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Solid State Devices and Systems, 4th Edition

  • Gary J. Rockis
  • ISBN-10: 0826916376
  • ISBN-13: 9780826916372
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2013 Published
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About the Product

Solid State Devices and Systems, 4th Edition, presents a comprehensive overview of solid state devices and circuitry. This new edition is designed for electricians, students, and technicians who have a basic understanding of electricity. Component and circuit construction, operation, installation, and troubleshooting are emphasized and supported by detailed illustrations. Various practical applications are presented throughout the book as they relate to temperature, light, speed, and pressure control. Electron current flow is used throughout the book. Electron current flow is based on electron flow from negative to positive.


  • New and expanded topics include test instruments, printed circuit board construction, soldering and desoldering, power sources and renewable energy, photonics, digital electronics, and solid state technology in programmable controllers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Symbols, Circuits, and Safety
Chapter 2: Test Instruments
Chapter 3: Printed Circuit Board Construction and Troubleshooting
Chapter 4: Soldering and Desoldering
Chapter 5: Diode Applications and Troubleshooting
Chapter 6: DC Power Supply Operation and Troubleshooting
Chapter 7: Power Sources and Renewable Energy
Chapter 8: Transducer Applications and Troubleshooting
Chapter 9: Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJTs)
Chapter 10: Transistors as Amplifiers
Chapter 11: JFETs, MOSFETs, and IGBTs
Chapter 12: Silicon-Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs)
Chapter 13: Triacs, Diacs, and Unijunction Transistors
Chapter 14: Integrated Circuits and Operational Amplifiers
Chapter 15: Photonics
Chapter 16: Digital Electronics Fundamentals
Chapter 17: Solid State Relays (SSRs)
Chapter 18: Solid State Technology in Programmable Controllers


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

Instructor Supplements

Solid State Devices and Systems Answer Key  (ISBN-10: 0826916392 | ISBN-13: 9780826916396)
Solid State Devices and Systems Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0826916384 | ISBN-13: 9780826916389)
Solid State Devices and Sstems Instructors Resource Guide  (ISBN-10: 0826916406 | ISBN-13: 9780826916402)

Student Supplements

Solid State Devices and Systems Workbook  (ISBN-10: 0826916384 | ISBN-13: 9780826916389)