Electricity & Electronics presents solid, up-to-date information on the fundamentals of electricity and electronics. The dual approach of this text teaches principles and theory accompanied by hands-on learning. Text content provides a thorough grounding in electrical principles, circuitry, and components. Additional topics include electronic communication and data systems, such as radio, television, and computers. A full chapter in this edition is devoted to microcontrollers.
Experiments are included in numerous chapters with step-by-step instructions.
Projects are provided for a number of chapters, and include complete parts lists and schematics.
Includes a chapter on career opportunities in electronics.
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Table of Contents
1. Science of Electricity and Electronics 2. Basic Instruments and Measurements 3. Introduction to Basic Electrical Circuit Materials 4. Energy 5. Sources of Electricity 6. Series Circuits 7. Parallel Circuits 8. Combination Circuits (Series-Parallel) 9. Magnetism 10. Generators 11. DC Motors 12. Transformers 13. AC Motors 14. Inductance and RL Circuits 15. Capacitance and RC Circuits 16. Tuned Circuits and RCL Networks 17. Introduction to Semiconductors and Power Supplies 18. Tubes, Transistors, and Amplifiers 19. Integrated Circuits 20. Digital Circuits 21. Oscillators 22. AM and FM Radio Communications 23. Television and Video Display Units 24. Fiber Optics and Lasers 25. Introduction to the Personal Computer (PC) 26. Microcontrollers 27. Career Opportunities in Electronics
Howard H. Gerrish - taught at San Jose State College while developing the high school and middle school curricula for the electricity and electronics field. He hosted a science-focused children’s television show. Mr. Gerrish wrote several textbooks, including Electricity & Electronics. He was a strong supporter of the California Industrial Technology Education Association and the International Technology Education Association (now ITEEA).
William E. Dugger Jr. - taught at Martinsville City Schools, Ohio State University, and Western Kentucky University. He was Director of Standards for Industrial Arts Programs Project, Virginia Tech and Co-director, Mission 21 Project, NASA—Virginia Tech. He was president of the American Industrial Arts Association, setting the standards for industrial arts programs, president of ITEA (International Technology Education Association) and a Senior Fellow for ITEEA. He served as Director for the Technology for All Americans Project, International Technology Education Association.
Richard M. Roberts - has designed curriculum; taught electricity, electronics, and computer technology; and supervised technical teachers for 45 years. He is currently an adjunct instructor at South Florida Community College. His time is divided between consulting, teaching students and instructors, and writing instructional materials. He also authored the Computer Service and Repair textbook and coauthored the Electricity and Electronics textbook.