Electronics is an exciting field of study. Everything you touch nowadays from computers to your dishwasher depend on proper operation of a complex array of electronics. Lessons in Electrical Circuits is a modern six volume course that will teach you everything there is to know about electronics and circuits. Also included on this CD is 100s of companion worksheets and exercises to help you better understand the course materials plus a bonus book - Lessons in Industrial Instrumentation Textbook (3200 pages) - which will teach you everything you want to know about all the equipment electrical experimenters use in their every day explorations.
Electronics is an exciting field of study. Everything you touch nowadays from computers to your dishwasher depend on proper operation of a complex array of electronics. Lessons in Electrical Circuits is a modern six volume course that will teach you everything there is to know about electronics and circuits. Also included on this CD is 100s of companion worksheets and exercises to help you better understand the course materials plus a bonus book - Lessons in Industrial Instrumentation Textbook (3200 pages) - which will teach you everything you want to know about all the equipment electrical experimenters use in their every day explorations.
Here is a detailed look at what is in each volume of Lessons in Electrical Circuits:
Volume 1, DC Circuits, 538 pages | Volume 2, AC Circuits, 554 pages |
BASIC AC THEORY | |
1 BASIC CONCEPTS OF ELECTRICITY | 1.1 What is alternating current (AC)? |
1.1 Static electricity | 1.2 AC waveforms |
1.2 Conductors, insulators, and electron flow | 1.3 Measurements of AC magnitude |
1.3 Electric circuits | 1.4 Simple AC circuit calculations |
1.4 Voltage and current | 1.5 AC phase |
1.5 Resistance | 1.6 Principles of radio |
1.6 Voltage and current in a practical circuit | |
1.7 Conventional versus electron flow | 2 COMPLEX NUMBERS |
2.1 Introduction | |
OHM's LAW | 2.2 Vectors and AC waveforms |
2.1 How voltage, current, and resistance relate | 2.3 Simple vector addition |
2.2 An analogy for Ohm's Law | 2.4 Complex vector addition |
2.3 Power in electric circuits | 2.5 Polar and rectangular notation |
2.4 Calculating electric power | 2.6 Complex number arithmetic |
2.5 Resistors | 2.7 More on AC polarity |
2.6 Nonlinear conduction | 2.8 Some examples with AC circuits |
2.7 Circuit wiring | |
2.8 Polarity of voltage drops | REACTANCE AND IMPEDANCE - INDUCTIVE |
2.9 Computer simulation of electric circuits | 3.1 AC resistor circuits |
3.2 AC inductor circuits | |
ELECTRICAL SAFETY | 3.3 Series resistor-inductor circuits |
3.1 The importance of electrical safety | 3.4 Parallel resistor-inductor circuits |
3.2 Physiological effects of electricity | 3.5 Inductor quirks |
3.3 Shock current path | 3.6 More on the skin effect |
3.4 Ohm's Law (again!) | |
3.5 Safe practices | 4 REACTANCE AND IMPEDANCE - CAPACITIVE 81 |
3.6 Emergency response | 4.1 AC resistor circuits |
3.7 Common sources of hazard | 4.2 AC capacitor circuits |
3.8 Safe circuit design | 4.3 Series resistor-capacitor circuits |
3.9 Safe meter usage | 4.4 Parallel resistor-capacitor circuits |
3.10 Electric shock data | 4.5 Capacitor quirks |
SCIENTIFIC NOTATION AND METRIC PREFIXES | REACTANCE AND IMPEDANCE - R, L, AND C |
4.1 Scientific notation | 5.1 Review of R, X, and Z |
4.2 Arithmetic with scientific notation | 5.2 Series R, L, and C |
4.3 Metric notation | 5.3 Parallel R, L, and C |
4.4 Metric prefix conversions | 5.4 Series-parallel R, L, and C |
4.5 Hand calculator use | 5.5 Susceptance and Admittance |
4.6 Scientific notation in SPICE | |
RESONANCE | |
SERIES AND PARALLEL CIRCUITS | 6.1 An electric pendulum |
5.1 What are series and parallel circuits? | 6.2 Simple parallel (tank circuit) resonance |
5.2 Simple series circuits | 6.3 Simple series resonance |
5.3 Simple parallel circuits | 6.4 Applications of resonance |
5.4 Conductance | 6.5 Resonance in series-parallel circuits |
5.5 Power calculations | 6.6 Q and bandwidth of a resonant circuit |
5.6 Correct use of Ohm's Law | |
5.7 Component failure analysis | MIXED-FREQUENCY AC SIGNALS |
5.8 Building simple resistor circuits | 7.1 Introduction |
7.2 Square wave signals | |
DIVIDER CIRCUITS AND KIRCHHOFF'S LAWS | 7.3 Other wave shapes |
6.1 Voltage divider circuits | 7.4 More on spectrum analysis |
6.2 Kirchhoff 's Voltage Law (KVL) | 7.5 Circuit effects |
6.3 Current divider circuits | |
6.4 Kirchhoff 's Current Law (KCL) | FILTERS |
8.1 What is a filter? | |
SERIES-PARALLEL COMBINATION CIRCUITS | 8.2 Low-pass filters |
7.1 What is a series-parallel circuit? | 8.3 High-pass filters |
7.2 Analysis technique | 8.4 Band-pass filters |
7.3 Re-drawing complex schematics | 8.5 Band-stop filters |
7.4 Component failure analysis | 8.6 Resonant filters |
7.5 Building series-parallel resistor circuits | |
TRANSFORMERS | |
DC METERING CIRCUITS | 9.1 Mutual inductance and basic operation |
8.1 What is a meter? | 9.2 Step-up and step-down transformers |
8.2 Voltmeter design | 9.3 Electrical isolation |
8.3 Voltmeter impact on measured circuit | 9.4 Phasing |
8.4 Ammeter design | 9.5 Winding configurations |
8.5 Ammeter impact on measured circuit | 9.6 Voltage regulation |
8.6 Ohmmeter design | 9.7 Special transformers and applications |
8.7 High voltage ohmmeters | 9.8 Practical considerations |
8.8 Multimeters | |
8.9 Kelvin (4-wire) resistance measurement | POLYPHASE AC CIRCUITS |
8.10 Bridge circuits | 10.1 Single-phase power systems |
8.11 Watt meter design | 10.2 Three-phase power systems |
8.12 Creating custom calibration resistances | 10.3 Phase rotation |
10.4 Polyphase motor design | |
ELECTRICAL INSTRUMENTATION SIGNALS | 10.5 Three-phase Y and Delta configurations |
9.1 Analog and digital signals | 10.6 Three-phase transformer circuits |
9.2 Voltage signal systems | 10.7 Harmonics in polyphase power systems |
9.3 Current signal systems | 10.8 Harmonic phase sequences |
9.4 Tachogenerators | |
9.5 Thermocouples | POWER FACTOR |
9.6 pH measurement | 11.1 Power in resistive and reactive AC circuits |
9.7 Strain gauges | 11.2 True, Reactive, and Apparent power |
11.3 Calculating power factor | |
DC NETWORK ANALYSIS | 11.4 Practical power factor correction |
10.1 What is network analysis? | |
10.2 Branch current method | AC METERING CIRCUITS |
10.3 Mesh current method | 12.1 AC voltmeters and ammeters |
10.4 Node voltage method | 12.2 Frequency and phase measurement |
10.5 Introduction to network theorems | 12.3 Power measurement |
10.6 Millman's Theorem | 12.4 Power quality measurement |
10.7 Superposition Theorem | 12.5 AC bridge circuits |
10.8 Thevenin's Theorem | 12.6 AC instrumentation transducers |
10.9 Norton's Theorem | |
10.10 Thevenin-Norton equivalencies | AC MOTORS |
10.11 Millman's Theorem revisited | 13.1 Introduction |
10.12 Maximum Power Transfer Theorem | 13.2 Synchronous Motors |
10.13 Delta X and Delta Y conversions | 13.3 Synchronous condenser |
13.4 Reluctance motor | |
BATTERIES AND POWER SYSTEMS | 13.5 Stepper motors |
11.1 Electron activity in chemical reactions | 13.6 Brushless DC motor |
11.2 Battery construction | 13.7 Tesla polyphase induction motors |
11.3 Battery rations | 13.8 Wound rotor induction motors |
11.4 Special-purpose batteries | 13.9 Single-phase induction motors |
11.5 Practical considerations | 13.10 Other specialized motors |
13.11 Selsyn (synchro) motors | |
PHYSICS OF CONDUCTORS AND INSULATORS | 13.12 AC commutator motors |
12.1 Introduction | |
12.2 Conductor size | TRANSMISSION LINES |
12.3 Conductor ampacity | 14.1 A 50-ohm cable? |
12.4 Fuses | 14.2 Circuits and the speed of light |
12.5 Specific resistance | 14.3 Characteristic impedance |
12.6 Temperature coefficient of resistance | 14.4 Finite-length transmission lines |
12.7 Superconductivity | 14.5 Long and short transmission lines |
12.8 Insulator breakdown voltage | 14.6 Standing waves and resonance |
12.9 Data | 14.7 Impedance transformation |
14.8 Wave Guides | |
CAPACITORS | |
13.1 Electric fields and capacitance | |
13.2 Capacitors and calculus | |
13.3 Factors affecting capacitance | |
13.4 Series and parallel capacitors | |
13.5 Practical considerations | |
MAGNETISM AND ELECTROMAGNETISM | |
14.1 Permanent magnets | |
14.2 Electromagnetism | |
14.3 Magnetic units of measurement | |
14.4 Permeability and saturation | Volume 4, Digital, 503 pages |
14.5 Electromagnetic induction | |
14.6 Mutual inductance | NUMERATION SYSTEMS |
1.1 Numbers and symbols | |
INDUCTORS | 1.2 Systems of numeration |
15.1 Magnetic fields and inductance | 1.3 Decimal versus binary numeration |
15.2 Inductors and calculus | 1.4 Octal and hexadecimal numeration |
15.3 Factors affecting inductance | 1.5 Octal and hexadecimal to decimal conversion |
15.4 Series and parallel inductors | 1.6 Conversion from decimal numeration |
15.5 Practical considerations | |
BINARY ARITHMETIC | |
RC AND L/R TIME CONSTANTS | 2.1 Numbers versus numeration |
16.1 Electrical transients | 2.2 Binary addition |
16.2 Capacitor transient response | 2.3 Negative binary numbers |
16.3 Inductor transient response | 2.4 Subtraction |
16.4 Voltage and current calculations | 2.5 Overflow |
16.5 Why L/R and not LR? | 2.6 Bit groupings |
16.6 Complex voltage and current calculations | |
16.7 Complex circuits | LOGIC GATES |
16.8 Solving for unknown time | 3.1 Digital signals and gates |
3.2 The NOT gate | |
3.3 The buffer gate | |
Volume 3, Semiconductors, 508 pages | 3.4 Multiple-input gates |
3.5 TTL NAND and AND gates | |
AMPLIFIERS AND ACTIVE DEVICES | 3.6 TTL NOR and OR gates |
1.1 From electric to electronic | 3.7 CMOS gate circuitry |
1.2 Active versus passive devices | 3.8 Special-output gates |
1.3 Amplifiers | 3.9 Gate universality |
1.4 Amplifier gain | 3.10 Logic signal voltage levels |
1.5 Decibels | 3.11 DIP Gate packaging |
1.6 Absolute dB scales | |
1.7 Attenuators | SWITCHES |
4.1 Switch types | |
SOLID-STATE DEVICE THEORY | 4.2 Switch contact design |
2.1 Introduction | 4.3 Contact normal state and make/break sequence |
2.2 Quantum physics | 4.4 Contact bounce |
2.3 Valence and Crystal structure | |
2.4 Band theory of solids | ELECTROMECHANICAL RELAYS |
2.5 Electrons and holes | 5.1 Relay construction |
2.6 The P-N junction | 5.2 Contactors |
2.7 Junction diodes | 5.3 Time-delay relays |
2.8 Bipolar junction transistors | 5.4 Protective relays |
2.9 Junction field-effect transistors | 5.5 Solid-state relays |
2.10 Insulated-gate field-effect transistors (MOSFET) | |
2.11 Thyristors | LADDER LOGIC |
2.12 Semiconductor manufacturing techniques | 6.1 Ladder diagrams |
2.13 Superconducting devices | 6.2 Digital logic functions |
2.14 Quantum devices | 6.3 Permissive and interlock circuits |
2.15 Semiconductor devices in SPICE | 6.4 Motor control circuits |
6.5 Fail-safe design | |
DIODES AND RECTIFIERS | 6.6 Programmable logic controllers |
3.1 Introduction | |
3.2 Meter check of a diode | BOOLEAN ALGEBRA |
3.3 Diode ratings | 7.1 Introduction |
3.4 Rectifier circuits | 7.2 Boolean arithmetic |
3.5 Peak detector | 7.3 Boolean algebraic identities |
3.6 Clipper circuits | 7.4 Boolean algebraic properties |
3.7 Clamper circuits | 7.5 Boolean rules for simplification |
3.8 Voltage multipliers | 7.6 Circuit simplification examples |
3.9 Inductor commutating circuits | 7.7 The Exclusive-OR function |
3.10 Diode switching circuits | 7.8 DeMorgan's Theorems |
3.11 Zener diodes | 7.9 Converting truth tables into Boolean expressions |
3.12 Special-purpose diodes | |
3.13 Other diode technologies | KARNAUGH MAPPIN |
3.14 SPICE models | 8.1 Introduction |
8.2 Venn diagrams and sets | |
BIPOLAR JUNCTION TRANSISTORS | 8.3 Boolean Relationships on Venn Diagrams |
4.1 Introduction | 8.4 Making a Venn diagram look like a Karnaugh map |
4.2 The transistor as a switch | 8.5 Karnaugh maps, truth tables, and Boolean expressions |
4.3 Meter check of a transformer | 8.6 Logic simplification with Karnaugh maps |
4.4 Active mode operation | 8.7 Larger 4-variable Karnaugh maps |
4.5 The common-emitter amplifier | 8.8 Minterm vs maxterm solution |
4.6 The common-collector amplifier | 8.9 (sum) and (product) notation |
4.7 The common-base amplifier | 8.10 Don't care cells in the Karnaugh map |
4.8 The cascode amplifier | 8.11 Larger 5 & 6-variable Karnaugh maps |
4.9 Biasing techniques | |
4.10 Biasing calculations | COMBINATIONAL LOGIC FUNCTIONS |
4.11 Input and output coupling | 9.1 Introduction |
4.12 Feedback | 9.2 A Half-Adder |
4.13 Amplifier impedances | 9.3 A Full-Adder |
4.14 Current mirrors | 9.4 Decoder |
4.15 Transistor ratings and packages | 9.5 Encoder |
4.16 BJT quirks | 9.6 Demultiplexers |
9.7 Multiplexers | |
JUNCTION FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS | 9.8 Using multiple combinational circuits |
5.1 Introduction | |
5.2 The transistor as a switch | MULTIVIBRATORS |
5.3 Meter check of a transistor | 10.1 Digital logic with feedback |
5.4 Active-mode operation | 10.2 The S-R latch |
10.3 The gated S-R latch | |
INSULATED-GATE FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTORS 303 | 10.4 The D latch |
6.1 Introduction | 10.5 Edge-triggered latches: Flip-Flops |
6.2 Depletion-type IGFETs | 10.6 The J-K flip-flop |
10.7 Asynchronous flip-flop inputs | |
10.8 Monostable multivibrators | |
THYRISTORS | |
7.1 Hysteresis | 11 SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS |
7.2 Gas discharge tubes | 11.1 Binary count sequence |
7.3 The Shockley Diode | 11.2 Asynchronous counters |
7.4 The DIAC | 11.3 Synchronous counters |
7.5 The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR) | 11.4 Counter modulus |
7.6 The TRIAC | 11.5 Finite State Machines |
7.7 Optothyristors | |
7.8 The Unijunction Transistor (UJT) | SHIFT REGISTERS |
7.9 The Silicon-Controlled Switch (SCS) | 12.1 Introduction |
7.10 Field-effect-controlled thyristors | 12.2 Serial-in/serial-out shift register |
12.3 Parallel-in, serial-out shift register | |
OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS | 12.4 Serial-in, parallel-out shift register |
8.1 Introduction | 12.5 Parallel-in, parallel-out, universal shift register |
8.2 Single-ended and differential amplifiers | 12.6 Ring counters |
8.3 The operational amplifier | |
8.4 Negative feedback | DIGITAL-ANALOG CONVERSION |
8.5 Divided feedback | 13.1 Introduction |
8.6 An analogy for divided feedback | 13.2 The R/2nR DAC |
8.7 Voltage-to-current signal conversion | 13.3 The R/2R DAC |
8.8 Averager and summer circuits | 13.4 Flash ADC |
8.9 Building a differential amplifier | 13.5 Digital ramp ADC |
8.10 The instrumentation amplifier | 13.6 Successive approximation ADC |
8.11 Differentiator and integrator circuits | 13.7 Tracking ADC |
8.12 Positive feedback | 13.8 Slope (integrating) ADC |
8.13 Practical considerations | 13.9 Delta-Sigma ADC |
8.14 Operational amplifier models | 13.10 Practical considerations of ADC circuits |
8.15 Data | |
DIGITAL COMMUNICATION | |
PRACTICAL ANALOG SEMICONDUCTOR CIRCUITS | 14.1 Introduction |
9.1 ElectroStatic Discharge | 14.2 Networks and busses |
9.2 Computational circuits | 14.3 Data flow |
14.4 Electrical signal types | |
ACTIVE FILTERS | 14.5 Optical data communication |
DC MOTOR DRIVES | 14.6 Network topology |
11.1 Pulse Width Modulation | 14.7 Network protocols |
14.8 Practical considerations | |
INVERTERS AND AC MOTOR DRIVES | |
DIGITAL STORAGE (MEMORY) | |
ELECTRON TUBES | 15.1 Why digital? |
13.1 Introduction | 15.2 Digital memory terms and concepts |
13.2 Early tube history | 15.3 Modern nonmechanical memory |
13.3 The triode | 15.4 Historical, nonmechanical memory technologies |
13.4 The tetrode | 15.5 Read-only memory |
13.5 Beam power tubes | 15.6 Memory with moving parts: Drives |
13.6 The pentode | |
13.7 Combination tubes | PRINCIPLES OF DIGITAL COMPUTING |
13.8 Tube parameters | 16.1 A binary adder |
13.9 Ionization (gas-filled) tubes | 16.2 Look-up tables |
13.10 Display tubes | 16.3 Finite-state machines |
13.11 Microwave tubes | 16.4 Microprocessors |
13.12 Tubes versus Semiconductors | 16.5 Microprocessor programming |
Volume 5, Reference, 155 pages | Volume 6 Experiments, 406 pages |
Here is a small sample of the worksheets that are included in this CD
Basic electricity: Atomic structure Static electricity Voltage, Current, and Resistance Conductors and insulators Elementary circuits Electrical connections Soldering Sources of electricity Physical effects of electricity Resistors Switches Basic voltmeter use Basic ammeter use Basic circuit troubleshooting Ohm's Law Energy, work, and power Electric shock Arc flash and arc blast Safety grounding Lock-out / Tag-out Wire types and sizes Design Project: Telegraph system Magnetism Basic electromagnetism and electromagnetic induction Basic relays Series DC circuits Parallel DC circuits Basic ohmmeter use Specific resistance Temperature coefficient of resistance Batteries Overcurrent protection Basic troubleshooting strategies Performance assessments for basic electricity DC electric circuits: Voltage divider circuits Current divider circuits Kirchhoff's Laws Potentiometers Series-parallel DC circuits Voltmeter design Ammeter design Design Project: Voltmeter DC bridge circuits DC metrology Magnetic units of measurement Intermediate electromagnetism and electromagnetic induction Capacitance Capacitors Inductance Inductors Time constant circuits Time constant calculations DC transducers DC generator theory DC motor theory Design ProjectC motor DC motor control circuits Performance assessments for DC AC electric circuits: AC waveforms Basic oscilloscope operation Peak, average, and RMS measurements Design Projectour-channel audio mixer AC phase Inductive reactance Capacitive reactance Impedance Trigonometry for AC circuits Phasor mathematics Series and parallel AC circuits Resonance Series-parallel combination AC circuits Mixed-frequency signals Decibel measurements Passive filter circuits Design Project: Audio tone control Passive integrator and differentiator circuits Oscilloscope trigger controls Mutual inductance Step-up, step-down, and isolation transformers Autotransformers Impedance matching with transformers Advanced electromagnetism and electromagnetic induction Electrical noise and interference Design Project: Sensitive audio detector AC power Characteristic impedance AC transducers AC metrology Polyphase power systems Delta and Wye 3-phase circuits AC generator theory AC motor theory AC motor control circuits Microphones Fundamentals of radio communication Performance assessments for AC Network analysis techniques: Component modeling Superposition theorem Thevenin's, Norton's, and Maximum Power Transfer theorems Millman's theorem Simultaneous equations for circuit analysis DC branch current analysis DC mesh current analysis AC network analysis Performance assessments for network analysis Discrete semiconductor devices and circuits: Electrical conduction in semiconductors PN junctions Electron versus Conventional flow Rectifying diodes Rectifier circuits Basic AC-DC power supplies Design Project: AC-DC power supply Design Projectual-output AC-DC power supply Design Project: Simple component curve-tracer circuit Clipper and clamper circuits Miscellaneous diode applications Zener diodes Special diodes Elementary amplifier theory Bipolar junction transistor theory Bipolar junction transistors as switches Bipolar junction transistors in active mode Bipolar transistor biasing circuits Regulated power sources Design ProjectC voltage regulator Class A BJT amplifiers Class B BJT amplifiers Class C BJT amplifiers Design Project: Audio power amplifier BJT amplifier troubleshooting |
Junction field effect transistors Analog integrated circuits: |
Lessons in Industrial Instrumentation Chapter Headings
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