Chapter 1: Introduction to Electronics Chapter 2: Theory Chapter 3: Basic Electronic Circuit Components Chapter 4: Semiconductors Chapter 5: Optoelectronics Chapter 6: Integrated Circuits Chapter 7: Operational Amplifiers Chapter 8: Filters Chapter 9: Oscillators and Timers Chapter 10: Voltage Regulators and Power Supplies Chapter 11: Audio Electronics Chapter 12: Digital Electronics Chapter 13: DC Motors, RC Servos, and Stepper Motors Chapter 14: Hands-on Electronics Appendix A: Power Distribution and Home Wiring Appendix B: Error Analysis Appendix C: Useful Facts and Formulas Appendix D: Component Data, List of Logic ICs, Foreign Semiconductor Codes Appendix E: Microcontroller Circuits Index
Paul Scherz is a physicist/mechanical engineer who received his B.S. in physics from the University of Wisconsin. His area of interest in physics currently focuses on elementary particle interactions, or high energy physics, and he is working on a new theory on the photon problems with Nikolus Kauer (Ph.D. in high energy physics, Munich, Germany). Paul is an inventor/hobbyist in electronics, an area he grew to appreciate through his experience at the University's Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics and the Department of Plasma Physics.