McGraw-Hill Electronics Dictionary

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9780070578371: McGraw-Hill Electronics Dictionary

First published more than half a century ago, the McGraw-Hill Electronics Dictionary has long held a position as the world's standard authority on the language of electronics. This completely updated and revised Sixth Edition enhances the established position of the dictionary. During the four years since the Fifth Edition was published, many new terms have entered the language of electronics. The authenticity of each definition has been checked against present usage in the leading professional engineering books and magazines. All entries - words, phrases, acronyms, and abbreviations - are in consistent, easy-to-read alphabetical order. Enhanced cross-referencing and the highlighting of related terms simplifies the search for additional information and any commonly accepted synonyms for the desired term. As another reader benefit, all scientific and technical measurements are in standard international (SI) units. More than 800 new terms and 220 new illustrations have been added to this edition, which contains more than 14,000 entries.

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"Well designed-would be helpful to almost anyone in an electronics field."-Avionics magazine (on the Fifth Edition). The classic reference work in electronics, updated for a new generation of readers and writers. The only dictionary that focuses on the terminology specifics to the field of electronics-including those terms taken from physics, electrical engineering, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and computer science; comprehensive, accurate, and easy to understand with more than 14,000 entries-words, phrases, acronyms, and abbreviations from all sectors of electronics; completely updated and revised to reflect the unprecendented expansion of electronics into all walks of human endeavor. Over 800 new entries and more than 220 new illustrations have been added, most covering specialized electronic technologies that did not exist when the Fifth Edition of this classic reference was published. The dictionary now covers: fundamentals of electricity, electronics, and basic electronic circuits; solid-state device design and fabrication; passive component design and manufacture; circuit board fabrication and component assembly; electronic product and system packaging; computer, peripherals, and software; scientific and medical instrumentation; industrial instrumentation, controls, and robotics; telecommunications and fiber optics; radio, television, and consumer entertainment products; military/aerospace systems, including radar, sonar, and satellites; marine and automotive electronics.

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Revised after 20 years, this fifth edition contains 14,000 entries, 1,200 of them new, and 150 new illustrations. The brief definitions are written for laypersons, and care has been taken to include such phrases as binary-to-decimal conversions as well as derivations of acronyms and abbreviations. Few of the definitions include more than one meaning for a term, and mathematical equations are infrequent. The illustrations are line drawings, easy to comprehend and trace if need be. There are no added features included as appendixes.

The dictionary faces competition from a new work prepared by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), The New IEEE Standard Dictionary of Electrical and Electronics Terms (1993). IEEE contains more definitions, which are keyed to current IEEE and ANSI standards. These definitions are highly technical, with math symbols and equations incorporated in lengthly definitions that are often full-blown discussions. IEEE is also well illustrated. The McGraw-Hill dictionary contains 35 definitions for words or phrases beginning with power, three of which run to 10 lines; the IEEE has more than 100, some of them covering up to three or four columns.

These two subject dictionaries complement one another. McGraw-Hill offers clear definitions for technical terms as well as terms associated with popular related disciplines such as space exploration. IEEE is intended for advanced students and experienced practitioners, the ideal companion to McGraw-Hill's Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, 12th ed. (1987). Both dictionaries are recommended for academic and large public library collections.

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