Principles of Electronics

This well-written book provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles of electronic devices and circuits. The primary aim of this textbook is to raise the analytical skills of students, required for the analysis and design of electronic circuits.
Beginning with a review of semiconductor and its applications including break down diodes, the text moves on to present a detailed, practical understanding of basic construction of bipolar junction transistor, its input/output characteristics, concept of voltage gain and current gain. It also covers construction, operation and characteristics of metal&oxide&semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET), and concept of ideal as well as practical operational amplifier along with their applications. Besides, the book explains various other concepts such as switching theory, logic design and working principle of electronics instruments. The book provides a balanced coverage of devices, analog and digital circuits with an emphasis on analog electronics.
This book is primarily written for 1st year engineering students. In addition, it would also be useful for teachers, scientists, engineers and professionals to quickly understand the fundamentals of electronic devices and circuits.


Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Electronics
Chapter 2: Semiconductor Materials and Properties
Chapter 3: Semiconductor Diodes
Chapter 4: Semiconductor Diode Applications
Chapter 5: Zener Diode
Chapter 6: Bipolar Junction Transistor
Chapter 7: Transistor Biasing
Chapter 8: Transistor as an Amplifier
Chapter 9: Field-Effect Transistor
Chapter 10: Operational Amplifier
Chapter 11: Switching Theory and Logic Design
Chapter 12: Electronics Instruments

Key Features

Each chapter contains detailed explanation to the concepts of analog electronics
Text of the book is supported with ample number of illustrations along with solved problems
Numerous of practice questions is provided at the end of each chapter for rigorous practice