Electrical & Electronic Systems


By Neil Storey
Pearson Education
December 2004
ISBN: 0130930466
600 Pages, Illustrated, 7 " x 9 "
$87.50 Paper Original


Electrical and Electronic Systems is written in a way that makes it accessible for all its potential readers. Students specializing in electronic or electrical engineering will find material that is presented in a way that is easy to absorb, providing an excellent foundation for further study. For those intending to specialize in other areas of engineering or science, the book provides a good grounding in the basics, and allows students to progress to a depth that is appropriate for their needs.

The key to the book's accessibility is the 'top down' approach to the subject - the book begins by outlining the uses and characteristics of electrical and electronic systems, before looking in detail at their analysis. This gives students an insight into why topics are important before they are studied in detail. Features of the book include: a 'top down' approach to make the subject more accessible to students of all engineering and science disciplines.

This book covers electrical and electronic engineering in one book, providing a unified approach to these closely related areas. It is written in an easy to read style, making it suitable for specialists and non-specialists alike. It makes extensive use of worked examples and end of chapter exercises, providing a strong applied focus to the subject. A companion website (insert website address) provides additional support for each chapter including computer-marked self-assessment exercises. The book is aimed at first year, degree level courses in Electrical and Electronic Systems/Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Features
" A "top down" approach to make the subject more accessible to students of all engineering and science disciplines
" Covers electrical and electronic engineering in one book, providing a unified approach to these closely related areas.
" Written in an easy to read style, making it suitable for specialists and non-specialists alike.
" Makes extensive use of worked examples and end of chapter exercises, providing a strong applied focus to the subject.
" The use of computer simulation exercises using the circuit popular simulation package Pspice.
" A companion website www.booksites.net/storey_elec provides additional support for each chapter including computer-marked self-assessment exercises.

Contents
Preface
1. Engineering systems
2. Basic electric circuits and components
3. Sensors
4. Actuators
5. Signals and data transmission
6. Amplification
7. Control and feedback
8. Operational amplifiers
9. Digital systems
10. Sequential logic
11. Measurement of voltages and currents
12. Resistance and DC circuits
13. Capacitance and electric fields
14. Inductance and magnetic fields
15. Alternating voltages and currents
16. Power in AC circuits
17. Frequency characteristics of AC circuits
18. Transient behaviour
19. Semiconductor diodes
20. Field effect transistors
21. Bipolar transistors
22. Power electronics
23. Electronic motors and generators
24. Positive feedback, oscillators and stability
25. Digital components
26. Data acquisition and conversion
27. Implementing digital systems
Appendix A: Symbols
Appendix B: SI units and prefixes
Appendix C: Op-amp circuits
Appendix D: Complex numbers
Appendix E: Answers to selected exercises


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