A first introduction to electronics, this title explains simply and clearly the essentials of modern electronics - how electronic devices and circuits work and how they are used in computer, communications and control systems. "Teach yourself electronics" first looks at the fundamental concepts and general principles of electronics. It then describes the functions of devices such as resistors, capacitators, diodes, transistors and integrated circuits. The more complex principles of logic gates and Boolean algebra are clearly expounded. Finally, the practical applications of electronics in instrumentation, control and telecommunications systems are described.
Table of Contents
Electronics today and yesterday; the basics of electronics; simple circuits and switches; potential dividers and resistors; timers, oscillators and capacitators; rectification and diodes; amplifiers and transistors; logic gates and Boolean algebra; flip-flops and counters; displays, encoders and decoders; binary and hexadecimal arithmetics; memories and silicon chips; control systems; instrumentation systems; telecommuications systems.