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Electronic test equipment : theory and applications
Byers, T. J.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Intertext Publications : McGraw-Hill Book Co., [1987]

Physical Description:
xii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Cover title: Electronic test equipment : principles and applications.

Includes index.
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TK7878.4 .B84 1987 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Judging from the information on the back cover, Byers is a professional writer of books and magazine articles dealing with a variety of electronic subjects. The book is intended for the ``modern professional engineer or technician.'' It covers a tremendous range of material from analog-type voltmeters and ammeters through digital instruments and oscilloscopes to computer-based test instruments. This book has considerable value because of the wide range of material covered and the clear, easy-reading text. But the editing is sloppy. Many of the diagrams lack adequate labeling. For example, a diagram will show a meter symbol but with no indication that the meter had a resistance value R although the text discussing the figure refers to R. Also, in the text the full-scale current is stated as 100A. when from the accompanying figure it is apparent that what was meant was 100mA. This is a good reference book for the reader who has a good background knowledge and a questioning approach; it is not a book for the casual reading beginner.-G.R. Peirce, emeritus, University of Illinois