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Electronics for dummies - McComb G.

McComb G., Boes E. Electronics for dummies - Wiley publishing, 2005. - 433 p.
ISBN: 0-7645-7660-7
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damaged, spotting, 201 description, 83-84, 397 FET (field-effect transistor), 86, 88, 132, 206 function of, 84 leads, 86-87 light-dependent, 112 NPN, 87, 132, 133, 206 npn junction, 16 number code, 84 in operational amplifier, 155 phototransistor, 112, 139, 228-230, 308-311 PNP, 87,132, 133, 296 polarity, 137 ratings, 84-85 schematic symbol, 132, 133 static electricity sensitivity, 35 substitution guides, 84 as switch, 151-152
testing with multimeter, 188, 205-206 uses of, 154 transparency film, 256, 260-263 tray, processing, 268, 269 troubleshooting. See test equipment TTL chips, 240
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ultrasonic motion detector, 113 ultraviolet light, 259, 265 undercutting, 269, 270 unijunction transistor (UJT), 132 units prefixes, 23-26 scientific notation, 23 table of, 22 unloaded pulse, 363
V
V (voltage symbol), 26, 376, 397 vacuum tubes, 84 value, component, 130 variable capacitor definition, 398 schematic symbol, 138, 140 variable coil definition, 398 schematic symbol, 138 variable, in programming, 298 variable resistor, 138, 140. See also potentiometer vise, 51
volt (unit of measurement), 22, 34 Volta, Alessandro (inventor), 34 voltage amplitude, 221 from battery, 99-101 to buzzer, 119 to DC motor, 116 description, 11, 398 electrical shock and, 30-31 measurement with multimeter, 179, 191-192
measuring with an oscilloscope, 219-220 in Ohms Law, 26-28, 376 smoothing out, 70 unit of measurement, 22, 24 water pipe analogy, 12 working voltage of capacitors, 71 voltage divider, 64, 147, 398
voltage drop description, 147, 398 forward voltage drop in LEDs, 83 measuring, 148 voltage spike, 398
volt-ohm meter (VOM), 175. See also multimeter
W
wall transformer description, 31, 32 function, 37 photograph of, 38 sources of, 37 Wang, Wallace (Beginning Programming For Dummies), 285 warbling siren, project, 310-311 water pipe analogy, 30-31 water, resistance of, 190 water tester project, 317-318 watt hour, 380, 398 watt (unit of measurement), 22, 68 waveform description, 215, 221-222, 227, 229, 398 frequency variation by sweep generator, 366 from function generator, 365 wavelength, calculating, 382 Web sites Acroname, Inc., 384 Action Electronics, 387 Advanced Circuits, 273 All About Circuits, 384, 385 All Electronics, 369 Allied Electronics, 370 Alltronics, 387
American Science & Surplus, 387
AP Circuits, 273
Atmel, 290
B.G. Micro, 370
Bowdens Hobby Circuits, 388
Budget Robotics, 350, 384-385
CadSoft, 274
C&H Sales Company, 387
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Web sites (continued)
Circuit Specialists, 386 Dick Smith Electronics, 372 Digikey, 370
Discover Circuits, 20, 388 D&L Products, 386 eBay, 368
EDAboard International Electronics Forum Center, 384 Electronic Goldmine, 370 Electronics Hobbyist, 385 Electronics Lab, 20, 384 Electronics Online, 388 Electronics Zone Discussion, 384 Fair Radio Sales, 387 Farnell, 372 Frys Electronics, 371 Gateway Electronics, 387 Graham Knott, 385 Jameco Electronics, 371 Kelsey Park School Electronics Club, 386 Lynxmotion, 385 Maplin, 372
Marlin P Jones & Associates, 387 Microchip, 290 Minute Man Electronics, 386 Mouser Electronics, 371 North Carolina State University Electronics Tutorial, 386 NTE, 84
Ocean State Electronics, 386 Olimex, 273
Online Guide for Beginners in Electronics, 386 OOPic, 291 Outpost, 371 Parallax, 354 Philmore-Datak, 386 Press-n-Peel, 386 Pulsar, 386 RadioShack, 371-372
Red Cross, 33 The Robot Store, 385 The Robson Company, 312 search engines, 273 Skycraft Parts & Surplus, 387 Solarbotics, 350, 385 Tower Hobbies, 325, 385 Williamson Labs Electronics Tutorial, 386 Weller (hobby tool manufacturer), 53 wheels, robot, 333-334, 350 Williamson Labs Electronics Tutorial (Web site), 386
wire
breadboard, 238-240 cables, 96-97 colors of, 96 description, 398 jumper, 204, 242, 303, 337 piano, 351
pre-stripped, 238-239 resistance, 196 size, 95-96
solid and stranded, 94-95 wire cutters, 46-47, 48 wire gauge, 46, 95-96, 398 wire wrapping, 95, 247-248, 398 workbench, 61 working voltage, 71 wrenches, adjustable, 50 wrist strap, anti-static, 36, 170-171
X
X-ACTO blade, 345
Z
zener diode, 79, 131 zinc-carbon batteries, 102, 398
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