# Introduction to Electronics, 6th Edition

• Earl Gates
• ISBN-10: 1111128537
• ISBN-13: 9781111128531
• 544 Pages | Hardcover
• Previous Editions: 2007, 2001, 1997
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# Overview

IINTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS, SIXTH EDITION provides your students with a broad overview of both the linear and digital fields of electronics while also providing the basics so your students can understand the fundamentals of electronics. This book is intended for first year students to stimulate their interest in electronics, whether they are in high school or college, and will provide them with a fundamental background in electronics that they need to succeed in today's increasingly digital world. The sixth edition continues to expose students to the broad field of electronics at a level they can easily understand. Chapters are brief and focused and frequent examples are used to show math and formulas in use. Each chapter builds on the previous chapter to allow your students to grow with the knowledge necessary to continue. There are many new problems and review questions and Internet applications that enhance your students' learning and retention of the material. In addition, new photographs keep them up to date with changes in the field of electronics and a new topic on Programmable Interface Controllers (PICs) is included as well. INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS, SIXTH EDITION is written to allow all of your students to fully comprehend the fundamentals of electronics.

## Features

• Provides an ideal solution for your students with no prior electronics experience who seek a basic background in DC and AC circuits, Devices, and Digital Circuits.

• Includes detailed, step-by-step examples that serve to further clarify when and how to use basic formulas and math.

• Contains "Career Profiles" at the beginning of each section to stimulate your students' interest in further study and/or potential employment in the electronics fields.

• Includes a Student Companion site that contains interactive tutorials, presentations and Multism circuit files.

Part I: DC CIRCUITS.
1. Fundamentals of Electricity.
2. Current.
3. Voltage.
4. Resistance.
5. Ohm's Law.
6. Electrical Measurementsâ€”Meters.
7. Power.
8. DC Circuits.
9. Magnetism.
10. Inductance.
11. Capacitance.
Part II: AC CIRCUITS.
12. Alternating Current.
13. AC Measurements.
14. Resistive AC Circuits.
15. Capacitive AC Circuits.
16. Inductive AC Circuits.
17. Resonance Circuits.
18. Transformers.
Part III: SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES 181.
19. Semiconductor Fundamentals.
20. PN Junction Diodes.
21. Zener Diodes.
22. Bipolar Transistors.
23. Field Effect Transistors (FETs).
24. Thyristors.
25. Integrated Circuits.
26. Optoelectric Devices.
Part IV: LINEAR ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS.
27. Power Supplies.
28. Amplifier Basics.
29. Amplifier Applications.
30. Oscillators.
31. Waveshaping Circuits.
Part V: DIGITAL ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS 313.
32. Binary Number System.
33. Basic Logic Gates.
34. Simplifying Logic Circuits 330.
35. Sequential Logic Circuits 338.
36. Combinational Logic Circuits.
37. Microcomputer Basics.
Part VI: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS.
38. Printed Circuit Board Fabrication.
39. Printed Circuit Board Assembly and Repair.
40. Basic Troubleshooting.
Glossary.
Appendix 1: Electronics Abbreviations.
Appendix 2: Periodic Table of Elements.
Appendix 3: The Greek Alphabet.
Appendix 4: Metric Prefixes Used in Electronics.
Appendix 5: Resistor Color Codes.
Appendix 6: Capacitor Color Code.
Appendix 7: Electronics Symbols.
Appendix 8: Semiconductor Schematic Symbols.
Appendix 9: Digital Logic Symbols.
Appendix 10: DC and AC Circuit Formulas.
Index.

# New to this edition

• Contains many new problems and review questions and Internet applications to enhance your students' learning and retention of the text material.
• Has all circuit examples done with MultiSIM, Version 11.
• Includes new photographs to keep your students up to date with changes in the field of electronics.
• Includes a new topic on Programmable Interface Controllers (PICs).

# Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

## Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource  (ISBN-10: 1111128553 | ISBN-13: 9781111128555)

The Instructor's Manual serves as an instructional resource and provides teaching tips or guidelines, essay questions, answers to review and test questions, key objectives, glossary, appendices and exercises for content reinforcement.

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111128545 | ISBN-13: 9781111128548)

The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are commonly found in a Lab Manual.

Introduction to Digital Electronics  (ISBN-10: 1418041025 | ISBN-13: 9781418041021)

The perfect introduction to digital concepts, applications, and design, Introduction to Digital Electronics uses a logical organization of topics, clear explanations, and current examples to present key information in a way that is easy to grasp. Unique in its approach, this book covers combinational and sequential logic circuits using CPLDs while still covering circuit design at the gate level using TTL/CMOS devices. The book begins by introducing combinational logic, including detailed explanations for implementing circuits in Altera Quartus II software and CPLDs. The material continues to be presented at the gate level, preparing readers to successfully navigate more complicated areas like functional circuits. Using formal problem-solving concepts, combinational design is then covered, which includes a large combinational design that includes the building and simulation of each component, marking a valuable departure from traditional books in the field which do not cover large-scale design at a combinational level. Additional coverage includes sequential circuits with an emphasis on relevant and useful circuits, and microprocessor and memory concepts.

## Student Supplements

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 1111128545 | ISBN-13: 9781111128548)

The Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are commonly found in a Lab Manual.

Electronic CourseMate with eBook (1-Year) Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1133610269 | ISBN-13: 9781133610267)

Attention CourseMate user: Cengage support for existing users of CourseMate will end of 8/1.

Introduction to Digital Electronics  (ISBN-10: 1418041025 | ISBN-13: 9781418041021)

The perfect introduction to digital concepts, applications, and design, Introduction to Digital Electronics uses a logical organization of topics, clear explanations, and current examples to present key information in a way that is easy to grasp. Unique in its approach, this book covers combinational and sequential logic circuits using CPLDs while still covering circuit design at the gate level using TTL/CMOS devices. The book begins by introducing combinational logic, including detailed explanations for implementing circuits in Altera Quartus II software and CPLDs. The material continues to be presented at the gate level, preparing readers to successfully navigate more complicated areas like functional circuits. Using formal problem-solving concepts, combinational design is then covered, which includes a large combinational design that includes the building and simulation of each component, marking a valuable departure from traditional books in the field which do not cover large-scale design at a combinational level. Additional coverage includes sequential circuits with an emphasis on relevant and useful circuits, and microprocessor and memory concepts.