Mike Tooley provides all the essential 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 third edition now offers an even more extensive range of topics, with extended coverage of practical areas such as circuit construction and fault finding, and new topics including circuit simulation, electronic CAD and a brand new chapter devoted to the PIC microcontroller.
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 throughout the text.
The unique combination of a comprehensive reference text, incorporating a primary focus on practical application, ensures this text will prove a vital guide for students and also for industry-based engineers, who are either new to the field of electronics, or who wish to refresh their knowledge. Yet unlike general electronics reference texts available, Electronic Circuits offers this essential information at an affordable price.
A word about safety.
1 Electrical fundamentals.
2 Passive components.
3 D.C. circuits.
4 Alternating voltage and current.
6 Power supplies.
8 Operational amplifiers.
10 Logic circuits.
11 Microprocessor systems.
12 The 555 timer.
14 Test equipment and measurements.
15 Fault finding.
16 Sensors and interfacing.
17 Circuit simulation.
18 The PIC microcontroller.
19 Circuit construction.
Appendix 1 – Student assignments.
Appendix 2 – Revision problems.
Appendix 3 – Answers to problems.
Appendix 4 – Semiconductor pin connections.
Appendix 5 – 1N4148 data sheet.
Appendix 6 – 2N3904 data sheet.
Appendix 7 – Decibels.
Appendix 8 – Mathematics for electronics.
Appendix 9 – Some useful web links.