Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics by Stan Gibilisco

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Teach Yourself Electricity and Electronics 4th Edition by Stan Gibilisco

Preface to Electricity and Electronics eBook

This book is for people who want to learn the fundamentals of electricity, electronics, and related fields without taking a formal course. The book can also serve as a classroom text.

This edition contains new material on transducers, sensors, antennas, monitoring, security, and navigation. Material from previous editions has been updated where appropriate.

As you take this course, you’ll encounter hundreds of quiz, test, and exam questions that can help you measure your progress.

They are written like the questions found in standardized tests used by educational institutions. There is a short multiple-choice quiz at the end of every chapter.

The quizzes are “open-book.” You may refer to the chapter texts when taking them. When you have finished a chapter, take the quiz, write down your answers, and then give your list of answers to a friend.

Have the friend tell you your score, but not which questions you got wrong. Because you’re allowed to look at the text when taking the quizzes, some of the questions are rather difficult.

At the end of each section, there is a multiple-choice test. These tests are easier than chapterending quizzes. Don’t look back at the text when taking the tests.

A satisfactory score is at least three-quarters of the answers correct. You will find a final exam at the end of this course.

As with the section-ending tests, the questions are not as difficult as those in the chapter-ending quizzes. Don’t refer back to the text while taking the final exam.

A satisfactory score is at least three-quarters of the answers correct. The answers to all of the multiple-choice quiz, test, and exam questions are listed in an appendix at the back of this book.

You don’t need a mathematical or scientific background for this course. Middle-school algebra, geometry, and physics will suffice.

There’s no calculus here! I recommend that you complete one chapter a week. That way, in a few months, you’ll finish the course.

You can then use this book, with its comprehensive index, as a permanent reference. Suggestions for future editions are welcome.

Main Contents of Electricity and Electronics PDF Book

  • Direct current
  • Basic physical concepts
  • Electrical units
  • Measuring devices
  • Basic dc circuits
  • Direct-current circuit analysis
  • Resistors
  • Cells and batteries
  • Magnetism
  • Alternating current
  • Alternating current basics
  • Inductance
  • Capacitance
  • Phase
  • Inductive reactance
  • Capacitive reactance
  • Impedance and admittance
  • RLC circuit analysis
  • Power and resonance in ac circuits
  • Transformers and impedance matching
  • Basic electronics
  • Introduction to semiconductors
  • Some uses of diodes
  • Power supplies
  • The bipolar transistor
  • The field-effect transistor
  • Amplifiers
  • Oscillators
  • Data transmission
  • Data reception
  • Integrated circuits and data storage media
  • Electron tubes
  • Basic digital principles
  • Advanced electronics and related technology
  • Acoustics, audio, and high fidelity
  • Wireless and personal communications systems
  • Computers and the Internet
  • Robotics and artificial intelligence

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