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Electronics for Dummies (Paperback) (Cathleen Shamieh)
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Electronics For Dummies, 3rd Edition is Packed with hundreds of colorful diagrams and photographs, this book provides step-by-step instructions for experiments that show you how electronic components work, advice on choosing and using essential tools, and exciting projects you can build in 30 minutes or less. You’ll get charged up as you transform theory into action in chapter after chapter!
• Circuit basics — learn what voltage is, where current flows (and doesn’t flow), and how power is used in a circuit• Critical components — discover how resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and transistors control and shape electric current• Versatile chips — find out how to use analog and digital integrated circuits to build complex projects with just a few parts• Analyze circuits — understand the rules that govern current and voltage and learn how to apply them• Safety tips — get a thorough grounding in how to protect yourself—and your electronics—from harm
Electronics For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you explore the basic concepts of electronics with confidence — this book will get you charged up!
Electronics For Dummies, 3rd Edition will be fully updated to cover the latest advancements in circuitry, transmitters, hardware, robotics, microcontrollers, tools and amplifiers. It will be full color, and several new projects and breadboard projects are being developed for the book. The content will continue to cover:
Very brief overview of the science of electronics
Required tools and safety
Learning all about the multimeter
Other test tools of the trade (oscilloscope, logic probe, etc.)
Common electronic components (e.g. resistors, capacitors, transistors)
Making circuits using breadboards and printed circuit boards
Microcontrollers (implementation and programming)
Practical circuits to try (10 minutes or less)
The book will conclude with a section of fun projects that can be done in 10 minutes or less each.