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Grobs Basic Electronics, published in 2010, is now in its tenth edition. It comprehensively covers all the basic concepts of Electronics. It also explains topics related to troubleshooting. Undergraduate students who have just started their engineering course will find this text very useful. The book begins with an introduction to the powers of 10. This section teaches readers to mathematically deal with numbers that are presented in the powers of 10 notation. It is followed by thirty-three chapters, the first one being Electricity.
In this new edition, the previously named Direct-Current Meters chapter has now been titled Analog and Digital Multimeters. New information related to digital multimeters has been added, whereas the coverage of analog multimeters has been reduced. In the chapter Batteries, many new topics have been introduced as various developments in battery technology have taken place.
The author has rewritten the last seven chapters of this book. Some of these include Bipolar Junction Transistors, Field Effect Transistors, and Operational Amplifiers. With the theory, Schultz has also weaved in many examples as well as problems.
Each chapter starts off with a list of important terms that are mentioned in the upcoming topics. Their definitions are given at the end of each chapter. Each section has practice questions based on the subject material covered. This tests how much the readers have understood. Tips covered in the Good to Know feature help students learn how to solve problems. In addition to this, a feature called Knowledge-Check Problems has also been included. A total of 3258 questions have been incorporated into this textbook.
Grobs Basic Electronics shows real-world applications of the theory of electronics and is ideal for those who are new to the subject.
About Mitchel E. Schultz
Mitchel E. Schultz is an author, technician, and an instructor. He has written numerous textbooks, some of which are Basic Mathematics For Electricity And Electronics, Problems Manual For Grob's Basic Electronics, Schaum's Outline Of Theory, and Electric Circuits: A Text And Software Problems Manual.
Schultz graduated with an Associate's Degree in Electronics Technology from Minnesota State Southeast Technical College in the year 1978. He also attended the University of Minnesota, Winona State University, and Mankato State University. The author worked as an electronic technician on RF communications systems. He then began to teach at the Riverland Community College, Austin, Minnesota, and stayed there for eight years. Schultz then joined Western Wisconsin Technical College in La Crosse and has been teaching there for nearly two decades. He is an ISCET Certified Electronics Technician and trains people in various electronics industries.