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Electricity and Basic Electronics, Eighth Edition

Electricity and Basic Electronics, Eighth Edition

By Stephen R. Matt

Electricity and Basic Electronics is a great book for beginners to the electronics industry!

Price: $116.60
Product Code/ISBN: 9781605259536
Year: 2012
Binding: Hardcover     Page Count: 448
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Publisher


This edition of Electricity and Basic Electronics is a great book for beginners to the electronics industry. Providing many of the fundamentals and basic theories needed in the electrical trade, the book is filled with numerous examples, step-by-step circuit analysis, and a large number of illustrations. The straightforward text makes this book easy to read.

Electricity and Basic Electronics contains 16 practical applications, including information on:

  • Breadboarding
  • Soldering
  • Reading voltage on an oscilloscope
  • And more!

Additionally, there are 28 Project features that enable students to build various items such as a continuity tester, blown fuse indicator, and power supply. The projects are very informative, and typically include a schematic, a picture of the finished product, and a procedure for assembling the project.

This edition also incorporates a new Math Focus feature that provides students with a quick review of the basic math skills they need to understand the topic at hand.

The various math topics covered include:

  • Exponents
  • Scientific notation
  • Metric and electrical prefixes
  • Order of operations
  • Algebraic equations
  • Adding fractions
  • Rations and proportions
  • Square roots

The book also contains a new chapter called "Energy Conservation", which provides comprehensive information on ways to conserve energy and alternative forms of energy.