Electronics: A Systems Approach, 3rd Edition

Electronics play a central role in our every-day lives, being at the heart of much of today’s essential technology – from mobile phones to computers; from cars to power stations. As such all engineers, scientists and technologists need a basic understanding of this area, whilst many will require a far greater knowledge of the subject.

The third edition of Electronics: A Systems Approach is an outstanding introduction to this fast-moving, important field. Fully updated, it covers the latest changes and developments in the world of electronics. It continues to use Neil Storey's well-respected systems approach, firstly explaining the overall concepts to build students' confidence and understanding, before looking at the more detailed analysis that follows. This allows the student to contextualise what the system is designed to achieve, before tackling the intricacies of the individual components. The book also offers an integrated treatment of analogue and digital electronics highlighting and exploring the common ground between the two fields.

Throughout the book learning is reinforced by chapter objectives, end of chapter summaries, worked examples and exercises. This third edition is a significant update to the previous material, and includes:

• New chapters on Operational Amplifiers; Power Electronics; Positive Feedback, Oscillators and Stability; and Implementing Digital Systems.

• A new appendix providing a useful source of Standard Op-amp Circuits.

• New material on CMOS, BiFET and BiMOS Op-amps.

• New treatment of Single-Chip Microcomputers.

• A greatly increased number of worked examples within the text.

• Additional Self-Assessment questions at the end of each chapter.

Publication details: Published by Prentice Hall, 657 pages.

ISBN: 0-13-129396-6

Neil Storey