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Passive Components for Circuit Design

Book Description

Passive Components for Circuit Design is a unique introduction to this key area of analog electronics designed for technician engineers and anyone involved in circuit design. The coverage encompasses all component types capable of power amplification: resistors, capacitors, transformers, solenoids, motors and transducers. The behaviour of the components is explored along with the different types available and the principles of circuit design. Tolerances, stability, variation with temperature, reliability and manufacturing standards are all covered.

Reading this book will improve your skills in component selection and analog circuit design. These are essential skills not only for the analog designer, but for all circuit designers, professional or amateur.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of using passive components
  • Understand the range of components and their applications before designing and specifying
  • Acquire a working knowledge with a minimum of maths

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1: Fundamentals
    1. Electric current
    2. Electrical quantities
    3. Active and passive components
    4. Passive components
    5. Basic electrical facts and laws
    6. Waves and pulses
    7. Waveshape changes
    8. Defects of square waves
    9. Metering and measuring
    10. Meter errors
    11. Functions of passive components
  7. Chapter 2: Fixed resistors
    1. Resistor characteristics
    2. Preferred values
    3. Changes in value
    4. Maximum dissipation
    5. Temperature coefficients
    6. Noise in fixed resistors
    7. High frequency effects
    8. Voltage effects
    9. Manufacturing methods
    10. Brief circuit notes
  8. Chapter 3: Variable resistors, potentiometers and diodes
    1. Carbon-track potentiometers
    2. Slide potentiometers
    3. Carbon presets
    4. Cermet potentiometers
    5. Multi-turn cermets
    6. Conductive plastic potentiometers
    7. Wire-wound potentiometers
    8. Potentiometer laws or tapers
    9. Notes on use of potentiometers
    10. Diodes
    11. Zener diodes
  9. Chapter 4: Capacitors
    1. Capacitor behaviour
    2. Capacitor construction
    3. Quoted parameters
    4. Temperature range and temperature coefficients
    5. Voltage remanence (soakage)
    6. Voltage-variable capacitance
    7. Capacitor types
    8. Electrolytic capacitors
    9. Variable capacitors
    10. Failure mechanisms of capacitors
  10. Chapter 5: Inductors and inductive components
    1. Induction and inductance
    2. Core materials and permeability
    3. Inductive reactance
    4. Winding small inductors
    5. Measuring inductance
    6. Transformers
    7. Signal-matching transformers
    8. Mains transformers
    9. Other transformer types
    10. Magnetic amplifiers
    11. Switch-mode supplies
  11. Chapter 6: Inductive devices
    1. Relays
    2. Relay varieties
    3. Reed switches
    4. Solenoids
    5. Motors and selsyns
    6. Magnetic clutches
    7. Filters and suppressors
  12. Chapter 7: Electrochemical cells
    1. Chemical cells and batteries
    2. Primary and secondary cells
    3. Cell origins
    4. The Leclanché cell
    5. The alkaline primary cells
    6. Miniature (button) cells
    7. Lithium cells
    8. Secondary cells
  13. Chapter 8: Transducing components
    1. Microphone types
    2. Loudspeakers and earphones
    3. Ultrasonic waves
    4. Magnetic transducers
    5. Photocells
    6. Photocell types
    7. Electrical to light transducers
    8. Thermocouples
    9. Thermistors
    10. Mechanical quantities
    11. Surface acoustic wave devices
  14. Chapter 9: Hardware
    1. Terminals and connectors
    2. Video connectors
    3. Control knobs and switches
    4. Switches
    5. Fuses and circuit-breakers
    6. Circuit boards
    7. Cabinets and cases
  15. Chapter 10: Computer assistance in electronics
    1. The computer
    2. Internet access
    3. Circuit diagrams
    4. Linear circuit analysis
    5. PCB layouts
  16. Index
  17. Troubleshooting Analog Circuits