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# Electricity and Electronics Fundamentals, Second Edition

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## Stephen W. Fardo

ISBN 9781420083873
Published July 17, 2008 by Fairmont Press
650 Pages

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## Book Description

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
Conductors
Insulators
Semiconductors
Current Flow
Electrical Force (Voltage)
Resistance
Voltage, Current, and Resistance
Volts, Ohms, and Amperes
Components, Symbols, and Diagrams
Resistors
Schematic Diagrams
Block Diagrams
Wiring Diagrams
Electrical Units
Scientific Notation
Batteries
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
Electromagnets
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
Transformers
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
Photodiodes
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
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
Binary Logic Circuits
AND Gates
OR Gates
NOT Gates
Combination Logic Gates
Boolean Algebra
Timing and Storage Elements
Flip-flops
Digital System Display
Decoding
Digital Counting Systems
Computers and Microprocessors
Microcomputer Basics
Computer Basics
Microcomputer Systems
The Microprocessor
ALU
MC Microprocessor
Memory
Microcomputer Functions
Programming
A Programming Example
Electronic Communications
Communications Systems
Electromagnetic Waves
Continuous Wave Communication
Amplitude Modulation Communication
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

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