2nd Edition

Electricity and Electronics Fundamentals, Second Edition

By Dale R. Patrick, Stephen W. Fardo Copyright 2008
    314 Pages
    by River Publishers

    An introductory text, Electricity and Electronics Fundamentals, delineates key concepts in electricity using a simplified approach that enhances learning. Mathematical calculations are kept to the very minimum and concepts are demonstrated through application examples and illustrations. The books span of topics includes vital information on direct current electronics, alternating current electricity and semiconductor devices as well as electronic circuits, digital electronics, computers and microprocessors, electronic communications, and electronic power control. Supplementary appendices provide a glossary and section on electrical safety along with an explanation of soldering techniques.  

    Direct Current (DC) Electronics)
    The System Concept
    Basic System Functions
    A Simple Electronic System Example
    A Digital Electronic System Example
    Energy, Work, and Power
    Structure of Matter
    Electrostatic Charges
    Static Electricity
    Electric Current
    Current Flow
    Electrical Force (Voltage)
    Voltage, Current, and Resistance
    Volts, Ohms, and Amperes
    Components, Symbols, and Diagrams
    Schematic Diagrams
    Block Diagrams
    Wiring Diagrams
    Electrical Units
    Scientific Notation
    Measuring Voltage, Current, and Resistance
    Digital Meters
    Ohm’s Law
    Problem-solving with Calculators
    Series Electrical Circuits
    Parallel Electrical Circuits
    Combination Electrical Circuits
    Kirchhoff’s Laws
    Power in Electrical Circuits
    Magnetism and Electromagnetism
    Permanent Magnets
    Magnetic Field around Conductors
    Magnetic Field around a Coil
    Ohm’s Law for Magnetic Circuits
    Domain Theory of Magnetism
    Electricity Produced by Magnetism
    Alternating Current (AC) Electricity
    Alternating Current (AC) Voltage
    Single-phase and Three-phase AC
    Electromagnetic Induction
    Generating AC Voltage
    Electrical Generator Basics
    Measuring AC Voltage with a VOM
    Using an Oscilloscope
    Inductance and Capacitance
    Mutual Inductance
    Inductors in Series and Parallel
    Inductive Current Relationships
    Capacitive Effects in Circuits
    Resistance, Inductance and Capacitance in AC Circuits
    Frequency-sensitive AC Circuits
    Semiconductor Devices
    Semiconductor Theory
    Atom Combinations
    Conduction in Solid Materials
    Semiconductor Materials
    Junction Diodes
    Junction Biasing
    Diode Characteristics
    Diode Specifications
    Diode Packaging
    Zener Diodes
    Light-emitting Diodes
    Photovoltaic Cells
    Varacter Diodes
    Bipolar Transistors
    Transistor Biasing
    Transistor Characteristics
    Transistor Packaging
    Unipolar Transistors
    Junction Field-effect Transistors
    MOS field-effect Transistors
    Unijunction Transistors
    Electronic Circuits
    Power Supply Circuits
    Amplification Principles
    Reproduction and Amplification
    Bipolar Transistor Amplifiers
    Basic Amplifiers
    Signal Amplification
    Amplifier Bias
    Load-line Analysis
    Linear and Nonlinear Operation
    Classes of Amplification
    Transistor Circuit Configurations
    Field-effect Transistor Amplifiers
    Basic FET Amplifier Operation
    Dynamic JFET Amplifier Analysis
    FET Circuit Configurations
    Amplifying System Functions
    Power Amplifiers
    Complementary Symmetry Amplifiers
    Integrated-circuit Amplifying Systems
    Operational Amplifiers
    Oscillator Circuits
    Relaxation Oscillators
    Digital Electronics
    Digital Number Systems
    Binary Number System
    Binary-coded Decimal (BCD) Number System
    Octal Number System
    Hexadecimal Number System
    Binary Logic Circuits
    AND Gates
    OR Gates
    NOT Gates
    Combination Logic Gates
    Boolean Algebra
    Timing and Storage Elements
    Decade Counters
    Digital System Display
    Digital Counting Systems
    Computers and Microprocessors
    Microcomputer Basics
    Computer Basics
    Microcomputer Systems
    The Microprocessor
    MC Microprocessor
    Microcomputer Functions
    A Programming Example
    Electronic Communications
    Communications Systems
    Electromagnetic Waves
    Continuous Wave Communication
    Amplitude Modulation Communication
    Superheterodyne Receivers
    Frequency Modulation Communication
    Television Communication
    Fiber Optics
    Electronic Power Control
    Electronic Power Control System
    Silicon Controlled Rectifiers
    Triac Power Control
    Diac Power Control
    Electronic Control Considerations
    APPENDIX A—Comprehensive Electronics Glossary
    APPENDIX B—Electronic Symbols
    APPENDIX C—Electrical Safety
    APPENDIX D—Soldering Techniques
    APPENDIX E—Power Supply Construction Project


    Dale R Patrick (Author) , Stephen W Fardo (Author)