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Title:
Electronics portable handbook
Author:
Gibilisco, Stan.
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Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xv, 671 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780071344159
Format :
Book

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Summary

Helps design, optimize, install, troubleshoot, interface, and use electronic devices. This book, filled with tables, charts, and checklists, diagrams, formulas, and clear directions, helps to design equipment, optimize the performance of electronic devices and also troubleshoot devices and systems.


Author Notes

Stan Gibilisco is the author of several important scientific books, including Understanding Einstein's Theory of Relativity and Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics. While his primary interests are in technical and scientific fields, his passion has always been writing. He has worked as vice president of an electronic company and explains the exciting field of electronics in clear and complete terms.

Gibilisco was born on September 26, 1953 in Birmingham, Ala. and educated at the University of Minnesota.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Chapter 1. Direct Currentp. 1
The Nature of DCp. 1
Ohm's Lawp. 5
Resistive Networksp. 8
DC Magnetismp. 16
Chapter 2. Alternating Currentp. 23
Frequency and Waveformp. 23
Degrees, Radians, and Amplitudep. 29
Phase Relationshipsp. 34
Utility Power Transmissionp. 39
Chapter 3. Impedancep. 45
Inductive Reactancep. 45
Current and Voltage in RL Circuitsp. 47
Capacitive Reactancep. 51
Current and Voltage in RC Circuitsp. 55
Imaginary Numbersp. 59
Characteristic Impedancep. 65
Admittancep. 68
Chapter 4. Digital Basicsp. 75
Numbering Systemsp. 75
Logicp. 77
Binary Logic Gatesp. 79
Digital Circuitsp. 80
Binary Digital Communicationsp. 84
Data Types and Conversionsp. 85
Data Compressionp. 87
Packet Communicationsp. 89
RGB Color Modelp. 91
Digital Signal Processingp. 92
Chapter 5. Wire and Cablep. 95
Wire Conductorsp. 95
Wire Splicingp. 101
Electrical Cablep. 103
Fiber-Optic Cablep. 107
Connectorsp. 109
Chapter 6. Power Suppliesp. 117
Parts of a Power Supplyp. 117
Power Transformersp. 118
Rectifiersp. 120
Filtersp. 125
Voltage Regulationp. 128
Protection of Equipmentp. 129
Electrochemical Power Sourcesp. 132
Specialized Power Systemsp. 139
Personal Safetyp. 142
Chapter 7. Diodesp. 143
P-N Junctionp. 143
Power-Supply Applicationsp. 147
Signal Applicationsp. 149
Oscillation and Amplificationp. 157
Photoemissionp. 159
Photosensitive Diodesp. 161
Chapter 8. Transistors and Integrated Circuitsp. 165
The Bipolar Transistorp. 165
Current Amplificationp. 169
Basic Bipolar Transistor Circuitsp. 172
The Field-Effect Transistorp. 175
Voltage Amplificationp. 178
The MOSFETp. 182
Basic FET Circuitsp. 185
Integrated Circuitsp. 189
Linear ICsp. 191
Digital ICsp. 193
Component Densityp. 195
IC Memoryp. 196
Chapter 9. Transducers and Sensorsp. 199
Acoustic Transducersp. 199
Electromagnetic Transducersp. 202
Electromechanical Transducersp. 204
Sensorsp. 212
Chapter 10. Electron Tubesp. 223
Tube Formsp. 223
The Triodep. 227
Multigrid Tubesp. 228
Circuit Configurationsp. 230
Cathode-Ray Tubesp. 234
Camera Tubesp. 235
Traveling-Wave Tubesp. 239
Chapter 11. Oscillatorsp. 243
RF Oscillatorsp. 243
Oscillator Stabilityp. 251
Crystal-Controlled Oscillatorsp. 252
AF Oscillatorsp. 258
Chapter 12. Amplifiersp. 263
Amplification Factorp. 263
Basic Amplifier Circuitsp. 265
Amplifier Classesp. 266
Efficiency and Drivep. 270
AF Amplificationp. 274
RF Amplificationp. 277
Chapter 13. Filters and Attenuatorsp. 281
Selectivity Curvesp. 281
Selective Filter Characteristicsp. 286
Specialized Filter Typesp. 292
Line Filtersp. 297
Attenuatorsp. 298
Chapter 14. Telecommunicationsp. 301
Networksp. 301
Satellitesp. 305
Personal Communications Systemsp. 308
Hobby Communicationsp. 312
Lightningp. 314
Security and Privacyp. 317
Chapter 15. Wireless Receiversp. 327
Simple Designsp. 327
The Modern Receiverp. 330
Predetector Stagesp. 332
Detectorsp. 335
Audio Stagesp. 338
Television Receptionp. 341
Specialized Wireless Modesp. 342
Chapter 16. Wireless Transmittersp. 349
Oscillation and Amplificationp. 349
Modulationp. 349
Analog-to-Digital Conversionp. 361
Image Transmissionp. 362
Chapter 17. Location, Navigation, and Control Systemsp. 369
Radarp. 369
Sonarp. 371
Direction Findingp. 371
Rangingp. 374
Epipolar and Log-Polar Navigationp. 376
Robot Guidancep. 378
Machine Visionp. 383
Remote Controlp. 385
Chapter 18. Antenna Systemsp. 391
Radiation Resistancep. 391
Half-Wave Antennasp. 393
Quarter-Wave Antennasp. 395
Loopsp. 398
Ground Systemsp. 400
Gain and Directivityp. 401
Phased Arraysp. 405
Parasitic Arraysp. 407
UHF and Microwave Antennasp. 410
Feed Linesp. 413
Safetyp. 415
Chapter 19. The EM Spectrump. 417
Basic Propertiesp. 417
Wave Polarizationp. 421
Surface and lonospheric Propagationp. 424
Tropospheric Propagationp. 429
Propagation Characteristics by Frequencyp. 432
Chapter 20. Noise and Interferencep. 439
External Noisep. 439
Internal Noisep. 444
Noise Reductionp. 445
Wireless Interferencep. 452
Electromagnetic Interferencep. 453
Adjacent-channel Interferencep. 453
Non-RF Systemsp. 457
Chapter 21. Measurement and Monitoring Systemsp. 463
The Ammeterp. 463
Specialized Metersp. 468
Monitoring Systemsp. 475
Property Protectionp. 481
Chapter 22. Physical Datap. 485
The SI Systemp. 486
Electrical Unitsp. 487
Magnetic Unitsp. 492
Miscellaneous Unitsp. 493
Prefix Multipliersp. 495
Alternative Unit Systemsp. 495
SI Unit Conversionsp. 495
Electrical Unit Conversionsp. 496
Magnetic Unit Conversionsp. 500
Miscellaneous Unit Conversionsp. 500
Constantsp. 504
Chapter 23. Mathematical Datap. 505
Greek Alphabetp. 505
General Symbolsp. 505
Subscripts and Superscriptsp. 508
Scientific Notationp. 510
Significant Figuresp. 513
Theorems in Algebrap. 517
Coordinate Systemsp. 518
Trigonometryp. 526
Logarithmsp. 527
Chapter 24. Chemical Datap. 531
Atoms and Moleculesp. 531
The Elementsp. 534
Compounds and Mixturesp. 546
Chapter 25. Electronics Abbreviationsp. 555
Chapter 26. Miscellaneous Datap. 601
Schematic Symbolsp. 601
Morse Codep. 601
Q Signalsp. 615
Ten Codep. 620
Phonetic Alphabetp. 620
Coordinated Universal Timep. 630
Soldering and Desolderingp. 631
Robot Generationsp. 637
Wetwarep. 638
Bibliographyp. 643
Indexp. 645

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