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Electronics For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Gordon McComb, Cathleen Shamieh

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Introduction

Are you curious to know what makes your iPod tick? How about your cellphone, laptop, stereo system, digital camera, 46-inch plasma TV — well, just about every other electronic thing you use to entertain yourself and enrich your life?

If you’ve ever wondered how transistors, capacitors, and other building blocks of electronics work, or if you’ve been tempted to try building your own electronic devices, you’ve come to the right place!

Electronics For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is your entrée into the electrifying world of modern electronics. No dry, boring, or incomprehensible tome, this; what you hold in your hands is the book that enables you to understand, create, and troubleshoot your own electronic devices.

Why Buy This Book?

All too often, electronics seems like a mystery because it involves controlling something you can’t see — electric current — which you’ve been warned repeatedly not to touch. That’s enough to scare away most people. But as you continue to experience the daily benefits of electronics, you may begin to wonder how it’s possible to make so many incredible things happen in so many small spaces.

This book is designed to explain electronics in ways you can relate to. It gives you a basic understanding of exactly what electronics is, offers down-to-earth explanations of how major electronic components work, and provides just what you need to build and test working electronic circuits and projects. Although this book doesn’t pretend to answer all your ...

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