Electrical Engineering Uncovered

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Richard M. White / Roger W. Doering  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
384
Pub.-date
March 2001
ISBN13
9780130914521
ISBN
0130914525
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Description

Appropriate for first year, survey courses in electrical engineering.

Electrical Engineering Uncovered gives the undergraduate student an introduction to electrical engineering and a sense of what professional engineers do. The text uses familiar examples, like water flowing through a garden hose, to illustrate the electronics discussed and ease the student into the subject. Instructor's Resource CD is available from the Editor.

Features

  • NEW - Internet chapter has been greatly updated.
  • NEW - Much material on micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) has been added.
  • NEW - Revision of digital electronics.
  • NEW - Revised materials on computer architecture.
  • NEW - Additional homework problems and worked examples.
  • NEW - Instructor's CD -Contains:
    • Overview of the course as given at Berkeley.

    • Laboratory experiments with answers and Instructor suggestions.

    • “Equipment Required for Laboratory Experiments.”

    • Homework problems with answers.

    • Answers to “Food for Thought.”

    • Electronic and logic circuits that can be run with PSpice™ or LogicWorks™.

    • Videos of some demos used in class.

    • Web links.

    • Reproducible figures from text (except halftone illustrations and externally copyrighted materials).

    • Information about “Musical Notes” (background for guitar tuner and Lissagous figure labs).

    • Instructor grading spreadsheet (Excel).

  • NEW - A chapter on communications and one on digital signal processing.
  • Short, one-page templates-Included for the different kinds of technical writing an engineer would typically produce.
  • Laboratory Experiments for Electrical Engineering Uncovered -the companion volume-Contains laboratory experiments with equipment that students have already used, but not necessarily understood, such as a VCR, CD player, remote control, and an ultrasonic rangefinder.
  • Instructor's Manual for Electrical Engineering Uncovered-Includes classroom demos, homework and lab solutions, and a lab equipment guide.
  • Web Site (with possible audio bits)-Contains: laboratory experiments (without answers and Instructor suggestions); electronic and logic circuits that can be run with Pspice™ or LogicWorks™ some demos used in class; web links; and figures from text (except halftone illustrations and externally copyrighted materials).

New to this Edition

  • Internet chapter has been greatly updated.
  • Much material on micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) has been added.
  • Revision of digital electronics.
  • Revised materials on computer architecture.
  • Additional homework problems and worked examples.
  • Instructor's CD (with possible audio bits)-Contains:
    • Overview of the course as given at Berkeley.

    • Laboratory experiments with answers and Instructor suggestions.

    • “Equipment Required for Laboratory Experiments.”

    • Homework problems with answers.

    • Answers to “Food for Thought.”

    • Electronic and logic circuits that can be run with PSpice™ or LogicWorks™.

    • Videos of some demos used in class.

    • Web links.

    • Reproducible figures from text (except halftone illustrations and externally copyrighted materials).

    • Information about “Musical Notes” (background for guitar tuner and Lissagous figure labs).

    • Instructor grading spreadsheet (Excel).

  • A chapter on communications and one on digital signal processing.

Table of Contents

I. ON BEING AN ENGINEER.

 1. Modeling Processes.
 2. Engineering Design: Why? What? How?
 3. Engineering Ethics.
 4. Meaningless Precision: 22.6 Grams of Fat Per Serving.
 5. About Those Other Fields of Engineering.
 6. Logarithmic Unit for a Person's Pay: The Salarybel.
 7. How Many Words Is A Picture Really Worth?
 8. Favorite Programs.
 9. Some Really Interesting Technical and Semi-Technical Books.
10. Advice to Freshmen.
11. On Communicating.
12. Templates for Technical Writing.
13. The Internet.
14. Optical Communications.
15. Industry-University Cooperation in MEMS.
16. Brief Technical Articles.
17. Entrepreneurship: It's Your Business.
18. Unsolved Problems and Unanswered Questions.

II. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING-SURVEY OF THE FIELD.

19. Direct Current Fundamentals.
20. Alternating Currents and Components.
21. What Can You Do with These Components?
22. Digital Logic Devices.
23. Computer Architecture.
24. What's in the Box?
25. Semiconductors: From Ns and Ps to CMOS.
26. The Load Line and Your Car Battery.
27. CMOS Logic and Memory.
28. Other Semiconductor Devices and Circuits.
29. Fabrication of Ics and MEMS.
30. Power for the People.
31. Wireless Communication Systems.
32. Digital Signal Processing.
33. Electronics Terminology Brought to You by the Good Guys.

Author

Eric Chaisson. Eric holds a doctorate in Astrophysics from Harvard University, where he spent ten years on the faculty of Arts and Sciences. For five years, Eric was a Senior Scientist and Director of Educational Programs at the Space Telescope Science Institute and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Johns Hopkins University. He then joined Tufts University, where he is now Professor of Physics, Professor of Education, and Director of the Wright Center for Innovative Science Education. He has, written nine books on astronomy, which have received such literary awards as he Phi Beta Kappa Prize, two American Institute of Physics Awards, and Harvard's Smith-Weld Prize for Literary Merit. He has published more than 100 scientific papers in professional journals, and has also received Harvard's Bok Prize for original contributions to astrophysics.

Steve McMillan. Steve holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University and a doctorate in Astronomy from Harvard University. He held post-doctoral positions at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, where he continued his research in theoretical astrophysics, star clusters, and numerical modeling. Steve is currently Distinguished Professor of Physics at Drexel University and a frequent visiting researcher at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Tokyo. He has published over 40 scientific papers in professional journals.