Book Description

Electronics Calculations Data Handbook is a unique handbook consisting of tables compiled as a labour-saving aid for electronics engineers, designers and technicians. The layout and content of these is designed to make them easy to use, and to contain the most valuable but tough to calculate information.

Daniel McBrearty compiled this book as a result of bitter experience as an analog designer, initially prototyping and testing the ideas of other folk, and seeking to make those little changes that can make the difference between a good and really excellent circuit, and later doing the whole thing himself. If you don't know off the top of your head the best pair of E24 resistors to make an inverting op-amp stage of 18dB gain (and who does?) then this book will save you hours and protect your sanity in a world in which your calculator always goes missing, and you've forgotten the formula.

  • All the key data needed by electronics designers, engineers and technicians
  • Saves on hours of needless number-crunching
  • Must-have information at a glance

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. About the author
  5. Copyright
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. Part One: Basic Concepts
    1. Introduction to Part One
    2. Chapter 1: Fundamentals
      1. To the beginner
      2. What is electricity?
      3. If we can’t see electricity, how do we measure it?
    3. Chapter 2: Circuits and components
      1. Conductors and insulators
      2. Resistance
      3. Ohm’s Law
      4. Circuits, diagrams and common expressions
      5. Resistors
      6. Are electrons psychic?
      7. Capacitance and capacitors
      8. Self-inductance and inductors
      9. Mutual-inductance and transformers
    4. Chapter 3: Direct current
      1. AC and DC signals
      2. Direct current
      3. Calculations on DC quantities
      4. Resistors in DC circuits
      5. Capacitors in DC circuits
      6. Inductors in DC circuits
      7. Power in DC circuits
    5. Chapter 4: Alternating current
      1. The sine wave
      2. Calculations on AC quantities
      3. Resistors and sine waves
      4. Capacitors and sine waves
      5. Inductors and sine waves
      6. Why are sine waves so important?
      7. More AC waveforms
      8. AC waveforms with a DC level
      9. Power calculations with AC waveforms
    6. Chapter 5: A circuit analysis toolkit
      1. Introduction
      2. Basic topologies
      3. Arrow directions for voltages and currents
      4. More about voltage and current sources
  9. Part Two: Resistive Circuits
    1. Chapter 6: Equivalent resistances
      1. Introduction
      2. Using the Tables for resistors
      3. Tolerance of components
      4. Using the Tables for capacitors and inductors
    2. Chapter 7: Maximum powers for resistors
    3. Chapter 8: Voltage dividers
      1. Introduction
      2. Using Table 8.1 in cases where source and load impedances can be ignored
      3. When source and load impedances cannot be ignored
  10. Part Three: Reactive Circuits
    1. Chapter 9: First-order CR and LR circuits
      1. Introduction
      2. Time response
      3. Frequency response
    2. Chapter 10: LC tuned circuits
      1. Introduction
      2. Series tuned circuit
      3. Parallel tuned circuits
  11. Part Four: Operational Amplifier Circuits
    1. Chapter 11: Amplifier gains
      1. Introduction
      2. Inverting op-amp
      3. Non-inverting op-amp
  12. Appendix 1: Units, symbols and suffixes
  13. Appendix 2: Colour codes
  14. Appendix 3: The decibel
  15. Appendix 4: Complex number analysis
  16. Further reading
  17. Index