Analog and Computer Electronics for Scientists
This text covers the basics of electronics, including the electronic aspects of computers. It begins by defining some fundamental concepts, such as electronic noise, then proceeds to cover the topics of circuits and schematics. This introduces such vital components as resistors and capacitors, detailed circuit theory, the nature of AC circuits and impedance, Thivenin and Norton equivalents, Kirchoff's laws, sources of noise and how to minimize them. This fourth edition includes a large section dedicated to the construction details of computers, with emphasis on the PCs. The book requires no previous knowledge of electronics or computers.