Electronic Devices: Electron Flow Version

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A new--updated and improved--electron-flow version of this best-selling text! From discrete components to linear integrated circuits, this popular devices text takes a strong systems approach that identifies the circuits and components within a system, and helps students see how the circuit relates to the overall system function. Floyd is well-known for straightforward, understandable explanations of complex concepts, as well as for non-technical, on-target treatment of mathematics.

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An electron-flow version of Floyd's best-selling Electronic Devices -- now full-color throughout! From discrete components to linear integrated circuits, this devices text takes a strong systems approach that identifies the circuits and components within a system, and helps students see how the circuit relates to the overall system function. Floyd is well- known for straightforward, understandable explanations of complex concepts, as well as for non-technical, on-target treatment of mathematics. His coverage is carefully balanced between discrete and integrated circuits, and his extensive use of examples makes even complex concepts understandable. One of the most-visual, best-illustrated texts in the field, Electronic Devices, Electron-Flow Version, Second Edition features more than nine hundred drawings, photographs, charts, and diagrams that help visually explain concepts.

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Electronic Devices: Electron Flow Version, Fourth Edition, has been carefully revised. Many suggestions and comments from reviewers and current users have been included to make this edition even more effective. A comprehensive coverage of electronic devices and circuits, including troubleshooting and practical applications, is provided. Chapters 1 through 11 are essentially devoted to discrete devices and circuits, whereas Chapters 12 through 18 primarily cover linear integrated circuits. The majority of chapters include a troubleshooting section, and most chapters have a System Application feature. The use of data sheets provides an important link between theory and the real world. Extensive exercises and problems using Electronics Workbench/Multisim circuit simulations help the student to verify circuit theory and develop troubleshooting and measurement skills. Referenced circuit files in both EWB Version 5 and Multisim are on the CD-ROM packaged with this book.

New to This Edition

New Chapter on Communications Circuits. Chapter 17 includes coverage of basic receivers, multipliers, amplitude and frequency modulation, demodulation, mixers, IF and audio amplifiers, and phase-locked loops.

Two Chapters Combined. Chapter 12 and Chapter 13 have been combined by eliminating certain topics that have become nonessential or less important in the context of modern linear ICs.

Chapters Reordered. Chapters 6 through 9, which cover amplifiers, have been reordered so that the chapter on power amplifiers is now the last in that sequence and includes both BJTs and FETs.

Key Terms. A key terms list is now part of the chapter opener. These key terms are highlighted in color and indicated by a margin icon where they appear in the text. Definitions are given at the end of the chapter as well as at the end of the book in a comprehensive glossary.

System Applications Feature. The System Applications, which were formerly numbered sections, are now presented as a special feature rather than a section. This approach is more appropriate to the optional nature of these topics.

EWB and Multisim Troubleshooting Problems. A set of problems that reference EWB and Multisim files on the CD-ROM have been added to most chapters. Each reference circuit file contains a simulated circuit with an inserted fault. The student must troubleshoot each circuit to determine the faulty component.

General Improvements. Numerous topics throughout the book have been revised either by being completely rewritten, expanded, or condensed to improve and clarify the presentation. Devices that have become obsolete have been replaced by newer, similar devices.

Features
  • New, attractive text design and layout provide visual interest and ease of use.
  • Full-color format
  • Two-page chapter openers with a chapter outline, chapter objectives, introduction, list of key terms, and system application preview
  • An introduction and list of objectives at the beginning of each section within a chapter
  • Numerous worked examples, each with a related problem that provides a student exercise similar to that illustrated in the example. Answers to related problems are at the end of the chapter.
  • An EWB/Multisim simulation on the CD-ROM for selected examples
  • Section Reviews with answers at the end of the chapter
  • A Troubleshooting section in the majority of chapters
  • A System Application at the end of most chapters
  • Chapter Summary, Key Term glossary, Key Formulas, and Self-Test at the end of each chapter. Answers to the self-test are also at the end of the chapter.
  • Problem set at the end of each chapter divided by chapter sections and organized into basic and advanced categories. Selected problem circuits are available in EWB and Multisim on the CD-ROM. Additional problem categories of troubleshooting, data sheet, and EWB/Multisim Troubleshooting are found in many chapters.
  • Table of standard resistor values, derivation of selected equations, data sheets, answers to odd-numbered problems, a comprehensive glossary, and the index are at the end of the book.
Student Resources

Companion Website (www.prenhall.com/floyd). This website offers students a free online study guide that they can check for conceptual understanding of key topics.

Electronics Workbench®/Multisim® CD-ROM. Packaged with each textbook, this software includes simulation circuits for selected examples, troubleshooting sections, and selected problems with and without inserted faults. Each simulated circuit is found in both EWB Version 5 and Multisim. Electronics Workbench and Multisim application software can be obtained through your local bookstore, or by contacting Electronics Workbench at 800-263-5552 or through their website at www.prenhall.com/floyd).

Laboratory Exercises for Electronic Devices, Sixth Edition, by Dave Buchla. ISBN: 0-13092275-7

Experiments in Electronic Devices, Sixth Edition, by Howard Berlin, et al. ISBN: 013-092256-0

Electronics Supersite (www.prenhall.com/electronics). Students will find additional troubleshooting exercises, )inks to industry sites, an interview with an electronics professional, and more.

Instructor Resources

Companion Website (www.prenhall.com/floyd). For the professor, this website offers the ability to post your syllabus online with our Syllabus Builder. This is a great solution for classes taught online, self-paced, or in any computer-assisted manner.

Electronics Workbench/Multisim CD-ROM. Although the CD-ROM accompanying the textbook is primarily for the benefit of the student, solution and fault information is provided on the disk for the instructor's use. Refer to the CD-ROM organization diagram, which shows the folder hierarchy and file naming convention. Circuits containing faults are password-protected so that only the instructor can identify the faults. Solution files are available for each student circuit and are also password-protected and accessible only to the instructor.

Instructor's Resource Manual. Includes solutions to chapter problems, System Application results, and Test Item File. ISBN: 0-13-092257-9

Lab Solutions Manual for Laboratory Exercises for Electronic Devices by Buchla. Includes worked-out lab results. ISBN: 0-13-092274-9

Lab Solutions Manual for Experiments in Electronic Devices by Berlin et al. Includes worked-out lab results. ISBN: 0-13-092254-4

Electronics Supersite (www.prenhall.com/electronics). Instructors will find the Prentice Hall Electronics Technology Journal, extra classroom resources, and all of the supplements for this text available online for easy access. Contact your local Prentice Hall sales representative for your "User Name" and "Passcode."

Online Course Support. If your program is offering your electronics course in a distance learning format, please contact your local Prentice Hall sales representative for a list of product solutions.

PowerPoint® CD-ROM. Contains slides featuring all figures from the text, as well as text highlights for use in lecture presentations. ISBN: 0-13-092263-3

Prentice Hall Test Manager. This is a CD-ROM version of the Test Item File. ISBN: 0-13092259-5

Chapter Features

Chapter Opener. Each chapter begins with a two-page spread, as shown in Figure P-1. The chapter opener includes the chapter number and title, a chapter introduction, a list of chapter sections, chapter objectives, key terms, a System Application preview, and a website reference for associated study aids.

Section Opener. Each section in a chapter begins with a brief introduction and section objectives. An example is shown in Figure P-2.

Section Review. Each section in a chapter ends with a review consisting of questions that highlight the main concepts presented in the section. This feature is also illustrated in Figure P-2. The answers to the Section Reviews are at the end of the chapter.

Worked Examples, Related Problems, and EWB/Multisim Exercise. Numerous worked examples throughout each chapter illustrate and clarify basic concepts or specific procedures. Each example ends with a Related Problem that reinforces or expands on the example by requiring the student to work through a problem similar to the example. Selected examples feature an EWB/Multisim exercise keyed to a file on the CD-ROM which contains the circuit illustrated in the example. A typical example with a Related Problem and an EWB/Multisim exercise is shown in Figure P-3. Answers to Related Problems are at the end of the chapter.

Troubleshooting Sections. Many chapters include a troubleshooting section that relates to the topics covered in the chapter and that illustrates troubleshooting procedures and techniques.

System Application. System Applications follow the last section in each chapter (except Chapter 1) and are identified by a special photographic logo and colored background design. A practical application of devices or circuits covered in the chapter is presented. The student learns how the specific device or circuit is used and is asked to compare a schematic to a printed circuit board, develop a test procedure, and troubleshoot specific faults. A typical System Application is shown in Figure P-1. The System Applications are optional and skipping any of them does not affect any other coverage.

Although they are not intended or designed for use as a laboratory project, most System Applications use realistic graphics for printed circuit boards and instruments. Results for the System Applications are provided in the Instructor's Resource Manual.

Chapter End Matter. The following pedagogical features are found at the end of each chapter:

  • Summary
  • Key Term glossary
  • Key Formulas
  • Self-Test
  • Basic Problems
  • Advanced Problems
  • Data Sheet Problems (selected chapters)
  • Troubleshooting Problems (most chapters)
  • EWB/Multisim Troubleshooting Problems (most chapters)
  • Answers to Section Reviews
  • Answers to Related Problems for Examples
  • Answers to Self-Test
Suggestions for Using This Textbook

As mentioned, this book covers discrete devices in Chapters 1 through 11 and integrated circuits in Chapters 12 through 18.

Option 1 (two terms). Chapters 1 through 11 can be covered in the first term. Depending on individual preferences and program emphasis, selective coverage may be necessary. For example, you may choose to omit Chapter 11 if the topic of thyristors is covered in a later industrial electronics course. Chapters 12 through 18 can be covered in the second term. Again, selective coverage may be necessary.

Option 2 (one term). By omitting certain topics and by maintaining a rigorous schedule, this book can be used in one-term courses. For example, a course covering only discrete devices and circuits would cover Chapters 1 through 11 with, perhaps, some selectivity.

Similarly, a course requiring only linear integrated circuit coverage would cover Chapters 12 through 18. Another approach is a very selective coverage of discrete devices and circuits topics followed by a limited coverage of integrated circuits (only op-amps for example).

To the Student

There is an old saying that is very applicable to the study of this textbook as well as many other endeavors in life. It goes like thisóDo one thing at a time, do it very well, and then move on.

When studying a particular chapter, study one section until you understand it and only then move on to the next one. Read each section and study the related illustrations carefully, think about the material, work through each example step-by-step, work its Related Problem and check the answer, and then answer each question in the section review, checking your answers at the end of the chapter. Don't expect each concept to be crystal clear after a single reading; you may have to read the material two or even three times. Once you believe that you understand the material, review the chapter summary, key formula list, and key term definitions at the end of the chapter. Take the multiple-choice self-test. Finally, work the assigned problems at the end of the chapter. Working through these problems is perhaps the most important way to check and reinforce your comprehension of the chapter. By working problems, you acquire an additional level of insight and understanding that reading or classroom lectures alone do not provide.

Generally, you cannot fully understand a concept or procedure by simply watching or listening to someone else. Only hard work and critical thinking will produce the results you expect and deserve.

Milestones in Electronics

Before you begin your study of electronic devices, let's briefly look at some of the important developments that led to the electronics technology we have today. The names of many of the early pioneers in electricity and electromagnetic s still live on in terms of familiar units and quantities. Names such as Ohm, Ampere, Volta, Farad, Henry, Coulomb, Oersted, and Hertz are some of the better known examples with which you are already familiar. More widely known names such as Franklin and Edison are also significant in the history of electricity and electronics because of their tremendous contributions. Biographies of a few important figures in the history of electronics are shown.

The Beginning of Electronics. Early experiments with electronics involved electric currents in vacuum tubes. Heinrich Geissler (1814-1879) removed most of the air from a glass tube and found that the tube glowed when there was current through it. Later, Sir William Crookes (1832-1919) found the current in vacuum tubes seemed to consist of particles. Thomas Edison (1847-1931) experimented with carbon filament bulbs with plates and discovered that there was a current from the hot filament to a positively charged plate. He patented the idea but never used it.

Other early experimenters measured the properties of the particles that flowed in vacuum tubes. Sir Joseph Thompson (1856-1940) measured properties of these particles, later called electrons.

Although wireless telegraphic communication dates back to 1844, electronics is basically a 20th century concept that began with the invention of the vacuum tube amplifier. An early vacuum tube that allowed current in only one direction was constructed by John A. Fleming in 1904. Called the Fleming valve, it was the forerunner of vacuum tube diodes. In 1907, Lee DeForest added a grid to the vacuum tube. The new device, called the audiotron, could amplify a weak signal. By adding the control element, DeForest ushered in the electronics revolution. It was with an improved version of his device that made transcontinental telephone service and radios possible. In 1912, a radio amateur in San Jose, California, was regularly broadcasting music!

In 1921, the secretary of commerce, Herbert Hoover, issued the first license to a broadcast radio station; within two years over 600 licenses were issued. By the end of the 1920s radios were in many homes. A-new type of radio, the superheterodyne radio, invented by Edwin Armstrong, solved

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