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Basic Electronics

Theory and Practice

Third Edition

Sean Westcott (author) Jean Riescher Westcott (author)

ISBN: 9781683925286

Publication Date: Jun 2020

Format: Mixed media product

Also available as: Paperback  

Provides an introductory understanding of the science 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. Each chapter contains a brief lab to demonstrate the topic covered.
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This updated edition is an introduction appropriate for both the student and hobbyist to the theory and practice of electronics. It leads the reader through introductory understanding of the science 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. Each chapter contains a brief lab to demonstrate the topic covered, then moving on to the hands-on applications of what you have learned by building a programmable robot with the Netduino or Arduino microcontroller, and using the Raspberry Pi in your electronicsprojects. The companion disc has videos of the labs, soldering skills, animations, and code samples for programming of the robot and your Raspberry Pi.

Features:
  • Leads the reader through an introductory understanding of electronics with bothsimple labs and progressing to the construction of a microcontroller-drivenrobot using open source software and hardware and a project to run on aRaspberry Pi
  • Includes a new chapter on Cybersecurity and IoT for Electronic Projects and two new animations
  • Features companion files with videos of labs, tutorials on soldering/ de-soldering, code for the microcontroller robot project, and figures from the text
Pages 550
Dimensions 229 x 178
Date Published 30 Jun 2020
Publisher Mercury Learning and Information
Subject/s Technology: general issues   Electronics & communications engineering   Electronic devices & materials  
  • 1: The Theory behindElectricity
  • 2: How Electricity Works
  • 3: Currents andCircuits
  • 4: Tools of the Trade
  • 5: ShopSetup and Safety
  • 6: Switches
  • 7: Resistors
  • 8:Capacitors
  • 9: Diodes
  • 10: Transistors
  • 11: PowerSources and Power Supplies
  • 12: Soldering
  • 13: Constructing aPower Supply
  • 14: Digital Theory
  • 15: Integrated Circuits
  • 16: Memory
  • 17: Microcontrollers
  • 18: Motors andControllers
  • 19: Sensors
  • 20: Electronic Communication
  • 21: Building Your Robot
  • 22: Getting Your Robot Moving
  • 23:Adding Sensors to Your Robot
  • 24: Using Raspberry Pi in YourElectronics Projects
  • 25: Cybersecurity and IoT for Electronic Projects
  • Appendix A: Glossary
  • Appendix B: Component Shopping List
  •  Appendix C:Electronics Timeline
  • Appendix D: Mathematics for Electronics
  • Appendix E:Careers in Electronics
  • Appendix F: Answers to Odd-Numbered Questions
  • AppendixG: Lab Videos, Animations, and Supplementary Video Directory
Sean Westcott has worked in electronics, networking and cybersecurity. He is a co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Electronics 101 (Alpha/Penguin Books) and Digitally Daunted: The Consumer's Guide to Taking Control of the Electronics in Your Life (Capital Books).

Jean Riescher Westcott has written broadly on technology in books and online. She is a co-author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Electronics 101 (Alpha/Penguin Books) and Digitally Daunted: The Consumer's Guide to Taking Control of the Electronics in Your Life (Capital Books).

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