ISBN as listed in book: 031636807 How to Build and Use Electronic Devices Without Frustration, Panic, Mountains of Money, or an Engineering Degree This description may be from another edition of this product.
The perfect first book on analog electronics for students and practitioners of electro-physiology. A hands-on book. Presents just enough basic theory to accomplish design goals without bogging down in complete analysis. Full of practical advice on lab electronics, grounding problems, etc. Emphasizes op amp circuits and their use. I wish this book were reprinted... the type of advice it gives is still useful in today's digital world.
Best Introduction to Using Op Amps
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 21 years ago
If you'd like to build simple yet effective circuits, this is the book to get. It assumes you don't know much about electrical engineering and steers you through the principles of designing with op amps. It teaches by presenting "recipe" circuits and discussing why they are put together the way they are, how they can be adjusted and modified, and what pitfalls to expect. The author expects you to read the book, soldering iron in hand. Table of Contents:1. A Little Circuit Theory and an Instrument or Two2. The Op-Amp and How to Make It Work for You3. Op-Amp Applications for Fun and Profit4. Biomedical Applications of Op-Amp Circuits5. The Op-Amp as Analog Computer6. Op-Amp Problems and How to Fix Them7. Discrete Devices (If You Must Use Them)8. ConclusionsExample projects include band-pass filters, phase-shift oscillators, function generators, rigs for measuring skin resistance, radio telemetry and a setup for recording to a cassette recorder. The chapter on biomedical applications includes information on EEG and EKG systems. It considers the use of isolation amplifiers. The book is sprinkled with cartoons. They're not quite John Callahan, but they produce a chuckle or two. Page 1 is the only published source I've ever seen for the resistor color code mneumonic "Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Gives Willingly."
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