Electronics Index (from http://mysite.du.edu)

Electronics Index

Every circuit has been tested in the laboratory


    1. Preface and an introduction to the electron
    2. Your Laboratory
    3. Measuring Currents
    4. Transisting
    5. Operational Amplifiers
    6. Optoelectronics (Including a review of semiconductors)
    7. Thyristors
    8. Time and Frequency Domains
    9. Feedback
    10. Interesting Circuits (Including JFET’s)
    11. Power Supplies and Voltage Regulators
    12. Relaxation Oscillators (Including glow discharges)
    13. Voltage and Frequency Conversion
    14. Phase-Locked Loops
    15. Digital Electronics
    16. Filters
    17. Switched Capacitors and Filters
    18. Sine Wave Oscillators
    19. Amplitude Modulation and Superheterodynes
    20. Comparators and Schmitt Triggers
    21. The Hall Effect and Hall Effect Sensors
    22. Coils, Inductance and Resonance
    23. The Norton Operational Amplifier
    24. The Operational Transconductance Amplifier
    25. Temperature and Heat
    26. Logarithmic Amplifier
    27. Signal Switches and Sample-and-Hold Circuits
    28. Transformer Coupling
    29. Vacuum Tubes
    30. Multiplying and Analog Computation
    31. The Cathode-Ray Tube
    32. Phototubes
    33. Simple LC Filters
    34. Servo System
    35. Phase Splitting
    36. Coupled Circuits
    37. A High-Fidelity Tube Amplifier
    38. The Eccles-Jordan Circuit and Multivibrators
    39. The Blocking Oscillator
    40. Ringers and Clampers
    41. Analog Delay Devices
    42. Varactors (And using surface-mount components)
    43. The Photomultiplier
    44. Light and Luminescence
    45. The VTVM and GDO
    46. Color
    47. Numerical Displays
    48. The Speed of Sound
    49. Counters and Clocks
    50. Binary Numbers, Boolean Algebra and Digital Design
    51. DEBUG, the Parallel Port, and .COM Files
    52. Controlling and Measuring with a Computer
    53. Sample and Hold
    54. Digital Arithmetic
    55. Serial Interfaces
    56. Emulating a Teletypewriter; Keyboards and printers
    57. The Game Control Adapter; Making adapter boards
    58. Program Creation for DOS; .EXE files and EDLIN
    59. A Tale of Two Assemblers; Managing segments
    60. More Vacuum Tubes
    61. Ring Modulators and Hybrid Transformers
    62. Using a Computer Power Supply
    63. Switching Regulators
    64. Building a Wattmeter
    65. Biquadratic Active Filters
    66. The Gyrator: Inductance without Magnetic Fields
    67. Differential Signalling, EIA-485 and Grounds
    68. Digitally Controlled Potentiometers
    69. Programming PIC Microcontrollers
    70. The Atmel AVR Microcontrollers
    71. Silicon Chip Accelerometers
    72. Making a Digital Compass
    73. A Humidity Meter
    74. Using the 1-Wire Bus
    75. A Digital Barometer
    76. Controlling Small DC Motors
    77. PIC Interrupts
    78. Using the PIC Comparator
    79. The PIC Timer T1 and the AD Converter
    80. Asynchronous Communication Using the Processor
    81. A Magnetometer


There is a very large number of texts on electronic circuits, most of which are too big and rather bad. The science and algebra are easy, but the subject requires understanding, not substitution in formulas. The references below have been valuable to me, as well as to many others, and do not exhibit the faults I have mentioned.


      1. P. Horowitz and W. Hill, The Art of Electronics, 2nd ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989). This famous reference contains real examples, and careful explanations. It is an indispensable reference.
      2. A. S. Sedra and K. C. Smith, Microelectronic Circuits, 2nd ed. (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Wilson, 1987)
      3. M. H. Jones, A Practical Introduction to Electronic Circuits, 3rd ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)
      4. ARRL, The ARRL Handbook for the Radio Amateur (Newington, CT: American Radio Relay League, frequent editions). A good source of explanations, practical information and data, with emphasis on communications electronics.

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Composed by J. B. Calvert
Created 29 June 2001
Last revised 22 September 2010

Source: http://mysite.du.edu/~etuttle/electron/elecindx.htm

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