h4 UNDERSTAND, MAINTAIN, AND IMPROVE THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS IN YOUR HOME AND AUTO If you ve ever felt lost when choosing a home entertainment system, wondered how to test an electrical outlet to see if it s grounded, or puzzled over how to make the Wi Fi in the front room reach the back then this book is for you Making Everyday Electronics Work A Do It Yourself Guide explains how electricity works and shows you how to take care of the electronics and electrical systems around your house Save time and money by doing your own electrical diagnostics with help from this practical resource Learn how to measure electrical current strength, test for electromagnetic interference, and trace failures in circuits Save power and even replace your current power source with alternative forms of energy And don t let a tangle of cables and an alphabet soup of electronics terms keep you from installing a new entertainment system You ll learn all the practical information you need to know in this easy to understand book Learn the basics of electronics DC AC, batteries, power supplies, electromagnetics, semiconductors, digital logic, taking electrical measurements, and Assemble a practical workbench and acquire essential tools for DIY testing and repairs Manage your breaker or fuse box, circuits, and outlets Explore alternative electricity sources such as generators, fuel cells, and solar, wind, and hydro power Learn how your car or truck s electrical system works Successfully set up a hi fi stereo, TV, or home theater system Resolve problems with interference among wireless devices...
|Title||:||Making Everyday Electronics Work: A Do-It-Yourself Guide|
|Publisher||:||McGraw Hill Education TAB 1 edition August 27, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||288 pages|
|File Size||:||993 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Making Everyday Electronics Work: A Do-It-Yourself Guide Reviews
THIS HAS HELPED ME WITH MAKING ONE REPAIR.
its an ok book
great book easy to understand
Just received this book and I can't recommend it. It is a strange amalgam of basic observations on electronics combined with some oddball home electronic experiments. The text provides some very high level descriptions of various electronics systems one might encounter in everyday life (home electronics, audio, car electronics, wireless, etc.). The "do it yourself" description of the book is a misnomer, as it really does not equip you to do anything. If warning of tangled power chords in a surge protector strip counts as a do it yourself guide, the standards for this description are pretty slim. The books lacks focus...it seems like the publisher must not have had a clear idea of the objective of the book to let this one through.
I am a fan of Stan Gibilisco's work and own ten of his books. What I like about Stan's books is his use of first principles; he explains the science behind the technology. In the first chapter of Making Everyday Electronics Work there is a great introduction to electricity starting with how electricity is currently defined (charge movement) then moving into the different types of electricity (DC and AC). I found the AC electricity section to be particularly good. Here's an example why:
I have recently started looking into electronics; I'd say with my limited experience this book is a good start. It is good for beginners and throws in more advanced stuff in case this isn't your first book.
Another great electronics book by Stan Gibilisco! He has a way with words and makes everything clear for all readers. Making Everyday Electronics Work is appropriate for the classroom, teenager in your house, or as an entry-level text for the serious experimenter. Topics covered include basic electronics, setting up a home workshop, alternative electricity including wind and solar, house wiring, heat pumps, shortwave, amateur radio and much more. I recommend the book highly for readers of all levels.