SUPERCHARGE your understanding of ELECTRONICS Learn electronics without getting your wires crossed! Electronics Demystified, Second Edition teaches you fundamental concepts and applications step by step. This practical guide begins by covering voltage, current, resistance, impedance, admittance, and power supplies. The book goes on to discuss semiconductor diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, and signal amplifiers and oscillators. Wireless electronics is then addressed, including radio-frequency transmitters and receivers, telecommunications, and antennas. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material. End-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key topics. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Ohm's law Current and voltage in RL and RC circuits Oscillation and amplification Bipolar and field-effect transistors Radio-wave propagation Receiver and transmitter design Communications satellites and antennas Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Electronics Demystified, Second Edition helps you master this essential subject.

## Electronics Demystified

Best-selling Demystified author and electronics expert Stan Gibilisco has penned the perfect introductory book for consumers, hobbyists, and students alike. Coverage includes essential topics such as current and power supplies, wireless, digital principles, measurement and monitoring, transducers and sensors, location and navigation, and more.

## Digital Electronics Demystified

The field of teaching digital electronics has not changed significantly in the past 20 years. Many of the same books that first became available in the late 1970s and early 1980s are still being used as basic texts. In the 20+ years since these were written, the basic rules have not changed, but they do not provide strong links to modern electronics including CMOS logic, Programmable Logic Devices and microprocessor/microcontroller interfacing. Courses teaching introductory digital electronics will fill in the missing areas of information for students, but neither the instructors nor students have resources to explain modern technology and interfaces. One assumption made by all the standard texts is that experimenting with digital electronics cannot be done easily - in the proposed book, “digital guru” Myke Predko will show how readers can set up their own apparatus for experimenting with digital electronics for less than $10.

## Physics DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition

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## Electricity Demystified, Second Edition

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## Geometry DeMYSTiFieD, 2nd Edition

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## Alternative Energy DeMYSTiFieD, 2nd Edition

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## Statistics DeMYSTiFieD, 2nd Edition

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## Everyday Math Demystified, 2nd Edition

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