Basic Electronics Edition 3

Theory and Practice

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June 2020
9781683925286
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    Mercury Learning & Information
  • Published
    19th June
  • ISBN 9781683925286
  • Language English
  • Pages 378 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
$54.95
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June 2020
9781683925262
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning & Information
  • Published
    11th June
  • ISBN 9781683925262
  • Language English
  • Pages 378 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
$169.95
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June 2020
9781683925279
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  • Publisher
    Mercury Learning & Information
  • Published
    11th June
  • ISBN 9781683925279
  • Language English
  • Pages 378 pp.
  • Size 7" x 9"
$41.95

Designed for both the student and hobbyist, this updated revision is an introduction to the theory and practice of electronics including advances in microcontrollers, sensors, and wireless communication. Each chapter contains a brief lab to demonstrate the topic under discussion, then moves on to use all of the knowledge mastered to build a programmable robot (Arduino and Netduino). New material on using Raspberry Pi and Python has been included. The companion files include short videos of the labs, soldering skills, and code samples for programming of the robot. Covering both the theory and also its practical applications, this text leads the reader through the basic scientific concepts underlying electronics, building basic circuits, learning the roles of the components, the application of digital theory, and the possibilities for innovation by combining sensors, motors, and microcontrollers. It includes appendices on mathematics for electronics, a timeline of electronics innovation, careers in electronics, and a glossary.

FEATURES:

  • Includes companion files with over twenty video tutorials on currents, soldering, power supply, resistors, decoder circuits, Raspberry Pi, animations of featured circuits and more (files also available from the publisher for downloading)
  • Features a chapter on using Raspberry Pi and Python in electronic projects and a new chapter on Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Leads the reader through an introductory understanding of electronics with simple labs and then progressing to the construction of a microcontroller-driven robot using open source software and hardware (Netduino and Arduino versions)
  • Presents theoretical concepts in a conversational tone, followed by hands-on labs to engage readers by presenting practical applications.

1: The Theory Behind Electricity
2: How Electricity Works
3: Currents and Circuits
4: Tools of the Trade
5: Shop Setup and Safety
6: Switches
7: Resistors
8: Capacitors
9: Diodes
10: Transistors
11: Power Sources and Power Supplies
12: Soldering
13: Constructing a Power Supply
14: Digital Theory
15: Integrated Circuits
16: Memory
17: Microcontrollers
18: Motors and Controllers
19: Sensors
20: Electronic Communication
21A: Arduino-Building Your Robot
21B: Netduino-Building Your Robot
22A: Arduino-Getting Your Robot Moving
22B: Netduino-Getting Your Robot Moving
23A: Arduino: Adding Sensors to Your Robot
23B: Netduino: Adding Sensors to Your Robot
24: Using Raspberry Pi in Your Electronic Projects
25: Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Appendices:
A: Glossary
B: Timeline of Electronics
C: Mathematics for Electronics
D: Careers in Electronics
E: Resources
F: Answers for Odd-Numbered Exercises
G: Lab Video Directory
Index

ON THE COMPANION FILES:
(files also available from the publisher for downloading)

  • Over twenty video tutorials on currents, soldering, power supply, resistors, decoder circuits, Raspberry Pi, and more
  • Images from the book ( including 4-color)


Sean Westcott

Sean Westcott  works in IT and cybersecurity in Washington, DC.

Together Sean and Jean Westcott have written Digitally Daunted: The Consumer’s Guide to the Technology in Your Life and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Electronics 101.

Jean Riescher Westcott

Jean Riescher Westcott is the co-author of Industrial Automation and Robotics and Video Game Addiction.

Together Jean and Sean Westcott have written Digitally Daunted: The Consumer’s Guide to the Technology in Your Life and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Electronics 101.