Electronics Technology Fundamentals

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Robert T. Paynter / Toby Boydell  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
3
Language
English
Total pages
1040
Pub.-date
August 2008
ISBN13
9780135013458
ISBN
0135013453



Description

For courses in DC Circuits, AC Circuits, and Electronic Devices.

 

Electronic Technology Fundamentals, 3e was written to fulfill the need to address the constant development of new applications and technologies within a single text that presents the fundamentals of electronics (dc circuits, ac circuits, and devices). This unique text provides complete and concise coverage of the fundamentals of electronics without redundant examples and the equation derivations that take up so much space in traditional books. With an emphasis on component and circuit operation, analysis, applications, and testing, this text thoroughly explores the foundation of dc circuits, ac circuits, discrete electronic devices and op-amps in a narrative that students can understand. Many of today's basic electronics textbooks provide in-depth coverage of dc and ac circuits, but little more than introductory-level coverage of electronic devices and circuits.  Unlike these books, Electronics Technology Fundamentals, 3e covers electronic devices and circuits as thoroughly as it does dc and ac circuits, making it the most comprehensive electronics fundamentals textbook on the market.

Features

For courses in DC Circuits, AC Circuits, and Electronic Devices.

 

Electronic Technology Fundamentals, 3e was written to fulfill the need to address the constant development of new applications and technologies within a single text that presents the fundamentals of electronics (dc circuits, ac circuits, and devices). This unique text provides complete and concise coverage of the fundamentals of electronics without redundant examples and the equation derivations that take up so much space in traditional books. With an emphasis on component and circuit operation, analysis, applications, and testing, this text thoroughly explores the foundation of dc circuits, ac circuits, discrete electronic devices and op-amps in a narrative that students can understand. Many of today's basic electronics textbooks provide in-depth coverage of dc and ac circuits, but little more than introductory-level coverage of electronic devices and circuits.  Unlike these books, Electronics Technology Fundamentals, 3e covers electronic devices and circuits as thoroughly as it does dc and ac circuits, making it the most comprehensive electronics fundamentals textbook on the market.

 

Hallmark Features

  • Performance-based objectives provide a handy overview of the chapter organization and a map to student learning.
  • Objective identifiers in the margins cross-reference the objectives with the material contained in the chapter. 
    • This helps students to locate the material needed to fulfill a given objective.
  • In-chapter practice problems included in most examples provide students with an immediate opportunity to apply the principles and procedures being demonstrated.
  • Summary illustrations provide a convenient description of circuit operating principles and applications.
    • Many also provide comparisons between related circuits.
  • Margin notes throughout the text:
    • Highlight differences between theory and practice
    • Provide reminders of principles covered in earlier sections or chapters.
  • In-Chapter Progress Checks. Each section of the text ends with a series of review questions that provide students with the opportunity to gauge their learning.
  • Critical thinking questions.
    • These questions, incorporated into many of the progress checks, challenge the students to think beyond the scope of the discussions.
  • Practice Problems.
    • An extensive set of practice problems appears at the end of each chapter.
    • In addition to standard practice problems, most of the problem sets include problems relating to previous chapters (Looking Back) and challengers (Pushing the Envelope).
  • List of key terms conclude each chapter
    • Providing students with the page number where each term is first introduced for quick and convenient reference.
  • Companion website at www.prenhall.com/paynter
    • Contains chapter summary reviews and additional multiple choice questions, providing students with an interactive resource that brings the subject matter to life

New to this Edition

This edition is updated to include:

  • A discussion on precision, accuracy, and degree of certainty has been added to the Introduction.
  • New sections introduce the reader to component testing and fault symptoms in series circuits, parallel circuits, and op-amp circuits.
  • Added or expanded coverage of many components and circuits, including rheostats, MOVs, thermistors, photoconductive cells, relays, solenoids, capacitor equivalent series resistance (ESR), filter phase shift, active filter operation, and relaxation oscillators.

Table of Contents

PART I    BASIC DC PRINCIPLES AND CIRCUITS

1    PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICITY

2    COMPONENTS AND CIRCUIT MEASUREMENTS

3    OHM'S LAW AND POWER

4    SERIES CIRCUITS

5    PARALLEL CIRCUITS

6    SERIES-PARALLEL CIRCUITS

7    CIRCUIT ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES

8    MAGNETISM

 

PART II    BASIC AC PRINCIPLES AND CIRCUITS

9    ALTERNATING CURRENT AND AC MEASUREMENTS

10    INDUCTORS AND TRANSFORMERS

11    RESISTIVE-INDUCTIVE (RL) CIRCUITS

12    CAPACITORS

13    RESISTIVE-CAPACITIVE (RC) CIRCUITS

14    RLC CIRCUITS AND RESONANCE

15    FREQUENCY RESPONSE AND PASSIVE FILTERS

16    RL AND RC CIRCUIT PULSE RESPONSE

 

PART III    ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND CIRCUITS

17    INTRODUCTION TO SOLID-STATE COMPONENTS:  DIODES

18    BASIC DIODE CIRCUITS

19    BIPOLAR JUNCTION TRANSISTOR OPERATION AND BIASING

20    BJT AMPLIFIERS

21    FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS AND CIRCUITS

22    OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS

23    ACTIVE FILTERS AND OSCILLATORS

24    SWITCHING CIRCUITS

25    DISCRETE AND INTEGRATED VOLTAGE REGULATORS

26    THYRISTORS AND OTHER DEVICES

 

Appendix A      Conversions and Units

Appendix B      Resistor Standard values and Color Codes

Appendix C      Specification Sheets

Appendix D      Selected Equation Derivations

Appendix E      h-Parameters

Appendix F      Polar and Rectangular Notations

Appendix G      Glossary

Appendix H      Answers to Selected Odd-Numbered Problems  

Index