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“Basic Electronics for Scientists and Engineers by Dennis Eggleston is an example of
how the most important material in the introduction to electronics can be presented
within a one-semester time frame. The text is written in a nice logical sequence and is
beneficial for students majoring in all areas of the Natural Science. In addition, many
examples and detailed introduction of all equations allows this course to be taught
to students of different background – sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Overall, the
effort of the author is thrilling and, definitely, this text will be popular among many
instructors and students.”
Anatoliy Glushchenko, Department of Physics and Energy Science, University of
Colorado at Colorado Springs
“This text is an excellent choice for undergraduates majoring in physics. It covers
the basics, running from passive components through diodes, transistors and op-amps
to digital electronics. This makes it self-contained and a one-stop reference for the
student. A brief treatment of the semiconductor physics of silicon devices provides
a good basis for understanding the mathematical models of their behaviour and the
end-of-chapter problems help with the learning process. The concise and sequential
nature of the book makes it easier to teach (and study) from than the venerable but
somewhat overwhelming Art of Electronics by Horowitz and Hill.”
David Hanna, W C Macdonald Professor of Physics, McGill University
“I have been frustrated in the past by my inability to find a suitable book for a onesemester Electronics course that starts with analog and progresses to basic digital
circuits. Most available books seem to be out of date or aimed at electrical engineers
rather than scientists. Eggleston’s book is exactly what I was looking for – a basic
course ideal for science students needing a practical introduction to electronics. Written
concisely and clearly, the book emphasizes many practical applications, but with
sufficient theoretical explanation so that the results don’t simply appear out of thin air.”
Susan Lehman, Clare Boothe Luce Associate Professor and Chair of Physics, The
College of Wooster
Chapters 1 and 2 start with basic concepts and cover the three passive components.
Key concepts such as Thevenin’s theorem, time- and frequency-domain analysis, and
complex impedances are introduced. Chapter 3 uses the band theory of solids to explain
semiconductor diode operation and shows how the diode and its cousins can be used in
circuits. The use of the load line to solve the transcendental equations arising from the
diode’s non-linear I–V characteristic is introduced, as well as common approximation
techniques. The fundamentals of power supply construction are also introduced in this
Bipolar junction transistors and field-effect transistors are covered in Chapters 4
and 5. Basic switching and amplifier circuits are analyzed and transistor AC equivalents
are used to derive the voltage and current gain as well as the input and output impedance
of the amplifiers. A discussion of feedback in Chapter 4 leads into the study of
operational amplifiers in Chapter 6. Linear and non-linear circuits are analyzed and the
limitations of real op-amps detailed.
Several examples of relaxation and sinusoidal oscillators are studied in Chapter 7,
with time-domain analysis used for the former and frequency-domain analysis used for
the latter. Amplitude- and frequency-modulation are introduced as oscillator applications. Finally, a number of basic digital circuits and devices are discussed in Chapter 8.
These include the logic gates, flip-flops, counters, shift-registers, A/D and D/A converters, multiplexers, and memory chips. Although the digital universe is much larger
than this (and expanding!), these seem sufficient to give a laboratory scientist a working
knowledge of this universe and lay the foundation for further study.
Exercises are given at the end of each chapter along with texts for further study.
I recommend doing all of the exercises. While simple plug-in problems are avoided,
I have found that most students will rise to the challenge of applying the techniques
studied in the text to non-trivial problems. Answers to some of the problems are given
in Appendix A, and a solution manual is available to instructors.
At Occidental this course is accompanied by a laboratory, and I enthusiastically
recommend such a structure. In addition to teaching a variety of laboratory skills,
an instructional laboratory in electronics allows the student to connect the analytical
approach of the text to the real world. A set of laboratory exercises that I have used is
available from the publisher.

Contents Of The Book :

1 Basic concepts and resistor circuits 
2 AC circuits 
3 Band theory and diode circuits 
4 Bipolar junction transistors 
5 Field-effect transistors 
6 Operational amplifiers 
7 Oscillators 
8 Digital circuits and devices 

Information Of The Book :

Title: Basic Electronics for Scientists and Engineers .
Language: English.
Size: 1.60 Mb.
Pages: 267.
Format: PDF.
Author: Dennis L. Eggleston.