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Title:
Electronics
Publication Information:
London ;

New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2000], c1993.
ISBN:
9780789455987
Physical Description:
64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Series:
Eyewitness books
Language:
English
General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: c1993.

Includes index.
Abstract:
Traces the history, discoveries, and devices of the science of electronics.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader UG 9.0 1.0 Quiz No. 11062 EN Nonfiction

Reading Counts RC: 9.0 L1120: 6
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Summary

Summary

Also joining the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Books line will be eight science titles and four art titles, Earth, Energy, Electricity, Electronics, Time & Space, Evolution, Medicine, Ecology, Renaissance, Impressionism, Watercolor, and Perspective. As the seasons pass, Dorling Kindersley is proud to offer an ever-increasing number of these well-respected and popular books. Add to your collection of the series that changed non-fiction forever.


Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

A fascinating journey from pre-electronic times to the almost-science-fiction world of today's communication technology. Numerous black-and-white and color photographs of scientists, inventors, and their machines trace the advances in electronics and make each success a more personal and intimate story. Ind. From HORN BOOK 1993, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

What is electronics?p. 6
The pre-electric worldp. 8
Electricity and magnetismp. 10
Electromagnetic wavesp. 12
The importance of frequencyp. 14
Resistorsp. 16
Inductors and transformersp. 18
Capacitorsp. 20
Building circuitsp. 22
Communicating with electricityp. 24
Moving electronsp. 26
Using electronsp. 28
Amplifiersp. 30
Oscillatorsp. 32
How filters workp. 34
Semiconductorsp. 36
Development of the transistorp. 38
High frequenciesp. 40
Translating useful signalsp. 42
The visual connectionp. 44
Analog and digitalp. 46
Signals and codesp. 48
Logical rulesp. 50
Integrated circuitsp. 52
Making microchipsp. 54
How electronic devices rememberp. 56
Microprocessorsp. 58
A different way of lifep. 60
The future of electronicsp. 62
Indexp. 64