Electronics for Beginners

A Practical Introduction to Schematics, Circuits, and Microcontrollers

Authors: Bartlett, Jonathan

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  • Learn the basics about electronics, breadboarding, microcontrollers, and more
  • Understand how schematics map onto actual breadboard circuits
  • Challenge yourself with additional practice questions and projects and implement them into your classroom
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About this book

Jump start your journey with electronics! If you’ve thought about getting into electronics, but don’t know where to start, this book gives you the information you need. Starting with the basics of electricity and circuits, you'll be introduced to digital electronics and microcontrollers, capacitors and inductors, and amplification circuits – all while gaining the basic tools and information you need to start working with low-power electronics.
Electronics for Beginners walks the fine line of focusing on projects-based learning, while still keeping electronics front and center. You'll learn the mathematics of circuits in an uncomplicated fashion and see how schematics map on to actual breadboards. Written for the absolute beginner, this book steers clear of being too math heavy, giving readers the key information they need to get started on their electronics journey.
What You’ll Learn

  • Review the basic “patterns” of resistor usage—pull up, pull down, voltage divider, and current limiter
  • Understand the requirements for circuits and how they are put together
  • Read and differentiate what various parts of the schematics do
  • Decide what considerations to take when choosing components
  • Use all battery-powered circuits, so projects are safe
Who This Book Is For
Makers, students, and beginners of any age interested in getting started with electronics. 

About the authors

Jonathan Bartlett is a software developer, researcher, and writer. His first book, Programming from the Ground Up, has been required reading in computer science programs from DeVry to Princeton. He has been the sole or lead author for eight books on topics ranging from computer programming to calculus. He is a technical lead for ITX, where his specialty is getting stuck projects unstuck. Jonathan regularly writes for the blog MindMatters.ai.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5979-5
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-5978-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electronics for Beginners
Book Subtitle
A Practical Introduction to Schematics, Circuits, and Microcontrollers
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Jonathan Bartlett
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-5979-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-5979-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-5978-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 507
Number of Illustrations
127 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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