Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics 6th Edition

Author: Stan Gibilisco
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781259585548
Release Date: 2016-06-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Learn electricity and electronics fundamentals and applications—all without taking a formal course This fully updated guide offers practical, easy-to-follow instruction on electricity and electronics. Written by a pair of experienced instructors, Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition, features plain language explanations and step-by-step lessons that make it easy to understand the material quickly. Throughout, detailed illustrations, practical examples, and self-tests reinforce key concepts. Inside, you’ll find all-new coverage of switching power supplies, class-D amplifiers, lithium-polymer batteries, microcontrollers—even the Arduino electronics platform. This up-to-date sixth edition covers: · Direct Current (DC) Circuits · Resistors · Cells and Batteries · Magnetism · Alternating Current (AC) Circuits · Inductors and Capacitors · Phase · Inductive and Capacitive Reactance · Impedance and Admittance · AC Power and Resonance · Transformers and Impedance Matching · Semiconductors, Diodes, and Transistors · Integrated Circuits (ICs) and Electron Tubes · Amplifiers and Oscillators · Wireless Transmitters and Receivers · Digital Circuits · Microcontrollers, including the Arduino · Transducers, Sensors, Location, and Navigation · Acoustics and Audio · Lasers · Advanced Communication Systems · Antennas for RF Communications

Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics 5th Edition

Author: Stan Gibilisco
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071741354
Release Date: 2011-06-17
Genre: Science

Up-to-date, easy-to-follow coverage of electricity and electronics In Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, Fifth Edition, a master teacher provides step-by-step lessons in electricity and electronics fundamentals and applications. Detailed illustrations, practical examples, and hundreds of test questions make it easy to learn the material quickly. This fully revised resource starts with the basics and takes you through advanced applications, such as communications systems and robotics. Solve current-voltage-resistance-impedance problems, make power calculations, optimize system performance, and prepare for licensing exams with help from this hands-on guide. Updated for the latest technological trends: Wireless Systems Fiber Optics Lasers Space Communications Mechatronics Comprehensive coverage includes: Direct-Current Circuit Basics and Analysis * Resistors * Cells and Batteries * Magnetism * Inductance * Capacitance * Phase * Inductive and Capacitive Reactance * Impedance and Admittance * Alternating-Current Circuit Analysis, Power, and Resonance * Transformers and Impedance Matching * Semiconductors * Diode Applications * Power Supplies * Bipolar and Field-Effect Transistors * Amplifiers and Oscillators * Digital and Computer Basics * Antennas for RF Communications * Integrated Circuits * Electron Tubes * Transducers, Sensors, Location, and Navigation * Acoustics and Audio Fundamentals * Advanced Communications Systems Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

Beginner s Guide to Reading Schematics Third Edition

Author: Stan Gibilisco
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071827782
Release Date: 2013-10-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The major revision of this classic boasts completely new drawings and more than 50% brand-new information - making it the most up-to-date and best resource on reading AND designing schematics available!

Statistics Demystified

Author: Stan Gibilisco
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071431187
Release Date: 2004-05-21
Genre: Mathematics

Popular science/hobbyist writer Stan Gibilisco covers every important aspect of basic (algebra-based) statistics, including: notation and jargon, describing, tables, graphs, randomness and uncertainty, probability principles, distributions, obtaining and interpreting data, correlation, causation, and more You'll be able to learn more in less time, evaluate your areas of strength and weakness and reinforce your knowledge and confidence.

Astronomy Demystified

Author: Stan Gibilisco
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071384278
Release Date: 2002-08-01
Genre: Science

* Allows the reader to quickly and easily grasp the math, fundamentals, and general concepts involved in astronomy * Covers techniques for using telescopes, the challenges of amateur astrophotography, and the special problems of observing the sky at "invisible wavelengths" * Unlike most books on the topic, it presents general concepts first and details follow * Contains quizzes, tests, and final exams

Everyday Math Demystified

Author: Stan Gibilisco
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071431195
Release Date: 2004-05-24
Genre: Mathematics

Presents strategies for correctly solving math word problems along with practice problems and quizzes.

Electricity Experiments You Can Do At Home

Author: Stan Gibilisco
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071621636
Release Date: 2010-07-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Amp up your understanding of electricity and magnetism with DOZENS OF DO-IT-YOURSELF EXPERIMENTS Electricity Experiments You Can Do At Home is a hands-on guide that helps you master the principles of electrical currents and magnetism. Each of the book's three sections--direct current, alternating current, and magnetism--begins with step-by-step instructions for setting up your lab for the experiments that follow. Using inexpensive, easy-to-find parts, the experiments progress from basic to more complex and will spark ideas and encourage inventiveness. Expect unexpected results when you experiment with: Diode-based voltage reducer Compass-based galvanometer Photovoltaic illuminometer Utility bulb saver Ripple filter Xener-diode voltage regulator AC spectrum monitor Ampere's law with wire loop AC electromagnet Handheld wind turbine And dozens more projects ELECTRICITY EXPERIMENTS YOU CAN DO AT HOME helps you to: Solve circuit problems in electricity Build practical and interesting electrical and magnetic devices Get ideas for science-fair projects Prepare for advanced courses in electricity and electronics Learn the basics of laboratory practice

The Illustrated Dictionary of Electronics

Author: Stan Gibilisco
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 0070241864
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Defines, and occasionally diagrams, all electronic terms and expressions in dictionary form, with a section of related tables and data

Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD 2nd Edition

Author: Stan Gibilisco
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071794343
Release Date: 2013-01-05
Genre: Science

DeMYSTiFieD fuels your knowledge of tricky subjects like alternative energy If you think a Maglev train is a child's toy, or learning about fusion makes your brain reach critical mass, Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition will power up your knowledge of this topic's fundamental concepts and theories at your own pace. This practical guide eases you into this field of science, starting at primitive heating sources such as coal and wood. As you progress, you will master the science behind alternative energies such as evaporative cooling, fuel-cell vehicles, aeroelectric power, and more. You will understand the difference between conventional fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps as well as the benefits of large-scale wind power. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Passive solar heating Thermal-mass cooling Propulsion with biofuels Electric vehicles Large-scale hydropower Semiconductor lamps Geothermal power Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition is your shortcut to a working knowledge of this timely topic.

Ham and Shortwave Radio for the Electronics Hobbyist

Author: Stan Gibilisco
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071832922
Release Date: 2014-10-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Get up and running as a ham radio operator—or just listen in on the shortwave bands! Ham and Shortwave Radio for the Electronics Hobbyist shows you, step by step, how to set up and operate your own ham radio station. It’s also perfect for those interested in shortwave listening, without getting a ham radio license. This practical guide covers communications modes, assigned frequency ranges in the United States, details on fixed, mobile, and portable ham stations, antennas, and much more. Ham radio will work even when the Internet and other utilities fail. So get on the air and keep the lines of communication open in any situation! Inside, you’ll find out all about: Radio waves and how they travel Shortwave and allwave listening Communications modes for ham radio operators, including using the Internet as a supplement Ham radio licenses and assigned frequency ranges (bands) used in the United States Wave-propagation characteristics and tips on the bands best suited for use at different times of the day, year, and sunspot cycle Selecting and installing equipment for fixed ham radio stations Setting up mobile and portable ham radio stations Antennas and transmission lines for various frequencies and station types How to operate your station using popular voice and digital modes Schematic symbols and Q signals for ham radio operators

Digital Systems Design with FPGAs and CPLDs

Author: Ian Grout
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 008055850X
Release Date: 2011-04-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Digital Systems Design with FPGAs and CPLDs explains how to design and develop digital electronic systems using programmable logic devices (PLDs). Totally practical in nature, the book features numerous (quantify when known) case study designs using a variety of Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD), for a range of applications from control and instrumentation to semiconductor automatic test equipment. Key features include: * Case studies that provide a walk through of the design process, highlighting the trade-offs involved. * Discussion of real world issues such as choice of device, pin-out, power supply, power supply decoupling, signal integrity- for embedding FPGAs within a PCB based design. With this book engineers will be able to: * Use PLD technology to develop digital and mixed signal electronic systems * Develop PLD based designs using both schematic capture and VHDL synthesis techniques * Interface a PLD to digital and mixed-signal systems * Undertake complete design exercises from design concept through to the build and test of PLD based electronic hardware This book will be ideal for electronic and computer engineering students taking a practical or Lab based course on digital systems development using PLDs and for engineers in industry looking for concrete advice on developing a digital system using a FPGA or CPLD as its core. Case studies that provide a walk through of the design process, highlighting the trade-offs involved. Discussion of real world issues such as choice of device, pin-out, power supply, power supply decoupling, signal integrity- for embedding FPGAs within a PCB based design.

Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius

Author: Robert E. Iannini
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071790598
Release Date: 2013-09-04
Genre: Education

Spark your creativity with this wickedly inventive guide. Electronic Gadgets for the Evil Genius, Second Edition, is filled with completely new, amped-up projects that will shock and amaze, such as super-big Tesla coils, lasers, plasma devices, and electrokinetics contraptions. Using affordable, easy-to-find components and equipment, each do-it-yourself project begins with information on safety, the difficulty level, practical uses for the gadget, and the tools needed to complete the project. You'll gain valuable skills while enjoying hours of rewarding--and slightly twisted--fun!

Concise Encyclopedia of Robotics

Author: Gibilisco
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071410104
Release Date: 2002-11-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

* The perfect way to keep up with the mountain of new terms and techniques facing today's hobbyist * A clearinghouse of information for hobbyists and students interested in robotics, artificial intelligence, and electronics * 400 definitions--all presented in concise, well-illustrated, non-mathematical style favored by amateur hobbyists * Covers the latest developments and trends with an eye towards the future

Engineering Mathematics with Examples and Applications

Author: Xin-She Yang
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128099025
Release Date: 2016-12-29
Genre: Mathematics

Engineering Mathematics with Examples and Applications provides a compact and concise primer in the field, starting with the foundations, and then gradually developing to the advanced level of mathematics that is necessary for all engineering disciplines. Therefore, this book's aim is to help undergraduates rapidly develop the fundamental knowledge of engineering mathematics. The book can also be used by graduates to review and refresh their mathematical skills. Step-by-step worked examples will help the students gain more insights and build sufficient confidence in engineering mathematics and problem-solving. The main approach and style of this book is informal, theorem-free, and practical. By using an informal and theorem-free approach, all fundamental mathematics topics required for engineering are covered, and readers can gain such basic knowledge of all important topics without worrying about rigorous (often boring) proofs. Certain rigorous proof and derivatives are presented in an informal way by direct, straightforward mathematical operations and calculations, giving students the same level of fundamental knowledge without any tedious steps. In addition, this practical approach provides over 100 worked examples so that students can see how each step of mathematical problems can be derived without any gap or jump in steps. Thus, readers can build their understanding and mathematical confidence gradually and in a step-by-step manner. Covers fundamental engineering topics that are presented at the right level, without worry of rigorous proofs Includes step-by-step worked examples (of which 100+ feature in the work) Provides an emphasis on numerical methods, such as root-finding algorithms, numerical integration, and numerical methods of differential equations Balances theory and practice to aid in practical problem-solving in various contexts and applications