There is a need for an up-to-date and comprehensive text outlining the broad range of electronics at an analytical level. This book aims to satisfy that need. Students following first year undergraduate courses and courses leading to higher technician and technician engineer qualifications in electrical and electronic engineering, such as the BTEC Higher National Certificate and Higher National Diploma, will find this book a vital companion to other sources of educational material such as lectures and laboratory work. The book will also serve as a good introduction for trained engineers who wish to bridge the gap between the old technology and present-day integrated circuit technology. This book will help students realise the importance of electronics, its limitations and its potential. The first two chapters are introductory, describing basic concepts and passive components and devices. Chapter 3 develops the techniques of analysis used in the book including graphical methods, analysis by equivalent circuit techniques, analysis using phasor diagrams and complex algebra, frequency response analysis, transient analysis and digital analysis.
The remaining chapters cover specific classes of electronic circuits: digital circuits, analogue circuits, waveform generation and conversion, analogue and digital conversion, power supplies and controlled rectifier systems. There are numerous worked examples in the text and a large number of problems at the end of the chapters. Significant new terms and concepts throughout the text are emphasised by bold type and care has been taken to ensure that these are adequately defined and described. Chapters start with a list of learning objectives, which the student will find to be a helpful key to the text. At the end of chapters important points are listed out and students should find these to be an invaluable revision aid. New material is included on the Laplace Transform, State Analysis, High Frequency Amplifiers, Memories etc. An ELBS/LPBB edition is available.