Foundations of Electronics: Circuits & Devices Conventional Flow 2nd Edition
Russell Meade | Robert Diffenderfer
ISBN-13: 9781418005412 | ISBN-10: 141800541X
© 2007 | Published |  1072  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781401859763

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The conventional flow version of Foundations of Electronics: Circuits and Devices comprehensively teaches electronics fundamentals for both DC and AC circuits, from Ohm’s Law through series and parallel circuits, and features strong coverage of solid-state devices theory and important practical circuits in which diodes, BJT’s, FET’s, MOSFET’s and optoelectronic devices are used. The Second Edition has been updated to better provide a foundation in power supplies, amplifiers, oscillators, op-amps, and optoelectronic systems that readers need to launch a career or pursue more advanced study. Real-world color codes and strategic highlighting combine with color charts, photos, schematics, and diagrams to build an understanding of circuits and devices that bridges the gap between must-know theory and hands-on circuit work. Other enhancements include totally new, automated calculations for the formulas in the book on the accompanying CD, and all-new information on admittance and susceptance.

    Basic Concepts of Electricity, Electrical Quantities and Components
    Ohm’s Law
    Series Circuits
    Parallel Circuits
    Series-Parallel Circuits
    Basic Network Theorems
    Network Analysis Techniques
    Magnetism and Electromagnetism
    Measuring Instruments
    Basic AC Quantities
    The Oscilloscope
    Inductive Reactance in AC
    RL Circuits in AC
    Basic Transformer Characteristics
    Capacitive Reactance in AC
    RC Circuits in AC
    RLC Circuit Analysis
    Series and Parallel Resonance.
    PART V: Semiconductor Materials and P-N Junctions
    Diodes and Diode Circuits
    Power Supply Circuits
    Bipolar Junction Transistors
    BJT Amplifier Circuits, Field-Effect Transistors and Circuits
    Operational Amplifiers
    Oscillators and Multivibrators

    • Provides a comprehensive introduction to modern electronic devices, with greater emphasis on integrated circuits, op-amps, optical components, and more
    • Examples and practice problems are provided where they will have the most impact, enabling readers to apply concepts immediately
    • Unique SIMPLER method teaches important troubleshooting techniques for both "systems-approach" block-diagram-level troubleshooting and "discrete component-level" troubleshooting while developing critical and logical thinking skills
    • "Good Ideas," "Helpful Hints," and "Practical Notes" features provide built-in training that can be used in the real world
    • Computer tools, such as Excel examples, MultiSim circuit files, and "Electronics into the Future" interactive tutorials, provide opportunities to solve electronic problems in a variety of ways
    For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant

    • Student CD for Meade/Diffenderfer’s Foundations of Electronics: Circuits & Devices Conventional Flow, 2nd
      ISBN-10: 1111536643 | ISBN-13:9781111536640
      List Price = 154.95
      eResource for Meade’s Foundations of Electronics, 5th
      ISBN-10: 1418005398 | ISBN-13:9781418005399
      List Price = 363.95
      Instructor’s Guide for Meade’s Foundations of Electronics, 5th
      ISBN-10: 1418005401 | ISBN-13:9781418005405
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      Lab Manual for Meade’s Foundations of Electronics, 5th
      ISBN-10: 1418041831 | ISBN-13:9781418041830
      List Price = 126.95
      The Lab Manual for FOUNDATIONS OF ELECTRONICS: CIRCUITS & DEVICES, 5th Edition, is a valuable tool designed to enhance your classroom experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, review questions and more are all included.

    • Russell L. Meade obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Mercer University in Georgia. He possesses more than 11 years of teaching experience in electronics and more than 10 years of business experience in such high-tech industries as Scientific-Atlanta, Electromagnetic Sciences, Inc., and Training Technology, Inc. Russell also has more than 16 years of State Agency Technical Education experience in the field of electronics, and has authored numerous books for electronics education and training.

      Robert Diffenderfer received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from John Brown University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from the University of Illinois. With over 28 years of professional experience, he is currently a Senior Professor with DeVry University teaching in the Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology program at the Kansas City, Missouri campus.