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Complete Idiot's Guide to Electronics 101 by Sean Westcott and Jean Riescher Westcott
A creative spark for electronic enthusiasts.
Teaches readers the fundamentals of electronics in an engaging, hands-on way. Appropriate for students and aspiring hobbyists alike, this book is loaded with more than a dozen projects that start simple and progressively get more involved as the reader moves through the book.
Topics include: fundamentals of electronics: electrons, voltage, current, power, conductors, insulators, semiconductors, etc.; designing, building, and modifying circuit boards; sensors and controllers; and transmitters and receivers.
Community college enrollment-where basic courses in electronics are most often taught-is at an all time high, up 8% from 2008 enrollment to 3.4 million new students per year.
Specifically designed to appeal to both students and hobbyists with lost of fun, hands-on projects to aid in the learning process.
SEAN WESTCOTT is an IT professional dating back to before the World Wide Web. He was in his high school AV club where he explained technology to his teachers, and ever since he has made it his specialty to bridge the knowledge gap between geeks and the rest of the world.
JEAN RIESCHER WESTCOTT took a History of Computers class back in 1985 and spent a summer studying programming in high school, but has been more of a book geek since she finished her law degree. She spent a long, wonderful time in independent bookselling and now works in book publishing. Sean and Jean have two children and live in Northern Virginia.