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Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, 5th Edition (Teach Yourself Electricity & Electronics)

Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, 5th Edition (Teach Yourself Electricity & Electronics) [Kindle Edition]

Stan Gibilisco
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Up-to-date, easy-to-follow coverage of electricity and electronics

In Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics, Fifth Edition, a master teacher provides step-by-step lessons in electricity and electronics fundamentals and applications. Detailed illustrations, practical examples, and hundreds of test questions make it easy to learn the material quickly. This fully revised resource starts with the basics and takes you through advanced applications, such as communications systems and robotics. Solve current-voltage-resistance-impedance problems, make power calculations, optimize system performance, and prepare for licensing exams with help from this hands-on guide.

Updated for the latest technological trends:

  • Wireless Systems
  • Fiber Optics
  • Lasers
  • Space Communications
  • Mechatronics

Comprehensive coverage includes:
Direct-Current Circuit Basics and Analysis * Resistors * Cells and Batteries * Magnetism * Inductance * Capacitance * Phase * Inductive and Capacitive Reactance * Impedance and Admittance * Alternating-Current Circuit Analysis, Power, and Resonance * Transformers and Impedance Matching * Semiconductors * Diode Applications * Power Supplies * Bipolar and Field-Effect Transistors * Amplifiers and Oscillators * Digital and Computer Basics * Antennas for RF Communications * Integrated Circuits * Electron Tubes * Transducers, Sensors, Location, and Navigation * Acoustics and Audio Fundamentals * Advanced Communications Systems

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TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

About the Author

Stan Gibilisco is a technical writer and editor with more than 30 years of literary experience. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 nonfiction books in the fields of electronics, general science, mathematics, and computing. One of his books, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing (McGraw-Hill, 1995), was named as a “Best Reference of 1996” by the ALA. Stan is considered the “father” of the Demystified series, with more than 14 titles published.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5815 KB
  • Print Length: 753 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0071741356
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 5 edition (17 Jun 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006HS77QO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #318,630 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Echos of School - No practical Use 13 Dec 2012
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I purchased this book on the basis of the reviews and the description, however the book is 95%+ theory and little to no practical application.

Very, very disappointed - it's just a basic academic orientated text book.

The theory behind how a device works is fine but the actual use of a device bares little to no relationship to the theory of how many atoms are passing through any point, or that the sun fusion energy is similar to a hydrogen bomb ? what the hell has this got to do with electronic ciruits ?

Why is it teachers and academics get so enthroiled in the detail to relise they are passing across information of little to no practical use what-so-ever. The same useless information was passed on to me when I was at school for A level physics - was it of any practical use to me ? no.

There is no way any of the information of the book can be used to create any electrical circuit, program any PIC device, start communications between devices or design anything. If you wanted to bore the death out of a bunch of kids or perhaps go for a teaching job then I guess this is the book for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars i do listen 20 Dec 2013
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my son recently moaned at me, apparently i dont listen, ha i proved him wrong when i handed him this book, his beaming smile and the fact he immediately started reading and not stopped reading said enough. thankyou seller
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased with the format. 20 Oct 2011
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I found the format of the book great for learning. I am a mechanical engineer who wants to get a better grasp of electronics. Admittedly, I'm only through chapter 16 at the time of this review, however, I've learned a lot already. He presents the material in a very straight-forward way and doesn't attempt to cover too much material before he provides a quiz. I'm looking forward to completing the book. I may consider, after that, buying the book designed for experiments. But if the rest of the book is as good as it has been so far, I will be very pleased. Perhaps, I'm "dumber" than the last reviewer, but I found the presentation level to be perfect for me. I highly recommend the book!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Introductory Electronics Textbook 22 Nov 2011
By Dr. Bojan Tunguz - Published on
This is a very accessible and informative introductory book for people who want to learn more about the basics of electricity and electronics. It covers most elementary concepts and it provides a useful overview of the background theoretical material. It is a very readable and accessible textbook, so if you are completely new to these topics it will certainly help you get the basic ideas. However, it is a bit thin on examples and more hands-on electronics projects. Each chapter includes many multiple-choice questions, and each one has the answer in the back of the book. Unfortunately answers are not accompanied with explanations within the book, and the questions are not very advanced. They are more geared towards getting you familiar with the concepts and ideas than they require you to work out more involved problems. You can find more detailed answers at the author's website, but it would have been preferable to have those in the book itself

For the most part the text is very accessible and well written. The material is clearly explained, and there are multiple worked-out examples that aim to reinforce some of the concepts.

The book is well suited for someone who wants to pick up the basic theoretical electronics background on their own, but you will probably need to invest in some additional material (or even better video lectures) if you want to get solid hands-on ideas of how to apply some of the concepts. If I were to use this book in a class it would probably be as a supplementary material. Overall though, it is a very solid basic introductory textbook.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not for everyone but good book 4 Nov 2013
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The cover is a bit misleading, thats why I gave it a four. This book is a question and answer type of book. Its like a math work book. If your looking to build projects this is not the book. I know the cover gives that impression, but that is not covered. The book is about the science/math behind electricity/electronics. I first learned electronics by getting a book where you actually build small projects, I eventually go the hang of building little projects and wanted to learn the science behind what I was doing in a q and A format and this book fit the bill since I was not lloking for a text book. Its not a text type book, so if you like things explained in detail, this is not the book. Over all not a bad book, but it may not be the best book for every one.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book. 3 Dec 2013
By Jason R Force - Published on
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I have a two year degree in electronics so this is a great review. There is a 20 question quiz at the end of every chapter, four section tests, and a final exam. I'm about 1/6 of the way through currently. I bought this to supplement my studying for my ETA cert. However, for a beginner, this may speed through things a bit too fast. At the price, though, it's hard to pass up even for a beginner. I believe I paid less than $20 for almost 700 pages of content. It's easy to read, also. If you are a beginner, you may want to try to find some reviews from beginners as well to see how they liked it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta study! 22 Nov 2013
By Patrick Kennedy - Published on
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It is quite extensive and challenges one to relearn long forgotten algebra. I hope to go into the repair field and some hobby messing around in my senior years.
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