In Hands-On Electronics: A Practical Introduction to Analog and Digital Circuits, authors Daniel M. Kaplan and Christopher G. White present many real circuits to build and test. Hands-On Electronics is an unique introduction to analog and digital electronics theory and practice. Ideal both as a college textbook and for self-study, the friendly style, clear illustrations and construction details included in the book encourage rapid and effective learning of analog and digital circuit design theory. All the major topics for a typical one semester course are covered including RC circuits, diodes, transistors, op-amps, oscillators, TTL logic, counters, and D/A converters. There are also chapters explaining how to use the equipment needed for the examples (oscilloscope, multimeter and breadboard) together with pin-out diagrams and manufacturers' specifications for all the key components referred to in the book.
Softcover, 226 pages
- 1. Equipment Familiarization: Multimeter, Breadboard, and Oscilloscope
- 2. RC Circuits
- 3. Diodes
- 4. Bipolar Transistors
- 5. Transistors II: FETs
- 6. Transistors III: Differential Amplifier
- 7. Introduction to Operational Amplifiers
- 8. More Op-Amp Applications
- 9. Comparators and Oscillators
- 10. Combinational Logic
- 11. Flip-flops: Saving a Logic State
- 12. Monostables, Counters, Multiplexers, and RAM
- 13. Digital <--> Analog Conversion
- A. Equipment and Supplies
- B. Common Abbreviations and Circuit Symbols
- C. AC Circuits: Frequency-Domain Analysis
- D. Pin-outs
About the Authors
Daniel M. Kaplan received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1979 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Accelerator and Particle Physics at the Illinois Institute of Technology.
Christopher G. White received his B.S. in Engineering Physics in 1986 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He is Assistant Professor of Physics at the Illinois Institute of Technology.