 286
Introduction to Oscillators 309
Summary 314
SelfTest .314
CHAPTER 8 Transistor Amplifiers 319
Working with Transistor Amplifiers 320
A Stable Amplifier 330
Biasing 334
The Emitter Follower 350
Analyzing an Amplifier 356
The JFET as an Amplifier 361
The Operational Amplifier 370
Summary 380
SelfTest .380
CHAPTER 9 Oscillators 385
Understanding Oscillators 386
Feedback 396
The Colpitts Oscillator 402
The Hartley Oscillator 414
The Armstrong Oscillator 421
Practical Oscillator Design 422
Simple Oscillator Design Procedure 423
Oscillator Troubleshooting Checklist 426
Summary and Applications 432
SelfTest .432
CHAPTER 10 The Transformer 435
Transformer Basics 436
Transformers in Communications Circuits 447
Summary and Applications 451
SelfTest 452
CHAPTER 11 Power Supply Circuits 455
Diodes in AC Circuits Produce Pulsating DC 456
Level DC (Smoothing Pulsating DC) 474
Summary 490
SelfTest 490
CHAPTER 12 Conclusion and Final SelfTest 493
Conclusion 493
Final SelfTest 495
APPENDIX A Glossary 509
APPENDIX B List of Symbols and Abbreviations 513
APPENDIX C Powers of Ten and Engineering Prefixes 517
APPENDIX D Standard Composition Resistor Values 519
APPENDIX E Supplemental Resources 521
Web Sites 521
Books 522
Magazines 522
Suppliers 523
APPENDIX F Equation Reference 525
APPENDIX G Schematic Symbols Used in This Book 529
Index 533
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71  Error in Text Problem 22: Currently reads: The diode in the circuit shown in Figure 225 is known to break down at 100 volts, and it can safely pass 1 ampere without overheating. Find the resistance in this circuit that would limit the current to 1 ampere. Should be: The diode in the circuit shown in Figure 225 will break down at 100 volts, and it can safely pass 20 mA without overheating at that voltage. Find the resistance in this circuit that would limit the current to 20 mA.  10/9/2013  
 
105  Error in Text Problem 16: Currently reads: It is a property of the transistor that the ratio of collector current to base current is constant. The collector current is always much larger than the base current. The ratio of the two currents is called the current gain of the transistor, and is represented by the symbol β, or beta. Typical values of β range from 10 to 300. Should be: The ratio of the collector current to base current in a transistor is called the current gain, which is represented by the symbol β, or beta. The collector current is always much larger than the base current. Typical values of β range from 10 to 300.  10/9/2013  
 
108  Error in Text Page 108: ?Current gain is a physical property of transistors. You can find its value in the manufacturers? published data sheets, or you can determine it by experimenting. In general, β is a different number from one transistor part number to the next, but transistors with the same part number have β values within a narrow range of each other.? Should be: ?Current gain is a physical property of transistors. You can find the maximum and minimum values of β for a transistor part number in the manufacturers? published data sheets, however, you can determine the β of a particular transistor more accurately by experimenting.?  09/23/2013  
 
110  Error in Text Project 3.1: Currently reads: The objective of this project is to find β of a particular transistor by setting several values of base current and measuring the corresponding values of collector current. Next, you divide the values of collector current by the values of the base current to determine β. The value of β will be almost the same for all the measured values of current. This demonstrates that β is a constant for a transistor. Should be: The objective of this project is to find β of a particular transistor by setting several values of base current and measuring the corresponding values of collector current. Next, you divide the values of collector current by the values of the base current to determine β. The value of β will be almost the same for all the measured values of current. This demonstrates the operation of a transistor in its linear region of operation, wherein β is almost constant.  10/09/2013  
 
120  Error in Text Project 3.2: Currently reads: Your data will probably have slightly different values but should indicate that IC stays constant for values of VC of 0.2 and below, whereas IB continues to rise. In this region, the transistor is fully ON (saturated) and IC can?t increase further. This agrees with the data sheet published by Fairchild Semiconductor for the 2N3904 transistor, which indicates that the transistor saturates at VC = 0.2 volts. Should be: Your data will probably have slightly different values than shown here but should indicate that IC stays constant for values of VC of 0.2 and below, whereas IB continues to rise. In this region of values the transistor is fully ON (saturated) and IC can?t increase further. This demonstrates that the current gain is not constant for a saturated transistor.  10/9/2013  
 
179  Error in Text, Problem 38, Answer C Currently reads: ?Approximately ?4.2 V on the graph.? Should read: ?Approximately ?4.5 V on the graph.?  09/23/2013  
 
180  Error in Text, Problem 41 Currently reads: ?you can see that a cutoff value of ?4.2 volts is required.? Should read: ?you can see that a cutoff value of ?4.5 volts is required.?  09/23/2013  
 
187  Error in Text Currently reads: ?The sine wave shows how the voltage moves from 0 volts to its peak voltage, and back down through 0, its negative peak voltage, at 60 cycles per second, or 60 Hertz (Hz).? Should read: ?The sine wave shows how the voltage moves from 0 volts to its peak voltage, and back down through 0 volts to its negative peak voltage, then back to 0 volts at 60 cycles per second, or 60 Hertz (Hz).?  09/23/2013  
 
209  Error in Text Answer 1B: Currently reads: 56.6 Vrms Should read: 56.6 mVrms  09/23/2013  
 
282  Error in Text Currently reads: ?Notice the extra data points shown in the graph near the minimum Vout. These extra data points help you to determine the frequency at which the minimum Vout occurs. In this graph, the minimum Vout occurs at a frequency of 505 kHz, which is close to the calculated resonance frequency of 503 kHz for this circuit.? Should read: You may want to take extra data points at frequencies near the minimum Vout. to help you determine the precise frequency at which the minimum Vout occurs. When extra data points are added to this graph, for example, the minimum Vout occurs at a frequency of 505 kHz, which is close to the calculated resonance frequency of 503 kHz for this circuit.  09/23/2013  
 
303  Error in Text Currently reads: ?a bandwidth of 80 kQ.? Should read: ?a bandwidth of 80 kHz.?  09/23/2013  
 
325  Error in Text In problem 6, the following sentence should be deleted: ?Therefore, β is the slope of the line shown in the graph.?  09/23/2013  
 
327  Error in Text Problem 7: Currently reads: ?In region Z of the graph shown in Figure 82, β (that is, the slope of the graph) is constant.? Should read: ?In region Z of the graph shown in Figure 82, β is constant (at a given temperature).?  09/23/2013  
 
369  Error in Text Problem 42: Currently reads: ?recognizing that VRS = VGS? Should read: ?recognizing that VRS = VGS?  09/23/2013  
 
403  Error in Text Problem 40: Currently reads: ?Assume that fr is equal to 1 kHz and that Xc equals 160 ohms? Should read: ?Assume that fr is equal to 1 kHz and that XCB equals 160 ohms?  09/23/2013  
 
436  Error in Text Problem 1: Currently reads: ?it induces an alternating current and a corresponding AC voltage in the second (or secondary) coil? Should read: ?it induces an AC voltage in the second (or secondary) coil?  09/23/2013  
 
437  Error in Text Problem 1, Answer C: Currently reads: ?An alternating current is induced in the secondary coil, which produces an AC voltage between the terminals of the secondary coil.? Should read: ?An AC voltage of the same frequency is induced in the secondary coil.?  09/23/2013  
 
446  Error in Text Problem 13, Answer D: Currently reads: Pout = VinIout = 24 ? 0.5 = 12 watts (same as the power in) Should read: Pout = VoutIout = 24 ? 0.5 = 12 watts (same as the power in)  09/23/2013  
 
494  Error in Text Currently reads: ?tec?nician? Should read: ?technician?  09/23/2013  
 
494  Error in Text Currently reads: ?tec?nicians? Should read: ?technicians?  09/23/2013  
