by Nigel P Cook
Ideal for beginners to the electronics field or for professionals seeking to enhance their career skills, this down-to-earth study covers everything ... Show synopsis Ideal for beginners to the electronics field or for professionals seeking to enhance their career skills, this down-to-earth study covers everything from semiconductor materials through semiconductor devices and circuits, and uses a practical learning approach that features historical success stories, guided examples, concept analogies, actual circuit applications, device testing, circuit troubleshooting, and much more. Presents detailed chapters on all areas of semiconductor principles, diodes and diode circuits, transistors and transistor circuits, and integrated circuits, thyristors, and transducers. Introduces users to the electronics industry, details the product development process and the responsibilities of different technician job types, and highlights key historical milestones by industry entrepreneurs by connecting their discoveries to appropriate topics. Provides circuit simulation icons throughout so readers can clearly see which of the books' circuits can be simulated using Electronics Workbench. Employs concept analogies throughout to make complex material understandable and accessible, and offers extensive coverage on component testing, circuit troubleshooting, and test equipment. Provides many motivational industry success stories, and brings material to life with an abundance of step-by-step examples, multi-colored illustrations, and industry photographs.