Understand Electronics

Understand Electronics

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In Understand Electronics, Owen Bishop covers the basics needed in all the main areas of electronics with a jargon-free, informative style, and numerous illustrations. An essential book for the newcomer to electronics, this highly practical guide provides a thorough introduction to practical electronics and the basic principles of electronic components and circuitry. Owen Bishop, a leading international electronics author, takes a step-by-step approach, employing the minimum of mathematics, to create a text that is ideal for the student or enthusiast who has little previous knowledge of the subject area but wishes to find out more. The new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout, with many new illustrations and coverage of recent advances in electronics, including a chapter on microcontrollers - the simple programmable devices that are transforming electronics project work. A new section on test equipment reinforces the practical emphasis of the book. A practical guide made highly accessible through clear explanations and numerous illustrations Assumes little previous knowledge of the subject area or mathematical background Covers the basics needed in all the main areas of electronicsSuch batteries will be able to power a lap-top computer for 10 to 20 hours before needing recharging. Perhaps the most interesting development is the smart battery. This has a small integrated circuit (p. 159) in it which links up with a microprocessor in the smart charger. ... This is often known as an ampa#39; for short, and its symbol is A. The ampere is measured by measuring the force between two coilsanbsp;...

Title:Understand Electronics
Author:Owen Bishop
Publisher:Newnes - 2001-09-17


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