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Fundamentals of Electronic Devices and Circuits

Fifth Edition

David Bell

This book is based upon the principle that an understanding of devices and circuits is most easily achieved by learning how to design circuits. The text is intended to provide clear explanations of the operation of all important electronics devices generally available today, and to show how each device is used in appropriate circuits. Circuit design and analysis methods are also treated, using currently available devices and standard value components. All circuits can be laboratory tested to check the authenticity of the design process. Coverage includes: Diodes, BJTs, FETs, Small-Signal Amplifiers, NFB Amplifiers, Power amplifiers, Op-Amps, Oscillators, Filters, Switching Regulators, and IC Audio amplifiers.

Readership : Core textbook for Introductory Electronics, Electronic Devices and Circuits, Electronics 1 or Electronics 2 courses in electronics engineering technology programs. This is usually a second-year course, although it is also offered as early as the second semester as part of a two- or three-semester sequence.

1. Basic Semiconductor and pn-Junction Theory
2. Semiconductor Diodes
3. Diode Applications
4. Bipolar Junction Transistors
5. BJT Biasing
6. AC Analysis of BJT Circuits
7. Semiconductor Device and IC Fabrication
8. Transistor Specifications and Performance
9. Field Effect Transistors
10. FET Biasing
11. AC Analysis of FET Circuits
12. Small Signal Amplifiers
13. Amplifiers with Negative Feedback
14. IC Operational Amplifiers and Basic Op-amp Circuits
15. Operational Amplifier Frequency Response and Compensation
16. Signal Generators
17. Active Filters
18. Linear and Switching Voltage Regulators
19. Audio Power Amplifiers
20. Thyristors
21. Optoelectronic Devices
22. Miscellaneous Devices
Appendix A: Device Data Sheets
Appendix B: Standard Component Values
Appendix C: Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems

Student Companion Website
Instructor Companion Website
Lab Manual (ISBN 9780195429886) http://www.oupcanada.com/catalog/9780195429886.html

David A. Bell is a professional engineer. He was employed as a circuit design specialist in the electronics industry for many years before becoming a professor at Lambton College of Applied Arts and Technology. He has written five electronics/technology books which are in multiple editions. These have been used in colleges and universities throughout Canada and the United States and around the world.

Making Sense in Engineering and the Technical Sciences - Margot Northey and Judi Jewinski
Introduction to Electric Circuits - the late Herbert W. Jackson, Dale Temple and Brian E. Kelly
Fundamentals of Electric Circuits - David Bell
Introduction to Electrical Circuits - Brian Kelly
A Writing Guide for IT Professionals - Dawn Henwood

Special Features

  • An accessible text appropriate for use in technician-level courses as well as those that combine students from technologist and technician programs.
  • Straightforward, no-nonsense approach - This book shows how simple it is to design electronic circuits, using such basic principles as Ohm's law and the capacitor impedance equation. Most equations are derived, so that the student knows exactly what is going on.
  • Numerous practical circuit design examples are offered, using currently available devices and standard-value components.
  • Comprehensive - Commencing with an introduction to semiconductors and pn-junction theory, all of the most important semiconductor devices in general use today are covered. The operation of each device is carefully explained, and its characteristics and parameters are discussed in detail. Circuit applications are then treated, and the design and analysis of circuits involving the device are investigated. Coverage includes IC operational amplifiers, IC audio amplifiers, and IC voltage regulators.
  • Aids to Learning - Students have ample opportunity to test their understanding of what they are learning using the practice problems at the end of each section; the review questions and problems at the end of each chapter; and the lab manual that is available to download from the companion website.
New to this Edition
  • Updated data throughout the text.
  • Addition of a new chapter on Active Filters: third-order low-pass and high-pass, bandpass, notch, allpass, state variable, and switched capacitor filters. Filter types, circuits, and characteristics are covered, and filter design examples are provided.
  • Other additional coverage includes: BJT switching time improvements, the 555 timer as a pulse generator, circuit testing and trouble-shooting methods.