Electronics explained in one volume, using both theoretical and practical applications.
Mike Tooley provides all the information required to get to grips with the fundamentals of electronics, detailing the underpinning knowledge necessary to appreciate the operation of a wide range of electronic circuits, including amplifiers, logic circuits, power supplies and oscillators. The 5th edition includes an additional chapter showing how a wide range of useful electronic applications can be developed in conjunction with the increasingly popular Arduino microcontroller, as well as a new section on batteries for use in electronic equipment and some additional/updated student assignments.
The book's content is matched to the latest pre-degree level courses (from Level 2 up to, and including, Foundation Degree and HND), making this an invaluable reference text for all study levels, and its broad coverage is combined with practical case studies based in real-world engineering contexts. In addition, each chapter includes a practical investigation designed to reinforce learning and provide a basis for further practical work.
A companion website at http://www.key2electronics.com offers the reader a set of spreadsheet design tools that can be used to simplify circuit calculations, as well as circuit models and templates that will enable virtual simulation of circuits in the book. These are accompanied by online self-test multiple choice questions for each chapter with automatic marking, to enable students to continually monitor their own progress and understanding. A bank of online questions for lecturers to set as assignments is also available.
Table of Contents
Preface A note for teachers and lecturers A word about safety 1. Electrical fundamentals 2. Passive components 3. D.C. circuits 4. Alternating voltage and current 5. Semiconductors 6. Power supplies – includes a new section 7. Amplifiers 8. Operational amplifiers 9. Oscillators 10. Logic circuits 11. Microprocessers 12. The 555 timer 13. Test equipment and measurements 14. Fault finding 15. Sensors and interfacing 16. Circuit simulation 17. The PIC microcontroller 18. Electronic applications and the Raspberry Pi 19. Electronic applications and the Arduino 20. Circuit construction Appendix 1 Student assignments Appendix 2 Revision problems Appendix 3 Answers to problems Appendix 4 Pin connections Appendix 5 1N4148 data sheet Appendix 6 2N3904 data sheet Appendix 7 Decibels Appendix 8 Mathematics for electronics Appendix 9 Useful web addresses Appendix 10 A low-cost bench power supply Index
Mike Tooley has over 30 years' experience of teaching electrical principles, electronics and avionics to engineers and technicians, previously as Head of Department of Engineering and Vice Principal at Brooklands College in Surrey, UK, and currently works as a consultant and freelance technical author.
"As an older initiate into the electronics world I can't thank you enough for this book. I looked at several books offering courses in electronics but this is by far the best, comprehensive, readable and most of all, interesting."
-- Barry O'Shea