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Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition
by Paul Scherz. Edition Date:: 03/24/2016
A Fully-Updated, No-Nonsense Guide to Electronics
Advance your electronics knowledge and gain the skills necessary to develop and construct your own functioning gadgets. Written by a pair of experienced engineers and dedicated hobbyists, Practical Electronics for Inventors,Fourth Edition, lays out the essentials and provides step-by-step instructions, schematics, and illustrations. Discover how to select the right components, design and build circuits, use microcontrollers and ICs, work with the latest software tools, and test and tweak your creations. This easy-to-follow book features new instruction on programmable logic, semiconductors, operational amplifiers, voltage regulators, power supplies, digital electronics, and more.
 
Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition, covers:
  • Resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transformers
    Diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits
    Optoelectronics, solar cells, and phototransistors
    Sensors, GPS modules, and touch screens
    Op amps, regulators, and power supplies
    Digital electronics, LCD displays, and logic gates
    Microcontrollers and prototyping platforms
    Combinational and sequential programmable logic
    DC motors, RC servos, and stepper motors
    Microphones, audio amps, and speakers
    Modular electronics and prototypes
About the Author

Paul Scherz is a Systems Operation Manager who received his B.S. in physics from the University of Wisconsin. He is an inventor/hobbyist in electronics, an area he grew to appreciate through his experience at the University’s Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics and the Department of Plasma Physics.
Dr. Simon Monk has a degree in Cybernetics and Computer Science and a PhD in Software Engineering. Dr. Monk spent several years as an academic before he returned to industry, co-founding the mobile software company Momote Ltd. He has been an active electronics hobbyist since his early teens and is a full time writer on hobby electronics and open source hardware. Dr. Monk is the author of numerous electronics books, including Programming Arduino, Hacking Electronics, and Programming the Raspberry Pi.

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