Electronics: A Systems Approach

By: Neil Storey
December 2015
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781406680218
856 Pages
$99.50 Paper original


The fifth edition of Electronics: A Systems Approach is an outstanding introduction to this fast-moving, important field. Fully updated, it covers the latest changes and developments in the world of electronics. It continues to use Neil Storey’s well-respected systems approach, firstly explaining the electrical circuits concepts to build students' confidence and understanding, before looking at electronics systems. This allows the student to contextualise what the system is designed to achieve, before tackling the intricacies of the individual components.

The book also offers an integrated treatment of analogue and digital electronics, highlighting and exploring the common ground between the two fields.

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  • A major new chapter on Communications including both analogue and digital techniques.
  • A new chapter on Electric Motors and Generators.
  • New sections on the Design of Sequential Logic and Implementing Complex Gates in CMOS.
  • An extended treatment of topics such as Power Dissipation in Digital Systems, Timers, Microcomputer Programming and System on a Chip (SOC) Devices.
  • New Further Study exercises at the end of each chapter, based on engaging real-world problems.


  • Provides an integrated treatment of analogue and digital electronics, highlighting and exploring the common ground between the two fields.
  • Includes an introduction to basic electrical engineering circuits and components, so the book can be used as a stand-alone text for introductory courses in both Electronics and Electrical Engineering.
  • Learning is reinforced by chapter objectives and summaries throughout the book
  • Students encounter real-life applications through the worked examples and exercises.



1 Basic Electrical circuits and components

2 Measurement of Voltages and Currents

3 Resistance and DC Circuits

4 Capacitance and Electric Fields

5 Inductance and Magnetic Fields

6 Alternating Voltages and Currents

7 Power in AC Circuits

8 Electric Motors and Generators

9 Frequency Characteristics of AC Circuits

10 Transient Behaviour


11 Electronic Systems

12 Sensors

13 Actuators

14 Amplification

15 Control and Feedback

16 Operational Amplifiers

17 Semiconductors and Diodes

18 Filed-effect Transistors

19 Bipolar Junction Transistors

20 Power Electronics

21 Internal Circuitry of Operational Amplifiers

22 Noise and EMC

23 Positive Feedback, Oscillators and Stability

24 Digital Systems

25 Sequential Logic

26 Digital Devices

27 Implementing Digital Designs

28 Communications

29 Data Acquisition and Conversion

30 System Design