Electronics For Dummies

November 18, 2013 - Comment

Electronics is fascinating – want to make something of it? This book shows you how! You can make all sorts of things, once you understand what electronics is and how it works.   This book helps you out with that part, explaining the whole thing in plain English. Learn how electricity functions, how to harness

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Electronics is fascinating – want to make something of it? This book shows you how!

You can make all sorts of things, once you understand what electronics is and how it works.   This book helps you out with that part, explaining the whole thing in plain English. Learn how electricity functions, how to harness it and put it to work, what tools you need to build circuits, what you can make with them, and how to do it safely.Mystery solved – understand what makes your iPod, remote control, and computer workEssential stuff – outfit your electronics lab with all the necessary tools, including some that will surprise youSchematic road maps – learn to read schematics and understand how they help your project get where it’s goingSymbols of power – recognize all the identifiers for power sources, grounds, and componentsTools of the trade – discover how to use a multimeter, logic probe, oscilloscope, and solderless breadboardBreak it down – get to know the ins and outs of components such as resistors, capacitors ,diodes and transistorsGetting it together – find out how integrated circuits make all the rest possible and learn to work with them& Analyze it – understand the rules that govern current and voltage and learn how to apply them

Open the book and find:The difference between electronics and electricityA list of essential toolsCool projects you can build quicklyGreat places to find partsImportant safety tipsWhat a sine wave isInteresting stuff about speakers, buzzers, and DC motorsOhm’s Law and how to use it

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josephb983 says:

Been looking for a book like this 10 years! Ok, so I’ve been looking for an electronics book that explains electronics in a way that I can understand. Not in technical terms, but in real understandable terms. Even simple concepts like a resister can become confusing for the beginner, with the way most electronics books are written… let alone tackling a concept like a transistor — forget it. This book is unlike any other I have looked at or read. It speaks about everything in a way that seems so simple, you wonder “how could this have been complex to me?” I have to say, this author has done an astounding job of taking abstract concepts and making them real, to the point you are confident you have a solid and complete understanding. This book makes no claim to take you to the depths that a comprehensive textbook will (such as The Art of Electronics — which this book recommends — read bottom of page 154). However, this book does provide a solid footing, so when you pick up an advanced book, you feel in control. Things make…

calvinnme says:

Good for hobbyists only It is hard for me to totally pan this book, since I believe its main failing is that its title is misleading. It would better target its audience if it was named “Hobbyist Electronics for Dummies” or maybe “Electronic Construction for Dummies”. If you are an engineering student, however, you could no more find what you need from this book than a student of computational robotics could find what they need in “10 Cool LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Invention System 2 Projects”. If you are a hobbyist or a technician who just needs to know basic electronics safety and circuit construction techniques without needing to know what exactly it is that you are building, this is a very good book for that target audience. The book is well written, well organized and clear. If you are an engineer or an engineering student and you are looking for a reference book on the theory and practice of electronics, instead might I recommend “The Art of Electronics” by Horowitz. It contains tutorials on everything…

TechToo says:

Practical & Understandable This is the perfect book for gaining an understanding of the basics and the buzz words of today’s electronic world. It covers everything from the how and why of electronic components (parts) and circuits (parts connected together to perform a desired result) to symbols, schematic reading, meter and oscilloscope use, tools, and more. Did you know that a choke, coil, and inductor are all the same physical component and why it’s referred to with 3 different names? “Electronics for Dummies” is a book less on theory and more on practical. It includes breadboarding, creating projects and printed circuit boards–from 30-minute projects to a basic microcontrolled robot–all clearly explained and easily understood. After finishing this book, you won’t be a rocket scientist, but you certainly will have a basic understanding of electronics–enough to gain a confidence for further study or enough to be an informed component in today’s world of circuits.

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