Electronics For Dummies

Dickon Ross, Cathleen Shamieh, Gordon McComb · ISBN 9780470681787
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Publisher John Wiley & Sons (UK)
Author(s) Dickon Ross / Cathleen Shamieh / Gordon McComb
Edition 1
Published 4th December 2009
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Do you dream of wiring up a flashing LED, experimenting with
infrared detectors, or building a walking-talking robot from
scratch? Do you want to understand what capacitors, oscilloscopes
and transistors actually do? Then look no further!

Electronics For Dummies, UK Editioncovers everything from
understanding the technology behind day-to-day gadgets, to reading
a schematic, getting to grips with multimeters, and devising
projects that are both useful and fun. With UK-specific information
on where to purchase components for your workbench and the most
useful websites and resources, this essential guide will get you
up, running, and switched on in no time. 

Electronics For Dummies, UK Edition

Part I: Understanding The Fundamentals of Electronics

  1. Chapter 1: What is Electronics and What Can It Do For You?

  2. Chapter 2: Moving Electrons to Make Something Happen

  3. Chapter 3: Meeting Up with Resistance

  4. Chapter 4: Getting a Charge Out of Capacitors

  5. Chapter 5: Curling Up With Coils and Crystals

  6. Chapter 6: The Wide World of Semiconductors

  7. Chapter 7: Packing Parts Together on Integrated Circuits

  8. Chapter 8: Rounding Out Your Parts List

Part II: Getting Your Hands Dirty

  1. Chapter 9: Setting Up Shop and Ensuring Your Safety

  2. Chapter 10: Reading Schematics

  3. Chapter 11: Constructing Circuits

  4. Chapter 12: Measuring and Analysing Circuits

Part III: Putting Theory Into Practice

  1. Chapter 13: Exploring Some Learning Circuits

  2. Chapter 14: Great Projects You Can Build in 30 Minutes or

  3. Chapter 15: Cool Robot Projects to Amaze Your Friends and

Part IV: The Part of Tens

  1. Chapter 16: Ten (Or So) Terrific Tips to Help You Succeed

  2. Chapter 17: Ten Great Electronics Parts Sources

  3. Chapter 18: Ten Electronics Formulas You Should Know

Appendix: Internet Resources

  1. Getting Up to Speed with Tutorials and General Information

  2. Figuring Things Out with Calculators

  3. Surfing for Circuits

  4. Asking Questions in Discussion Forums

  5. Getting Things Surplus


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